Reece Goodall

Is the fashion industry racist?

What is this season’s hottest fashion trend? Well, if you follow the news, it would appear that blackface is back – Gucci, Prada and a Katy Perry fashion collection have all recently been forced to recall products evoking blackface after a large social media backlash. Despite statements stating that it...
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Posted Feb. 17, 2019

Endeavour – ‘Pylon’

Endeavour is back for its sixth series and, from the off, it’s darker than we’ve seen before. ‘Pylon’ finds our lead characters struggling with events of the past, as their paths cross to investigate a tragic death, in what proves a typically compelling episode of the show. It’s 1969, six...
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Posted Feb. 16, 2019

Is political correctness ruining student comedy?

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? According to a number of top comedians, it’s young people. Chris Rock said in an interview that he no longer hosts comedy gigs at universities because the students are far too eager “not to offend anybody” and “you can’t even be offensive on your...
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Posted Feb. 9, 2019

Hollywood films and US politics

I recently had the opportunity to watch Vice. The film, starring Christian Bale as former US Vice-President ‘Dick Cheney’, recounts key events in the politician’s life that led to his assumption of power. Now, as you may expect, the politics of the film are particularly obvious – director, Adam McKay,...
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Posted Feb. 1, 2019

How to make flying more eco-friendly

Being green and trying to help save the planet has arguably never been as trumpeted, and there are tons of ways we can be more eco-friendly – but how can we offset the need to be environmentally conscious with the urge to travel? In the wake of an airline’s recent...
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Posted Feb. 1, 2019

The legality of lunar enterprise and moon mining

Everyone’s heading to space! President Trump wants to create a Space Force, and business tycoons like Elon Musk and Richard Branson are striving to make space a commercial venture. When it comes to space, humanity’s first step has always been the Moon – and, where humans go, business is sure...
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Posted Jan. 29, 2019

The news is unfairly covering the Trump border crisis

In December 2018, the US government entered a shutdown which is now the longest-ever. President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a federal budget unless it includes $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall with Mexico, but the Democrat-led House has completely refused. The clash between the two is...
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Posted Jan. 15, 2019

Ingredients for a page turner

One of the highest compliments you can give a book is that it is a page turner – but how can you write one? How do you craft a text that keeps people reading, always making them want just one more chapter before bedtime? Well, here are a few general...
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Posted Jan. 13, 2019

Gaming and religion – strange bedfellows?

Do you enjoy Pokémon Go, but are worried that it may not be Holy enough for you? Well, worry not – the Catholic Church has got you covered, with the recent release of Follow JC Go! for iOS and Android. The game sees you ‘catch’ saints and Biblical characters by...
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Posted Jan. 11, 2019