Hazal Kirci

Is Youtube ruining your reading?

As a society, we are very fond of discussing the digital age, technology, and in particular, Youtube. We like to talk about how it is changing our lives, and often, shaming ourselves and each other for letting it take over every aspect of that life. However, at its core, technology...
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Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Introducing Warwick

Let’s play a game of word association. When you hear the name Warwick University, what springs to mind? Middle-of-nowhere, Russell Group, geese? These are only a few of the many things we can associate with our beloved university, and it barely scratches the surface. Warwick is far more than the...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2017

Literary societies you’ll love

Faced with the lengthy list of societies that Warwick has to offer, it’s often difficult to choose which ones to put time aside for. Here at The Boar Books, we have scouted out a selection of literary based societies which you’ll be sure to love if you’re interested in reading or...
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Posted Sep. 27, 2017

Some Eurovision memories

Tonight, the nations of Europe will once again gather to perform in everybody’s favourite singing contest – it’s the time of the year for Eurovision. In anticipation of the event, two of our writers share their memories of Eurovision. Hazal Kirci ‘Dad! Dad! When’s Eurovision coming on?’ With excited breaths,...
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Posted May. 13, 2017

Iron Fist: Should an adaptation stick close to the source?

Following Marvel’s first Netflix failure with Iron Fist, critics have certainly found much to complain about. Many have complained about the choice to cast a white actor in place of an Asian one, an unsurprising complaint. However, the topic is a touchy one, as it generally is with issues surrounding...
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Posted Apr. 2, 2017

Global Student Stories – 17/2/17

This week’s global student stories include controversy over a veterinary scholarship in Australia, threats of violence against academics in Turkey, a rise in Russia’s foreign student quota and issues over student subsidies in Hong Kong. Australia: Veterinary scholarship under fire for preferring white males The University of Sydney’s new postgraduate...
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Posted Feb. 17, 2017

Memories of Magic: Growing up with Harry Potter

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s  Stone, Warwick readers tell us their memories of growing up with the Harry Potter series. ~~~~ I don’t even remember reading the Harry Potter books for the first time: I was so young that it feels...
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Posted Feb. 15, 2017