Daljinder Johal

Do we really need exams?

I’m luckily one of those people who has a bit of a knack for exams. Why? Well, despite my slight worry that university has killed my intelligence from a constant lack of sleep (bad mattresses also have a lot to answer for), I’m one of those lucky people with an...
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Posted May. 12, 2017

How could a writers’ strike hit TV?

If you’re just as addicted to American TV shows as I am, there’s another reason to dread the beginning of May, other than exams. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has again threatened to strike from May 2 in a pay dispute, stating that writers have lost 23% revenue in...
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Posted Apr. 20, 2017

Define the Line: the battle against domestic abuse

Think the signs of domestic violence are obvious? Think again. Almost 1 in 3 young people find it difficult to separate a caring action from a controlling one, according to ‘Define the Line’, a study by the national domestic violence charity Refuge in partnership with Avon.  The study worryingly found that...
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Posted Apr. 10, 2017

Review: global sensation ‘Stomp’ comes to Warwick

Well, you’ll never look at a broomstick or bin in the same way again after this. That said, I can’t remember the last time I used a broom instead of a hoover or saw a classic steel bin. Still, Stomp – now a global sensation – gives you new perspective...
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Posted Feb. 2, 2017

Listen Up: The best podcasts to try in 2017

If you use any form of public transport or relax in a public space, it’s hard to miss one of the omnipresent items that everyone seems to have dangling out of a bag, wrapped around their neck or in their ears: a pair of headphones. I’m guilty of the same,...
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Posted Jan. 14, 2017

New Year, New Me: Reading Resolutions For 2017

Since it’s #newyearnewme, I have taken it upon myself to make a reading resolution for 2017. This year, there are some changes I am going to make to ensure that my reading life is better than it’s ever been. As a Humanities student, some may argue that I wouldn’t need...
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Posted Jan. 7, 2017

A Journey Through French Cinema

Clocking in at just over 3 hours, I have to admit that the director, Bertrand Tavernier’s A Journey Through French Cinema is not a documentary on French film classics for the faint-hearted. Even as an English and French student, I did have a moment of worry that I would find...
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Posted Dec. 29, 2016

Keen for more chocolate treats? We’ve got you covered

In The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan’s lovable Anna Trent finds herself in the midst of a bittersweet tale of lost love after a freak accident at her job in an English chocolate factory. Anna, resigned to a routine life, finds herself in hospital with her now cancer-stricken...
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Posted Dec. 28, 2016