Hazal Kirci

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

Why it’s time we stood up for our lecturers

I consider myself incredibly lucky to be granted the privilege to attend university and take a course I adore. The chance to go to classes where I can talk and learn more about the subject I love is something I hope to never take for granted. Lecturers are fundamental to...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016

In Defence Of: Say Yes to the Dress

I’ll be the first to admit that shows on TLC are awful. The same channel that brought us the legendary Toddlers and Tiaras and Extreme Couponing isn’t likely to bring forward any BAFTA-worthy programmes, but they are entertaining. My current obsession Say Yes to the Dress is no exception. My...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

French Without Tears: ‘An Utter Joy To Watch’

I sat down to watch French Without Tears in the worst possible mood to see a light-hearted comedy. At the end of a rather long and horrid day, last thing I wanted to do that evening was laugh. It is a testament to how strong the production is that it...
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Posted Nov. 3, 2016

Can the arts be politically neutral?

There is no topic more potent than politics to pit people against one another. ‘Brexit’ is a topic that has polarised our nation. It hasn’t been the first and it won’t be the last. In these instances, we should look to what around us is capable of swaying our opinions. The...
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Posted Jul. 4, 2016

The Whitewashed Wreckage Called Hollywood

There has been heated debates over the Hollywood adaptations of two iconic Japanese anime franchises: cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell, and supernatural thriller Death Note respectively. Scarlett Johansson has been cast to play Ghost in the Shell’s protagonist, Major Mokoto Kusanagi and Nat Wolff has been cast as lead role...
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Posted May. 1, 2016