Here is to a new start!

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
― Rabindranath Tagore

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. It is home to the world’s longest natural sandy beach, which travels unbroken for a magnificent 120km! Photography by Munia Muzammel Shethi, General Editor (Jr).

Hello dear readers!
I hope everyone has finally managed to settle in and catch up with their course. The term has just started, and it is important to start the year with optimism, determination and the courage to take on challenges and learn from mistakes. I am The Bubble Durham’s new General Editor (Jr). I am starting my final year reading PPE.

I would love to take this opportunity to convey my message to all our deputy editors, sub-editors, contributors and readers that together we are going to make our time in Durham a memorable one. Keep sending your wonderful articles covering various issues. Even though reading newspaper could make you infuriated because of the chaos of world politics, it is also imperative that we keep faith for a better tomorrow and keep the discourse alive.
This weeks Editor’s Pick not only concentrates on economic or political issues but also on important social issues.

House Hunting Horror


1. In her article, Rohini Narayanan brings out real life problems that we as students have to face in durham. The problems she talks about have affected us in one way or the other. Be it the panic and the stress we go through before signing contract for our new house or be it our inability of having a proper understanding about the people we are moving in with. So, this article gives voice to the problems that students face and helps us in becoming a little more aware about the people we are planning on moving in with.

Jesy Nelson Documentary: The Sinister Reality of Social Media


2. At this day and age, social media has become a severe mental health issue. In this article, Olivia does a nice job in expressing the problems surrounding it.

Zima Blue: Poolside reflections of Our Own Evolution


3. It was an interesting read.

Bi-Visibility: How The Media Plays A Part In Bi-Erasure


4. Ciaran Picker reflects about important issues that bisexual people face daily. He brings out many important points and provides us with some knowledge and consciousness about the nuances surrounding this issue.

New Beginnings: Four Takeaways from Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’


5. Martha Ken provides a perspicuous review on Sally Rooney’s Normal People. It successfully convinces people to take up the book and experience life from a new perspective.

I am going to end my editor’s note by wishing everyone best of luck for the year and would encourage everyone to keep writing for the Bubble and keep reading it as well. Stay healthy and wise and take care! We are going to publish many more fantastic articles throughout the year and if you want to raise concern about anything, then the Bubble is your platform to make your voices heard.
Let us all try to be a little more hopeful and keep expressing our ideas. Thank you everyone for supporting us through your contributions and readership.

Here is a link to a nice song to lighten up your week!

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