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Spending Christmas in Durham as an international student

I’ve always thought Christmas is a magical time of year. There are sparkly lights and decorations everywhere, the smell of cinnamon, ginger, chocolate and pine needles everywhere, and the opportunity to feast on litres of hot chocolate and so many different Christmassy foods and desserts. Honestly, it’s probably my favourite time of…
Working for PalTV
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Working for PalTV

After an unfulfilling first year under the pandemic, I was compelled to get involved with as many things as possible in my second – perhaps to make up for the lost time. Having been keeping up with the student newspaper Palatinate and occasionally penning articles for them, I noticed that they had branched out to another…
The realities of my student diet
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The realities of my student diet

Students (read: financially challenged young people) are infamous for not prioritising their health when they move away from home for the first time. When taking into account reading lists, and parties, and societies, and parties, and sports, and parties, and sleeping; there’s rarely enough time in the day to concoct and truly…