REVIEW: Scream (2022)

The ‘legacy sequel’ – the new studio toy that hinges on cashing in on the old. Last year we had a sequel to the reboot of Halloween, the second attempt at rebooting Ghostbusters in five years, and even a return to The Matrix. The key is introducing a set of new characters that are intrinsically linked and probably very similar to the originals in some way, with those original characters key to the plot themselves – a plot that will create a façade of freshness without ever straying too far from the comforting formula. It’s an unoriginal and cynical trend, but it’s a trend that will reliably produce superficial but inarguable enjoyment: look at the plot of Spider-Man: No Way Home – Marvel knew exactly what they were doing and look at how successful they’ve been.

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Should the NHS re-think cervical cancer screening?

Public Health Wales (PHW) announced that they will be increasing the gap between smear tests for cervical cancer from three to five years; the increase was introduced in Scotland in 2020. The change was met with outrage in Wales and there is fear of the change being introduced in England. 

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Can we feel safe again? A student’s response to modern-day spiking

In recent months, there has been a vast rise in reports of women and men being spiked at clubs and venues across the country via hypodermic needles. What felt like freedom to attend clubs again after relaxed COVID restrictions has turned cold and frightening. The daunting reality that we are not safe has hit home once again. 

Trigger and content warnings: This article discusses drugging, needles, spiking and victim blaming in detail. There are minor mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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DHM Spotlight: “I have a fear of being ‘too much’”

Sophie is a first-year student at the university, who bravely opens up about her experience with her mental health.

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DHM Spotlight: “All of my conditions are interlinked with one another”

Iona, a postgraduate student in her fourth year at Leicester, opens up about her experiences with multiple conditions, including learning difficulties and mental health issues.

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DHM Spotlight: “Hidden conditions aren’t really hidden, they just present differently”

LSM President and SU Accessibility Officer, Ella, shares her experience with ulcerative colitis (UC) and its impact on mental health.

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Travelling on a budget? Research is key! 

Whilst researching potential travel locations can be tedious at times, it is worth every minute. This article outlines some top tips for travelling on a student budget.

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