Erin Botten

Erin Botten


Bones and All review: A bloody mess

Bones and All review: A bloody mess

Bones and All has been set up to be a gory revision of Romeo and Juliet fuelled by cannibalistic addiction and love. With a strong cast and alluring cinematography, why did it feel lacklustre?
The beauty behind Call Me By Your Name

The beauty behind Call Me By Your Name

It’s been almost 15 years since the release of CMBYN. Since then, the book has made its mark in Western culture. This month it debuts a new cover, reminding us of the beauty and intricacy behind the novel’s words.
Feel festive at Manchester’s Lightopia!

Feel festive at Manchester’s Lightopia!

Lightopia is back in Manchester to light up the winter sky with festive joy with its light exhibition, food stalls and fairground. But is it worth venturing all the way to Heaton Park?
The best sh*t TV for exam season

The best sh*t TV for exam season

Need something to wind down to and switch off your mind? From yachting luxury to jail fights, these are the best reality tv shows to get you through exam season
Agony Aunt Angela: A library full of possibilities

Agony Aunt Angela: A library full of possibilities

Flustered, a distracted student reaches out to Aunt Angela about a library crush. But is it possible to overcome your fears and find love in the Ali G? Or should they just keep dreaming from afar?
In the Beauty Bag #10: Managing Editor Erin Botten

In the Beauty Bag #10: Managing Editor Erin Botten

Learn the secrets behind big bold eyeliner, long non-chunky lashes and cracking a skincare routine — all on a budget
Pottering around at HandleBar

Pottering around at HandleBar

Reminisce your crunchy childhood by filling your evenings with arts and crafts at Fallowfield’s latest bar: HandleBar. From Drink & Doodle, life drawing to pottery with Dave, you’ll become an artist in no time
Natsu Fest 2022: Who’s behind the festival and business?

Natsu Fest 2022: Who’s behind the festival and business?

Back by popular demand, Natsu Fest 2022 is fast approaching. See who’s behind the brand and what it has to offer to the Manchester student scene
Liz Truss leavers 2022

Liz Truss leavers 2022

Following up from ‘In Liz we Truss’, we formulate a new playlist ripe for Liz’s leaving do
Rise up: An Iranian feminist’s insight

Rise up: An Iranian feminist’s insight

Trigger Warning: Discusses violence. Iran has been flung into conflict once again thanks to the oppressive regime. Hear what’s actually going on from Iranian feminist Laleh, and what you can do to help.
Beauty: Only skin deep

Beauty: Only skin deep

The beauty industry isn’t as pretty as it seems, with Eurocentric ideals still being pushed by the industry’s giants, but has Fenty Beauty caused enough stir to tackle these ideals head on?
In Liz we Truss: Getting Britain moving Tory-style

In Liz we Truss: Getting Britain moving Tory-style

‘Woke’ students, angry Tories, and middle-aged Dads unite: our new ‘In Liz We Truss’ playlist fulfils the PMs political dreams with plenty of 90s classics to “get Britain moving”
Agony Aunt Angela: Pick a side

Agony Aunt Angela: Pick a side

When a new partner asks you to sacrifice your friendships for them, is that just another her red flag to ignore or a sign to get out asap?
Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Is gender just about women, or do men have a voice too? Conflicted, this politics student doesn’t know where he stands.
Agony Aunt Angela: Friday and I’m in love

Agony Aunt Angela: Friday and I’m in love

Catching feelings is never easy, especially when they live hundreds of miles away. How do you get over it and find love closer to home?
Agony Aunt Angela: Examining your stress

Agony Aunt Angela: Examining your stress

Exam stress can be all-consuming at times, but how do you stay productive without becoming a shell of yourself?
Agony Aunt Angela: Trapped by tears

Agony Aunt Angela: Trapped by tears

A student stuck in a toxic relationship needs out, but can’t seem to stay single for long. Can Aunt Angela help them dump their ex guilt free?
A Fresher’s Guide to: Student cleaning

A Fresher’s Guide to: Student cleaning

Planning on making friends at university, or bringing someone back to your place? Do yourself a favour and keep a hygienic home!
Agony Aunt Angela: Naked and a nuisance

Agony Aunt Angela: Naked and a nuisance

Aunt Angela gives the tips and tricks in tackling a loud and horny flatmate.
A Fresher’s Guide to: Media societies

A Fresher’s Guide to: Media societies

Fancy becoming the next big thing? Join one of Manchester’s many award-winning media societies and become the next Jon Snow!

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