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
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
Our guest blogger, Kaif Ul Wara, studying Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws, shares her experience of Ramadan during COVID-19. Since I was a little girl, I have known to observe Ramadan with friends and extended family. My favourite memories are of hosting and attending Iftar dinners with family and going to mosques. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! Everything I ever knew or did to observe … Continue reading Ramadan in Isolation!
I don’t know about you guys, but lockdown is starting to become slightly tedious. But, I’ve somehow managed to get things done and keep the motivation to do so. If you’re struggling to find a way to be productive, I’m here to share how I’m keeping busy when all the days are blurring into one. A few posts ago I wrote a post with how … Continue reading “Where’s My Motivation?” It’s there, it just needs a guiding light
Happy Belated Easter! It’s not quite what I’m used to this time of year. Usually, my family and I pay a visit to National Trust locations in the UK, and this year my friends and I had planned on travelling to somewhere in Australia…well, you can probably guess how those plans have gone this time. Instead, much like the rest of the world, I stayed … Continue reading Easter and…Isolation?
Claire Kearns is a Masters of International Relations student and avid gardener, who has systematically binged her way through Star Trek from Kirk to Picard, to Janeway to Sisko, and now up to Archer, throughout her university studies. Her post talks about the student experience from an Equity standpoint. Hey, so, it’s been a bit scary this COVID-19 crisis, yeah? The ‘Rona is everywhere and … Continue reading Imagine: Unending Isolation, a Normality for some at University
Students across the globe are all too aware of the current situation, and many of us are completing studies online. But how are we finding it? I can’t speak for the entirety of the student population, but I can certainly share how I feel about the situation, and share some advice on how I’m managing with the workload whilst balancing it out with other activities. … Continue reading Far Apart, but Still Connected