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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Anonymous

A recovery toolkit to anorexia

"Recovery is confusing - it is not black and white and there is no one who can do it for you. This is where specialist eating disorder services can guide and support you. Recovery is abstract - it is not the same for anyone but that is the beauty of it. ‘Abstract’ is not synonymous with ‘bad’; ‘hope’ is abstract, ‘peace’ is abstract, so too is ‘contentment’."

A question of consent: sexual assault in Oxford

CW: Sexual Assault, violence, rape. "If I didn’t tell this man to stop, how could he have known how uncomfortable he was making me?" Anonymous reflects on their experience of surprise and unconsented choking, and the line between kink and assault.

ADHD among the dreaming spires

CW: Contains descriptions of addiction.  "It’s like jenga. I build a tower, I gradually remove blocks, and then BAM! I collapse." IK reflects on their experiences as an Oxford student with ADHD.

‘Consent Matters’ Review: University offers Stick Figure Sex Education

"University administration and the misguided writers of Consent Matters are disconnected from the reality of sexual assault and harassment in Oxford. A course which divorces consent education from face-to-face discussion is ineffective."

Beyond the Bullingdon: A closer look into Oxford’s Secret Societies

Cherwell dives deep into Oxford's clandestine world: Tutors, Tories, bankrolling alumni, and dinosaurs are only the beginning of the world behind doors.

A Guide to Black Tie (sort of)

Let us remember the slip-ups, the expense, the rules, and all that we love about wearing black tie

Telethon calling leaves students and alumni cold

Colleges need to re-think telethon fundraising

Let’s Talk About: Medicine Resits

Learning that you have to resit your medicine exams is difficult, and it is only made worse by an unfair system

Letter to: My Freshers’ Week Fling

“It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?” to quote Brandon Flowers. And by “like this” I mean us...

How to: Survive Trinity

It's not just about revision – it's about relaxing, recuperating and resting too

Letter to: My Ex

"Why would I want to forget?" You'll be in my memories forever.

Letter to: My Crush

At some point or another, each of us has had our very own "lecture bae"

Night Out: the Oxford experience

The trials and tribulations of a typical Oxford night out

Queer spaces should solely be for those who identify as LGBTQ+

Straight people are an overwhelmingly problematic presence in queer spaces