Article Escapes for This Summative Season

As we are all painfully aware of, summative season is upon us. It doesn’t matter whether you do science or humanities, whether you’re in year one or doing your masters degree – almost everyone is bogged down as we speak. Absurd though it may sound when you’re in your tenth consecutive hour in the Billy B library, the best thing you can do to ensure a happy working brain is to take regular breaks. Play a video game, turn on Netflix, read the news – indulge a little so your mind can reset. And, whatever you do for fun, The Bubble’s Editor’s Picks have you covered:

This Week’s Editor’s Picks:

Rowan Evans – For a Game I use to Relax, the Sims 4 Sure can be Stressful

What gamer hasn’t played the Sims 4 and obsessed over the minutae of a tiny world you can control? Or, as Rowan points out, you sometimes can’t control. This hilarious piece covers all that goes wrong for the Sims gamer from virtual kids to ghosts of dead Sims.

Emily Kilner – What Might Brexit Mean for the Charity Sector?

It’s known to all of us by now that Brexit will have far-reaching impacts in business, but it’s easy to forget charity is a business of a kind. A study of levels of charitable donations and protests in post and pre-Brexit Britain, Kilner offers an answer to what Brexit might mean for charity.

Niccolo Balducci – The Importance of Lord Buckethead in British Politics

As well as being a hilarious comedy candidate in the style of the Monster Raving Loony Party, Lord Buckethead actually epitomises an important freedom in British politics, Niccolo argues. A study of Lord Buckethead’s ideas and platform.

Anonymous – A Critical Response to ‘It’s Time to Talk About…the Excessive Use of Trigger Warnings’

The thoughts of one Bubble reader on the controversial Everyday Politics article about overuse of trigger warnings. A fascinating piece demonstrating the debate provoked by The Bubble‘s influential new section.

Max Schaefheutle-Evans – Why You Should Follow American Football

As someone who doesn’t find sport particularly interesting, I can honestly recommend Max’s article on the diverse nature of American Football. Max explains that what’s so appealing about it to a diverse audience is the drama – it’s like a sport and a soap opera rolled into one.

Best wishes surviving this summative season,

 

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