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Review: Gone to Pot

Describing itself as a road trip across various American states to investigate the pros and cons of legalising marijuana, ITV’s Gone to Pot feels like it could have had the makings of quite a serious documentary. In the hands of the BBC or Channel 4, a rather more austere portrayal of weed might have reached […]

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13 Reasons Why fails to impress Charles Nurick

Content Warning: Mentions of suicide, sexual assault, rape and mental health. Let’s start with the obvious shall we? 13 Reasons Why is not your average American teenage drama: it is much darker, and tackles issues rarely portrayed on screen in greater detail than most. Yes, there are house parties, unrequited crushes, cheerleaders, jocks, and that […]

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Top tips for the exam period from fourth year students

Exams are on their way. Much like the apocalypse, you were warned this day would come. Unlike the apocalypse, there is no chance of meeting your favourite celebrities in heaven – or hell. You’ll wake up the next day and curse that you didn’t spend less time on Netflix, and more time revising. It is […]

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Konta deserving of greater recognition for her successes

By now, the story of Johanna Konta’s meteoric rise to the elite of the women’s game is well known in the tennis world. In June of 2015 she was ranked 146th in the world, struggling to make a living on the tour. Fast forward just under two years and she is now set to climb […]

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Just One Star for the Real Housewives of Auckland

Since 2006, and the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County, the franchise has slowly grown into an international juggernaut, with instalments in France, Greece, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Now New Zealand is getting in on the act as we meet The Real Housewives of Auckland.  The show begins with us meeting the […]

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Student friendly areas that aren’t Marchmont

Not Marchmont, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know. It’s all here in your head. And Marchmont will help you on the way to greatness, there’s no doubt about that. No? Well, if you’re sure… Bruntsfield: It’s like Marchmont but a bit more adult. No, not in a sexy kind of way, […]

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Robot Wars: Back with a Bang

When I was a kid, my dad would make up stories for me before I went to bed about the adventures of Potter the Otter, Sammy Stout, and Matilda Mole. They would have a host of exciting escapades, like sailing the high seas, exploring the Highlands, or the time Sammy fell into a penguin – […]

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Murray’s disappointing start to the season is no reason to panic

Under the palm trees of Indian Wells, Andy Murray slumped to a straight sets defeat to Canadian world number 129 Vasek Pospisil. Pospisil is no slouch around the court, having previously reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and claimed a doubles Grand Slam title alongside Jack Sock, but make no mistake: it was Murray’s match to […]