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Month: May 2018

Kent Down 13 Places in Guardian University Rankings

The Guardian Newspaper published their 2019 University League Tables on Tuesday. They delivered a comprehensive ranking of universities by their individual subjects, as well as the overall rankings of universities based on attributes deemed most relevant to prospective students. The ranking considers student satisfaction with different courses as well as money spent per student on educational services, and average development of grades, measured by comparing entry A-level results to final degree grades among students. The School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research appeared to be hit the hardest by the recent rankings, with most subjects related to the…

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Sibson Cafe: Adulting at its finest

Laying in bed with two empty Domino’s boxes from the night before has become a stable of university life, with little getting close to the satisfaction of knowing you have a few slices of pizza left, ready to be consumed whilst binging three seasons of New Girl in a single sitting. Here’s a photograph of myself on such a day. Moments like this are to be cherished, on par with the day you get married, and the moment your first child finds its way into your arms. They are what make University so great: full, knowing ignorance of responsibilities tied…

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Nintendo Labo: Overpriced cardboard or biggest gaming innovation?

On 20 April the much-awaited Nintendo Labo was finally released. Although in the EU we had to wait until 27 April to receive the cardboard set. And yes, for those who somehow missed the initial announcement in January, Nintendo’s newest thing is cardboard. “Make. Play. Discover.” is the Labo’s motto for the Nintendo Switch. Both kits contain a set of pre-made cardboard cut-outs and some other materials which you will need to build your very own toy-cons, small objects that interact with the console and allow you to transport your gaming experience from the digital world to the paper…

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Review: Kylie Minogue’s return with ‘Golden’

After thirty years of chart-topping singles, and four years since her previous studio album, Kylie Minogue is back with her latest album ‘Golden’, released on 6 April this year. The album combines Kylie’s trademark late-80s pop with surprising country vibes. I was sceptical about the combination before hearing the lead track ‘Dancing’, released in January, which managed to pull off a country style whilst maintaining the energetic electro pop that defines Kylie’s music. The guitar intro building up to the main chorus took country to the next level by blending in some electronic dance beats. Despite it being a…

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Marx at 200: Was He Right About Anything?

Karl Heinrich Marx is often described by many to be one of the greatest (and divisive) political thinkers of the 19th century. His writings on the flaws and failures of capitalism have not only inspired countless revolutions across time, but has generated centuries of fierce debate among academics and theorists. A hugely influential and revolutionary philosopher, Marx did not live to see his ideas be carried out, but his impact is strikingly evident across so many aspects of life, that we ought to celebrate it, 200 years after the man was born. Born on 5 May 2023 in Trier,…

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