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Should we be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar?

You certainly don’t have to be a football fan to love the World Cup. The national mood soars, the pub gardens are booked to the brim, and ‘Three Lions’ ends up stuck in the heads of even the most reluctant onlooker. I don’t claim to be a football enthusiast on any level, but I have […]

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What on earth is going on in the Conservative party?

You would think that the events of the last week would be shocking. However, when Liz Truss resigned after the shortest term ever served by a UK Prime Minister, I felt the peculiar inclination to laugh. The state of the Government is akin to a satirical TV sketch, and I would definitely be making a […]

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Student’s strike frustration

This article was originally submitted on the 29th March As students, it is no rare occurrence to find ourselves wishing for a break. There are times when I want to abandon my studies, rent, cooking and general responsibilities in favour of a luxurious trip home – how tempting it is to hop on a train […]

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Captor Audiences: Robert Pattinson and the Perils of Teen Stardom

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March When my flatmates and I bought tickets to see Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, we were wholeheartedly expecting to leave the cinema feeling as if we had seen a new chapter of Edward Cullen’s life. Perhaps he had grown bored of being a tortured, grumpy […]

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Heart of Darkness vs Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) is widely considered to be a masterpiece. The cinematography, screenplay and direction come together to create a dark, yet fantastic movie. Coppola’s film of 1979 is a loose adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s book titled Heart of Darkness and is a perfect example of how a filmmaker can transform a […]

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The Raith Rovers Rapist

For those who love the sport, football is an escape from reality; a chance to put real life on hold and get lost in the game. My dad went with his dad to local matches during his childhood, and me and my siblings now do the same with him. It quickly became a family tradition. […]

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No time to Change: Women in James Bond

The James Bond franchise is blessed with a rare quality: unrelenting popularity. Since its inception in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery, the movies have seen back-to-back box office hits, with little alteration from each movie to the next. 2021’s No Time to Die shocked movie-goers with an unpredictable ending, but what is most […]

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Law-makers and breakers: the Gray report aftermath

Boris Johnson’s unbrushed hair has long been one of his saving graces, apparently. The voters like him because of it – it makes him look like an everyman; it gives him an air of insouciance. But by last week, after one political car crash after another, his unbrushed hair was about the last thing he […]