🛃Emojis are tyranny🛃

Complicated ideas are under attack. We live in a dystopian ‘newspeak’ realm of 140 character tweets, simplistic yet popular ‘meme culture’, and more recently ‘fake news’ from our orangutan friend and all-powerful overlord, Donald Trump. This warrants a conversation about words-  the building blocks of ideas. Or rather, the lack of- the zenith of which is […]

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Battlefield Hardline: Preview

This was published in print in The Boar, Volume 37, Issue 6, 14th January 2015. EA’s mantra: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. In this generation balls will be kicked in FIFA, chests will open in Dragon Age, and ovens will catch fire in the Sims. In the realm of shooting people in the […]

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Are We Falling Out of Love With Facebook?

Published in print in The Boar, Vol. 37, Issue 8, 11th February 2015. ‘…Is wondering what’s so great about Facebook’ posted an edgy, provocative Oliver, age 14. He then proceeded to upload an ironic profile photo of himself in shades, set up a virtual farm, and discover that his crush had been haplessly poking half of […]

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Eyewitness Account: Warwick At War

Once the CS gas had settled, Free Education moved quickly to mobilise the student body and capitalize on a consensus of outrage. The Youtube video had been widely shared, and a Facebook event ‘End police against students #CopsOffCampus’ was signed up to by 1,500 people. Dec. 4. 2014 was the Arab Spring all over again, just with a better […]

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(Catrographical) Size Matters

You can fit 14 Greenlands into Africa. That’s a fact. Yet on most maps, including Google’s Maps service, Greenland appears a gargantuan behemoth. A continental mass that dwarfs India, and in some particularly offensive cases, the entirety of South America. In all its wisdom Google seems to believe Greenland has more fjords than an Amazonian […]

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(Virtual) Veni, Vidi, Vici

 This Article originally featured on The Boar website. Image from G2A.com. The first band of barbarians wiped out my scouting party. The second scorched my settlement and carried off my undefended workers. Frustrated, I vowed to hunt barbarians until the end of time.

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