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Coronavirus: weekend updates

Friday 26th November A new variant of COVID-19, the Omicron variant, has been identified and described as “the worst one we’ve seen so far” by a health official. It was first found in Botswana, Africa, back on November 11th. The variant, officially known as B.1.1.529, has caused 6 countries to be moved to the UK’s...
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Ahmaud Arbery murderers found guilty

The jury unanimously found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan guilty of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder yesterday. The trio now face life in prison. The murder took place in February last year, when they chased and shot dead an unarmed Ahmaud Arbery, falsely claiming he had been involved in numerous burglaries in the neighbourhood in...
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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was acquitted of five felony charges on November 19th at Kenosha County Court, Wisconsin after killing 2 men in the summer of 2020. Rittenhouse patrolled the streets of Kenosha during the Black Lives Matter protests and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, as well as wounding one...
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Norwich Eco Hub: Make Greener Choices Workshop

Norwich Eco Hub is a recently founded community interest company, deeply concerned with the environmental crisis looming over all our heads. With sustainability and eco-conscious living at its heart, the Eco Hub is seeking to create a dedicated space for the people of Norwich to come together and attempt to tackle climate change.    Although they...

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The Television Takeover of the MCU

With the release of Disney+, Marvel have been able to expand into new ways of storytelling. Ever since Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment back in August 2009, Marvel has inexplicably become one of the biggest cinema franchises in the world. With the move to Disney+ this allows the franchise to expand the MCU. However, this isn’t...
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Cli-Fi: Exploring the World Through Children’s Fiction

Mitch Johnson studied English Literature and Creative Writing at UEA and is now a published children’s author. His books expose injustices of the world whilst still being fun and accessible to young readers.  In October, Johnson conducted a talk as part of the Norwich Science Festival, discussing the power of children’s literature, particularly climate fiction....

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  • The Television Takeover of the MCU
    TV

    The Television Takeover of the MCU

    With the release of Disney+, Marvel have been able to expand into new ways of storytelling. Ever since Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment back in Au...

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race and representations of queerness
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    RuPaul’s Drag Race and representations of queerness

    It is the TV show deemed a “cultural phenomenon”- one that has launched the careers of hundreds of drag queens and introduced millions to the art of d...

  • Review: You – Series 3
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    Review: You – Series 3

    October 15th marked the day Netflix released the much awaited third season of You. The series once again follows Joe Goldberg, the loveable psychopath...

  • Review: The Trick
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    Review: The Trick

    The Trick tells the story of how the work of Philip Jones and CRU on the effect of climate change on global temperatures was stolen in a cyber terrori...

  • The Cultural Phenomenon of Squid Game
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    The Cultural Phenomenon of Squid Game

    456 players. Six ruthless survival games. An unimaginable prize pot that could magnificently change their lives. Debt-ridden and desperate, there’s li...

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