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How to Avoid Making Impulse Purchases

Consider the wallet, Guardian of Cash. Consider the ease with which it fails in its duty as keeper of finances. The owner need only perform a quick pluck, a muscle memory motion, and there it is, torn from its denim hideaway, exposed to a cashier with eyes that track the owner’s hand as it performs …

The Mind of a Sickly Student

Last week, I took sick. Sudden, frightful, intense… the disease had ambitions to vanquish my innards and there were moments within those delirious 24 hours where I was convinced it would succeed. We’ve my masterful immune system to thank for the brevity of the illness, although its battle with the miniature intruders was invisible to …

A Success Story: Accumulating Wealth as a Student

It is a total tragedy that the typical student lacks any ambition to generate big bucks during their time at university. I follow the mantra: “Begin to make millions imminently” and now am a tycoon within the blacksmithing industry. Sure, the slogan was of great assistance, but how did I do it? How did I, …

Ultimate Revision Sounds

Monks’ Song Great singers ‘em monks is. I’m sure you are familiar with the works of these robed figures – they’ve been in the game for years – but for those who have led monk-deprived lives: these chaps are in possession of Adam’s Apples that produce a dreamy soothing sound in their collective resonation. The …

The Legend of Winter

Sure, humility’s a pretty thing but ugly it becomes when in the way of the truth. Frank honesty thus guides these five-fingered wonders across my keyboard, bidding them to spell out the truest of truths: I am a huge deal on campus and throughout Nottinghamshire I am considered a legend. Thanks to the inclusion of …

Be Wise, Be Warm – An Ingenious Guide to Winter Living

We have become insipid and spiritless in our approach to surviving Winter. This nation appears to be content with the dreary same old, same old survival formula of a scarf, a beanie, mittens, and a thick coat. The drive to dream up creative methods of maximising comfort has been snowed under by complacency. Want more. …

Comedy in Nottingham

Ain’t no sweeter sound than the giggle. The chuckle comes in at a close second, a titter perhaps takes bronze, the cackle, we can agree, is the least welcome of all the noises that mirth manifests. A cackle does not cry “I am having fun” but instead warns those unfortunate enough to be within earshot: …

A Fool’s Experience of Self Catering

‘Dangerous’ would be the chief adjective I’d use in describing my harrowing entry into the realm of self catering. My body has rejected two separate meals that I have concocted in the space of a fortnight – a statistic that even I, in all my culinary incompetence, could never have foreseen. Upon my mother’s insistence, …