Tuesday, August 9

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No Idea What To Do This Summer? Orbital’s Got Your Back!
Lifestyle

No Idea What To Do This Summer? Orbital’s Got Your Back!

With exams over and the summer months upon us almost one thing is on everybody’s mind – holidays. HOLIDAYS. Unfortunately for students, we are dirt poor. After a year of heavy drinking in order to preserve our sanity from annoying housemates/deadlines/lecturers that only know how to read off a PowerPoint presentation, we have no money to go abroad. So if you have no idea what to do this summer here are some ideas of fun things that you can do, in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s country, to create the perfect 'staycation'. Festivals: I’m yet to really meet anyone who doesn’t like a good festival, albeit in Britain they are somewhat muddy. Reading and Leeds are two usual go-to festivals in the UK but honestly, they are so expensive and if you have the money for that you may as well pay an...
In search of some much needed sleep
Opinion

In search of some much needed sleep

Sleep. It’s vital, especially for students. We seem to have two moods: ‘sleep is for the weak’ and ‘I want to sleep for a week’. With the frantic juggling of work and socialising, sleep tends to be neglected, especially around deadlines and exams. But then it can also be cruelly taken away by late night revellers, as many students in halls have found. One angry, sleep deprived resident said: "Due to living in Wedderburn sleep is often interrupted by fire alarms or drunk people singing ‘I dont want to miss a thing’ outside my window." This is not ideal for anyone, but especially inconvenient on nights before exams. It can be especially hard when you are free from work and others around you are not, but being considerate coming home from Monkey’s or the SU should be the norm. Another f...
Advice for Freshers they won’t tell you in the Welcome Pack
Features

Advice for Freshers they won’t tell you in the Welcome Pack

Here you are. A bright-eyed young student, arriving for your first day of Freshers at Royal Holloway. When you get to your Halls, you'll get given lots of information and bits of paper (which you'll most probably lose - I did). One of these is the Welcome Pack. However, the university only tell you the things they want you to know in the Welcome Pack. Here's the unofficial advice guide to Freshers courtesy of yours truly, The Orbital. Ps - make sure you enter our Golden Ticket competition to win FREE entry to Freshers events during Welcome Week. 1. Buy a toastie maker for a range of midnight snacks and friends will love you 2. Grow your beard out full length then shave it half way through the year so you fool others into believing you’re a post-grad 3. Ask for a sip of strongbow...