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Divas by name, not by nature
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Divas by name, not by nature

Cheerleading can be stereotypically considered a cliquey sport. For some, it’s not even a sport (in spite of having dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and lifting people in the air). As part of Durham Divas, and someone who’s been involved in cheerleading since the beginning of university, I can confirm it is the most inclusive…
My student-athlete experience
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My student-athlete experience

Being a female student-athlete is special becausethere are oftentimeswe are overlooked and underestimated.Growing up, I was usually one of the only girls on the court and I enjoyed the moments of proving people wrong when they see that I too can play. Using this as motivation and beingable to…
Yizhuo Ma
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Yizhuo Ma

Hi! I am Yizhuo, a second-year Education- Sociology student. As an international student from China, I have spent two wonderful years at Durham. I am a member of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and a volunteer in the Durham Chinese School. I love doing handicraft, flowers, and all the beautiful things in…
The importance of sustainable fashion
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The importance of sustainable fashion

I love fashion, I really do. I think it’s an excellent way to express yourself. I have always liked art and in another life, I would love to have done interior or fashion design. Art GCSE was a lot of effort but strangely enough, I still miss it. However, I am the first to admit that in the past I have been too casual when it…
Soumya Singh
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Soumya Singh

Recent graduate and blogger for the University, I studied Computer Science at St Hild & St Bede, originally from India. Always seeking new experiences, yet passionate about technology, languages and badminton – I am now a Software Engineer in London and currently teaching the world new languages as a Duolingo course…
Professor David Olusoga on Windrush
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Professor David Olusoga on Windrush

The buzz in Redhills on the evening of December 9th made it clear how pleased the audience felt that David Olusoga’s lecture had been successfully rescheduled, after being postponed from its original date during Black History Month. However, as Olusoga rightly pointed out, perhaps its new date was even more poignant…
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