The Male Gaze: Issues of Queer Women on Screen

With summer break on the horizon, you may find yourself with more time on your hands. So why not – in the spirit of pride month – watch a movie or series with LGBTQ+ main characters? Here are some popular movies, to get you started: “Love, Simon”, “Call Me By Your Name”, or “Alex Strangelove”. …

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Learning Life After University: Interview Anubhav Kandpal part 2

Anubhav Kandpal is a writer/consultant/ex-chef. His career has taken him to many places as he pursues his interests. He maintains that his career path is not per se one that would make parents proud or to please others in general, but rather one that helps him to express his uniqueness. We decided to interview him…

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Last Night Atop This Hill

Author: Julian Shaw Moonlight bounces off puddles, casting shadows on the wrinkles of my skin. Sadden stars proudly pierce my retina, birthing an image within my head. I see the reflection of an old man, the identity of some stranger which I inhabit. The hollow cast of what once was, a memory of what could…

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About Last Night – 3AM on a Monday

Author: Ana Oleart I lay still in the middle of the night. I reach for the phone on my nightstand: 3am on a Monday, great.  Your heavy breathing, unperturbed by my insomnia, is the only sound in the cold still night. That and the changing numbers and dancing lights on my phone are the only…

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Animal Crossing – The Getaway Package during the Pandemic

To no one’s surprise, gaming has seen a sharp increase during the pandemic. However, the explosive popularity of Animal Crossing and similar games (such as Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon) has been especially notable, as I, and many of my friends, have explicitly bought a Nintendo Switch to play the game for goodness sake. It’s…

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Dear No One: You Messed Up?

Dear No One, So, you messed up? You either said too much, or too little. You made a mistake and hurt someone, or a lot of people, in the process. Maybe you tried to do the right thing, but ended up doing the complete opposite . Sometimes, saying you’re sorry won’t make things right, so…

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Fairytale and Folklore Photography Competition

In first place, ‘Zwarte Juffer’ by Tessa Visser. “This is the ‘Zwarte Juffer’. In Dutch folklore she lurks beside roads to cause harm to travellers. She is usually depicted as a pale, grieving woman wearing only black. She floats towards her victims and paralyzes their horse or pushes them off the road to the mercy…

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How to be unapologetically yourself and assert dominance

Step 1. Realize that no one knows what you are up to in quarantine, so you might as well do what you want to do. Also, the world had a straight up obsession with baking bread for a few months. Humans have been able to bake bread since before sliced bread! So there’s no shame…

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It’s Not the Way We Dress

Author: Kelly Musyoka Women’s bodies are not inherently sexual, but from a young age they are sexualised. In primary school, we are told to cover up because bare skin is distracting to boys. We are told to carry pepper spray. We are told to stay friendly when being assaulted because raising your voice might provoke…

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