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Top tips for planning a trip to Sorrento Lifestyle 

Top tips for planning a trip to Sorrento

Recently, my dream of going to Italy came true and it surpassed the already high expectations I had. As brilliant as they look, I didn’t spend my time away at the obvious choices of Rome or Milan (maybe next year), but instead stayed in the beautiful town of Sorrento, located about one hour away from the city of Naples. On the coast of southern Italy, Sorrento is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for plenty to explore; a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and some insanely good food you’ll never…

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What’s going on with Watson? What’s going on with feminism? Comment 

What’s going on with Watson? What’s going on with feminism?

From Twitter hashtags to campus events to comprehensive national media coverage, it seems as though International Women’s Week has received more attention than ever this year. However, just prior to this promising push towards a more equal society, Emma Watson- the celebrated actress/self-admitted feminist-  provoked controversy for posing semi-topless in the magazine, Vanity Fair. For some, who already condemned Watson’s ‘artificial’ feminism, this only consolidated their stance that her comments against the objectification of women and efforts to enhance female agency were nothing more than mere show. Why would a…

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Appreciating Arts degrees: yes, they are important! Comment 

Appreciating Arts degrees: yes, they are important!

As an arts student, I have frequently heard the false assumptions and ill-informed opinions a lot (in fact, too many!) people have, over what this kind of degree entails. ‘You’ll never get a graduate job with that degree, certainly not one with a decent starting salary!’, ‘8 contact hours?! Do you actually do any work?’ and ‘Essays! Pfttt, I could write an essay in my sleep and do well, the assignments we have in Maths are on a completely different level to be honest’ are all comments I’ve heard since…

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Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health Comment Fashion & Beauty Politics & Current Affairs 

Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health

Recently, youth-cult fashion chain Missguided has provoked widespread criticism for a store sign that has been labelled as disappointing, inappropriate and offensive by social media users. The sign in question was spotted by a shopper on Boxing Day who was vocally unimpressed by the brand’s use of the phrase ‘I’m a psychotic mess, but at least my eyebrows look good’ on one of its products. A picture of the sign, accompanied by a caption of personal distaste, was consequently uploaded to Twitter, where public outcry followed. This popular reaction was…

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Why Trump as ‘Person of the Year’ shouldn’t be seen as an ‘honour’ Comment 

Why Trump as ‘Person of the Year’ shouldn’t be seen as an ‘honour’

Donald Trump has scarcely been out of the headlines in the build up to and since he won the US Presidential election in November, usually for his contentious political statements. However, most recently, the President Elect has made news for being recognised as TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2017. Subsequently, a public outcry emerged on social media, with international outrage at the controversial decision and one user summarising widespread dismay, tweeting: ‘Donald Trump was named TIME magazine person of the year. Not a great year to be a…

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Fun, Fit and Festive: How to stay healthy during the holidays Lifestyle 

Fun, Fit and Festive: How to stay healthy during the holidays

With the arrival of the festive period, most of us are not short of opportunities to relax, celebrate and have fun. This leaves many of us facing the dilemma of how to stay healthy, whilst still making the most of the holidays. A lack of sleep and the abundance of treats around certainly means that many of us face difficulties in maintaining our usual standard of health, having to later compensate by adopting fad diets and short-lived exercise regimes come New Year’s Day… However, this doesn’t have to be the…

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