Ellie Mitchell

Interviewing award-winning Olivia Wildblood, Warwick alumna

Olivia Wildblood, award winner of Warwick’s Annual Digital Showcase Competition, sat down with The Boar last week to discuss her incredible podcast Not Really British. What began as a history module assignment to explore an element of migration evolved into an in-depth interview discussing “her mother’s experiences growing up and...
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Posted Feb. 21, 2024

Students report excessive rent and inadequate living conditions across the UK

The University of Northampton (UoN) has seen undergraduates protest over “appalling conditions and extortionate rent” within university-owned flats.    The students are particularly outraged with St John’s Halls, in which flats lacked running water and functional hobs. Although residents are paying around £150 for single en-suite rooms, the conditions within...
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Posted Dec. 4, 2023

Poland’s Empty Frames campaign returns Nazi-looted artwork

In September 2022, Poland launched Empty Frames,  a campaign to commemorate the half a million objects of art and culture that were lost or destroyed by the Nazis and the Soviets during World War Two. Poland has successfully returned almost 600 pieces of national cultural heritage. The Madonna and Child is...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2023

Ranking every Black Mirror Season 6 episode

The popular Netflix series Black Mirror left audiences reeling, with the release of five new episodes last week. Although Season 6 arguably does not reach the heights of Seasons 1 through 3, it’s certainly making waves in its own right. Charlie Brooker, the creator of Black Mirror, dared to make...
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Posted Jun. 27, 2023

Further strikes announced by junior doctors in England

Following the collapse of the latest round of pay talks with the government, junior doctors will strike for three days commencing June 14 2023, at 7:00am. The British Medical Association (BMA) union described the government’s offer of a 5% pay increase as “paltry” and stated that “the goal of this...
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Posted Jun. 12, 2023

The Best Moments of the 95th Academy Awards

Following the dramatic events of Will Smith’s ‘Slapgate’ at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022, this year’s edition provided a heart-warming, perhaps safe, watch for viewers. The show was definitively dominated by Everything Everywhere All at Once, which won 7 of its 11 nominations. Feel-good moments permeated through the night,...
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Posted Jun. 9, 2023