Sarah Staniforth

A review of Rik Carranza at the Birmingham Comedy Festival

Running from October 5–14, the Birmingham Comedy Festival is an independent festival primarily devoted to stand-up comedy. One of the largest independent art festivals in the region, it has been running annually since 2001. The majority of the events are ticketed, but on the two Sundays of the festival, the...
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Posted Oct. 13, 2018

There’s more to student life than the Warwick Bubble

The famous ‘Warwick Bubble’. Consisting of Warwick campus and Leamington Spa, the ‘Warwick away from Warwick’ where most undergraduates choose to live in their second year. In the bubble, Warwick students immerse themselves in all things warwick – POP!, SU societies and underlying fear of what Coventry has to offer....
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Posted Oct. 3, 2018

Thunderpussy upholds its reputation for putting on a great show

Thunderpussy is a four-piece rock band hailing from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 2013, and heavily influenced by classic rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, Thunderpussy manages to sound both fresh and nostalgic. But while they have the swagger of the stadium-filling hair metal bands of the 80s, they haven’t...
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Posted Sep. 9, 2018

Christina Aguilera’s Liberation is disappointing

Christina Aguilera’s first album in six years, Liberation is the latest act of reinvention from the American pop singer, billed in her own words as “an album of freedom”. The album is her first since she left her role as a judge on singing competition The Voice in 2016, a...
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Posted Aug. 15, 2018

Has capitalism led pride astray?

LGBT pride has its origins in radical organisation against homophobic and transphobic oppression. The first ever pride parade in 1970 was organised in commemoration of the first anniversary of Stonewall, a series of riots which took place in response to a police raid of Manhattan gay bar the Stonewall Inn....
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Posted Aug. 12, 2018

Should we bring back selective schooling?

Should we divide children based on academic aptitude? According to The Telegraph’s Judith Woods, Britain’s education system just isn’t working, and the solution is to adopt a German model. In Germany, children who are more academic attend a Gymnasium that prepares them for university, while the less academic students go...
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Posted Oct. 9, 2017

The art of budgeting at Warwick

For many, university is the first real taste of independence. Armed with your maintenance loan and free from the eyes of your parents, it might be tempting for you to splurge. However, if you want to avoid going into your overdraft, you need to think about budgeting before you spend… The...
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Posted Oct. 8, 2017