Charlotte Whitsey

Students seeking loan sharks to pay “hidden” university costs

The National Union of Students (NUS) has recently stated that working class students are turning to loan sharks to fund hidden fees charged by their universities upon arriving at their selected institutions. Due to a lack of transparency, students have been forced to pay extra for compulsory materials, trips and...
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Posted Mar. 25, 2019

The cult of the celebrity

With social media expanding so rapidly in such a short amount of time, so too has the construct of the celebrity. Sites such as Snapchat and Twitter allow constant access into the lives of those deemed famous. Yet our means of consuming figures who continuously reside under the spotlight has...
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Posted Mar. 20, 2019

The tribulations of Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens this September, delivering a brutal blow to its TV rival, The X Factor. Opening night saw 10 million viewers tuning in to watch a vibrant selection of celebrities and their dance partners take to the ballroom floor, opening its sixteenth series in style....
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Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Arming teachers with pistols, pens or both

It is safe to say that the debate on guns is ever more present in society, with the US government considering a plan to equip teachers. In fact, if you type ‘Should teachers…’ into Google, the top suggestion is ‘Should teachers be armed?’. President Trump recently sparked division across the...
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Posted Oct. 10, 2018

Independent bookshops surrounding Warwick campus

With the newly implemented Week 0 allowing freshers to explore the campus and surrounding area free of introductory lectures, it would be only fair to discuss the lovely collection of independent bookshops on offer. Away from the hustle and bustle of large book chains, such as Waterstones and WHSmith, there...
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Posted Oct. 5, 2018