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Our own spring break

While the Easter Holidays may not be much of a spring break in comparison to California, with multiple assignments and revision eating up most of your time off, here’s why we love it. It’s getting to that time of the year when the sun starts to spring, and summer is on it’s way in a…

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Are we too obsessed with “happy hours”?

We are all aware that the student stereo-type isn’t one that is truthfully representative – yet it is questionable whether students are becoming too preoccupied with when the “happy hours” are than when to work. Deadline on Wednesday? Who cares when Tuesday nights offer us £1 drinks. Happy hour at your favourite bar on Thursday?…

On chavtastic language: convenience, or catastrophe?

The alterations in dialect in recent society are always a controversial topic; have we destroyed the English language, or just developed it? As we are left using “innit” as a suitable response to almost anything that anybody could possibly say, the word ‘thing’ is shortened to “ting” and worst of them all, the replacement of…

The one night stand: what we think about fucking

Women want to cuddle and make you coffee in the morning, but the man just wants you to sneak out the door while he’s sleeping. It is myth. It’s simply typical gender typing; women are over-emotional while a man developing feelings for a girl after a one-night fling is just “so gay”, right? Wrong. This gender differentiation is…

Have Students turned to ‘Online Dating’? The Tinder debate.

THESE are not necessarily words used in association with Tinder, the app which lets you ruthlessly judge potential ‘matches’ in your area with a swipe of the screen. Literally faced with a photo, name and age, along with two buttons to either “nope” or “like” the face your are shallowly debating is mercilessly engaging the…

Flappy Bird: The Candy Crush of 2014

And yet again, a new year brings in a new gaming phenomenon. Flappy Bird, the latest app taking over iPhones and androids everywhere, is a game safest played in a padded room. Lured in by its 90’s Mario graphics, and an addiction developed by its ease of gameplay, it’s understandable why people are raving about…