Lily Thwaites

Alternative Christmas games for all the family

In my family, like many on Christmas day, it is pretty much tradition to whip some games out in the evening. After many years of family feuds over Monopoly (no it is not okay to steal from your seven-year-old nephew when he has gone to the toilet) and when Scrabble...
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Posted Dec. 23, 2019

How do we put an end to sexist language in the 21st century?

Last month, almost 30,000 people signed a petition for the Oxford University Press to adapt and cut out definitions used in some of their dictionaries, specifically to define ‘woman,’ which were deemed sexist, discriminatory and, in some instances, connote male ownership. In this day and age, with feminism and the...
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Posted Oct. 30, 2019

What to do when you don’t get along with your flatmates

I’m lucky. Although I’m not best friends with every single one of my flatmates, we generally get along. This tends to be the case for most university flats, but there are, unfortunately, always exceptions. Whether you’re a fresher, a finalist, or somewhere in between, tensions in a flat can have...
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Posted May. 13, 2019