How ‘The Last of Us’ Series Does Dystopia Correctly- A World In Fear of Fungi

Jessica Anne Rose examines the popular video game series The Last of Us and how it engages with its dystopian environment.     Dystopia is a common setting for a lot of video games, novels and movies, and can easily feel overdone or copied. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us gets it right, however. It […]

A Discussion About The Netflix Original “Have a Good Trip”

Deputy Editor, Lisa Ahern, explores Netflix’s mind-bending documentary while comparing it with previous not so opened-minded media based commentary on psychedelics.    Have you ever seen the short documentaries that they used to show kids, where they crack an egg open and carry on explaining how “this is your brain on drugs”. Well, Donick Cary […]

Autumnal Books But Rated By Mushrooms

Deputy Entertainment Editor, Chloe Barrett, recommends the perfect reads for Autumn, but rates them out of mushrooms instead of stars.   The autumn weather wraps itself around you like a scarf, students stroll by wearing the cosiest jumpers, and a lovely cup of hot chocolate awaits you when you return home. What is missing from […]

Creating a Border Between Personal and Academic Reading

Deputy Entertainment Editor Chloe Barrett writes about the importance of maintaining boundaries in the world of books while you’re in college, along with how to escape a reading slump.    Hello, my name is Chloe, and I am an avid reader. Yes, that sounds like the opening to a support group. This is the point […]

A Parasocial Sense of Self: A Review of ‘Not Okay’

By Jessica Anne Rose ‘Not Okay’ starring Zoey Deutsch arrived on our screens in July, and quickly gathered traction online. Naturally I was intrigued; I love a film I know no context to in the hope that I can be caught unawares, so I eagerly settled down to watch it. The film opened with a […]

Mapping the Borders of The Mountain Goats

Contributor Tess Isabelle O’Regan contemplates the theme of borders present in the music of The Mountain Goats.   In the first line of the third verse of International Small Arms Traffic Blues, John Darnielle, frontman of The Mountain Goats, proclaims: “Our love is like the border between Greece and Albania”. You expect a certain amount […]