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RuPaul’s Drag Race: A UK Arrival

After ten long-awaited years, the ever-famous RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally arrived to grace televisions across the British Isles with its first ever UK season. Having premiered on 3 October, the show’s UK adaptation came highly anticipated and much talked about by fans; with huge speculation on who the upcoming queens would be, what new challenges might be thrown at them, as well as who would be invited as guest judges. Continue reading RuPaul’s Drag Race: A UK Arrival

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Social Media and the Dieting Industry

After publicly criticising the Kardashians and Cardi B for their marketing of dieting and detox industry products, Jameela Jamil describes Instagram’s newest policy as a “huge step” in the fight against this content. Part of her “i Weigh” movement expresses her views against content promoting weight loss products and unhealthy lifestyles, solidifying her approval of the new policy that takes a further step towards creating a safer and healthier social media environment. However, how much can the new policy help facilitate this, and is there more that should be done? Continue reading Social Media and the Dieting Industry

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What does Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Success Mean for Women in TV?

After clearing up at the Emmy’s, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has secured her place as the Queen of Screenwriting, taking home not one, not two, but three Emmys, including the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. But what exactly does her success mean for women in the TV industry? Continue reading What does Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Success Mean for Women in TV?

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The Reality of Being in a Relationship as an International Student

When I left Exeter to go home for the summer, I felt anxious. I was leaving my boyfriend behind (who I wouldn’t see for three months), not knowing what will happen between us. The thought of being continents apart – with no way of seeing each other, relying completely on social media to sustain our relationship – scared me. Though we made it work, being in a relationship at university as an international student comes with many challenges. Continue reading The Reality of Being in a Relationship as an International Student

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Review: Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais 2.0

Fozz: You’re so lucky Katrina. You got to have another dinner date with me. Are you sick of them yet? Like how sick are people of reading our conversation review pieces?

Katrina: I mean obviously Comptoir aren’t sick of them since we got invited back again! And as much as I may be sick of spending sooo much time with you, I’m definitely not tired of the food.

Fozz: For sure – I started with the Halloumi and Za’atar Man’ousha Flat Bread which is like a cheesy garlic bread but with mint. Obvs I love garlic bread, but the mint provided a refreshing difference I’d never had before. It was overpowering like I’d spilt Colgate on my starter (other toothpastes are available), but just a flavoursome surprise. Although there was far too much for a starter, you had a much better sized proportion.  Continue reading Review: Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais 2.0

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We Need to Talk About Mental Health at University

Before going to university, you are likely to have been told that you should sit back and enjoy the ride because you are going to have the best three years of your life. People highlight the partying, the luxury of time you have to sleep, the budding social life, their own accounts of what fun a society can offer and their general enthusiasm for their former years. People rarely brace you for the other aspect of university, which is the very real presence of mental health issues. Continue reading We Need to Talk About Mental Health at University