Isabelle Atkins

What life is like as a Paralympian and a Warwick History student

For Kare Adenegan, Paralympian and first-year Warwick History student, one of the challenges she faces in her sporting career, beyond juggling academics and athletic success, is the door she has to get through to get to the Westwood athletics track. We’re the first to pile in, and getting through a...
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Posted Feb. 9, 2020

Leamington Assembly to close with immediate effect

The Leamington Assembly is to close with immediate effect, it has been announced.  A post on the venue's Twitter on Tuesday, 4 June, owed the closure to "the current level of rent and rates on the property, alongside repairs and upkeep that are needed to maintain a Grade 2 listed building", stating that it was "unviable".
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Posted Jun. 4, 2019

Giving up ‘cripping up’

In 2014, Bradley Cooper – an able-bodied white man – was met with rave reviews for his performance in The Elephant Man, a biographic play about Joseph Merrick, a Victorian man with a condition of unknown origin which caused large, intrusive masses across his body. His performance was particularly lauded...
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Posted Mar. 3, 2019

Confessions of a Smartphone Addict

It dawned on me, one dreary Sunday in October, that I had a problem. I was in bed, Netflix blaring from my iPad in my lap, whilst I switched between Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook on my phone. I had an almost out-of-body realisation that I was cripplingly addicted to my...
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Posted Dec. 12, 2018

Does London have an accessibility problem?

For students, London seems to be the place to be. The vast majority of us will at one point have to venture into the big smoke for work experience, internships, or interviews. It’s almost a given that, at one point, you’ll make a journey into London whilst in university, and...
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Posted Sep. 11, 2018

A World Cup England might actually win

On Saturday July 21, the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup kicked off at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London, where the GB ladies took home bronze at the 2012 Olympics almost six years previously. And despite little press coverage, this might actually be a World Cup England stand a...
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Posted Aug. 2, 2018

Does our ‘Generation Sensible’ no longer know how to have fun?

One minute, millennials are immature, financially irresponsible, and selfish. The next, we’re being lambasted for being – of all things – too sensible. Gen Z and late millennials are drinking less alcohol, using less drugs, smoking fewer cigarettes, having fewer teen pregnancies, and getting arrested less than our predecessors. Not...
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Posted Jul. 30, 2018