CIB: Controversial, but butter shouldn't go on toast
Who decided that butter belongs on toast? Reminiscing on the pale, soggy, butter-soaked toast we were served at break time during primary school – it’s no surprise that to this day I cannot enjoy butter on toast. I can still taste the synthetic buttery taste; how can anyone enjoy this? Plus, the world is full of superior spreads. Jam, honey, chocolate spread, peanut butter – many toppings with so much more flavour, so why do we insist on prioritising butter as the base layer and tainting the overall flavour. Why does the butter always have to muscle in – if jam is on my toast, I want it to taste of jam – Kirsten Murray
NIB: New College crest competition
The University has set up a competition to design the crest for the new Anne Lister College. Designs can be submitted as either a complete design or a draft. This will be the first college to be named after a female and after an LGBTQ+ historical figure so it is assumed that the design will reflect this. The winner will work with a graphics team to make their idea into a final design. Deadline for submission is the 23rd April.
NIB: York the greatest city for history?
York has been named, by TV historian Dan Snow, as the city with the greatest history in Europe. He told YorkMixRadio that “its an amazing city to walk through during lockdown” and York was “a precious national treasure.” Critics argued that York could not compare with Rome or Paris but Snow told said that “there’s something about the shape of York - its Roman foundations, Viking York and then medieval York which is obviously so visible today with the little streets.”
MUSE Recommends: Study Sounds
Nouse's Editors give us their favourite songs, playlists and YouTube videos to study to.
Jenna, MUSE Editor: Rainy Library Background Videos
My favourite one on YouTube is called ‘Cozy Rainy Library with Fireplace’. That one’s the best because there are no thunder noises (I'm scared of thunder aha!).
Matt, Editor: Spotify’s ‘Chilled Classical’ Playlist
It’s perfect for studying because it’s not intense classical music, but instead chill tunes which keep you calm and relaxed.
Emily, Deputy MUSE Editor: Calmed By Nature’s YouTube Channel
This channel has a plethora of hours long videos that encompass any vibe from Parisian walks to cosy coffee shops.
Blyth, Deputy Sports Editor: Vitamin String Quartet
They produce instrumental versions of pop songs, so it’s the comfort of your favourite songs without the distraction of words to sing along to!
Alice, Features Editor: Lo-Fi
These are very relaxing and help you to focus when you have an important piece of work to get done.
Sam, Film and TV Editor: Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
A constantly shifting and fluttering minimalist piece that sits keenly in the background to whatever you're doing.