Mary Francis

Calum Scott’s music commemorates “all kinds of love”

Calum Scott’s Birmingham concert was exhilarant in its celebration of all kinds of love. Met with flawless vocals, emotional speeches and touching stories, as well as two proposals and a roaring audience, it’s safe to say that everyone left with their hearts incredibly full. I couldn’t help reflecting, both from...
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Posted May. 19, 2018

Can a hashtag change the world?

When hashtags first emerged, I remember questioning what the point of them was – to be honest, what is there really to get about #like4like? At twelve years old, it just seemed like a way to seek attention for pouting selfies. However, I’ve since discovered their intended purpose. Hashtagging essentially...
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Posted Nov. 12, 2017

Ode to a fresher – Mary Francis

Coming to the end of two years at Warwick, looking back there are definitely mistakes I wish I hadn’t made – for example, having to pull all nighters because I left essays to the last minute, ‘getting with’ the wrong people on nights out, getting a little too drunk, or...
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Posted Aug. 17, 2017

Can literature culturally appropriate?

After Anthony Horowitz was criticised for his decision to narrate the experience of a black character, Beth Longman and Mary Francis discuss whether authors can ever really write events from a perspective that they themselves have no experience of.  In defence of… Faced with accusations of cultural appropriation, Horowitz was adamantly...
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Posted Jun. 30, 2017

A throwback to younger years

Putting heavier workloads to one side, Warwick students look back to lighter reads from years gone by. ~~~~ The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot Mia Thermopolis is the heroine that every teenager needs. She not only provides laughs and all too relatable dramas, but she most importantly shows a change in the way we...
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Posted May. 16, 2017

What’s the right way for TV to portray rape?

Rape and sexual violence are currently covered by a huge amount of representation on television, and surely the awareness that is being raised can only be a good thing: rape happens every day to many different people, and its portrayal in shows such as 13 Reasons Why, Broadchurch and soap...
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Posted Apr. 15, 2017