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Best (and Worst) of the Golden Globes

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Yipeee! Awards season is here! Forget Christmas, this is my favourite festive season, a time when the good, the bad and the downright ugly come together in one place on the bodies of some of the world’s most beautiful people. In the last week there were the Golden Globes and combine that with Milan Men’s Fashion week and this blogger is finding it hard to get my sad, post-xmas butt…

Lent Term Lag: New Year’s Resolutions

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I am going to be really honest, I am quite tired from the start of Lent Term and therefore doubting my abilities to write a coherent post that any of you would be able to decipher. So, instead, I am going to simply list my New Year’s Resolutions as a source of inspiration and comedic relief to help you through this transition from the vacation clock back to library time….

Thoughts on men, feminism and race

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This weekend, I had a girls’ night with some of my friends, and unsurprisingly perhaps, the conversation did turn to feminism. I find that my friends and I have broadly similar ideas, but we tend to disagree on the (not insignificant) nuances of these ideas. Primarily, a lot of my friends have rejected the label of ‘feminist’ because of the role of men within the movement. They disagree with the…

Best (Worst) Christmas Jumpers

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Having been invited to a classily named “Gin and Jumpers” party this week I set about searching where to get a Christmas jumper, seeing as in my part of the world it’s bikini weather at Xmas (oh and by searching I mean internet searching, will not be leaving the house in this weather unless absolutely necessary, e.g, have run out of moisturiser, or tea). There are so many lists of…

Formatives made me realise the real meaning of YOLO

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Formatives (and having four due this week for that matter) tend to bring out the best in me. Okay, that’s a lie. But they do bring out the “philosophical, let me take a moment to reflect on the meaning of life “ side of me. That may seem kind of weird, given that I ought to be focusing on how to derive the capital accumulation equation right now, not the…

Saucy Charades: When Christmas Games Go Wrong

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For my second blog post of epically proportioned FUN, I am going to talk about a perhaps more well known Christmas tradition than my elusive trip to Krispy Krèmes… that of Christmas games! Oh yes, Christmas games. The only time of the year when suggesting a casual game of charades is greeted with cries of “CHARADES?? I BLOODY LOVE CHARADES… FACKKKKIING CHARADES…. LETS DO THIS SH*T!” High fives all round….

Lauren’s Life Lesson’s List of Awesome People, Number 1: Christina Warner

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I spent this past week embarking on multiple manhunts for pumpkin pie, ensuring that I still celebrated Thanksgiving properly over here across the pond. Turkey is overrated, for the record, I’m only in it for the desserts. But I also spent this week with my little sister who is here visiting from Edinburgh. And, I have to say, I am just as thankful for her as I was for the…

Fashion lessons from ‘Snog, Marry and Avoid’

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How much good television is there in this country? It’s a marvel I’m actually getting any work done (well between TV and the pub). My new favourite show is Snog, Marry, Avoid which you can totally watch in about 15 minutes because I just like to see how they look before and then after. If you have never seen this contribution to British culture it’s a make-under show where they…

Lethal Bizzle: Almost as Bad as S-Club 2

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In hindsight, an act with the words ‘Lethal’ and ‘Bizzle’ in the title should have been an obvious pre-emptive warning of things to come. However, like many charmingly optimistic Students, on Friday night I ventured out to Saucy, eagerly anticipating LSE’s answer to Wiley. In all honesty, there are things about Friday that I don’t really remember, Lethal Bizzle being one of them. Sleeping through the Rosebery fire alarm another….

Festive Food: Do-nut think it’s all about the Turkey!!!

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When you think about Christmas, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, its very simple… Christmas is all about FOOD. There is nothing I love more in this world than the festive season, when all you do is eat until you think you are going to implode (explode from the inside) and drink copious amounts of bad alcohol (sherry anyone?). For most, Christmas involves being ridiculously…