Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Forty years after the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, an estimated 36.9 million people worldwide are still living with HIV. Despite AIDS-related deaths reducing to more than 51% – since its peak in 2001 – it is estimated that the illness still caused almost a million deaths in 2017. (UNAIDS.org) This year the fight to defeat HIV and AIDS … Continue reading ‘Know Your Status’: World AIDS Day 30 Years On
Featured Photograph: During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. / UN Photo (1982) Editor | Cassandra Lau World Tolerance Day marks the 16th November every year as a day to generate public awareness of the dangers and unacceptability of intolerance. “Tolerance … Continue reading World Tolerance Day 2018: Understanding Intolerance is Key.
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
Student Writer | Alexa Tecson We’ve all heard the jokes, we’ve all seen the stereotypes, we’ve all witnessed the complaints: ‘As an Asian, our career choices are doctor, lawyer, engineer or disgrace to family. ‘Only 90% in exam? I have no son’. And my personal favorite, ‘Why did you get B? You’re A-sian not B-sian’. Unfortunately, the humor from these jokes come from a place … Continue reading The Taboo of Mental Health in Asian Culture
Editor | Cassandra Lau Based on new research co-commissioned by the Martin Roberts Foundation and a 2018 iteration of Achieve – a two day event featuring prominent celebrities delivering talks on health, wealth and happiness -, “millennials are less content in their lives while also being more likely to feel envious towards celebs and social media stars.” Millennials, or Generation Y, are described by … Continue reading Millennials Are Less Content With Their Lives
Editor | Cassandra Lau The thought of renting a student accommodation can be terrifying to many, especially if you have had no prior experience or guidance on what the procedures are and what you should be keeping an eye out for. Many said that they wish they had advice from students in years above, so I created a survey that gathers responses anonymously so that … Continue reading How Do Egham’s Estate Agencies Compare?
Editor | Cassandra Lau The idea of living with your friends can be thrilling but there is a thin line between thriller and horror when it comes to living under the same roof. I was personally fortunate enough in my first year to find the perfect flatmate and best friend who was the yin to my yang, but as you skim through this article, … Continue reading Deciding on Student Accommodation
Designer | Helena Keeble University can be an extremely stressful time for many students. You are expected to juggle your academic work, fit in exercise, perhaps have a paid job, or two, or three to keep your finances stable, as well as maintain a social life in an already busy term. Finding this balance can be one of the hardest things students have to do … Continue reading National Stress Awareness Day: Managing Stress at University
Editor | Cassandra Lau After intense campaigning, far-right Brazilian candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, wins the presidential elections with 55.13 per cent of the popular vote against 44.8 per cent for Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party. The disheartened faces that roam the streets of Brazil conjures a not too long ago election which determined Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The … Continue reading Far-Right Brazilian Candidate Wins Polls: 6 Controversial Topics With Quotes
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