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Sunderland – One of the Cheapest Places to Study

26th May 2017

If you’re a student, you’ll know just how easy it is to get into debt once you move out from your family home and into student accommodation. But, according to a recent study, there could be a cheaper option right on your doorstep – Sunderland University. According to the study carried out by Student.com, Sunderland […]

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Will Brexit Mean Paying For Roaming Charges?

26th May 2017

We’ve all been there – forgetting to switch data roaming off when you take a trip abroad, and coming home to hundreds of pounds of charges. Not good. Thankfully, as of June 15th, mobile companies will no longer be allowed to charge you for using data abroad in EU countries. Amazing, right? Well, maybe not. […]

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How To Stay Cool This Summer

26th May 2017

Over the past week, Britain has been hit with a heat wave, leaving many of us feeling a little bit too hot – we love to complain, don’t we? So, if you’re feeling a bit uncomfortable in the heat, then worry no more – here are our top 5 tips to stay cool this Summer. […]

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Whitley Bay Carnival – This Weekend

26th May 2017

We’ve had some incredible weather this week, and for once it seems as though it may last all the way through to the bank-holiday weekend. So, why not make the most out of it? This weekend, Whitley Bay is hosting a carnival, with lots of great activities and some even better costumes. The event kicks […]

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Finn is a “Big Deal’ in New Star Wars

25th May 2017

While he might have initially lied about himself in TFA, John Boyega’s character, Finn, is apparently quite a big deal in the upcoming Star Wars. This next film will follow the story of Rey, Finn and Poe, as they continue to fight against The First Order, the psychopathic Kylo Ren and his Master, Lord Snoke. […]

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First Look at Castlevania Show

25th May 2017

Since its announcement a few months ago, there hadn’t really been any news on when the Castlevania show would be released. Now, however? Things are about to get a little red. With no warning or big reveal, the upcoming Netflix series of Castlevania has a trailer, which was first shown on Netflix Latin American’s Twitter […]

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Fallout 4 Free This Weekend

25th May 2017

Fallout 4 is free this weekend on Steam and Xbox One! Yes, Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic/open-world/Sims 4/FPS will be available to play for free, along with some hefty discounts on the game and season pass. A few people have probably still not picked up Fallout 4, given that at full price, it’s still £39.99 ($60), with the […]

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GoT: The Great War is Here

25th May 2017

Excuse me for a moment. Screams into a paper bag Okay, let’s do this. Finally, after what seems like an age waiting, we have our first proper look at the next season of Game of Thrones. It’s no surprise that a trailer has been released, after the photos that Entertainment Weekly published. It looks like […]

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Who actually is Theresa May?

25th May 2017

The election campaign is hotting up now and the country will be heading to the polls to choose the Prime Minister very soon. Yet hardly anyone knows who Theresa May really is. So, we’ve obviously got you covered with this unbiased and factual information article to help you get to the cold truth of our […]

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

25th May 2017

With the new ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ film coming out later this year and the trailer’s release just a couple of weeks ago, we thought we’d take you back to the first instalment in the epic spy-action film. Colin Firth (Harry Hart) and Taron Egerton (Eggsy) unite as an unlikely duo in the film that […]

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Warframe Devs Announce New Game

24th May 2017

Digital Extremes, the studio behind the massively successful free-to-play action game Warframe, announced their new project in the pipeline, called Keystone. It is apparently a competitive FPS “with a distinct blend of first-person action and deck-building strategies”. It is slated to be in closed alpha testing later in the week. The game will be reminiscent […]

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Happy Birthday Overwatch

24th May 2017

Yep, Overwatch has turned one today! The Anniversary event is now live, and it comes with 11 new skins, costing 3,000 gold each, or you can chance some loot boxes and get them. You can view the skins below, and there are an additional 100 cosmetics being added too. Emotes, sprays, voice lines, anything you […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

24th May 2017

Snobbery It’s time for a good old-fashioned rant. Snobbery is one of the great ills of humanity, if you ask me. The notion that some people are better than others because they are more intelligent, richer, of a better background or because they shop in a certain place is a) ludicrous and b) completely wrong. […]

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Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

24th May 2017

Ham-fisted and awfully written, this video-game adaption leaves much to be desired. We follow the story of Callum Lynch, a man sentenced to die, only to be brought back into the world of the living by Abstergo, the front for the Templars. Ancient enemies, the Templars and Assassins have fought for centuries over something called […]

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Midweek Blues

24th May 2017

Something to be happy about. Despite the horrible news over the past few days, we thought we would share some things that may have slipped under the radar for some people. These include: New Game of Thrones set photos, including our favourite small murder child: OMF IS SHE AT WINTERFELL pic.twitter.com/d1mjsEMAhQ — kadija (@itszoekravitz) May […]

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This Again.

23rd May 2017

23 people have been confirmed dead after the awful attack on Manchester Arena, by a singular guy with a skewed ideology, and explosives. People are calling this the worst incident of bombing in the UK since the London bombings in 2005. But you know what we aren’t going to do? We aren’t going to name […]

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Saw That Coming

23rd May 2017

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, following an announcement from Rockstar Games. The Wild-West sim will be delayed until spring 2018, which could hopefully mean we will see a PC release. “This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for […]

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Injustice 2 Tops UK Games Chart

22nd May 2017

The game is off to a strong start, after being well received by critics and players. Injustice 2 has managed to beat out Sony’s newest VR shooter Farpoint, which comes in at No.2 this week. The DC beat-em-up is the first of its kind to reach No.1 since Mortal Kombat X, according to the sales […]

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Two for One Twitter Madness

22nd May 2017

Occasionally, the stars align, and something wonderful happens, and it explodes on Twitter. Well, let’s start strong… or… not, depending on how you look at it. Long and short of it, Trump went to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign visit, in which he rode a golden escalator: Trump flashed me a thumbs up as […]

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The Best of Leaders’ Twitter

22nd May 2017

Everybody has been ranting and raving about the low youth voter turnout and lack of youth engagement in politics, but this GE, the political parties have really upped their Twitter game which should be a great way of appealing to younger people and educating them on who to vote for. Here is a short description […]

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How to Start Your Own Political Party

22nd May 2017

When you think back to the 2005 and 2010 general elections, UKIP and other relatively new parties were barely represented in Parliament. It was a choice between Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem and all other parties just came under the ‘others’ category in the results. In 2015, however, these smaller parties had a lot more […]

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Rich White Girl Stabs Boyfriend and Gets Away With it

22nd May 2017

Great news for white, female Oxford medicine students! You have a get out of jail free card – make sure you make the most out of it and stab your boyfriend in the leg like Lavinia Woodward did on the 30th September 2016. The 24-year-old student heart surgeon stabbed her boyfriend in the leg with a […]

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Shadow of War: Gameplay Trailer

22nd May 2017

This just keeps getting better and better. Shadow of War, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor, has had its first gameplay trailer, showing off sweeping environments, gear, fighting and all out war. It looks very impressive. I love the fact they looked at the canon for Lord of the Rings and have created […]

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All Upcoming General Election TV Debates

22nd May 2017

With just under three weeks left before the UK decides whether it will be Corbyn or May to take us out of the EU, each of the leaders of the seven main UK parties will be on our TV screens more or less every day to tell you why they deserve your vote. You probably […]

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The Witcher Has a Netflix Deal

18th May 2017

After 30 years of novels and world building, three progressively large games, and a massive fanbase, Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher universe is coming to the small screen. Netflix has officially started work on the upcoming “English language drama series” that will be produced by Oscar-nominated visual studio Platige Image S.A. and which will release at […]

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Battlegrounds to Battle Cheaters

18th May 2017

After a few weeks without an update to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, we have a brand new patch targeting cheaters. In this newest patch, while it doesn’t necessarily add anything huge, or particularly cool, there are some changes to take note of. The patch is, honestly, more to do with dealing with cheaters. Players who use a […]

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RIP Chris Cornell

18th May 2017

Literal days after his last concert with his band Soundgarden, 52-year-old rock star Chris Cornell has died. He died some time on Wednesday evening, according to a representative. In the statement, the death was described as “sudden and unexpected”. His family has asked for privacy as they discern the cause of death. Dozens of other […]

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Best Pre-Exam Calming Techniques

17th May 2017

Ever been sat in the exam hall at the old wooden desk with every swear word and obscene image scribbled on to it ever and thought your heart would come out of your chest? Ever sat there and felt you needed to bolt immediately and go to the toilet? Ever wanted to never turn over […]

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Grime4Corbyn

16th May 2017

This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. Then again, it is only Tuesday. The Labour Party have been gaining some rather substantial support, despite their blunders. From publicly asking why Theresa May wouldn’t debate him on TV, to the multitude of people who have confessed their support to the party. But now, Jeremy […]

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How to (Gently) Force Your Friends to Vote

16th May 2017

For reasons explained here, young people are terrible at voting but that doesn’t mean that this General Election will be the same. Of course, registering to vote (and actually voting) is the responsibility of an individual and no one else. However, there are things you can do to *force* your peers to vote that don’t involve […]

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Why Don’t 18 to 25-Year-Olds Vote?

16th May 2017

As you’re probably well aware, people who have not done so already only have until the 22nd of May to register to vote. If you haven’t registered, you can do it here. It doesn’t take long and once you’ve done it, you don’t need to do it again. So why, given that it is so […]

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Radio Station Review: LBC

16th May 2017

I know, I know. People under the age of about 40 don’t really bother with the radio anymore and neither did I until I discovered LBC a few weeks ago. LBC stands for Leading Britain’s Conversation and to put it simply, that’s what they do. Each host will discuss a few topics on their show […]

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Fidget Spinners Are Just Toys

16th May 2017

There are very few things in life that give me an urge to delete every single one of my social media accounts but all of these fidget spinner videos have brought me close. These fidget toys have completely taken over the internet and they’ve reached that stage in the children’s product life cycle where they’re […]

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Prey’s PC Problems

15th May 2017

Bethesda just can’t get it right, can they? After stating they would work extra hard on the port, the game is still having some issues. Yes ladies and jellyfish, the PC port for Prey is plagued with some of the same stuff Dishonored 2 was infected with. Things like broken saves, random crashing to desktop, various bugs, […]

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Deadpool Series Coming to TV!

15th May 2017

Deadpool fans will have quite a bit to be excited about next year. As well as the second film to come from the red-clad, fourth-wall-breaking mercenary, we’re also getting an R-rated series from Donald Glover and Stephen Glover. The pair will work on the show together, as writers, producers, and show runners. This collaboration will […]

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People are Dumb

15th May 2017

There are a lot of connotations when it comes to alcohol and bathing. Wine in a bubble bath, cider in a shower when you’re feeling emotionally crippled. But it turns out, we were doing it wrong! Yes everyone, we’ve done it all wrong all this time. Two Swedish companies have shown us how to do […]

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Review: Pizza Express Metrocentre

15th May 2017

Pizza Express has been bringing the delight of authentic Italian cuisine to the UK since 1965. Founder Peter Boizot was unhappy with the pizza in London compared to Italy, shipped over a proper oven and opened the first Pizza Express restaurant on Wardour Street. But you don’t have to travel to London for a proper […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

15th May 2017

First exam feelings My first exam is this week. And I am dreading it. I feel like I haven’t done enough and that if President Roosevelt doesn’t come up, I’m a goner. But I know that pretty much everyone else also feels that way (which is good so that we’re all in this mess together) […]

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Last Week in Politics

15th May 2017

Last week saw a whole lot of politics go by in a flash as usual. There wasn’t as much as last time we reviewed the week in politics, but enough of it that’ll both inform and entertain you. So, without further ado, here is last week in politics. 1. Sunday saw France elect a new […]

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Hellboy Reboot in the Works

11th May 2017

So, in the trend of rebooting every single idea ever, Hellboy, the big red monkey that graced our screens in 2004 and 2008, will be making a return in a different form. While Guillermo del Toro directed the first two films, he stated earlier this year a third film from him would “100% not happen”. […]

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The Division’s End Game is Pretty Good

11th May 2017

There. I said it. Fight me. So after spending more than enough time on PUBG, I fancied something a bit spongier. Something I can dip in and out of here and there. Something with a military style, and endless hours of stuff to grind out. So obviously, we’re left with The Division. In my review, […]

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Radio 1’s Big Weekend Line-Up!

11th May 2017

Yes it’s nearly that time of year again, where thousands of people flock to a city in the UK to watch some incredible acts. While we don’t have any access to tickets, or prizes, we can give you a full line-up of the biggest acts! So, on the 27th May, on the main stage, we […]

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Midweek Blues

10th May 2017

I mean it’s cute, but it’s also terrifying. Just to mention, no one got hurt, everyone’s fine, the bear is also fine, don’t call PETA. How terrifying would it be, for example, if you were spending a lovely Monday afternoon just making some brownies, to look to your right, and see a giant freaking bear […]

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Kojima’s Corner

9th May 2017

Seriously, this should be a segment we do every now and then. He’s just a nice guy with some really cool thoughts and opinions on stuff. Just saying. It’s no secret that Hideo Kojima has a love for movies. It’s shown in his works and his inspirations. Recently, like many of us, he loved Logan, […]

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Overwatch Earns $1b in First Year

9th May 2017

Makin’ it rain. I just wish it were on the payload. Blizzard’s first and only hero shooter has officially cracked $1billion in just under a year. Just last week the game passed the 30 million player mark, which is an incredible milestone. But it’s not just the players we should be looking at. Like most […]

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Film Review: The Great Gatsby

9th May 2017

Let’s be honest, Leo is one of the main reasons anyone watches this film. And because it’s on the A Level English Literature specification. Eccentric director Baz Luhrmann took on the mammoth challenge of directing The Great Gatsby – and did a fantastic job of it. He makes every party scene ethereal with champagne popping in […]

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What Not to Say to Students Before Exams

9th May 2017

Exam season has arrived and many parents around the country will be thinking of the best way to comfort their terrified kids the morning before an exam. Now, all of us students will be bracing ourselves for the clichés that make us feel a pang of fear/anger/please-stop-now before we make our way to the exam […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

8th May 2017

Be the best you can be As exams are rapidly approaching and the feeling you’ve already failed without even getting into the exam hall arises in your churning stomach, just pause for a few minutes and have a read of these 250-ish words I’ve got for you. Exams are not everything – and that’s something […]

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We Are the Champions

8th May 2017

It’s been a long and uncertain journey with so many ups and downs, but thanks to Brighton’s misfortune and a strong match against Barnsley, Newcastle United have won the Championship League. If it were not for an Aston Villa goal scored in the 89th minute against Brighton, Newcastle would have been second. We really did have […]

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Bar Review: The Alchemist Newcastle

8th May 2017

The Alchemist has been around in the UK’s biggest cities for ages but it has only recently came to Newcastle City Centre. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, The Alchemist is a bar and restaurant that specialises in drink mixology. Its theme is well in line with its name – gothic, with […]

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