Author: Holly Benning

Should we live life in the moment or through a camera lens?

We are bombarded daily with endless amounts of photographs whether these are from Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, it appears to be the natural thing to constantly capture every moment of our day. But is this really living? Are we truly experiencing life when attempting to take the perfect picture to edit later before posting it onto one of our many social media accounts? After setting my dad up with his first ever Instagram account and watching him attempt to post pictures and edit his profile it made me realise how alien the entire concept was to a forty-five year...

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Are Exams a Fair Test of Our Knowledge?

Most of us absolutely dread exam season: the stress of anticipating what questions will come up, if your mind will go blank as soon as you see the paper or how slowly the hours will drag by. But ultimately isn’t an exam just a glorified memory test? Across England exams are the main method of testing students on their academic abilities. Nerves control me during an exam, making me panic and subsequently, I begin to rush essays. Although I am working on my exam technique and how I deal with the pressure and the intense circumstances that seemingly characterise the situation,...

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Eat What You Want Day

A day dedicated to celebrating eating exactly what you want. The day is held annually on the 11th May so fill your cupboards and have your order ready for tomorrow’s food fest. It gives everyone a chance to put down their celery and carrot sticks and opt for a cheeky cheat meal. The media constantly bombards us with the pressures of a ‘perfect body’ and how we need to get ‘summer ready’ but during this stressful period of looming exams and endless deadlines, do you ever just fancy devouring a large pizza or that chocolate bar you’ve had your...

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Everything you need to know about the Met Gala 2018

The most famous faces from the worlds of fashion, film, music and art come together every year to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, celebrating the latest exhibition to feature. Each year the night is centred on a theme from the new exhibition and this year’s theme is the most controversial yet, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. The theme explored the influence Catholicism has had, and continues to have, on fashion throughout history. This year marked the gala’s 70th anniversary and was co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace. This event always promises the...

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Veganuary- the update

Did you take the pledge this January to go vegan? The initiative launched in 2014 to encourage people to give the vegan diet a go. But how many of you have continued past the month of January and made it to May? If any you are wishing you had taken this chance then make the switch today. The good news is that there are lots of reasons to go vegan and so much support and advice for anyone wanting to make the switch. The Sphinx has listed the top 10 reasons why we think you should choose the vegan lifestyle...

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