Matthew Dale

White males can hardly be classed as a real minority

Are white men a minority group? It seems like a strange question, but it’s one that has attracted some mainstream media attention in recent weeks. Newsweek, for instance, has discussed whether white males could now be considered a minority group in the context of academic admissions, and an article from...
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Posted Jan. 26, 2019

Mourinho is no longer worthy of the “Special One” moniker

As we enter the first round of managerial sackings of the year, one person who has the dubious honour of making the list is one of the most unexpected: Jose Mourinho. Following his tumultuous time at Madrid, and disaster at Chelsea, one must ask what happened to the charming swashbuckler...
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Posted Oct. 11, 2018

Expectation v Reality with ‘Coming of Age’ Films

In recent years, we’ve seen exponential growth in ‘coming of age’ films. You know the formula: a teenager who is oxymoronically unique yet commonplace finds themselves on the cusp of adulthood and goes on an adventure. Laughs will be had and love will be forged through the trials and tribulations...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2018

This year’s Champions League looks like a free-for-all

It’s the most exciting time of the year. It’s the start of the footballing season, and the elite competition of club football. The theme music plays, sending shivers down your spine and giving you goosebumps. It’s the UEFA Champions League! 32 teams – most of which aren’t actually domestic champions...
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Posted Sep. 30, 2018