Amy Holliday

International Women’s Day: the women who have inspired us

International Women’s Day aside, this week has been one where the experiences of women have been more openly discussed than they have been for a long while. It is only right that we all continue to celebrate women and their contributions to society. In this light, The Boar Features asked...
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Posted Mar. 14, 2021

What role have student nurses played in the pandemic?

“This is something I would never have expected to experience in my career, let alone during my training”, says Ffion Nugent.  She is in her third year of a nursing degree at the University of Cardiff. But despite her student status, she is already working on the frontlines of Covid-19....
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Posted Feb. 1, 2021

2020: a year to remember

2020 has been a year like no other. The decade started with ravaging bushfires in Australia and tensions between the US and Iran, when President Trump ordered an airstrike to kill Iran’s top general, Soleimani. But feelings of chaos and uncertainty did not stop there. The Chinese city of Wuhan...
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Posted Dec. 31, 2020

Spotlight On: Rosalia

The next up-and-coming star to recieve the Spotlight focus is Rosalía: a Latin-raised and Flamenco-trained performer, her passionate adaptation of tradition with urban styles make her one to watch.
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Posted Apr. 29, 2020

The environmental cost of the fast-fashion industry

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry, accounting for 10% of the planet’s carbon emissions. With the relevance of the climate crisis, and the increasing collective need to protect the planet, fast fashion has been scrutinized for its environmental impacts and several people have made conscious decisions to...
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Posted Apr. 28, 2020

Are your drinks being spiked?

“I don’t remember much, but I remember the moment I started to feel like I had no control.” These are the words of Nina*, who alleges that she had a drink spiked in the Copper Rooms on campus around a year ago, alongside her friend. When a first-aider came to their...
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Posted Mar. 26, 2020