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Creative Writing

Hoping for the best but…

When I was little my birthday was my absolute favourite day of the whole year. I looked forward to it, loved everything about it. I loved opening presents, I loved choosing the flavour of the cake (chocolate), and I loved the special sense of attention that came with being the birthday girl. A day that…

TV, Venue

‘Normal People’- “Lost in Translation”

I adored Sally Rooney’s second novel when it first shot to the top of bestseller lists in 2019, long before talks of film and television rights had begun. The prose was something very special: spare, terse, even, dare I say, plain; yet intense, potent, shrewd. It caught you off guard, masquerading as if it was…

Arts

Book review: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Shocking, suspenseful and above all genius are three words that I’d use to describe John Boyne’s latest novel, A Ladder to the Sky. The story follows Maurice, a young and aspiring novelist with an all-consuming desire for success. Throughout his journey to become an author, Maurice is determined and does not shy away from exploitative…

Features

Yes #SheCan

To mark the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, CareerCentral launched, for the first time on campus, an all-day event, which went by the name of #SheCan. Supported by companies such as PwC, Kier and Save the Children, the series of  skills sessions and workshops which took place during the day were aimed exclusively for…

Features

Should we treat our degrees like consumer products?

Degrees, although an extreme example, can be said to be a consumer product. As students, we are paying for a service and an end product, and naturally this is expected to be of the highest standard possible. If a product is purchased from a retail business or service, and the quality is not up to…

Sex Survey 2019

Disability and sex: ending the awkward

Disability and Sex, a topic that I know full well from experience, is in the murky water. If I had to be frank, the subject is something that I find occasionally bewildering, still to this day. Being a Hemiplegic (for those unfamiliar, it is a condition down the right side of my body where my…

Film

The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster dissects the fragile foundations upon which our society has built the concept of love. In this dystopian world (which coincidentally resembles a rather bleak and rural England), monogamy becomes the law, as all civilised humans are forced to find one partner in order to, literally, remain human. The film’s protagonist, David…

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