Alice Standen

Pride Month: It’s time to celebrate LGBTQ sporting success

“You can’t win a championship without gays on your team – it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!” Megan Rapinoe gleefully told reporters, after the USA had beaten France in the quarter-final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe, who captains the United States national team, is...
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Posted Jun. 23, 2020

Black History: Why should we decolonise the curriculum?

Since George Floyd’s death, there has been a flurry of awareness for the inequality that black people face both in the United States and around the world, thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. In the United Kingdom, the statue of Edward Colston was finally toppled in Bristol after years...
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Posted Jun. 19, 2020

Male eating disorders: how can we raise awareness?

Despite often being treated as novel diseases, eating disorders can be dated back as far as the 13th century. The oldest form of the illness is widely recognised as anorexia mirabilis, or holy anorexia, in which women or girls would self-starve in the name of religion. Many of these women...
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Posted Jun. 1, 2020

Lo-fi: music made in the bedroom, for the bedroom

Lo-fi is certainly one of the more avant-garde genres to emerge from the technological age: combining distortions and errors in music tracks, it recycles these flaws into a palatable and study-friendly stream perfect for late-night cramming sessions.
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Posted May. 21, 2020

The environmental benefits of minimalism

Minimalism is a lifestyle choice that has a number of environmental benefits. By decluttering our lives, we can escape the binds of consumer culture, buying only things that we really need. For many people, it can be therapeutic to have fewer possessions. For example, some use the KonMari method, a...
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Posted May. 20, 2020