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His Dark Materials

The Phillip Pullman series known for its animal-familiar daemons and interrogation of religion has made it to the screen for the second (and hopefully last) time. Criticised by Spectator writer James Delingpole as an “an extended, bitter rant against Christianity disguised as children’s entertainment”, hopefully the wider audience will bring to light that the books […]

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Euphoria

Euphoria, the dark HBO drama following American high-schoolers in 2019, has an incredibly hard job to do. After TV shows such as Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, the genre of teen dramas seems to trademark itself as unwatchable cringe at best, and dangerous misrepresentation at worst. Euphoria, however, is excellent.     To see a […]

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Imposter Syndrome: you’re not a fraud and you deserve to be here

The summer is over, Freshers’ Week is here, time for another year of juggling lectures, projects, exams and booking cheap holidays before the end of Week 5. For some of you, this will be your first year, the penultimate stage in the journey to independence. You’ll be the annoying freshers, procrastinating with Buzzfeed quizzes in […]

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Netflix’s ‘You’: so much more than a murdering stalker show

Netflix’s recent thriller You has been gripping viewers as tightly as Joe Goldberg’s hold on the underwear of women he barely knows. However, the edge-of-your-seat drama is far more complicated than a simple psychopath stalker narrative. The show has attracted significant controversy from viewers and critics alike. What is it about this show that takes […]

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Education is the way to tackle student budgeting woes

Moving to university is daunting. In addition to the pressure to make friends, the surgical removal of your comfort zone and Student Accommodation Kitchen Nightmares, there is another background stress lurking in every student’s mind: money. From coin-operated washing machines to train journeys, unexpected expenses can pile up and create serious trouble for students both […]

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Not so crazy after All: positive feminism in a CW show

Last Friday Rachel Bloom’s epic musical rom-com Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returned to the CW in a new season that sets a much darker trajectory for the protagonist, Rebecca Bunch. Rebecca is a top New York lawyer who abandons her career and home to chase the dream of getting back together with her childhood boyfriend, Josh Chan. […]

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Catalonia has a right to its referendum

In recent weeks, with the date for the Catalonian independence referendum looming nearer, tensions between the governments of Barcelona and Madrid have been on the rise. The vote, which was held on October 1st, has been denounced by the Spanish government as a ‘constitutional atrocity’ while support from Catalans for independence grows stronger by the […]