Andrea Lucia Peters

How a holiday with friends helped me love solo travel

When you think solo traveller you don’t picture me. In your mind is probably the image of a tan good-looking guy wearing flip flops and an easy-going smile, not my small weak figure paired with an impatient depressive personality. Yet I’ve travelled solo across Spain and Latin America and have...
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Posted Sep. 21, 2018

How to encourage non-readers to read

25% of British adults rarely read books for enjoyment, according to research, with some citing a lack of time and a whopping 40% saying they’d just rather do something else. The results, from a 2013 YouGov survey, highlight how many people in society generally don’t value books or reading for...
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Posted Aug. 12, 2018

Manchester Uni students had the full right to remove Kipling’s poem

Students at Manchester university have painted over Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ and replaced it with ‘Rise’ by Maya Angelou. The offending poem was painted onto a wall of the university’s Students’ Union as part of recent renovations and was subsequently criticised by a group of students given Kipling has also...
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Posted Aug. 6, 2018

Year abroad prep – an unconventional guide

Before I went on my year abroad I spent hours studying articles and watching videos online for any information on how to prepare myself for life in a foreign country. Now after spending five months in Puerto Rico and five months in Spain, I feel I am uniquely qualified to...
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Posted Jul. 31, 2018

‘Wild Wild Country’ review

Andrea Lucia Peters reviews the Netflix docuseries 'Wild Wild Country' and explains why she views the traditionally vilified figure of Ma Anand Sheela to be a feminist icon
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Posted Jun. 21, 2018

Travelling and Reading ‘Into the Wild’

I’ve spent the last 7 months of my life travelling. Studying abroad in Puerto Rico, before exploring Colombia solo for a month, and then landing in Spain to start my second semester of university. During all these trips I read whatever English or Spanish books I could get my hands...
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Posted Apr. 6, 2018

Dirty Money

Andrea Lucia Peters reviews Netflix's Dirty Money, a docuseries shining a light on financial crime and malpractice.
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Posted Mar. 12, 2018

Lessons from study abroad: life without electricity

In the aftermath of Hurricane María, a category five cyclone that hit Puerto Rico harder than any storm since 1928, 88% of the island was left without electricity. It’s been nearly two months since María, and whilst some areas of Puerto Rico have regained electricity, more than half of the...
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Posted Dec. 19, 2017

“Disgusting and wasteful” – we need to stop fat-shaming

Recently a group (or perhaps an individual) has been handing out cards on public transport in London informing passengers that they are overweight and therefore deserving of fat-shaming. ‘Overweight Haters Ltd’ outlined their ‘hate’ towards fat people, as well as their ‘gluttony’ and ‘greed’.
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Posted Dec. 28, 2015