Georgia Simcox

How to know when to break up with a book

It’s always difficult to know when you should give a book a second chance and when you should just give up. I feel like I’m at the stage now where I should just give up reading Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I bought the book last year, two...
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Posted Mar. 31, 2019

Reflecting on our time with The Boar

In our first edition, four of our outgoing Editors share their experiences of working with The Boar and ultimately, what the paper has meant to them. Tanya Khan (Travel Editor) When I spontaneously applied for the role of Travel Editor, I had one goal in mind – to make the travel...
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Posted Mar. 23, 2019

Does ‘The Greatest Showman’ really need a sequel?

There’s no denying that The Greatest Showman was one of the most popular films of 2018 (and a box office sensation) after its release in December 2017. After three months it reached a total of around £330 million in the box office, after looking as though it was going to...
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Posted Mar. 13, 2019

Choosing to use a ghost writer

Ghost writing is not a recent phenomenon. A notable example may be Shakespeare. Although no one is sure exactly who wrote the plays published under the name of ‘William Shakespeare’, it has been suggested that Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, and Christopher Marlowe were worthy candidates for the ghostwriting...
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Posted Mar. 6, 2019

‘The Real Fight’ on Warwick University’s Mental Health Day

Mental health is one of the biggest struggles students face on an everyday basis. As a group, students are at high risk of developing mental health issues ranging from a result of educational and social pressures, to the financial burden of student loans and the potential negative consequences of increased social...
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Posted Mar. 4, 2019

Cosy getaways versus active breaks

Having travelled to Scotland in July 2018 to walk 26 miles, it is no secret that I really enjoy an active getaway. We went up to Glasgow on a Friday night and at 8am on the Saturday morning set off on a 26-mile trek to Falkirk, raising money for The...
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Posted Feb. 22, 2019

The best travel guides and memoirs

The best travel guides For those who are partial to travel off the beaten track but don’t like to stray too far away from home, Thomas Eccardt’s Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe is a must-read. Eccardt’s guide explores seven often under-appreciated destinations within the bounds of Europe,...
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Posted Feb. 6, 2019

The best books for your gap year

Many students decide to take a gap year between their final year of school and their first year of university education. However, this is also quite a popular way to spend the year between graduating and starting your career. Many use a gap year to travel while others may stay...
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Posted Feb. 2, 2019

The Warwick student set to release crime novel in the summer

Releasing a debut novel is just something else Warwick postgraduate student Reece Goodall can add to his list of accomplishments. Alongside his master’s in French horror films and writing his debut crime novel The Three Killers, Goodall has produced a debut album and various film scores. The opening of The...
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Posted Jan. 29, 2019

Reading doesn’t have to be isolating

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, I was in bed reading, so engrossed in my book I didn’t even notice the turn of the year had happened. It is true that reading can be quite an isolating experience because it is something often done in the comfort of your own...
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Posted Jan. 26, 2019