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Prodoms and Condoms

Sex is and can be a great experience. In fact, in 2012 the Global Sex Survey found that 83% of the public believe sex is a vital part of our health and well-being. However, to obtain this, there are certain factors that need to be accounted for, including: consent, the risk of pregnancy, STI’s, and mutual pleasure. One large and regularly used component in tackling … Continue reading Prodoms and Condoms

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Having grown up mixed race, British and Taiwanese, I had largely experienced my national identities in two very separate spheres. However, within the last few years there has been a gradual spread of East Asian influence in Western media. From the age of 15, I began to overhear boys in my class discuss Naruto and Dragon Ball Z; last year I began to see American … Continue reading Review: Crazy Rich Asians

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Is Bake Off Still a “National Treasure”?

“I left Bake Off when Mary did.” This was my flatmate Immie’s resolute answer to my asking if she fancied catching up on this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. She is certainly not the only Bake Off lover to be still mourning the absence of the delightful Mary Berry. Nevertheless, having overcome my own reservations about the changes the show’s move to Channel 4 would entail, I was delighted to discover a Bake Off with its wholesome charm essentially intact. Continue reading Is Bake Off Still a “National Treasure”?

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In My Good Books: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans, published in 2012, is a timeless tragic romance. This novel combines quaint domestic harmony with crime and grief as Stedman tells the story of a husband and wife’s search for happiness. It narrates the tale of a mother’s desperation for a child of her own and the frangible line between right and wrong. Admittedly, I was not captivated by the slow … Continue reading In My Good Books: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman

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Strictly Students, Princesshay 2018

Strictly Students, Princesshay, 2 October 2018 For one night only on Tuesday 2nd October, Princesshay opens its doors exclusively to students for an evening of live music, giveaways, beauty and up to 25% off the best brands. Between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, Princesshay will be in party mode with DJ sets and live music from local favourites such as Adam Moran, Leigh Coleman and Richard James … Continue reading Strictly Students, Princesshay 2018

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Postcards from Abroad: Skopelos

This summer, I spent a week in Skopelos in Greece, known as the film location of Mamma Mia!. I went with my parents, which naturally meant taking advantage of not having to pay for anything. I’d soon convinced them to book an all-day Mamma Mia! island tour. Whilst my mum was excited by this prospect, it took the promise of a massive ice cream to convince my dad. The second we boarded the tour bus, which was packed with an assortment of enthusiastic and slightly sweaty tourists, I felt the first inkling of regret. It was 8:30am and ‘Dancing Queen’ was already blaring out of the speakers. I didn’t know it yet, but today would test my love of ABBA and Mamma Mia! to the limits. Continue reading Postcards from Abroad: Skopelos