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Do Violent Shows Raise Violent Children?

Giselle Nascimento Dias explores how violence on TV can have adverse consequences for child development.

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Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars: a new decade of exploration

In some rare but welcome positive news, the new rover Perseverance (a.k.a. Percy) safely landed on Mars on February 18 at 20:55 UTC. The rover is equipped with seven cameras uniquely tasked with filming its entry, descent and landing, which allowed NASA to collect over 30 gigabytes of information and more than 23,000 images. If […]

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Reviewed: Soulmates

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ There’s some really interesting stuff going on in Amazon’s Soulmates. Despite being dangerously close to a Black Mirror spin-off, the series makes a real stab at trying to carve out its own niche, approaching each episode with an eye for subtlety and an impulse to explore the furthest corners of its warped world, […]

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Escapism: Media in lockdown

With a third lockdown being announced across the UK, suicide rates amongst students continually rising, and laws restricting socialising, it is not uncommon for people to want to escape the reality of living in a pandemic. The most common escape routes have become streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and social media platforms […]

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Does digital fashion mark the death of shopping as we know it?

Dress X is the newest and most sustainable way of shopping, so sustainable in fact, no material is used in the creation of their clothes, as they are purely digital. With clothes starting at about £19 and going up to £188, the cheapest item I found on their website was a $25 (approx £18.40) By_Soficor […]

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Unusual celebrations in an unusual year

The year 2020 was hard for a variety of reasons and for many students, it did not end on a particularly optimistic note. As more lockdown restrictions were placed due to a new and easily spread variant of the virus, the majority of people were forced to change their plans for the holiday period. Consequently, […]

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The effects of cancel culture in our society

As people locked down over the last six months, and global internet usage soared, the topic of ‘cancel culture’ arose in public conversation.Cancel culture can be defined as the practice of withdrawing support for public figures or companies after they have done something considered objectionable. This then causes a social media backlash and their ‘cancelling’, […]

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The resurgence of community under COVID

The idea of community has endured throughout the history of the human race, and its value is seen even more in times of crisis. COVID has problematized the concept of community, as it has either been difficult or impossible to socialise and connect with friends and family in person. COVID has removed students from their […]