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Diabetes Awareness Month: When mental and physical health intersect

Arts Editor | Mimi Markham Content warning: eating disorders The narrative is familiar: student mental illness is a growing problem. In the last ten years, first year students who report they suffer from a mental illness has increased fivefold. 75% of mental illnesses are established by the age of 25 and, as many students arrive as teenagers, there is no doubt universities must acknowledge their … Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Month: When mental and physical health intersect

Who Picked My Tea?

Editor | Cassandra Lau   When I first landed in London in 2012, I recall walking into a souvenir store with dim white lights, and overstocked shelves of snowglobes, stationary, cups, plates, clothing and you name it. Amongst all the clutter of miniature London attractions, the one thing that stood out to me was the slogan, Keep Calm & Drink Tea. Back when the 1939 … Continue reading Who Picked My Tea?

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My Life in My Art: Knausgaard and Misty

Deputy Sports Editor | Jack Wright   Every writer will, at some point in their lives, have heard this classic piece of advice: ‘write what you know’. I cannot say whether this is good advice. If that is a question that you would like answers to, I would recommend reading some of the insightful opinions shared by published authors. I’m also going to be careful … Continue reading My Life in My Art: Knausgaard and Misty

United Nations Day: The Importance of the Spirit of Unity in the Midst of Universal Adversity

Film Editor |Graciela Mae Chico October 24 marks ‘United Nations Day’. Part of ‘United Nations Week’, which runs from October 20 to 26, it is the anniversary of the organisation’s establishment; the day has been celebrated since 1948 but was only recommended as a public holiday (for Member States) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1971. But more importantly, the day highlights the achievements … Continue reading United Nations Day: The Importance of the Spirit of Unity in the Midst of Universal Adversity

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International Stammering Awareness Day: Restore the Lost Voices

Guest Writer | Kelly Cheung Affecting 70 million people worldwide in every language and culture, stammering (also referred as stuttering in the U.S.) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that creates speech problems, such as sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words. Although everyone will experience a small degree of disfluency while speaker, a person who stammers experiences notable disfluency, with … Continue reading International Stammering Awareness Day: Restore the Lost Voices

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World Poverty Day

Lifestyle Editor | Kyrie Roxby Despite advances made in technology and numerous charities working to abolish global poverty, it is still vastly prevalent. The World Bank estimates that over one billion people around the world are living in extremepoverty, earning less than an average of £1.25 a day. However, it cannot only be measured by a living wage, but in the poor conditions found around … Continue reading World Poverty Day

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World Food Day: How to End World Hunger

Arts & Culture Editor | Molly Williams It’s 9:00am on a Tuesday morning. You’re sitting in your first lecture of the day, having just rolled out of bed and hauled yourself onto campus – there was no time for breakfast. Between slides, there’s a lull in the lecturer’s presentation; it is in this silence that your stomach erupts with a moan for the usual morning … Continue reading World Food Day: How to End World Hunger

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Food System Impact: How to Adopt a Sustainable Diet

Editor | Cassandra Lau Many probably recall being told off for wasting or playing with food as a child. Many might also recall hearing the familiar phrase, “Don’t waste food! There are children starving in Africa!” Digging into why its such a commonly used phrase, here are some interesting comments by people on Quora: “Not wasting food” seems to be a basic principle and even … Continue reading Food System Impact: How to Adopt a Sustainable Diet