Author: Abi Rose Robinson

Comment Editor 19 | 20 Treasurer | 19-20 Social Editor | 18-19

With the long and gruelling month of January finally in the past and the less chilly month of March fast approaching, it is the perfect time to blow away those winter cobwebs and explore those unseen sights of the city. Although Bangor may not initially seem like the most beautiful destination in the world, it does hold some dazzling hidden gems which are perfect to seek out on those down days for a little pick-me-up adventure. All of the locations mentioned are in walking distance of Bangor and so you do not need to worry about needing a car to…

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Staying focused can be difficult. Even more difficult when you know you need to stay focused but there are so many distractions pulling your attention in different directions. So, in this article, I’ll be giving you some tips on how to keep your head in the game.  Remove the Distractions My first tip sounds a little obvious, but it isn’t a plan we often stick to. Hide your phone. Hide your Xbox. Hide yourself (away from your friends) if you have to! Just you and your work at your desk with the intention to get things done! Give yourself…

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Forty years ago, at the age of twenty-one, a high percentage of the British population could afford to buy a house and then tie the knot with their childhood sweetheart soon after. I have recently hit the age of twenty-two and whilst I am happy that I don’t have a ring on my finger and a mortgage around my neck just yet, I do ask myself, have the traditional markers of adulthood skipped our generation? Markers such as, following your departure from University, you imminently begin the career you’ve always wanted and can quickly save for a place of your…

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After asking some of my nearest and dearest this question, I received many horrified faces and shocked responses such as: “Of course not!” and “Why would anybody ever want to do that?” To begin with, I had the same response. Father Christmas was a magical part of my childhood and I was heartbroken when I found out the old man with the magnificent white beard didn’t shoot down my chimney on Christmas Eve. So, why boycott a treasured figure whose mission is to only bring joy and happiness to children? I am grateful for the childhood I had. Every…

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With the success of last month’s Seren’s Singles blind date, I decided to reach out on all social media platforms and ask the students of Bangor to get involved! The response I had was fantastic. I was definitely not expecting the number of people to contact me that did. So, thank you to those of you who did get in touch whether it was via Facebook or email. I am making it my mission to have you play your part in the next issue’s blind date, so watch this space! Moving onto this month’s blind date, I introduce to you…

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If you haven’t heard of ASMR (which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) where have you been? People from all over the world are jumping on board this relatively new phenomenon that is intended to help people relax and go to sleep. So, for those of you who don’t know what ASMR is, it’s a tingling sensation experienced around the head and the back of the neck in response to certain triggers such as whispering, tapping and slow hand movements. Over the past few years, this new concept has taken hold of streaming sites such as Youtube, where people from…

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With the ceaseless month of January finally coming to an end, we open our arms (and our hearts) to the shorter month of February. It is the month we celebrate the day you either love or loathe – Valentine’s Day! This year, I decided to embrace my single status, look to the silver linings (discounted chocolate and a full bottle of vino to myself) and help others with their pursuit of love instead. With the help of a friend (shout out to Dylan), I decided to arrange a blind date between two students from Bangor University. The only details I…

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Whilst scrolling through and dodging the fake Cube ticket sellers on the popular Facebook page ‘Overheard at Bangor’, your attention may have been brought to some more happy, wholesome news. Those of you who have lived on College Road in the past will be no stranger to the famous Ginger Tomcat. With more names than Daenery’s Targaryen, this little fella would stroll into the homes of those happy enough to open their door to him, eat whatever food was offered and maybe give a friendly purr as thanks! He’s not been seen for a while and a few worried people…

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