All posts tagged opinion

Politics Versus Family.

I have been told on many occasions to avoid talking about politics for the sake of a ‘nice time with family’. The precursor to holiday dinners is always a list […]

Feminism vs. Love: Loving Your Oppressor

Star-crossed lovers are a classic trope. The idea of two people bound by the most powerful force there is but held apart by the universe pulls at our heartstrings like […]

“Empowered” Women Empower Women

There are times in every woman’s life, in either academic or professional careers, when she is in direct competition with another woman. Sometimes the situation is forced upon her by […]

You’re looking at video Gaming Disorder the wrong way

Controversy has been stirred up concerning the fact WHO has added ‘Gaming Disorder’ in its disease classification manual… so of course video game journalists and in-denial gamers are going to […]

The Hollywood workout: lose weight in a matter of seconds (of screen time)

Since I have nothing to do until my summer job starts I rot away on YouTube watching cringe compilations to make myself feel better. Cringe compilations are known for capturing […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – This Year’s Theme and Why the Issue Shouldn’t Only Be on Our Lips for Seven Days

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week and in its 17th year the charity and organiser, the Mental Health Foundation, has focused on stress and how we’re coping. They surveyed […]

Does Queen Mary’s History Department Stifle Dissertation Creativity?

For many of us, the culmination of our time at university is the writing of our dissertations. Everything builds up to it. Although the prospect of spending a gruelling amount […]

The SU’s ‘Study Well’ Initiatives – Genuine Support or Not Addressing the Real Issues?

In the last couple of weeks, the SU has put on its annual ‘Study Well’ program. This has involved a miniature petting zoo, free fruit, Study Well notepads and bottles, […]

Memes Help Me Laugh at the Fact My Birth is a Curse and My Existence is a Prison

In the last few years, memes have suddenly become a major part of our culture’s comedic mediums; our social media is bombarded with them. There are funny ones, freaky ones […]