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    Beauty on a Budget!

    As poor, hard-up and destitute students, it can sometimes be tricky to keep up with our beauty routines. We simply don’t have the spare coins to splurge on make-up and skincare! But never fear, my dears, because I’ve done some digging to find you my favourite affordable make-up and skincare products. HURRAY.   The Ordinary Coverage Foundation £5.90 This foundation has been endlessly praised by bloggers all over the internet. Boasting a semi-matte finish with unique formulation, this foundation blends like a dream. The only downside? The foundation claims to be full-coverage, but I’d definitely say it’s more medium-buildable. Nevertheless, for £5.90 per 30ml, how could we possibly complain? Oh,…

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    Huddersfield Does Vintage

    Seemingly people everywhere are wearing vintage clothing, so we were shocked to hear that local vintage shop Revival is shortly due to close its doors for good. Revival was one of the few vintage outlets in Huddersfield; are we over the vintage trend already? Hopefully this isn’t the case. Vintage clothing provides individuality, is usually better quality and, let’s be honest, is probably one of the more stylish ways to recycle. The feeling of buying a one-off piece from a vintage shop more than double the quality of anything else you could find on the high street is truly fantastic – one that too little people experience. “But if shopping…

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    Good Vibes Only

    I was told time and time again to try meditation to help cope with my anxiety, but as an eternal pessimist with a mind that never stops, I struggled to see how keeping my mind ‘quiet’ would help.  I worried that the quieter my mind was, the more room there would be for my mind to be filled with worries and fears about looming deadlines and the fact that I had no idea about what I was going to do after graduation.  However, I was wrong.  Meditation does work and if you’re struggling with anxiety, you really should try it. Meditation has its origins in Buddhist religion, used by those…

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    Pour up drank, head shot drank…

    ‘Down it, down it, down it!’ The members of flat 5 chant as Sarah realises she has turned over the last king in the deck of cards spread across the table during a game of Ring of Fire. There is a drum roll followed by a cheer as she glugs down the dirty pint; a muddy cocktail made up of Fosters, vodka and rose, topped up with a Bacardi Breezer. It is 8pm on a Wednesday evening and flat 5 are gathered around the kitchen table for their usual pre-drinking ritual before heading into town. The music is blaring and the drinks are flowing; the group of six have already…

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    Such a Slut!

    Mean Girls is arguably one of the most quotable films of the noughties, there isn’t many people “in the English speaking world” who won’t recognise phrases such as, “she doesn’t even go here”, “stop trying to make fetch happen” and “four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco!” However, I feel as if the comic genius of Tiny Fey has over-ridden one of the most important quotes of the film, said by her own character and highlighting a huge issue in today’s society, “girls you have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores, it just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” Why…

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    Moving to University – Making Halls Homely

    For most of you, moving into student halls will probably mark your first new bedroom away from the family home. For me, a token timid southerner dropped in this foreign land where people say ‘Baff’ instead of Bath, Breadcake instead of Bread Roll and seem to have ‘dinner’ at lunchtime, it was a little intimidating starting completely afresh, so it was vital that I had a bedroom where I felt comfortable. With a bit of creativity, your new student room can be a reflection of your new independent personality, without breaking the bank. Attack the walls  Let’s be more imaginative than a scantily clad Cheryl Cole/Channing Tatum or the ever…

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    The Huddersfield Gay Scene – Where is it?

    The hub of the gay student life is coming from the continuous work from the LGBT society. President of the LGBT society, Emma Kearl, has done a lot with the group and her opinion on the gay scene in Huddersfield is one of disappointment. Recently the biggest gay bar in Huddersfield, Chads (pictured), closed down for good.  This leaves only The New Union that caters for gay club nights. Now more than ever the gay population of Huddersfield and its students need to start working to improve their ‘scene’. Emma feels that the LGBT society is there to support this and it’s really easy for people to join in. “We…

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    Don’t have sex…because you will get chlamydia…and die

    Although the title was written with comedic value in mind, there is a cause for concern when it comes to sexual health at University. You’re away from mum and dad possibly for the first time, and you’re ready to lose your dignity to the first person who asks for it. But a recent study by Shagatuni.com suggests we’re being a bunch of mucky people and should be wrapping our willies. The study found that 23% of students admitted to catching an STI during their first year at Uni, and of all those questioned, 54% could not even remember who had given them their STI! 73% of students asked admitted to…

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    5 Ways to stay fit at University

    Staying fit at university is a challenge. With a plethora of activities going on all at the same time such as napping, drinking, studying, socialising and more drinking it’s sometimes hard to fit in very important things such as sleep and exercise. However finding time to stay fit doesn’t have to be a huge chore on the contrary it can be the highlight of your week, that one activity you look forward to more than anything after a bad day or possible the one thing you turn too when your life gets stressful. So without further ado let’s get onto the 5 ways to stay fit at University! 1.    I…

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    Homesick? You’re not the only one.

      Moving away from home is something that many students will experience when they start University. For some the change will be an easy transition, allowing them to thrive on the freedom and independence that living alone offers. For others, it can feel like a struggle. If you’re in the latter group then don’t worry you’re not alone, NUS research shows that 50 – 70% of students will feel homesick in the first few weeks, it’s completely natural! Living away from home is a completely new experience and there are lots of things you’re going to have to learn but just remember everyone else is in the same boat. It…