Every year thousands of students have to decide whether to go to university and every year, following the herd, thousands of them go. The expectation is that you go to university. Colleges allocate special days for applying to university and before you know it you’ve received your offer for a place. The whole process is […]
Although many were originally concerned about a predicted decline in London’s cultural scene post-Olympic Games, in fact the opening of a whole range of new musicals and plays in the West End only left us with a how-on-earth-are-we-going-to-fit-this-all-in dilemma, as the theatre productions of 2013 really raised the bar. Article by Laura C.
*Update for Christmas 2013* Puddings and cakes and pies, oh my! A seemingly fundamental part of Christmas, dessert (well, food overall) is usually one of the things I look forward to most. As someone who enjoys being in the kitchen and baking especially, I would love to receive any one of the following items as […]
Philomena tells the true story of Philomena Lee who, in her teens, had a baby out of wedlock, was subsequently seen as a ‘fallen’ child and was disowned by her family. She was sent to a Magdalene home in County Tipperary, forced to endure hard labour, and only allowed to see her baby son for […]
Based on Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel of the same name, Ender’s Game is an intriguing and entertaining amalgam of Full Metal Jacket-lite, eye-popping special effects, modern day military analysis, and a grizzled, growling Harrison Ford to keep the troops in order. Article by Jamie C.
Placing a plot twist into an original story can be a cleverly crafted narrative technique that completely changes an audience’s perception of a story. However, if it’s executed poorly it can be less of a twist and more of a downward spiral that causes a promising story to collapse with a preposterous and reader- insulting […]
You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “practice makes perfect.” Like all clichés, there’s an element of truth to it. The best way to perfect a skill is to practice it over and over and over again, until it becomes second nature. This is especially true of writing. Behind every bestselling novel, there are dozens of discarded […]