Reece Goodall

Ghostwatch – TV’s scariest moment

If you’re searching for something novel and scary this year, why not try a TV broadcast that was so terrifying and controversial, it has never been repeated? Here’s the story of one of British TV’s most famous broadcasts, Ghostwatch. Ghostwatch was a drama that aired on Halloween 1992, although it took...
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Posted Nov. 12, 2018

The Left need to realise their role in the rise of the Right

In Brazil, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected president. I’d be lying if I said I had followed the Brazilian elections at all, but I did take interest in the news and social media coverage afterwards. All the news outlets referred to Bolsanaro as “far-right”, a “fascist”, a “populist”,...
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Posted Nov. 11, 2018

Fear, frights and finance

The season of fear and frights is upon us again – it’s time to dust off your costumes and go for a bit of trick or treating. For many of us, the costs linked to Halloween don’t go beyond double figures – a bit for your outfit, some sweets (if...
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Posted Nov. 1, 2018

Super spooky characters in video games

Here at The Boar Games, we love a good scare. This Halloween we’ve gathered our top picks for haunting characters in games, some you might not have thought about, to get you in the spooky spirit. The Joker, Batman: Arkham Asylum My choice is the Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Whilst not an...
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Posted Oct. 31, 2018

Are we seeing a teetotal takeover?

If you think of students, there is pretty much one stereotype that will always come to mind, and that is drinking. Students like to enjoy copious amounts of alcohol. But it seems that this once ingrained idea may no longer be the case. New research indicates that an increasing number...
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Posted Oct. 30, 2018

Halloween: Review

Way back in 1978, John Carpenter made a horror film that would come to re-define the genre – that film, Halloween, would go on to be a successful franchise and introduce ‘Michael Myers’ to the realm of nightmare boogeymen everywhere. This Halloween season sees him return to the big screen...
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Posted Oct. 26, 2018

Learn from Literature: Ancient Egypt

There can hardly be a reader out there that hasn’t heard of Agatha Christie. The Queen of Crime, most famous for her creation of detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, was a master of the craft, fashioning ingenious puzzles and inventing a lot of the rules that subsequent crime...
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Posted Oct. 23, 2018

Looking at the legality of loot boxes

Belgium recently began a criminal investigation into FIFA’s loot boxes, bringing the issue to the mainstream and prompting what seems to be a major shift in their regulation debate. The gambling regulators from 15 European countries and one from the US have announced that they will look into loot boxes...
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Posted Oct. 13, 2018

The entire Brett Kavanaugh debacle is a disgrace to politics

Brett Kavanaugh’s potential rise to the Supreme Court of United States (SCOTUS) was massively derailed when it transpired the Democrats were in possession of a sexual abuse allegation against him. The letter, written by Dr Christine Blasey Ford, stated that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were both...
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Posted Oct. 10, 2018

Coventry City of Culture 2021

Coventry has been announced as the UK City of Culture 2021. If you’re unsure what this means, or how to get involved, check out our handy Q&A! What is a City of Culture? The UK City of Culture is a designation given to a city in the UK for a...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2018