Alistair Jones

Media mourning: a society obsessed with celebrity?

Ali Jones and Reece Goodall debate the posthumous publicity received by stars in 2016.   To mourn It’s easy to say that it’s wrong of the media to pay more attention to the death of one individual than to another, or to argue that the victims of war, terror, or...
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Posted Jan. 13, 2017

Pokémon Sun and Moon light the way for the future

My Decidueye, the final evolution of my Grass/Flying starter, cannot learn Fly. Decidueye is literally an owl, and can learn lots of other Flying-type moves, but for some reason not the definitive Flying-type move. This is extremely irritating, but it bodes very well for Pokémon Sun and Moon that this...
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Posted Jan. 1, 2017

Does it really matter which university you study at?

With tuition fees permanently rising, and university league tables giving their top spot to different institutions, the choice of where you get your degree is more complicated than ever. But if you’re highly likely to come out with a degree at the end of your course, does it really matter...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016

Newspaper cuttings: why print censorship is a mistake

Last week, London’s City University Student’s Union held an AGM at which the student body voted to ban The Sun, The Express, and The Daily Mail from its campus, in an attempt to ‘Oppose Fascism and Social Divisiveness in the UK Media’. Citing The Express and The Mail’s treatment of...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016

Luke Cage: Not simply a ‘Hero for Hire’

Luke Cage was always going to be a hero for those who needed one the most. Against the real-world backdrops of police violence, white gentrification and the Black Lives Matter movement, Luke Cage offers a quiet, almost pensive alternative to the chaos threatening to consume Harlem. To some extent, this...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016

YouTube: a viable career?

Pewdiepie, otherwise known as Felix Kjellberg, is the world’s most successful YouTuber. With yearly earnings exceeding $12 million, and a multimedia empire that now includes a book and two video games that run alongside his YouTube presence, Pewdiepie is a prime example of how a well-established video channel can propel...
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Posted Nov. 20, 2016

Careers: And then second year ends…

Largely, the extent to which you’re pressured to think about your future during your time at University depends on the people you surround yourself with. Your friends, flatmates, and even the stranger you share a heart-to- heart with over a pitcher of Eliminator can all shape your idea of the...
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Posted Nov. 13, 2016