Vincent Loh

Tackling the issue of xenophobia must start with us

The Christchurch mosque massacre is a tragedy. But like all tragedies, it is also a farce. It is a farce because this should never have happened. Various irresponsible elements across the world should never have fanned the flames of xenophobic hate that enabled this massacre to begin with. The same...
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Posted Apr. 2, 2019

When books become problematic

Problematic is a buzzword that often gets thrown around in the current political climate. Books are not exempt from this and the mud-slinging rage which has come to define the state of discourse in 2019. Yet the word is frustratingly (and perhaps somewhat intentionally) vague and undefined: what exactly makes...
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Posted Mar. 5, 2019

The medieval views of the grand strategy game

In 2016, my life was changed forever. No, not by the American election, nor by Brexit. No, my life was irrevocably altered by the discovery of that magic called Crusader Kings 2. I love games like Crusader Kings 2, more than is healthy. I adore sprawling strategy games with complicated...
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Posted Dec. 27, 2018

Literary Figures on Campus

Vincent Loh explores what would happen if key literary figures chose to study on campus today…    Yeats on Monday Evening He walks the same way to class every morning. On the way back he always sees stray branches litter the pavements in front of the incomplete Second Coming of...
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Posted Apr. 10, 2018

Has open world gaming met its limits?

I beat a man to death with a baseball bat and steal his car, then squeal down the highway, earning the ire of the Los Santos Police Department as they take off after me. I’m rammed into the river, and shot to death as I surface for air. That is...
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Posted Dec. 14, 2017

Balancing comedy and tragedy: Twelfth Night Review

W . H. Auden once remarked that Twelfth Night was one of Shakespeare’s “unpleasant plays”, due to the comedic elements throughout the work being tightly interwoven with, and undercut by, the tragic and melancholic. The RSC’s latest adaptation of this classic beautifully captures its paradox of humour and tragedy. The production...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2017