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Modern Technology + Relationships = Intimacy Unravelled

Arguably the most popular forms of modern technology are text messaging and the use of social media. Said technologies have become such a vital part of what society considers a normal life, that it seems that despite their virtual nature, they have managed to supersede our reality. This seems to be occurring most notably in […]Read More

The Waiting Game

This week you’ve gone over every scenario possible in your head about what can happen tomorrow. Today you’ve checked the grade boundaries and done the maths in your mind about how realistic it is to get an A. Tomorrow, you’ll wake up and check UCAS persistently until the e-mail that has ability to change a […]Read More

“The sky is empty” – Breaking Down The Atheist Taboo

I’m an atheist. And yes, you’ve already began to feel a sense of unease. Your judgement is suddenly clouded by an air of suspicion. I can tell because it happens with nearly everybody. The second you mention the A-word to someone, they instantly change their opinion of you, as though you’ve just revealed that you’re […]Read More

Who Inspires You? – Part 2

Our inspirations are what drive us forward. They encourage us to make certain decisions, to pick certain paths. Inspirations can come in a vast array of forms, but one of the most common is people. This is part two in a collection of people who inspire us here at the Indiependent. You can read part […]Read More

Who Inspires You? – Part 1

Our inspirations are what drive us forward. They encourage us to make certain decisions, to pick certain paths. Inspirations can come in a vast array of forms, but one of the most common is people. This is a collection of people who inspire us here at the Indiependent. James Dudley: Elon Musk “My motivation for […]Read More

Versus Smoking – Part Two

Welcome back. I’m trying to quit smoking, and I’m using literature, philosophy and the President of the United States to do it. Let’s continue. Addiction, as we have seen, is tied to emptiness – a hunger. Smoking belies satisfaction and has carcinogenic, mutagenic and ultimately deathly properties. So, in order to overcome the real crux […]Read More

Conforming to Non-Conformity: The Decline and Fall of the Hipster

It is a simple fact – internationally acknowledged – that trends work in circles. Something which gains popularity until it becomes considered as “cool” will inevitably become so cool that it will regress into becoming “un-cool”. The explanation is simple: people who reach beyond the norm and embrace things which are considered unpopular tend to […]Read More

Style in Film: Mia Wallace

Pulp Fiction is not only an iconic film – it is also the face of iconic fashion. In the throes of the post-modernist phenomenon, its central femme Mia is symbolic of the concepts of mystery and the unknown. Played by Uma Thurman, Mia Wallace has been an inspiration to the style and image of many young […]Read More

The Power Of The Miniskirt

When I think of the breakthrough of the miniskirt in the 1960s, the first image that springs to my mind is that of the final scene in the musical, Hairspray. Tracy Turnblad emerges wearing a monochrome mini dress and almost stuns the other female characters into tripping over the voluminous layers of petticoats under their 1950s […]Read More

Bisexuality is real and valid, so let’s stop erasing it

With the much anticipated return of Orange is the New Black back on our TV (or rather, laptop) screens, it’s time to touch on a subject that the Emmy Award-winning show has actively decided to tiptoe around: bisexuality. The sexual orientation of its lead character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) hasn’t yet been made exactly clear on the show, with her ex-boyfriend […]Read More

Generation Selfie

When loading up any social media feed, it’s probable you’ll be struck by a storm of selfies. A selfie is a photograph of yourself, taken by yourself then to be uploaded for the internet to see. Behind this storm of selfies is a media stigma clenching on for dear life; if you post lots of […]Read More

First Dates at the Cinema: An Outdated Tradition?

Going for a first date to the cinema; it’s safe to say we have pretty much all been there, whether you’re 13 or 30, for some reason, it has become a part of society, but why? Is it because you can kiss in the dark and pretend people can’t see you? Or whether the boy […]Read More

It’s Time To Talk: Mental Health

Two years ago, I didn’t understand what anxiety was. In fact, I wasn’t really that well up on mental health as a whole. We don’t educate young people on mental illness and we grow up somewhat acknowledging its existence in the same light as dust under the carpet – it’s there alright, but lets not […]Read More