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This year, supporting the arts has been more difficult than usual; being unable to attend concerts, theatre productions, visiting museums, workshops, galleries and many more. Despite this, there are ways to remotely attend these venues with everything being shifted online.  Some examples of this are;  The website “Bandsintown” is currently live-streaming concerts online, including the music of popular and indie artists. This is a good way to remotely attend a concert and support artists whose concerts have been cancelled due to Covid. Some examples of these are, Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Hayley Williams and many more.  Some music artists are…

“Christ says sex is bad. Definitely if it involves two cocks. Donate money for my sixth airplane.” Exclaims the opening line of the Sextronaut, episode five; a comic series about sex that hit 5000 views on Webtoons, a popular comics platform, in just one month. “I had spent years looking for what my artistic voice should be like, and two months ago I realized I need to write about sex because the society we live in is sex-negative,” said Timothy Schelhaas, 23, author of the comic series called the Sextronaut and a student of Creative and Professional Writing at Bangor…

Whether you’re looking for love, wanting to chat to new people, or just sick and tired of being single during this lockdown period, then online dating could be the thing for you! As an online dating alumni myself, I have compiled these top tips for online dating whilst we’re still on lockdown … The best apps for meeting other students or young people are usually the free ones – Apps that require monthly subscriptions are a lot more hard-work, and often for people interested in much more serious relationships and marriage. If you want to meet other students or people…

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.…

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…

How to Maintain Your Relationship During Self-Isolation … If you’re a University student and self-isolating with your partner, then this period may be the longest time you’ve ever spent together, just the two of you. It will be a test for any relationship, and mixed with general anxiety, dissertation stress and university assignments, could be a challenging time for new or long-term couples. Here are some tips on how to maintain your relationship and love life during self-isolation … Routine – Remind each other to keep a healthy routine throughout the isolation period. Wake up and go to bed at…

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…

LGBT+ History Month focuses on educating about and remembering the community’s history as well as addressing the prejudice against us. In the US it began in 1994, but here in the UK it was started in 2005 by teachers Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick. February was chosen because it coincides with the abolition of Section 28. This landmark legislation along with the beginnings of same-sex marriage legalization in 2006, declassification of same-sex attraction as a mental illness in 1992, and the first pride march in 1972 are just some of the major landmarks in the fight for our rights that…

“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…

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…

Over the festive period, you are likely to find yourself on several nights out. With more alcohol consumed at this time of year, as well as added factors like the cold weather and snow, nights out can have more risks to our safety. Carys and I have written these tips for all your festive nights out so you can keep yourself and others safe.  Wear a coat out and put it in the cloakroom – The cost of using the cloakroom is as cheap as a drink and will stop you freezing on your way home. Go out with…

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…

Following on from Seren’s sexual harassment survey released earlier this year, we thought we’d take another opportunity to raise awareness of an important issue that affects students, Domestic Abuse.  Women’s Aid, the national charity supporting women and children affected by Domestic Abuse  defines it as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading or violent behaviour which often includes sexual violence. Domestic Abuse is mostly perpetrated by a partner or ex-partner and in the vast majority of cases it’s experienced by women but anyone of any age, race or gender can be affected. Domestic abuse can be present in all types of…

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…

Fresher’s Week is one of the most important events that commence your experiences at University. In a way, it represents the first impression you take away from University and usually this involves meeting new people, attending new events and involving yourself in new activities. My fresher’s week started off pretty stressful to be honest! I had just moved from Dubai and being an International Student came with a lot of doubts. I was constantly worried about whether I would fit in and be liked by my flatmates and if I would find any activities or societies that suited my interests.…

It seems almost impossible to have found somebody who hasn’t heard the term or of the concepts of ‘clean eating’ in this day and age, with numerous bloggers and supposed ‘health’ speakers encouraging the labelling of particular foods as either ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’. An unrealistic suggestion that only encourages restrictive eating behaviours amongst those who fall into the clasp of the trend. But what does this have to do with Orthorexia? First described in 1997 by Dr. Steven Bratman, Orthorexia is deemed a ‘fixation of righteous eating’, though it currently has not received a formal medical diagnosis, it has become…

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