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Love Is Blind: A Social Experiment Gone Wrong

The opening two episodes of hit dating show Love Is Blind draw all too familiar parallels with what we are coming to recognize as our new societal discourse. The set up: ten men and ten women must date each other over a series of days, the caveat being that they cannot touch or see each other Read More…

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Boredom Busters: What To Do In An Isolationist Time

The thought of months on end at home for an Oxford student is nothing if not daunting. Term time is manic to say the least! We are all overwhelmed with things to do: JCR meetings, Bridge Thursdays, late night tea breaks and cuppers sports matches to name but a few are all in full gear. Read More…

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The Oxford Marriage Pact: the matchmaking quiz that steers clear of love

It’s Valentine’s Day. With that declaration comes a slew of reactions. For the lucky ones in relationships, a day dedicated to romance promises nothing but delight. For others, the opportunity to commiserate with friends over a day serving the capitalist machine thinly veiled under a layer of sentimentality — because love is dead, to hell Read More…

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The Lighthouse Review: Barnacled Bathos

Following the success of Robert Eggers’ film The Witch, a genuinely unsettling debut that injected traditional folk horror with nuanced political undertones and plenty of sinister goats, the UK has eagerly awaited the release of his psycho-sexual horror film, The Lighthouse. Set against the murky backdrop of 19th century New England, his latest film charts the lives of two lighthouse Read More…

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Taking the High Road – Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2020 So Far

By Chloé Agar So, we’ve survived the New Year, almost got through Veganuary, and have even started Hilary Term. What more excitement could there be? Well, music releases, of course (work with me here). While it is still only January, and I might be setting the bar very high, there are already some fantastic pop Read More…