Sophie Hurst

Sport and mental health: pressure is part of the game

Mental health in the sporting world is something which is little spoken about. However, over the last few months, it has become a topic which has become more noticeable among the sporting headlines. Having seen Simone Biles cite mental health as the reason for pulling out of some events at...
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Posted Oct. 6, 2021

Student Guide: Sustainable Living

Sustainable living can seem like a daunting prospect but, to put it simply, it boils down to “making choices that aim to reduce our individual and collective environmental impact”. For students, this is something which can easily be pushed aside, considered too expensive and time consuming. However, as easily as...
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Posted Sep. 28, 2021

Emma Raducanu and a Wimbledon like no other

With a Wimbledon set in the aftermath of the pandemic, it was likely it would be a tournament like no other, and for 18-year-old Emma Raducanu it was just that. Ranking 338th in the world at the time, Raducanu had initially applied for Wimbledon in the wildcard slot and been...
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Posted Aug. 3, 2021

British triathlon moves from strength to strength

Triathlon has become a pillar of the British Olympic calendar. With the Brownlee brothers storming to the top of the podium in the past few Olympic games, it has given the sport a huge platform to be enjoyed by any Team GB supporter. Bu, with no Alistair Brownlee this year,...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2021

Tips for an eco-friendly Easter

Tipped to be a bigger celebration than Christmas this year, Easter presents a wealth of environmental problems. With each piece of chocolaty goodness comes plastic waste from wrapping and the question of production. Each year, we buy around £150m worth of Easter eggs in the UK alone, which generates an...
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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Does Roger Federer’s Doha loss signal the end of an era?

After producing a 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-5 win over Dan Evans in the round of 16 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, Roger Federer failed to progress through to the semi-final after losing to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarterfinals.  This was the second straight three-set match Federer had faced in...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2021

What will Trump’s Twitter ban mean for his supporters?

With the last five years of American politics feeling like a rollercoaster, we are now entering into a new administration. The loud cries of Trump supporters have not made headline news since the insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January. But with Trump’s acquittal on 6 February, is the scene of...
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Posted Mar. 9, 2021

The Big Three: who will win the most Grand Slams

When a young Roger Federer took the crown for most Grand Slam titles off Pete Sampras in 2009, not even the most clued-up tennis fans could have imagined that we would find ourselves in a position where three world class players would be in such tight contention for the title....
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Posted Mar. 6, 2021