• Lifestyle,  University

    Best of Both Worlds – and Education Systems.

    I consider myself lucky – I get to spend 4 years pursuing my undergraduate studies in the United States of America, and now I’m here in the United Kingdom, pursuing my 1-year postgraduate studies. Coming from a small Southeast Asian country named Malaysia, being able to pursue my studies in two different countries has been an opportunity of a lifetime. It has helped shape my perspectives and showed me a whole new side of the world. Today, I want to share just some of my experiences in these two different education systems. 1) Slight differences in the naming conventions. I find it both interesting and confusing at how we name…

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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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    It’s the dawn of another great Freshers’ and you may be thinking of joining a society or two this year. You may even have already joined one! If you’re here on this page though, you’ve already made a pretty good choice so far, but you may be a little bit confused. What on earth is T’HUD, and what is it about? What do they do there? Why does it burn when I pee? We can answer two of those questions (and a few others) below – we hope we’ll clear things up a little by the end! The other question, you should probably get checked out.   What is T’HUD?…

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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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    Drunkorexia- the unhealthy student fad that involves eating less and drinking more

    Jacket potato or gin? Spaghetti bolognaise or a bottle of wine? Instead of having both, statistics show that as many in one in five students will shun a nutritious meal and select the alcohol instead – ‘saving’ the calories from the food to ‘spend’ on alcohol later. Those who find themselves in this situation may be suffering from a condition that is currently penned as ‘drunkorexia’. Drunkorexic behaviour is characterised mainly by a dramatic reduction in eating the day before a big night out – so that one can party and get drunk at night without fear of gaining weight from the extra calories of the alcohol. In other words,…

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    Dusky at Canal Mills

    Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman tore into Leeds on Friday night playing a 4 hour set at Canal Mills which bought the house down. The London duo, better known as Dusky bought their ‘The Next Step’ tour back to UK shores after playing a host of venues across the US, Australia and New Zealand in the last month. Since launching their own record label ’17 steps’ back in July, Dusky have continued to grow in popularity in the house world, taking their music to festivals across the globe in the months that have followed and always succeeding in being a true crowd pleasing act and that was exactly what they…

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    A Hairy Situation…

    I was eleven years old and at a family party when my sister pointed at the Hello Kitty plaster on my knee and whispered to my mum, “Did you know she did that shaving her legs?” Unfortunately, her whisper wasn’t quite quiet enough, which made the blood rush to my cheeks, turning them red with embarrassment. I locked myself in my bedroom and began to cry. I was eleven, still in primary school and still playing with My Little Pony, and yet at that young age I was so conscious of my body hair that I was ashamed of it, and that definitely isn’t right. However, when I thought about…

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    The Top Ten Horrors Of University Life

    University is not a walk in the park, but rather a drunken stumble down a dark alleyway with your heels in one hand and a McDonalds cheeseburger in the other (a double, naturally). However, closely lurking in the shadows behind you are things that only a young, innocent (ahem) student will experience. Here are our top ten university horrors that will creep up on you during your time with us. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 1. Shared bathrooms Ah yes, the age-old blocked plugholes, dirt stains and a lovely spread of body hair scattered throughout. Plugholes will rapidly become as clogged up as the minds of those who refuse…

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    Fanny Fears

    Vaginas, by any preferred term, frighten people when brought up in conversation. Their mention is usually faced with a few giggles, plenty of blushing and a lot of hard-core cringing. The issue? Society is scared of them. They only seemed to be discussed when they’re emitting a strange smell on Embarrassing Bodies, or when a TV detective needs to swab ‘down there’ on crime dramas. Due to this, not many women actually refer to their vaginas as vaginas – instead choosing from a range of euphemisms, which can be hilarious, crude or cutesy depending on preference. Aside from the fear of the word, there remains a general rule that men…