Politics

Solomon Curtis: radical roots

May 17, 2017
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When Theresa May called for her snap election, thousands of young voters registered to vote. There’s been a surge in young voters registering, especially when you compare the numbers to the 2015 election. Why? Probably because we’ve seen for ourselves the change voting can make. We’ve shed our position of “There’s no one worth voting […]

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Mental Health

Happiness

April 13, 2017
I wasn’t sure how to categorise this post. I didn’t want it under ‘mental health’ as I didn’t want you to read another dragged out post about someone else’s state of mind. This isn’t a post on ‘how to be happy’ because frankly, I don’t have those answers for you. This isn’t a post like […]
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Sex & Relationships

Condoms: a series of unfortunate events

April 03, 2017
While condoms have been the nation’s saviour from many daunting diseases, irritable infections and… well, kids (no thank you), our latex lovelies rarely receive good press. I wish I could say I was here to change that, but I’m not. No matter how important they are for our sexual health, condoms are fiddly, slimy and […]
Sex & Relationships

Low sex drives & post-sex blues

March 09, 2017
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Originally written for Almost writers. Throughout one’s teens and early adulthood, the pressure is piled on you to delve into the wonders of sex. If my memory serves me right, this is all expected to happen between the ages of 15-18. My young friends would often ask me, ‘have you done it yet?’ and I’d […]

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feminism

Should Germaine Greer speak at International Women’s Day event?

February 16, 2017
This year, Brighton Dome’s annual celebration for International Women’s Day has faced opposition after a flurry of complaints are received, due to the inclusion of author Germaine Greer. At the Brighton Anti-Trump Women’s March, which took place last month, organisers asked attendees not to hold up ‘vagina centric’ themed signs, as they could be […]
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Music

New Tunes *1

January 27, 2017
One of my few new year’s resolutions this year (yes, I make them…I crave that sense of achievement) was to drag myself away from the musical musings of the throwback playlists I cherish so much, and listen to something which had actually been released within the last five years. Going into this, I knew the […]
Sex & Relationships

Guess what they’ve done to sex education?

January 15, 2017
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SPOILER: nothing. While I have written before about the downfalls of our current system’s sex education, it’s worth re-emphasising the importance of not just biological sexual health, but the importance of learning sexuality and emotional. health Unfortunately for every prepubescent child out there, Conservative MP’s have voted against plans to make an amended sex and […]

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Politics

How and why my university should cut the rent

November 24, 2016
When choosing a university, you are essentially choosing which one will be easiest to suffer through for the next three years of your life. Obviously, the details of your course and the future prospects are lingering somewhere in the occasionally visited area of your brain, but if we’re being honest, the people and the place […]
Mental Health

University and my mental health

November 14, 2016
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  Every new adventure in my life, be it travelling, university etc will lead to an end goal: happiness. While I realise this is a flawed theory, as life itself is loaded with many ups, downs and kicks to the head, but try telling my brain that. This is what University was going to be […]