Sophie Thomas

Back to Britain after a year abroad

Without a doubt, my year abroad changed my life. I’d lived independently at university for two years, yet there’s something about being thrown to the other side of the world and having to sort everything out for yourself that changed everything. Putting myself in the deep end was the life...
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Posted Jul. 8, 2018

Destigmatising the 2:2

As one of the top universities in the UK, it’s fair to say that Warwick holds a certain prestige. Whether it be the research faculties, the variety of opportunities or just the name Warwick to employers, this university is attractive. But, the price of attractiveness comes at a cost. This...
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Posted May. 17, 2018

Graduation balls at Warwick: where is our money actually going?

With the pressure of exams, dissertations and deadlines, the first half of Term 3 is full of stress-induced breakdowns for many students. However, the final few weeks are a chance to make those final memories of the academic year. Warwick’s Graduation Ball, Societies Awards and Sports Ball have been regular...
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Posted Apr. 28, 2018

The Strike’s Got Style: an interview with Mara Duer

It’s nearly impossible to avoid the implications of the UCU strike. Beginning on 22 February, 61 universities have been taking part in the action. Academics are striking due to a proposed pension change, which could see pensions being cut by up to 40%. Out of the 463 members of the...
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Posted Mar. 15, 2018

Bold, combative, thoughtful: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Review

In the centenary anniversary of women receiving the vote in the United Kingdom, the performance of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Warwick University Drama Society (WUDS) is a political play, providing thought on what it means to be an intersectional feminist in the present day. Revolt is a revolutionary...
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Posted Mar. 12, 2018

Has society burned out on Tinder?

Launched in 2012, Tinder has reached dizzying heights for a mobile app. The term ‘swipe right’ has become part of our generation’s lexicon, where people figuratively swipe right for someone in their head if someone is their ‘type’. Throw recent phenomenon’s such as Love Island and Ex on the Beach...
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Posted Feb. 18, 2018

Our favourite pop albums of 2017

Our writers look back on some of the best pop albums of 2017.   Ctrl – SZA Not simply your standard break-up album or self-empowerment piece, Ctrl is a tell-all open book to the artist’s personal life. Here Sza (pronounced ‘scissor’) sings, performs, and thrives in doing so. An album of...
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Posted Jan. 24, 2018

Insight: spending student life on the stage

The ‘stage’ is more than just a space. What looks like a few square feet means so much more when you’re giving your all to the performance you’ve worked on for months. It allows you to escape and lets your imagination run wild. Performing means you can be someone else...
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Posted Oct. 25, 2017