• McDonald’s Monopoly: Marketing Obesity or Harmless Fun?

    It’s that time of year again where I go to McDonald’s and plan out what food I’m getting to maximise the amount of monopoly stickers that I win. A free student McFlurry takes precedence over a free burger, as you get two extra stickers on the ice cream there’s...
  • Fashion and Feminism: Opinions on the Emma Watson Vanity Fair Controversy

    Appearing in March’s issue of Vanity Fair, Emma Watson’s ‘topless’ shoot prompted controversy over what it means to be a feminist. It made me question if an individual’s clothing and style choices impact how seriously they are taken? View this post on Instagram Maturing from Hermione to Belle in...
  • Can BDSM always be distanced from the abuse shown in Fifty Shades of Grey?

    “’No’, I protest, trying to kick him off. He stops. ‘If you struggle I’ll tie your feet too. If you make a noise I will gag you.’” This is a quote from the Fifty Shades of Grey book, the film adaptation of which opened in cinemas earlier this month,...
  • Scrapbook – Controversial Films

    Amidst the controversy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, our contributors have selected to write about some of the most controversial films of the past to coincide with the comedy’s UK release. Wake in Fright Lost for over thirty years, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) has enjoyed a recent...
  • Brought Into Disrepute: Castro vs Cockerill

    Italian veteran Martin Castrogiovanni dominated the rugby headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, albeit for the reasons that he intended. Following Toulon’s 25-21 defeat to Leicester last week, the French team’s prop called a press conference in which he unleashed an expletive-ridden tirade against the Tiger’s head...
  • Album Review: Miley Cyrus – ‘Bangerz’

    It is impossible to ignore Miley Cyrus‘ transformation of innocent Disney star to a sledgehammer-licking, scantily-dressed, twerking adult. It appears that the uproar of Miley’s provocative new image has suffocated the sound of her new album Bangerz. Instead of reviewing her musical talent, the media are far too busy...