The Price Of Beauty – Amna Ahmed

It’s so relaxing when the heat reaches the skin; it’s soothing on a cold day when it’s raining outside. They put a cloth over it and start massaging it back and forth; you take a breath of fresh air. Then it happens, it’s like ripping off a large bandage. Like a thousand strands of hair …

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Brown a bully? Please, give me strength… – Seb Farris

Anyone with a marginal grasp of the current electoral situation should have caught a glimpse of just how infantile the press can be this week in this, the so-called modern age of the moral high ground. The popular misconception or preconceived desire to ‘fight for the public interest’ by revealing and revelling in celebrity scandal …

Gaga Over Awards – Rachel Huggins

Awards season has finally hit our screens and it seems we as a nation are hooked more than ever with the world of celebrities, gossip and scandal.The Brits, televised on Tuesday night brought in millions of viewers, with future award shows set to do the same. Yet is seems it is the celebrities themselves and …

The Truth About Wicca – Lauren Marriner

The other day, I was asked what my religious status meant on Facebook. My housemate had gone onto my page with her friends and they had seen the term ‘Wicca’. One friend instantly concluded I was a witch and they all thought that was a bad thing. My housemate told her friends that ‘I couldn’t …

DVD Reviews of the Week – Matt Crisp

The Boat That Rocked – Set in the 1960s, The Boat That Rocked follows a pirate radio station situated aboard a ship. Even though the government is determined to shut them down, the radio station fights back and continues to deliver pop music to its dedicated listeners. Richard Curtis’s film is full of humour which …