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IWD Series: An Open Letter to my Future Daughter Comment 

IWD Series: An Open Letter to my Future Daughter

An open letter to my future daughter I am writing this to you on International Women’s Day 2017. We’ve come a long way us women. Thanks to some brave and influential women, you’ll be able to vote, you’ll be able to go to school and university if you wish to and you’ll live in a world where a woman can run the country. We’ve still got a long way to go, however, and as a 20 year old woman, I worry about what the future will hold for you. It…

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Mental Health and Christmas: It’s okay to not be okay Comment Lifestyle 

Mental Health and Christmas: It’s okay to not be okay

It is difficult to escape the fast approaching festive season. Shops are ditching the witch costumes and replacing them with selection boxes and tinsel, the annual argument of whose turn it is to host the festivities is well underway and you’re just waiting to hear the familiar sound of The Pogues. It can only mean one thing, Christmas is on its way. When suffering with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, the prospect of Christmas can be a terrifying one. It’s a time of the year when happiness is…

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Jamie’s Bakes: Jamie’s Gooey Chocolate and Orange Cake Food 

Jamie’s Bakes: Jamie’s Gooey Chocolate and Orange Cake

This is the newly created recipe for my Gooey Chocolate and Orange cake. The cake itself takes a little bit of patience but it so so worth it. I was baking for a group of around 25 so I went for a large cake, but if you want to make a smaller version you just need to make sure you’ve got half the number of eggs to the flour, butter and sugar (in ounces) and you’re all set! For the filling and the cream I haven’t put how much you’ll…

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What being brought up by a single parent taught me Lifestyle 

What being brought up by a single parent taught me

I don’t remember ever living with my Dad. My parents got divorced when I was about 6 months old. Throughout my childhood I had a pretty sporadic relationship with my Dad and so, for roughly the first ten years of my life, it was just me and my Mum. There are lots of stereotypes that surround single parent families that which I hope to prove are often not the case. Of course a single parent household brings with it difficulties, however, I have not only managed but I have thrived…

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Warwick SU lower voting quorum: “The truth is, people really couldn’t care less” Comment 

Warwick SU lower voting quorum: “The truth is, people really couldn’t care less”

As recently reported, the SU have passed a motion, which will lower the voting quorum from 5% down to a mere 2%. A brief low down of what’s been going on with the quorum recently for those of you that haven’t been keeping up to date (I will admit, I was one of those people.) So, back in May a review of the SU democracy was well underway with the then Democracy and Development Officer, Olly Rice submitting a motion to raise the required quorum from 1% to 5%. This…

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‘Let’s be honest, it’s really time we gave women a break’: Male contraception halted due to ‘intolerable’ side effects Comment 

‘Let’s be honest, it’s really time we gave women a break’: Male contraception halted due to ‘intolerable’ side effects

The latest version of the male contraceptive injection is now very effective, around 96%, yet the trial of the drug has already been halted because 20 men (20 men out of the 320 who took part in the trial) found the side effects of the injection ‘intolerable’. These side effects included mood swings, acne and depression. This all sounds very familiar to me… Researchers are now spending millions to try and alter the medication in order to lessen the side effects. Yet, when these side effects are a risk to…

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‘5 things I wish I’d have known in my 20’s’: a chat with my 40 something year old Mum Lifestyle 

‘5 things I wish I’d have known in my 20’s’: a chat with my 40 something year old Mum

As I fast approach my 20th birthday, I felt this article would be fitting. This month I leave behind my teenage years, which have been, in a word, shit. I fear now that, looking back, I have let what should have been the most carefree and best years of my life fly by, leaving me with nothing but pretty rough memories of school and all too many pictures of me with a very questionable hairstyle. Despite the fact I will never look back fondly on my teenage years, if I’m…

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