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Companionship

  by Lauren Pirie-Scott from the second we open our eyes, we are searching, yearning for affection, we kick, punch, scream and cry, scramble for scraps of attention.  as soon as we can walk on our own, they tell us we’ll break many hearts, that’s when the concept of being alone is planted, roots ripping our insides apart.  He pushes you and pulls your hair, they say that’s how he shows love, she picks you back up fondly, and you forget about his shove. you begin to grow into your hips, eager to gather their lustful stares, but they discard you if you trip, she assures you she’ll always care. at this point you’re giving up, why does nobody want me? oh right now you’re just out of luck, she says, one day you’ll see. Now you’re old enough to know better, though you still crave that partnership, but what if you’ve already met her? the roots begin to loosen their grip. What if love isn’t difficult and painful, it’s a comfortable silence, it’s being adored when you look dull, Everything just

GOD SAVE OUR QUEEN: THE IMPACT OF THE QUEEN’S DEATH ON SOCIETY

 by Emily Fletcher As a result of Queen Elizabeth II's death on September 8th, 2022, protesters were arrested, hospital appointments were cancelled, food banks closed, and taxpayers’ money was spent on the funeral... So, what does the queen’s death mean for Britain? It is estimated that Queen Elizabeth II's funeral was the most watched event in history, garnering billions of views. Despite this, many people did not feel it was appropriate to grieve for a woman who personified class oppression and hereditary privilege. Shock. It was also judged as a reminder of the ruthless exploitation of countries by the British empire throughout history, which resulted in decades of suffering, death, and financial collapse. Many people agree that a call for reparations is in order. The reaction in the U.K. was immediate when the news broke. The queen's memory was memorialized through billboards, posters, and transportation services almost instantly. Yet, where was this sense of urgency in

Patagonia’s Founder Donates his Company to Fight Climate Change

  by Emily McIntyre Taking a huge step in fighting the climate crisis, founder of outdoor apparel company Patagonia, Yvon Chouniard, has donated his business to an environmental trust and non-profit organisation. This means that from now on, all of their profit made will go towards fighting climate change and wilderness protection, stating on their website that the ‘’Earth is now our only shareholder.’’ From starting out in 1973, Patagonia quickly grew into something i ncompréhensible  for Chouniard, who says he ‘’never wanted to be a business-man,’’ and told the New York Times that he was ‘’horrified to be seen as a billionaire.’’ ‘’I started as a craftsman, making climbing gear for my friends and myself, then got into apparel.’’ "As we began to witness the extent of global warming and ecological destruction, and our own contribution to it, Patagonia committed to using our company to change the way business was done. If we could do the right thing while making enough to pay the b

The Lovers

  by Lauren Pirie-Scott Is love blind or is it ignorant,  And is ignorance really bliss? A veil distorts the vision, The barrier between a kiss. Smothered and suffocated, by chiffon, silk and cloth, tiny holes left to breathe, regards to the moth. Cobwebs and spiders, Infest the house that they own, Together forever, Yet forever alone. 

What can we do about Britney?

 by Susan Moore On September 12th, Britney Spears posted a naked picture with her back facing the camera. Her backside is covered with a heart emoji, and the caption has since been deleted. To say that there is a variety of comments would be an understatement. They range from “QUEEEENNNNN” to “please stop. Stop the photoshopping, stop the nudes, stop the drama. Unplug and find healing”. There is no question that Britney is well acquainted with controversy, from the scandalized responses to her music, to the media’s reaction to her public meltdown and everything in between. However, this time it’s different. On November 12th of 2021, Britney Spears’ 2008 conservatorship with her father, James Spears, was terminated. Her fans were overjoyed, the conditions of the conservatorship had deprived Britney of free will and deprived her of body autonomy. Fans wanted to see her thrive after the conservatorship was terminated. While some believe she is doing just that, some are troubled by the err

The Queen’s Wardrobe: Looking Back to Look Ahead

by Olive McCoy Photo: Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after 70 years on the throne, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this passing June. Her clothing remained beyond reproach, with a recent article by Vogue stating that her clothing conveyed a message of "optimism, diplomacy, hope and stability". With an outpour of tributes from British designers such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, her Majesty’s    passing has unarguably shaken the fashion industry - impacting the current London Fashion Week through moments of remembrance during shows to all black dress codes.  How then, after seven decades under public scrutiny, did the Queen never look out of place, or her style appear dated? Photo: Getty Images The Queen's iconic style remained a staple of her public appearances; more so than other working royals, such as Kate whose style is only really touched upon when her stylist blunders. There was a certain formula to her flair; a boater-esque hat, brim

THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS: “IT ALL JUST FEELS LIKE IT’S DOWNHILL FROM HERE”

 by Emily Fletcher In 2022, the Office for National Statistics disclosed that domestic gas prices have increased by 96% and domestic electricity prices by 54%. As well, 89% of adults in Great Britain reported an increase in their cost of living. There is an inevitable feeling of anxiety and fear felt by everyone. In spite of the crisis affecting everyone, Gen-Z is particularly affected as they confront inflation for the first time. The RSA revealed that almost half (47%) of young people are unable or just about managing to make ends meet each month, or have an income that constantly varies significantly. Young people are also more vulnerable to this ‘financially precarious’ group as they get older, with 57% of 22-24-year-olds in an uncertain financial situation, compared to 38% of 16-18-year-olds and 48% of 19-21-year-olds.  Glassdoor research later revealed that 21% of 18 to 24-year-olds are worried about finding a job that supports the cost of living. Darling reached out to people wh