• Finding Yourself: My Experience of Travel and Self-Discovery

    The famous British philosopher and physicist John Locke had an idea that individuals travelling can become different people by meeting and seeing “otherness”. His philosophy was that “the man who returns is not the same man who left”. He further refers to hearing new languages as a benefit of travelling,...
  • How Does TV and Social Media Influence Our Style?

    As a society, style, particularly our outfit choices allow us to express ourselves. Dressing a certain way allows us to create a version of ourselves that stands out and reinforces our personality and individuality without saying a word....
  • Instagram’s Handling of Self-Harm Images: Are They Doing Enough?

    As the use of Instagram has proliferated throughout society, so too has the dangers that come with the social media site. Molly Russell took her own life in 2017 and her father believes that images she was exposed to on the platform (Instagram) greatly contributed to this occurrence. Since...
  • Pressure To Get ‘THE’ Pic

    As the start of the new academic year approaches, most of us are looking back on our summer and all the things we got up to. Whether that’s touring the Australian outback, or simply sitting inside and watching as many episodes of ‘Friends’ as you’ve ordered take-outs. Amongst all...
  • YouTube: A Haven for Creators or a Platform Driven Only by Profit?

    YouTube has clearly evolved since it was first introduced to the world in 2005, though many believe that it was not for the better. Initially created by a group of friends hoping to help people share videos, it was later sold to Google, and has since become increasingly focused...
  • Should Social Media Addiction be Called a Disease?

    MPs have recently been in discussions to decide whether social media addiction should be classified as a disease. It comes after a long uproar of people claiming social media is affecting children’s mental health and a further recent report undertaken by the government suggesting the same.   In November...
  • Introduction to: BSL Poetry

    Last year, Arts Editor Esther was fortunate enough to hear Daisy Edwards talk about the importance of BSL Poetry at one of the University’s fantastic Poetry Exchange events. One year later, she now catches up with both Daisy, and current Sign Soc president Federica Rizzi, to further discuss the...