The safety of multiple stories.

An article about the UK’s TV industry. Observations about the improvements and encouragement for future progress.

How to exercise in self-isolation.

Two weeks ago, my university emailed to inform myself and my flat mates that we would have a fourteen-day period of isolation. This meant that we would be forced to remain in our rooms as much as possible as a precautionary measure to stop the virus spreading within our kitchen group and beyond. The onlyContinue reading “How to exercise in self-isolation.”

Fresher’s Week

The famous freshers week. Usually synonymous with drinking, partying and having sex. This year however, included all of those things but with an extra COVID-19 twist added in. Club nights were replaced by games nights on Teams and talks were replaced introductory speeches on Zoom. I soon realised that online interactions were not how IContinue reading “Fresher’s Week”

2020 Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is an 2-day summer event celebrated annually by roughly 1 million people from London and surrounding areas alike, officially set up in 1966 as an offshoot of it’s Trinidadian antecedent, it aimed to promote diversity and cultural unity. 2020 has been an extremely tumultuous year to say the least, and just whenContinue reading “2020 Carnival”

Ur turn: university? (w/ Elizabeth & Benaya)

From U grades to a U turn.  The government went back on their decision to determine A Level grades based on Ofqual’s algorithm on August 21st, instead opting for teacher assessed grades. It seems as if the student protests worked in overturning the government’s initial decision yet Gavin Williamson remains the Secretary for Education, despiteContinue reading “Ur turn: university? (w/ Elizabeth & Benaya)”

Results Day

A level results not great? Don’t worry, you can protest against the downgrading that’s shafted almost 40% of students. Little consolation I know, but still more reassuring than Jeremy Clarkson’s annual results day Tweet. It was always going to be difficult to determine students’ grades once exams were cancelled in March. There was never goingContinue reading “Results Day”

Wot Do U Call it? Racist? (w/Matt)

Two weeks ago, Wiley took to his Twitter and Instagram, as he does, and pissed some people off, as he does. It seems he’d had enough of targeting Jeremy Corbyn supporter, Stormzy. And this time he didn’t specifically take aim at the Jewish, mixed-race rapper, Drake. Instead, he decided to vilify the Jewish community. TropesContinue reading “Wot Do U Call it? Racist? (w/Matt)”

The danger of celebrity

Last week, we heard Kanye West at a presidential campaign rally in North Carolina, covering a range of topics, from his marriage with Kim Kardashian West, abortion and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. We’ve read a couple series of Tweets, some of which have been deleted, again about his marriage with Kim, the film Get Out andContinue reading “The danger of celebrity”

I watched these non-English speaking films and here’s what I learnt

I wanted to stretch myself. I was getting bored of the same old bilge on Netflix. The big film stars and even bigger budgets. I wanted to be challenged. I wanted to learn. So, I picked three different languages, three different cultures and three different stories. And I wasn’t disappointed. Chungking Express One of theContinue reading “I watched these non-English speaking films and here’s what I learnt”