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Conversations with RHUL Writers

Ali Krausova | Content Writer Throughout the last month of 2020, I have reflected on creating and living in and after the crisis with four first year students as well as great women, and this is how it went: Ali: ‘How would you describe your writing? What inspires you?’Emily March: ‘I suppose I’d describe my writing as very broad with attention to small details. I … Continue reading Conversations with RHUL Writers

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‘Time to Change’ 2006 -2021

Liam Elvish | Student Contributor It was announced in October that ‘Time to Change’ would sadly be drawing to a close in March 2021. After fifteen years of campaigning to improve attitudes and to change behaviours around mental health, the campaign is to be wound up due to financial constraints. ‘Time to Change’ was established in 2006 for the purposes of promoting greater discourse on … Continue reading ‘Time to Change’ 2006 -2021

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Starlink: The Future of High-Speed Internet?

Cory Barker | Content Writer SpaceX and Elon Musk are names that most of us should be more than used to hearing by now. If, by some miracle, you have never seen a video of a rocket landing itself upright on the deck of a boat, or seen Elon ask Twitter users to send him their ‘dankest memes’, here is a TL;DR: SpaceX is a … Continue reading Starlink: The Future of High-Speed Internet?

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Coronavirus: The UK and New Zealand Compared

Alex Whiteman | Managing Editor After four new cases of COVID-19 were discovered, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country would be placed back into lockdown for the first time in 102 days. She stated that Auckland will be ‘moved to level three restrictions for a period of three days’, while the rest of New Zealand will be placed under Level 2. … Continue reading Coronavirus: The UK and New Zealand Compared

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Corona and Culture

Sela Musa | Features Editor Music is one of the only things that is indifferent to our differences. It is a culture of haze and lyrical beckoning, of youthful anticipation, of peaks and troughs of happy and sad days. And, like almost everything else affected by this pandemic, the culture is inevitably changing and there is no guarantee it will come back. Corona has completely … Continue reading Corona and Culture

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Toxic Club Culture

Sela Musa | Features Editor   How making sure you aren’t a killjoy seems to be in the small print of joining university sports clubs. Toxic club culture (TCC) refers to one of the many subcultures created by clubs – mainly sports clubs – that alienates certain people in and out of them. There’s disagreement on what makes a culture ‘toxic’. For example, the drinking … Continue reading Toxic Club Culture

Interview with “Young Minds are Precious” Founder Zeshan Iqbal

Interviewed by: Eliot K. Raman Jones | Sports Editor In cooperation with: Carlota Santos Movilla | News Editor Sela Musa | Features Editor    Zeshan Iqbal started “Young Minds Are Precious” on June 27th 2020. He graduated in 2020 and will be starting an MSc in Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway in September.   Good morning Zeshan. So, what is “Young Minds are Precious”? Zeshan … Continue reading Interview with “Young Minds are Precious” Founder Zeshan Iqbal

“Where are you from? No, originally? No, like, originally?”

Sela Musa | Student Writer Questions asked by friends, friend’s parents, store owners, strangers, teachers, bartenders, airport security, and random people on trains. I had my first – and, luckily, only – notable experience of racism when I was seventeen, learning to drive, when I forgot to indicate before I turned left. A man driving in the opposite lane rolled down his window and shouted … Continue reading “Where are you from? No, originally? No, like, originally?”

Disability History Month: Invisible Illnesses

Student Writer | Chris Keane Any form of disability or long-term condition is debilitating, draining and difficult to navigate. Studies show that approximately 13.9 million people in the UK are disabled. Why does this number seem surprisingly high? Because a vast number of these disabilities are classed as invisible, with no visible signs for the naked eye to pick up on. Invisible illnesses are problematic … Continue reading Disability History Month: Invisible Illnesses

Top 50 UK University Student Halls: Where does RHUL rank?

Editor | Svilena Iotkovska This year, 23,340 students in the UK reviewed their university student halls, taking the following factors into consideration: Value for Money Location Hall Management Cleaning Social Spaces Social Experience Wifi Quality  Apollo Court, Liverpool has ranked first place on the Top 50 list, taking the title of ‘the nation’s favourite Student Accommodation’. Amongst the top 50, Royal Holloway’s Gowar and Wedderburn … Continue reading Top 50 UK University Student Halls: Where does RHUL rank?