Author: Caroline Cartmill

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Treasurer | 20-21 Lifestyle Editor | 20-21 Social Editor | 19-20

There is no question that Covid-19 has turned the whole world upside down, but in a time of crisis, there has been one light that has shined throughout the pandemic, and that is our country’s revitalized concept of community. The response to Covid-19 has proven how great the contributions of communities have on public health, and something the pandemic has also shown me, is that helping others can also benefit myself greatly. By doing small deeds like shopping for others and checking in on my loved ones, I have experienced a greater sense of purpose and belonging – and I…

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Featured Image Credit: Freda Did you know the average woman goes through approximately 15,000 period products in her lifetime, and it will cost her around £18,000 in total! Your Period, Time of Month, Mother Nature, Aunt Flo, Lady Time, Bloody Mary, Crimson Tide, or whatever it is you call it, is something that many of us girls dread. They can be uncomfortable, expensive, and unpredictable, which is why we never want to be caught short without having a good supply of period products readily available to us. We all have different preferences to the brands and styles we like, but…

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Breast Cancer Awareness month takes place every October, with organisations around the world campaigning and highlighting the importance of global breast cancer research and awareness. In the UK, around 55,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common cancer in the UK. Almost nine in 10 (87%) women survive breast cancer for five years or more, with one of the main reasons for this being early detection and faster diagnosis of the disease. (Stats from Breast Cancer Now) Here are a few ideas of things you can do to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness…

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According to the Vegan Society, the number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2019. The rise of veganism is showing no sign of slowing down either, as there are more vegans now than ever, and it’s estimated vegans and vegetarians will make up a quarter of the British population in 2025! This year, I have set myself the goal of making the majority of my meals plant-based, and also only using vegan beauty products on my hair, body and skin. My main reason for making this change is to help me live my happiest, healthiest and most…

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Since it became compulsory to wear face masks in shops in the UK, I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve had to run back into the house to get the face mask I forgot! Originally I was never keen on wearing a mask – I found it frustrating how they would smudge my makeup underneath! But of course I would wear them anyway so that I could safely get my nails done, go shopping, and get taxi’s without feeling like I was putting anybody at risk. But whilst on holiday in Madrid recently, I gained a complete new…

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After what feels like forever of not being able to make plans, go out, and enjoy ourselves without thoughts of social-distancing and Covid-19, finally things are creeping back to normal again. We’ve had months of staying in and not making plans, meaning now is the perfect opportunity to get organised and make the most of the rest of 2020! Technology is brilliant for so many things, but I still love having a written diary to keep all my plans in order, and I’ll take it with me almost everywhere I go! (I like tiny ones that fit in my handbag).…

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If you’re planning to start uni in September, and you’re not sure what to bring, keep reading. Moving away from home for the first time is a big step, and if you’re going into your first year in September, the chances are you’re going to be living in university halls. Although halls are an ideal place to meet new people, make friends, and live in close proximity to the university buildings and facilities, they are usually very plainly decorated and basic inside. In between your hectic schedule of going to lectures, the library, social events and societies, your bedroom…

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By now we’ve all established a Covid-19 routine. But as we all know, humans are social creatures, and a lot of us might be feeling really sick of the constant nights in, netflixing without the chill, and not being able to see all our friends or family. Here are some ideas to help you stay social during lockdown … Wine and dine over FaceTime! You might be living alone right now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a meal with family or friends. Use apps like Zoom, FaceTime and Skype to talk and connect over good food and drink.…

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Due to Covid-19, the nation is social-distancing. If you’re feeling worried, anxious or overwhelmed, then please know that you are not alone in feeling this way. Although social-distancing is something that is essential for us to do to protect one another, time away from social interaction can have a negative impact on our mental health. To try and help, I have come up with this list of 101 things to keep your body and your mind occupied as we find ourselves having to self-isolate… Call and FaceTime your loved ones – your parents, friends and grandparents will all want to…

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In November 2019, Bangor was struck by a social media sensation, ‘Fishman’; a mysterious figure who reportedly went around Bangor posting frozen fish through students’ letter boxes. But was Fishman a genuine prankster? Or was the whole thing made up to test how far fake news could spread in Bangor? Well, I can now reveal all the answers because for the first time ever, I managed to secure a real life interview with the famous Fishman, live from the Academi ball pit … So here he is: a 3rd year history student, Rugby league player, Seren film editor, and Fishman himself…

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“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” March 8th 2020 is International Women’s Day (IWD), and the theme for this year’s IWD is #EachForEqual. IWD is all about raising awareness, campaigning for gender equality, and celebrating the achievements of women across the globe. IWD day has been celebrated across the world for over a century, so if you’re keen to get involved, then here are some ideas on how you can celebrate it … -Join Bangor University’s Athena Swan #EachforEqual event focusing on gender equality at Universities, at Pontio on Friday…

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Christmas is typically a time of year that we spend with family and friends, relaxing, unwinding and eating lots of food. And for most of us, it will be spent at home with our families. However, for some students, it isn’t possible to travel home for Christmas, and if you’re one of these students – try not to panic! I spoke to Rosnah Shik, 3rd year English Literature and Creative Writing student from Malaysia about her experiences in Bangor last Christmas.  What made you decide to stay in Bangor for Christmas last year? I stayed mainly due to financial reasons…

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