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Who deserves your vote? Philip Davies: The Controversial Conservative 2015: The Year Ahead Notre Dame welcomes Hilary Benn Is Portal 2 putting your brain to the test?
 
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Who deserves your vote?

The general election is just days away. With this in mind, here at Notre Dame we’ve decided to hold our very own general election! So, who exactly are the aspiring Ed Milibands and Natalie Bennetts of Notre Dame? Well, we’ve compiled a handy list of all the candidates, so you can decide for yourself just [...]

SoLonge Tom: Guitarist and Singer Tom DeLonge ‘indefinitely’ leaves Blink-182; replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba.

SoLonge Tom: Guitarist and Singer Tom DeLonge ‘indefinitely’ leaves Blink-182; replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. by Heather Moss 26/01/2015 20:48 So, in the most shocking news of 2005 Tom DeLonge has ‘indefinitely’ left Blink-182… oh, wait, it’s 2014 and I can’t say it comes as a surprise. I feel as though something about him [...]

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Philip Davies: The Controversial Conservative

There are many adjectives which you can use to describe Philip Davies. Boring is not one of them. He is infamous for currently being the most rebellious serving Conservative MP, having voted against his party’s Whip 120 times. He is also well known for using the tactic of filibustering to kill off legislation he dislikes. [...]

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2015: The Year Ahead

    Ahhh, January. The start of a new year! Already snowdrops are beginning to poke through the frosted earth and Facebook has been deluged with selfies of people burning off their Christmas calories. So, once you’ve quite finished munching on yet another turkey sandwich, it’s time to take a look at the year ahead. [...]

Notre Dame welcomes Hilary Benn

Notre Dame welcomes Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn; another politician in the long line of the Benn Dynasty. He is most definitely his father’s son, although they are decidedly different in many ways. Whereas his Father was known as the firebrand of the Labour party, Hilary has been dubbed by critics as ‘the vicar of politics’ and has stated that he [...]

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Is Portal 2 putting your brain to the test?

According to a recent study produced by Florida State University’s psychology department, Valve’s popular puzzle-platform game Portal 2 is actually better for training your brain than brain training game Lumosity. The three behind the study: Valerie J. Shute, Matthew Ventura and Fengfeng Ke, initially decided to test Portal 2 against Lumosity after discovering that one of [...]

Meghan Trainor is sexist? Let us explain

Meghan Trainor is sexist? Let us explain

01 May 2015

Meghan Trainor has managed to set feminism back 20 years with the release of her new song ‘Dear Future Husband.’ She recently told Billboard “I don’t consider myself a feminist.” It shows. ‘Dear Future Husband’ was featured on her album ‘Title’ which was released in January 2015. However this month the song made it into [...]

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A new start (again)

A new start (again)

15 December 2014

A win! A win! Finally, after thirty nine long, agonising days and another change of managers, Leeds United have finally ended their seemingly interminable winless run. Forget the fact that it was against the worst team in the league who are already ten points off safety, at this point I am willing to take a [...]

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Taylor Swift’s 1989 – Review

15 December 2014

As a long-time supporter of Taylor Swift’s music, the release of her new “purely pop” album was eagerly anticipated. I did my best to remain unbiased during the discussion of her new sound or her change in music genre, and I have ultimately been incredibly impressed by ‘1989.’ The album is a tribute to the [...]

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The Rise of the MLS

15 December 2014

The USA’s top football league known as the MLS over recent years has undoubtedly grown in popularity. In fact, football, or ‘soccer’ as it is known in the US, has become a major thing in the country, even if not to the level of the NFL or MLB. This is thanks in part to the [...]

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Possibility of later school start time to “boost results”

15 December 2014

Do you want to sleep in another hour before school? For children over the next few years, starting an hour later could be a possibility. Researchers say teenagers start functioning 2 hours later than adults. A 4 yearlong study will begin next September covering 32,000 pupils at 100 schools, assessing whether a later start improves [...]

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Arctic Monkeys Live Review – Sheffield Arena

16 January 2014

“Anticipation has a habit to set you up”. Those are the first words from the Arctic Monkeys’ 2006 debut ‘Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not.’ Only after the build up to this concert do those lyrics seem so significant. When Arctic Monkeys set out on the UK leg of their ‘AM’ tour [...]

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Young Adult Novels: A Cliché?

06 November 2012

Young Adult novels have had their fair share of slander over the years, but should a novel aimed a specific audience really be disregarded because of said audience? I’m not arguing that we should take ‘Twilight’ and put it up there with canon literature but sometimes I can’t help but get the impression there is [...]

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The Casual Vacancy – A Review

20 October 2012

I, like so many others, had a major part of my childhood shaped by the world J.K. Rowling had created. I grew up with seven books and eight films (plus video games and audio books) detailing Harry Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts. Therefore, when I heard J.K. was releasing a new book, The Casual [...]

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Boobs Aren’t News

11 October 2012

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a campaign that was petitioning against Page 3 in The Sun newspaper. Headed by Lucy-Anne Holmes, this campaign has taken off and received support from thousands of people including celebrities such as Eliza Doolittle, Jennifer Saunders, Chris Addison and Caitlin Moran. The petition has also been signed [...]

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Frank Turner at Wembley: his mum, tattoos and wanting to dance.

01 June 2012

On the Friday 13th April around 12,000 fans surged to Wembley Arena to celebrate Frank Turner’s first headlining arena concert. Having played over a thousand shows it has been said many times that Turner works hard; in 2010 he won the Kerrang! ‘No Half Measures’ award for his music video The Road in which he [...]

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