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‘SPRING’

Sure, it’s a clich√© to get all filled up with poetic notions at the first sight of spring, but here we are. There is something about more birds and flowers and fewer scarves and gloves that seems to raise everyone’s … Continue reading

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‘FORTNIGHT’

Yesterday, a poster on campus informed me that we are in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight. As a non-native English speaker I used to see¬†fortnight as a word used only by characters in Shakespeare plays and old people, but when … Continue reading

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