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Different Types of Fiction

27 March 2021

Books let us escape into other worlds and see other perspectives. Through books we can learn about ourselves and others. We can experience the past and the future to an extent. So, I’m going to tell you a bit about some of my favourite genres within the world of fiction.  Ghost Stories This is one of my favourite genres! I love a […]

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Star Wars: Battlefront II – The Fault In Our Death Star

25 March 2021

This week, Morgan takes his rage out on a massive corporation, which will never care about his problems nor even know his name. Fans of Star Wars, I feel like there’s been a wedge driven between you and I. I know that everyone’s been treating it like a live nuke that will obliterate society as […]

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Reading Is The Best Hobby

22 March 2021

Reading is such a rewarding past-time! Since lockdown started, I’ve had more time to get back into books and I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s a wonderful form of escapism. It helps us understand ourselves and others. It broadens our minds and develops our perspectives as well as teaching us about other places or cultures. It […]

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A Poem by Aarushi Malhotra

15 March 2021

she sits in a bar, a beautiful dame, her eyes red as the blood her father bled: years of guilt. her mother cried pints of sorrow. now, she sits with an Irishwoman’s gloom over her head, hands hanging like misery’s allegory: the perpetual sin, the Irishwoman says, drunk in the light of her own melancholy […]

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A Trip to Wales?

13 March 2021

It is becoming an ever growing realisation that I and (I assume) a great many others are not particularly well travelled within the UK. This is no doubt thanks to the ease of travel to the European mainland through the medium of easyJet or Ryanair, where we can immerse ourselves in great culture, whether it […]

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Off The Beaten Track: Glasgow

11 March 2021

Whilst Edinburgh may seem like the most attractive option for a quick fix of bagpipes and novelty tartan shops, Glasgow is a much better vision of what 21st century Scottish life. Where Edinburgh is full of castles, gothic churches and monuments, Glasgow is a much better city for enjoying Scottish culture. Primarily, this is because […]

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The Power of Colouring

8 March 2021

Art takes many forms and one of those forms is colouring. Art helps us understand who we are and how we see the world. Adult colouring books have become more popular in the last few years. They have become especially relevant during the lockdowns as we find ourselves with more free time than we all previously had.  Colouring is beneficial for a multitude of […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright: A Closer Look

7 March 2021

The beginning of the twentieth century: mechanization perpetuated modernity. The world was moving toward machinery and industrialisation, prompting varied responses and feelings. Leading up to WWI, the world was churning with innovation in art.  Modernity was internalized and responded to in western society in many different ways. So where does an architect from Chicago fit […]

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Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt. 3: Lighthearted Lockdown Listens

3 March 2021

This past year has been a mammoth test of our ability to stay upbeat. Even the peppiest of people, the Leslie Knopes of the world, have felt the tedium take its toll. Enthusiasm, it seems, snoozed his alarm at the beginning of the semester and rolled back over, murmuring something about trying again in September. […]

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Timely Escapism

1 March 2021

We all need a bit of escapism right now and, for many, the destination of choice has been the land of fiction. Before I continue, I will admit that I’m a historian at heart. Degree aside, I have always been fascinated by the past and the people in it. And I’m by no means the […]

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