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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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Half-Life 2 – Does It Hold Up?

28 February 2021

This week, Morgan reviews Half-Life 2, in order to feel like he’s actually contributing to society. I’m really about to stumble into the lion enclosure here, aren’t I? It’s a shame I didn’t do this review back before Christmas; it would have been the ideal way to thin out my social circle fast and not […]

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Is It Time for Attenborough to #PassTheMic?

25 February 2021

When David Attenborough joined Instagram at the end of September last year, he reached one million followers faster than any other account in history. In fact, he reached 6.2 million with relative ease. But by the end of October, he announced his permanent departure from the platform. Attenborough’s decision is perfectly understandable. Social media can […]

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Why We Need to Talk About Amy March

24 February 2021

There are so many groups of characters, sisters out there that when watching a film, you are inclined to ask who you see yourself as.  Are you a Donna, Tanya or a Rosie? Are you a Rachel, Phoebe or Monica?  In the case of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story Little Women: are you a Jo, […]

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Behind the Popularity of Anime: Japanese Animation and the Mainstream

24 February 2021

Armed with the dual blessings of copious, covid-attributed free time and the prospect of reliably miserable weather, this winter has, in my book, been one less of typical Christmas cheer or holiday shenanigans but rather a retreat into the cosy confines of my bedroom. The task at hand? To religiously consume unhealthy volumes of Japanese […]

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Product Placement in Film

22 February 2021

The hotly anticipated new edition of the James Bond franchise No Time to Die has been delayed once again until October 8, 2021. Is this due to the pandemic restrictions and fear that cinemas will not be open for a summer release? It looks more likely that the film has been delayed this time so the […]

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Tattoos and Employment

18 February 2021

I have recently gotten a bit of a tattoo addiction. I only have one tattoo at the moment but I have about six more that I am planning to get. I was talking about this with my family when my father reminded me that I should only get them in places I could hide easily […]

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Which Language Should You Learn?

17 February 2021

Learning a new language is beneficial for a multitude of reasons. A new tongue can transport you to other worlds, boost your CV, improve your communication skills, teach you about another culture and give you another perspective. Languages can help us to connect in a global and multicultural world. Ever since I could remember, I […]

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Your Favourite Rom-Com – Outdated & Unattainable, or Harmless Fun?

14 February 2021

Love them or loathe them, romantic comedies remain one of the most popular movie genres of the 21st century. The same love-struck, hopeless romantics appear on screen time and time again. The plots follow the same tried and tested formula and are for the most part light-hearted and often based on a preposterous premise. You […]

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JoJo Siwa & the Importance of Queer Representation in Children’s Media

12 February 2021

It’s safe to say that ex Dance Moms star, teenager JoJo Siwa, has a fair few titles under her belt. Sold out arena tours. 12 million YouTube subscribers. Global merchandise collections. Time’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential people…in the world. And she recently opened up about her sexuality. With a massive following, particularly […]

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