Alice Marmara

Rediscovering your hometown

After a hectic term filled with hard work and deadlines, the prospect of having five weeks off at home made me apprehensive of how I would spend my free time when revising. As someone who loves travel, I wished I was jet-setting off to somewhere sunny. However, I found my...
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Posted May. 9, 2018

Is university actually worth it?

Every year, thousands of people like ourselves leave school and decide to go to university in pursuit of a degree. In a world where it is becoming increasingly competitive to get a job, university for many is the natural step to take after completing school in the hope of standing...
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Posted Apr. 1, 2018

Intimate, relevant, human: A View from the Bridge review

Arthur Miller’s 1955 tragic play A View from the Bridge is the latest offering from the Warwick University Drama Society (WUDS), and does not disappoint. The play deals with what America represented to the outside world in the post-war era: a beacon of hope for immigrants. This theme is brought...
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Posted Mar. 15, 2018

Does the world need more James Bond?

James Bond, a character crafted by the imagination of Ian Fleming, is not only one of the most recognisable literary characters but is also an icon of British culture and identity. Through fourteen novels and nine short stories, as well as a movie franchise that has grossed over $7 billion,...
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Posted Mar. 9, 2018

The story of female authors

When I think back to some of my favourite books and some of the best-loved books of all time, many were written by female authors. From English lessons exploring the Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, to wishing I attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
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Posted Feb. 12, 2018