Charlotte Whitsey

‘The Bodyguard’ and its portrayal of women in power

With The Bodyguard becoming the biggest new drama on British TV since 2006, it is easy to see why it has sparked such an influx of conversation. Focusing a troubled war veteran turned principal protection officer, David Budd (Richard Madden), and his assignment to the controversial politician, Julia Montague (Keeley...
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Posted Sep. 10, 2018

Book vending machines deliver literature at the push of a button

In April 2018, The Independent’s Laura Holson published an article explaining how a French publisher, Short Edition, had revived literature through the installment of 30 random book dispensers across the United States. The goal was to deliver fiction at the ‘push of a button’ in places such as universities, transportation...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2018

Whatsapp-ening to us?

As of 2017, there are an estimated 39 million social media users across the United Kingdom alone whereby approximately 81% of them logging into various social media apps or websites every day. Most avid users are considered ‘young people’, with 96% of 16-24-year-olds using such networking sites. Hence, one of...
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Posted Jul. 27, 2018

BookCrossing: if you love your books, let them go

Described as a ‘modern-day message in a bottle’ by the San Francisco Chronicle, BookCrossing is an online book club which encourages the exchange of books across the entire world. First launched in April 2001 by Ron Hornbaker and Bruce and Heather Pederson, BookCrossing is a service which allows you to...
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Posted Jul. 8, 2018

Protests at Durham University due to an increase in student accommodation fees

Durham University students have protested against an increase in rent in regards to university-owned accommodation. Durham University Students’ Union has stated that fees have continued to increase from approximately £4,854 in the year 2010-2011 to £7,171 following this academic year. News of this comes following an earlier discussion in which...
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Posted Jun. 26, 2018