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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 [...]

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Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

06 February 2012

Lana Del Rey, (also known as Elizabeth Grant), first came to public attention after going viral with several self-made music videos for Blue Jeans and Diet Mountain Dew, two tracks from her newly-released debut album Born to Die, a full album of hypnotic and enchanting tones for all to enjoy. Since then the songstress has [...]

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To convey true teenage angst you must gleefully murder musical classics of old.

06 February 2012

The writers of Glee may think they have found something new, but all they seem to be doing is dressing up brilliant songs in horrible matching outfits. I found myself flicking through the channels last Thursday night genuinely horrified at what I was seeing. I spent most of my time dodging the vapid stream of [...]

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Bon Iver at O2 Academy Leeds 10.11.11

28 November 2011

Tickets for the whole Bon Iver tour sold out so quickly, that I felt privileged to have even had a ticket with my name on it. I had high expectations for the night because I am what you could call, a die-hard Bon Iver fan. Bon Iver hail from Wisconsin in Northern America, and were [...]

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The Wombats at Sheffield O2 Academy, October 4th

21 November 2011

In 2003 at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen formed The Wombats.  Four years later they released their first album, “The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation” . The album featured singles such as Let’s Dance to Joy Division, Moving to New York and Backfire [...]

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Paranormal…predictability?

Paranormal…predictability?

21 November 2011

Paranormal activity, a well-known and popular supernatural franchise, has finally produced what could know name it a trilogy. Paranormal activity 3, the third chilling (whether in a good or bad way, I’ll leave that to you) film created by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, in an attempt to provide a dramatic conclusion. Following on from [...]

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Be Inspired

15 November 2011

Sylvester Leader, a Motivational Speaker and a former Personal Adviser at Notre Dame 6th Form College, came back to the College to talk to students about Black History, celebrated in October of each month here in Britain. This is a topic of which Sylvester is extremely passionate. His assembly talks went down quite well with the [...]

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3D Cinema, is it worth it?

12 November 2011

With the re-release of The Lion King in 3D and more re-vamps of beloved films on their way, does this mean that the cinema experience is changing and what does that mean for our bank accounts. This means we are having to fork out for just a simple pair of ridiculous looking glasses? 3D cinema [...]

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Over the hills and to the Green Man

10 October 2011

In a year of low ticket sales for the big UK music festivals, Green Man has sold more tickets than ever before and it’s certainly easy to see why. Set in the Welsh valleys of the Breacon Beacons, Green Man festival has been held for eight consecutive years, since 2003, and it is annually graced by families [...]

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Support the Cottage

03 October 2011

I realise suggesting a cinema other than ‘Vue’ seems like madness, but I assure you it’s not, honest. Yes, other cinemas that do not leave you with a ridiculous oversized drink in one hand and an empty wallet in the other. Cinemas such as Cottage Road Cinema. At Cottage road, you can actually enjoy the [...]

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