Category Archives: Culture

“Rock and roll never dies”: Italy wins Eurovision 2021

By Lauren Wiles

Italian rock band Måneskin win the 65th Eurovision Song Contest with Zitti E Buoni, earning a staggering 524 points.

This year’s Eurovision was one of the most nail-biting finals yet, with less than 100 points between the top three acts; France and Switzerland were very close runners up, scoring 499 and 432 points respectively. Continue reading “Rock and roll never dies”: Italy wins Eurovision 2021

“Nothing Should Ever Stop You”: The Rise of All-Girl Skateboarding Communities

By Bethany Webb

Young women across the nation are forming a new all-female skateboarding community, gaining traction on social media and coming together to share their passion for the sport.

Social media has become a new hub for women to encourage each other to take part in skateboarding, an old trend which has made a resurgence across media sites such as TikTok and girls’ support pages such as ColchGirlsSkate. Continue reading “Nothing Should Ever Stop You”: The Rise of All-Girl Skateboarding Communities

Twitter slams negative Shrek review

By Lauren Wiles

Shrek is love, Shrek is life; a film critic has sent Twitter into a frenzy with his negative review of Dreamworks classic Shrek.

The animated comedy recently reached its 20th anniversary and is regarded by most as one of the most prevalent movies in pop culture. This anniversary has sparked nostalgia and joy for grumpy green ogre and Smash Mouth fans across the globe. Continue reading Twitter slams negative Shrek review

Save Ralph: The Short Film Against Animal Testing

By Lily Morris

Taika Waititi and Spencer Susser have joined with Humane Society International to bring a new short film campaigning against animal testing.

Save Ralph, a short stop-motion mockumentary, was released on 6 April to critical acclaim and worldwide popularity on social media. In the style of a documentary narrated by comedian Ricky Gervais, the 4-minute film depicts the daily life of Ralph, a testing rabbit voiced by Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit star and director Taika Waititi. Continue reading Save Ralph: The Short Film Against Animal Testing