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The tone of our tongues

You may have heard that it’s human to err but it’s also human to point out these errors. Our eyes are trained to spot mistakes – perhaps a product of an education system that prioritises perfection ov…

Those Defining Four Years

The time has come for me to hang my undergraduate boots (as for other Year 4 students of course). As I write this, I can literally count in hours the time I have left until I spend two and a half mont…

Kayak for one?

I covered an article the last time on how travelling liberates you and gives you a different perspective towards life each time you visit a new destination. I was under a false assumption that the cor…

(Un)finding myself

My mother possesses the most beautiful black curls I have seen. The closest I have seen it replicated anywhere then was in the Greek mythology book I own – I saw it vaguely in the grainy pictures of M…

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