Tags : Lockdown

Taylor Swift to launch new album ‘evermore’ at midnight ET

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album evermore at midnight Eastern Time (05:00 GMT). I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. 📷: Beth Garrabrant pic.twitter.com/xdej7AzJRW — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020 The singer’s ninth studio album was […]Read More

Finding Happiness In Letting Him Go

‘Falling for someone doesn’t mean forgetting your own self’ – Parul Nigram I’ve been a hopeless romantic for as long as I can remember. I’ve grown up seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses; immortalising each intimate moment as something special and unique. I recount my (seemingly scripted) dates back to my friends, as I indulge […]Read More

Are You Ready for Your 2020 Spotify Wrapped?

2020 is finally nearing its end. The days are getting darker and the last thing you want to do is leave the snug embrace of your duvet. It’s also that time of year when most young people in the UK get excited about one thing. No, I’m not talking about getting drunk at Christmas, but […]Read More

A Puppy Is For Life, Not Just For Lockdown

They say ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.’ Given the huge surge in ‘pandemic’ puppy sales they may need need a new slogan; ‘a puppy is for life, not just for lockdown.’ Registrations of new puppies jumped 26% between April and June.  With many buying dogs as lockdown companions, there is a […]Read More

Money Over Mental Health: How Universities Failed Students In The

Students were sent back to university in Autumn term with nothing but uncertainty on how this academic year would unfold. With teaching being conducted predominantly online, our university experience has been vastly different to the one we expected. Being confined to cramped university accommodation and spending most of our days in our bedrooms is detrimental […]Read More

The World’s First Virtual Museum Is Officially Open

This weekend, in the wake of a second government ordered lockdown, the Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) opened its doors, free of charge, to audiences everywhere. The museum, founded by British artist Stuart Semple, boasts its official status as the “world’s first entirely virtual art museum”, and is created in collaboration with architect Emily […]Read More

Still No Vaccine for Sexism in the West

Recently, I got into a heated debate with an Italian man who believed that sexism in the West no longer exists. He was adamant that gender inequality is a thing of the past, a societal problem now only existent in countries far from our little Western bubble. He used the Middle East as an example of where […]Read More

Virtual Speed Dating: The Future For Singles?

I sit in bed, tinnie in hand, eagerly awaiting the handsome eligible bachelors that would soon be popping up on my screen. I’m not wearing my usual date attire, favouring holey Christmas pyjama bottoms from 2008 over jeans and a nice top. To be honest, I feel very content. No constraints of uncomfortable shoes; just […]Read More

The Power Of Nostalgia In A Pandemic

Nostalgia: a sentimental feeling towards an element of your past. Sometimes saddening, sometimes happy but always shared. I often get told I am too nostalgic and that I am too young to feel this way about aspects of my childhood.  I disagree. Nostalgia is a universal comfort blanket for the young and old alike.  It […]Read More

How Banksy Inspired Hope Amid Stricter Lockdown Measures

In true Banksy fashion, the widely celebrated street-artist has surprised both locals and art lovers globally with his new topical piece found on a quiet Nottingham street. Initially, the design attracted solely residents whom it reminded of Banksy’s earlier works, which prompted sporadic speculation that it could in fact be a genuine contribution. Despite the […]Read More

How Is The Pandemic Affecting UK Universities?

When the UK government introduced a national lockdown in March 2020 after a surge of COVID-19 infections, university campuses across the country fell victim to the many public closures due to the virus. A Shift To Remote Learning The move dramatically altered how many people would see university life with exams deferred or cancelled, teaching […]Read More