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Album Review: Skinty Fia by Fontaines DC

The Irish quintet are no longer the underdogs who were crying about being ‘Boys in the Better Land’. Despite the musical stardom that has come since Irishness gladly remains at the beating heart of their illustrious discography. The rich and heartfelt lyrics of Grian Chatten combined with catchy bass lines has resulted in their best work yet and proves that their fame is well deserved. … Continue reading Album Review: Skinty Fia by Fontaines DC

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Review: The Weekend Away (2022)

*trigger warnings for abuse, emotional distress, death, cheating etc.* *contains spoilers* What if you went on holiday with your best friend for a weekend and during that time, everything changed? That is exactly what happens in the movie The Weekend Away, inspired by the book by Sarah Alderson.  When Beth, played by Leighton Meester, goes on holiday to Croatia with her best friend Kate, they … Continue reading Review: The Weekend Away (2022)

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Reading Corner: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

It has been a while since a book swallowed me up whole. House of Hollow did just that, opening wide into a dark, sweetly perfumed world of rot, decay, and sharp beauty. Krystal Sutherland’s novel tells the story of three sisters, each angular and devastatingly enchanting, with crescent silver scars stitched into their necks, black eyes, and strange white hair. However, they weren’t always that … Continue reading Reading Corner: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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Culture Comforts: Friends

The TV series Friends is not a recent release however, since it was added to Netflix’s catalog, a new audience from across the globe has been introduced to the popular American sitcom. I am not new to Friends; when I was ten my family each had a day when we could choose what to watch on TV and my sister and I always chose Friends. … Continue reading Culture Comforts: Friends

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Singles’ Round Up: ‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles

If Harry Styles’ last record was “about having sex and feeling sad,” the very same sentiment could be used to describe ‘As It Was,’ written by Styles alongside his skilled collaborators Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, who both produced the track, and moving into “eighties-style synth-pop, in the vein of A-Ha or Depeche Mode.” “It’s not the same as it was” gives the impression that … Continue reading Singles’ Round Up: ‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles

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Creative Corner: ‘Love is a pink candy floss gremlin, hiding under a rock.’

They say: love is mysterious, love is beautiful, love is iridescent and glittering, something ethereal and sublime – and hey, who am I to say that it’s not? But for most of us, being the imperfect obsessive creatures that we are, love has a little stubby turned up nose like a bat and glinting pointed claws and fur sticking up in spikes. Skittering, scattering, sniffling … Continue reading Creative Corner: ‘Love is a pink candy floss gremlin, hiding under a rock.’

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Culture Comforts: One Direction

As the end of second term arrives, along with upcoming exams and deadlines to be met, so do risingstress levels. Recently I’ve fallen back into early 2010s cheesy music, in particular One Direction.Numerous memories are relived in their short 3 minute songs. Listening to One Direction’s “Best SongEver” reminds me of dancing in the kitchen with my two One Direction mad primary school best friends … Continue reading Culture Comforts: One Direction

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Reading Corner: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Recently, I finished reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, and I never imagined this day would come for two reasons: one, I forgot I had this book, and two it was 640 pages long. Was it worth it? Yes. I think I’m somewhat sentimental about this book because I found it in a little independent bookshop in London. The name of said shop eludes me … Continue reading Reading Corner: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Singles’ Round Up: “No Romeo” by Dylan

Depending on the side of TikTok you are on, you may or may not have heard this song already. “No Romeo” is an upbeat pop song by upcoming artist Dylan who has recently released her EP on Spotify. The lyrics are jam packed with all the things your friends tell you when you are ignoring the red flags in a relationship – the kind of … Continue reading Singles’ Round Up: “No Romeo” by Dylan

Discover Devon: Okehampton

For those looking for an easy getaway from Exeter to explore more of the Devon countryside, Okehampton is the perfect place. Right on the edge of Dartmoor, Okehampton is a classic old Devonshire market town. It is only half an hour away by car, or around 40 minutes on the train, making it the perfect place for a study-break day out. No matter what your … Continue reading Discover Devon: Okehampton