The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions of people across the world. But, what can universities do to support the movement, and how can students raise awareness for these issues? As a white person, it is hard to imagine the extent to which racism affects the day-to-day lives of the BAME community. However, education is […]Read More How can universities support the BLM movement?
Hamilton, the musical masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, can now be streamed exclusively on Disney+. Featuring the original cast, including Miranda as the title role, this “live” recording was filmed in 2016 in New York City. Since its release on the new Disney streaming service on Friday 3rd July 2020, Hamilton has been downloaded close to […]Read More What is the legacy of “Hamilton”?
This piece was originally published on The Boar Lifestyle page https://theboar.org/2020/06/history-pride-month-remembering-stonewall/ The history of Pride Month begins in 1969 with the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. On June 28th 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay club in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.Throughout the 1960s, members of the LGBTQ+ community faced extreme levels of […]Read More The History of Pride Month: remembering Stonewall
Somewhere Over The Rainblog is a creative space that celebrates the power of language and its ability to change the world. In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions, demonstrating the power of language and peaceful protest. I understand that as a white person I will NEVER understand the pain and anger […]Read More BLACK LIVES MATTER
TW: Rape, sexual assault This past April was sexual assault awareness month, and whilst issues related to consent remain incredibly important for both sexes, there has been little support shown for the male victims of sexual assault.The narrative surrounding sexual violence focuses on women and children, ignoring the highly stigmatised but equally serious issue of sexual assault […]Read More The hidden victims of male sexual assault
It’s hard not to get caught up in the media frenzy surrounding the latest Netflix documentary ‘The Tiger King’. But, whether Joe Exotic is guilty of murder-for-hire, or if Carol Baskin did in fact feed her husband to the tigers seems rather irrelevant when you consider the underlying problem of privately-owned exotic animals in the […]Read More An investigation into the private ownership of exotic animals in the US
Working from home is never easy, but especially during this period of self-isolation, it seems almost impossible to stay productive. As students, the anxiety surrounding our future education is enough to cripple anyone’s work ethic. Over the next few months, we have a number deadlines for which we have limited resources, not to mention the […]Read More Working from home? How to stay productive during lockdown
The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with your family. My mum and sister have lived in the US for almost two years now, and I rarely get the chance to spend time with them. This Easter, I decided to visit them in the US. However, due to the global health crisis, we have […]Read More How to stay connected in self-isolation
Guided tours are a great way to explore various travel destinations. They can offer useful information on the country you are visiting and the opportunity to meet new people. But there are also disadvantages to booking a guided tour. Such a packed itinerary can be stressful, especially if your ideal holiday is to feel as […]Read More What are the pros and cons of booking a guided tour?
I am now officially no longer a teenager…. what a scary thought! I spent most of my teenage years worrying about what others thought of me, and desperately trying to “fit in”. But, I also learnt a lot about myself. I cannot wait to see what this next phase of life will bring. For now, […]Read More Reflecting on what I’ve learned as I celebrate my 20th birthday