Gaming, Venue / 18/09/2021 Should GTA be remastered?

In August, several rumours were floating around suggesting that the original Grand Theft Auto trilogy could be seeing a remake. This includes GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, which was originally released for Xbox, and later re-released on other platforms such as PlayStation 2 and 4, Windows and Mac Os X. These rumours sparked...

Gaming, Venue / 18/09/2021 Happy Birthday Skyrim: What you can expect from the anniversary edition

In celebration of Skyrim’s 10 year anniversary, Bethesda have announced that they will be releasing a surprise edition of Skyrim, titled The Elder Scrolls V: Anniversary Edition on the 11th November.  Although what we’re all really waiting for is the next Elder Scrolls game in the series to come, some new content being added to...

Gaming / 16/09/2021 Celebrities you didn’t know were gamers

While the likes of Pewdiepie became a celebrity through a passion for gaming, there are many celebrities who also happen to be gamers. Be it living vicariously through the Sims or screeching our way into 3rd place on Mario Kart, there is something us non-celebrities may have in common with these six game-fanatic stars… 1....

Gaming / 16/09/2021 How the pandemic has led to an increase in female gamers

Gaming is often perceived as a hobby which is heavily dominated by men. This is especially true when thinking about heavy combat and sports games such as Call of Duty or Fifa.  However, according to a recently published study by Outform, a staggering 20% more women are gaming compared to pre-pandemic levels. The study collected...

Fashion, Venue / 14/09/2021 The Struggles of Muslim Fashion

In 2017, during a French lesson, I asked why Muslim girls couldn’t wear the hijab in French schools. The answer was simple: “All religious symbols are banned in French schools”. Not knowing any better, and being the only Muslim in my class, I thought nothing else of it. No religious symbols – it puts everyone...

Fashion, Venue / 14/09/2021 Shein to Launch Design Competition Reality Show: Redemption for Indie Designers?

As part of their seemingly unstoppable rise towards fast fashion domination, Shein recently launched their own reality TV contest. The show, which is now available to stream via Shein’s app, features 30 emerging designers competing to win a $100,000 prize and a capsule collection on the brand’s website. There is even a star-studded panel of...

Venue

TV, Venue

Live Broadcasting Is Here to Stay

The debate around the effects of streaming on live television viewership is one that seems never-ending. For years now, commentators have consistently sounded the death knell for watching TV in real time, yet here we are still having the same discussion in 2021. Audiences are undeniably not at the heights they once were, but linear…

Gaming, Venue

Games to break the ice

As the new academic year approaches, the chances are a lot of us will be meeting new people. Living with strangers may seem daunting at first, but what better way to break the ice than playing a game together or having a games night? Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic deck of…

Creative Writing

Supersonic Highway Regrets

Effy felt every indentation, curve, and bump of the throttle embed itself into her skin as she jammed it down.  Half-baked sentences fizzled out and crisped away to ash in her head like burnt bacon while memories rattled and bounced around like pennies in an empty can. Behind her, the hills began to slowly vanish….

Creative Writing

Fractured Friendships

You were numb, but it had to be done. You told them straight up that you two were growing apart. That you no longer felt good for each other. They had stopped confiding in you, you knew that much, but you didn’t know why. You knew they made you feel awful, like you were walking…

Creative Writing

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I’ve been gathering books on my shelf like shells. Like oddly shaped stones against tarmac and shards of glass that glitter in street lights at night, when I’m tipsy on wine and pretty girls, and the yellow glow makes them look like fairy dust, treasure that I scatter around my room like wishes. I’ve been…


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