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“A plague that was allowed to happen”: Confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic through TV and cinema

Almost thirty years ago, on the 3rd of July, 1981 Lawrence K. Altman published an article in The New York Times that would come to be known as the “gay cancer” story. This was one of the first mentions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in mainstream society, and it would undoubtedly become paramount in perpetuating harmful […]

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Paragon Residents Forced to Evacuate Over Fire Safety Concerns

Residents, including many university students, living in the Paragon tower blocks in Brentford, London were asked to evacuate their homes on 19th October, after being told that the building had been deemed a ‘significant risk to the health and safety of those occupying’ by recent surveyors.  The Student has managed to speak to some of 668 […]

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Ghosts: Series Two Review

If you’ve got it, haunt it. And the second series of Ghosts certainly does haunt it. After a year, The BBC’s wonderfully silly sitcom is back, much to the delight of many avid fans. From the creators of the almost cult-like classic Horrible Histories, the show has remained true to its origins, offering the same […]

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Des Review

Des is unsatisfying in every way possible, and thank God it is. Focused on the real life investigation and trial of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, it seems that the three-part series is a complete departure from typical ‘true life’ crime shows. The audience sees nothing of the horrific crimes committed, and the killer is […]