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From Tamagotchis to Tablets…

February 22, 2012

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By Lacey Dolan With the festive season finally behind us and the forced interaction with various family members on hold for another year, I was quite intrigued by the number of toys my 6 year old brother had received from “Santa” and just how vast the difference was between my chosen gifts in the early […]

Horrible Christmas Fashions

December 15, 2011

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By Jason Noonan Christmas, never is there a time all year that all I want is for everything to be over and done with, I hate it with a passion. But even I need some Christmas cheer and I have found it, so I present to you the Terrible Christmas Fashions this year. Shoes, jackets, […]

The Weather Outside is Frightful

December 15, 2011

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December 17th 2009, was a typical December morning in Scotland. Freezing cold with the entire country counting down the days until their Christmas holidays began. Then it happened. Snow started to fall from the sky. Now we are no strangers to the white stuff in Scotland but this was no ordinary snow. It just kept […]

Superstar to Super-Injunction

November 10, 2011

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By David Wren In the midst of the Mike Tindall scandal, we take a closer look at leading figures from the world of sport that have cheated on their significant others. John Terry and David Beckham. These men have two things in common. The first being that they are two of the most inspirational players […]

Xbox Steal From Thousands

November 10, 2011

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By Jason Noonan Signed up for Xbox Live? You may as well cancel your subscription right now because they are happily taking money from subscribers’ accounts for nothing. Not only that, they’re boldly refusing to pay it back until a month later.  I’m not the only person who this has happened to. So far 43,000 […]

Should Criminals Become Celebrities?

October 24, 2011

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By Claire Porter In light of the recent release of convicted murderer Amanda Knox should an individual with a conviction be able to sell their story for money? It is a debate that has been on going since the 70s, is it right for criminals to sell their story for financial profit? This topic touches […]

The Commercialism of Halloween

October 24, 2011

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By Angela Steed In 2010 Tesco sold one and a half million costumes and Asda reported selling a witch costume every ten seconds in the days leading up to Halloween. In 2001 the British population spent £12 million on Halloween, last year this figure rose to £280 million despite the recession. Are we beginning to materialise Halloween? […]