The Oxford Blue’s resident agony aunt, Aunty Annabel (Bella Stock), responds to a reader whose friend is caught in the thrall of online dating, to the point where her priorities interfere with the friendship. Illustration by Iris Bowdler
A student discusses their experiences of loneliness upon entering their first year of university in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
“People don’t break social distancing because they hate old people. They do it because they enjoy meeting others. It comes from carelessness, maybe even thoughtlessness, but not malevolence.”
Calum Isaacs criticises the notion that breaches of Covid rules demonstrate the heartlessness of humanity.
So, do you think we’ll be friends forever? Such a question may sound a little over-dramatic, but when a bunch of finalists start to reflect on the status of their friendships in their last year of university, this question feels like a valid one. Speaking from personal experience, my uni friends are now people I’ve Read More…
Claudia Saalmueller looks at how we can (socially distanced and legally) overcome the barriers imposed by Covid to maintain our friendships.
I learnt that scheduling weekly calls with a friend is useful for preserving one’s sanity, but similarly beneficial is the intermittent sharing of amusing cat memes.