We’re all human beings, and we’re all born equal, so isn’t it time we started acting like it?

It’s a familiar image: a DJ amidst an array of electronic equipment delivering pulsating beats to an adoring crowd; but how many members of this crowd are ensnared in the chemical euphoria of MDMA? Students taking drugs and dancing to music is not a new phenomenon, however the consumption of popular party drugs such as MDMA, ecstasy pills and Ketamine is on the rise.  

The question is at the tip of your tongue, the foreground of your mind, and somehow at the front of it: do we attempt long distance? If only life were as simple as it was for Pochahontas: her answers were just around the river bend. Where were my answers? Oh, they were acting like toddlers refusing to take a bath, hiding until I became a hide-and-seek world champion. Why on earth have I tested these waters twice?

Feminism.  This misunderstood F-word is flung around far too recklessly, and has earned itself some of the most belligerent connotations of any word in the English language. It’s surely time that we shed its outlandish undertones, and think about what the word really means.

Some people call it procrastination, some people call it denial. Avoidance, distraction, entertainment; whatever the name, escapism is the goal. But why do we do it? What part of our consciousness finds it necessary to take us away, distract us from fast approaching deadlines and exam revision? There are endless theories, but here are a few of the popular ones.

Youth subcultures are forever changing and developing. On arrival, a new subculture is typically met with ridicule and belittlement. The last 'big thing' is replaced, and fades into normality. Guess what? It’s that time again. Results are in, and the next big thing, and therefore the focus of ridicule is… the hipster.

It seems as if Channel 4 are running out of fresh ideas, as they launch their new documentary Gogglebox.

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