Editors’ picks – music, books, tv shows, movies and podcast recommendations!

Image Description: Two men reading a newspaper. Searching for recommendations of all things culture this week? We’ve got you covered! Music What do you think about the car – Declan McKenna (2017)  Declan McKenna weaves politics and poetry throughout this album while also delivering immaculate indie pop vibes. McKenna’s vocals exude a devastating earnestness over […]

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Practising self-care when failing in a PhD scholarship application

Image Description: Person in a robe and facemask against a purple background, confronted by several extended hands   “I am sorry that your PhD scholarship application fails……” Ouch…. another heartbreak, another scholarship failure. How many scholarships have I failed? How many rejections have I got? How many denials have I been facing, so far?   […]

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“Rip out my native tongue”: The violent effects of our racist cultural consciousness on the Asian community

Image Description: A woman wearing a mask being confronted by shadow figures  Back when I used to have Tinder, the most common greeting I received was: ‘Hi Jackie Chan.’ ‘OMG Jackie Chan.’ Or: ‘I’ve never had an Asian before. I’d like to try it.’ Whilst the former was a pathetic attempt at a joking association […]

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Artists and Activists: In conversation with Peace Silly on fighting period poverty

Image Description: Graphic of students protesting with Peace Silly pictured. Reads ‘Artists and Activists featuring Peace Silly’  As part of our Artists and Activists series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peace Silly, one of the founders of the youth-led non-profit organisation, PeriodLink. Since 2019, PeriodLink has worked to keep young people in the Volta […]

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Artists and Activists: In Conversation with Danni Watts on Disability Activism

Image Description: Graphic of students protesting with Danni Watts pictured. Reads ‘In conversation with Danni Watts’ I first knew Danni through her work with Tabou Disability Magazine, which she founded in 2020 to highlight the experiences of disabled individuals, especially those at university.  Danni is currently a third year Law student at St Hugh’s college, […]

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