Gaby Shedwick

Is any landmark truly a ‘must-see’?

‘Oh, you have to see it,’ is something most people have heard when friends and family get back from a holiday. Our social media feeds are filled with videos of influencers showing off the most beautiful places in the world. Billboards of the most desirable travel destinations are plastered throughout...
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Posted Oct. 13, 2023

The best way to spend your Summer

The academic year is a highly intense period, fluctuations of deadline seasons often mean you are living from assignment to assignment. For many students, this leads to a culmination of long stints on technology partnered with lengthy days to ensure all their work is complete. However, when you hit submit...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2023

The Dead Meat Podcast is a horror safe haven

I have a very particular relationship with podcasts, I’m very picky and I’m very loyal. I tend to have the same few on repeat as I become familiar with the hosts and feel a sense of comfort in this recognisability. They often correlate to my interests as my favourite element...
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Posted Jul. 17, 2023

The age of internet horror – why do some fear technology?

The horror genre is built upon terror. Ever changing as new situations create new fears. The rapid technological advancements of the 21st century has opened the genre up to new anxieties. From surveillance to artificial intelligence, developments in tech have led to a whole new sub-genre – where axe-wielding maniacs...
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Posted Jul. 3, 2023

Eurovision isn’t political

It’s been just over a month since the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Liverpool; with Sweden’s Loreen taking the overall crown. The contest came to the UK following Sam Ryder’s second place finish in 2022, with winners Ukraine unable to host. Ryder managed to reignite...
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Posted Jun. 25, 2023

Scream!: How horror films help me combat my panic disorder

Deadline season is a stressful period for many people. Being in my final year, I have experienced this both first-hand and seen it with my friends. Anxiety can be healthy, especially this time of year when it can provide fuel to get you through the packed schedule. However, like anything,...
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Posted Jun. 14, 2023

Three years of Bruno Fernandes

Deadline day 2020. Manchester United announced the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon. Arguably, at the time, he was a relatively unknown entity. Even those who had seen him play in Portugal couldn’t predict how he would perform in a notoriously physical league. In fact, I don’t think anyone...
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Posted Mar. 13, 2023