Did not anticipate its arrival But it arrived Did not knock on our doors Rather it welcomed itself in Emptied out grocery shelves Crushed our coffee dates Many of us read Some sang beautiful notes Others danced to those beats And we paused as our beloved land began to heal Lockdown in all homes Fines imposed Airports and schools closed As mass burials … Continue reading Coronavirus by Kaif Ul Wara
As the semester comes to its end, my time at Wise ASSC as an intern, and my enrolment as a La Trobe student, does too. Amongst the workload of final assessments, the madness of global events, and writing up a dissertation proposal for my home university, I’ve barely had a chance to realise that my exchange experience is pretty much done. It’s definitely not how … Continue reading Onto the Next: Goodbye, “Cheerio”!
As a lot of people have taken up reading during the lockdown, I’ve started to see requests for book recommendations. As an English Literature student, it’s hard to resist the temptation to jump in with a list of hundreds of books. So, to add to my choices, I called upon my fellow literature students and book lovers here in the UK to send me their … Continue reading Life-Changing Books: Recommendations from Literature Lovers
Social media and the news has been particularly intense over the last few months. Of course, daily national or international news can be overwhelming in general, but since the pandemic and the recent Civil Rights movement, media has been quite consuming. At the beginning of a series of global lockdowns, a British news channel advised viewers to be wary of how much time you spend … Continue reading Moderating Your Media Intake