Should You Be Doing A Vocational Degree?

In Britain’s current economic climate, jobs have never been harder to attain. As a third year Middle Eastern Studies student this news puts me on edge, because at the end of the day, some may say my degree is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. According to totaljobs.com, “44% of graduates say they regret…

NekNominate: Dangerous or Just a Good Laugh?

The first time a “NekNomination” appeared on my Facebook news feed, I thought someone had been nominated for an award for doing something heartwarming for society. This feeling was quickly punctured after I pressed play and realised that downing a pint of beer and vodka – often infused with a gruesome ingredient, such as dog…

Can Your Mum Surf?

No, I don’t mean surf and turf or whatever that cooking dish is. I highly believe that your mother (or father for that matter) is a good cook. No, i’m talking about the World Wide Web. You’re probably thinking that this seems a little outdated, seeing as we’ve had the internet now for as long…

My ‘Jew’niversity Experience

Being Jewish is such a diverse term. One could be religious, cultural or even an atheist- it’s that broad. This may be why it is so hard to explain what it means to be Jewish, especially to some students who have never met another Jewish person in their lives. I want to explain that being…

Curly hair: Is there a kink in our media?

Most advertisements seem to truly believe that hair straighteners are the fairy God mother to their buyer-Cinderella. As soon as an authentic curl appears behind her straightened curtain, poor Cinderella is once again tied to the shackles of slave labor because no one will ever hire or tie the ‘knot’ with someone who has natural…

Is Peace N‘egg’lected in the Middle East?

With all the current events in the Middle East, I feel it is more than necessary to entrench peace in society. The more people who desire to put down their guns and pick up olive branches, the better. Ideas regarding peace can be found in some institutions, such as the University of Manchester’s Israel Palestine…