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Are Young Footballers Given Too Much Too Soon?

 | Tags: , | 18th February 2022

Footballers earn a lot of money. In fact, some would argue that they earn too much money. And that is the question that I will be discussing here – but with a focus on the impact that astronomical wages can often have on younger players. According to Statista, the average wage for a Premier League player aged twenty-three and below is around forty-one thousand pounds per week (correct as of 2020).

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The Grey Method.

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Grey’s Anatomy has been impactful for many years, over its’ 18-and-counting seasons, run with storylines that have been necessary for viewers to see. It gives a peek into what some people go through in an everyday life with racism – pay gaps and so much more. With the help of this it can start a conversation with people about issues around the globe.

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Representation in the media – Why is representation important in Disney productions for the younger generation?

 | Tags: , | 17th February 2022

It goes without saying that the media we consume today has a profound influence on how we see, understand, and treat people in our everyday lives. I’m sure most of us find deep comfort in seeing a character through our screens that we can relate to, and reflect upon. Lead photo from Cottonbro on Pexels.

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Should Angela Rayner replace Keir Starmer?

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Angela Rayner is the current deputy Labour leader and has been the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne since 2015. In 2021, she was appointed shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and shadow secretary of state for the Future of Work. Despite the successful career she has earned, Rayner’s political career hasn’t been a linear path; she isn’t your average Oxbridge-educated, product of nepotism. Cover photo by: Amar Saleem on Pexels.

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Is How I Met Your Mother better than Friends?

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There’s a big chance you have either heard of, or watched the hit sitcom TV show, Friends. It’s the most-watched show of all time, due to it being seen over 100 billion times worldwide, with funny characters and enjoyable plot lines. It’s a great show to watch with the family or to just have on in the background. However, after watching it multiple times, another show has had a bigger impact on me. Lead Photo by JESHOOTS on Pexels. 

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Has the Indianapolis 500 lost it’s touch?

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The Indianapolis 500 is one of the world’s most famous motor races. Every Memorial Day weekend, hundreds of thousands flock to The Brickyard to watch 33 of the world’s best drivers battle it out for 200 laps. The race remains one of the three jewels in motorsport’s “Triple Crown” and holds its name as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, but is it still as prestigious as it used to be? Cover photo from Chris Peeters on Pexels.

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Is Chris Chibnall’s Timeless Child storyline a modern interpretation of the Cartmel Masterplan?

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People who have recently gotten into Doctor Who, or who are only familiar with the more modern series might be confused when fans of the franchise who are more familiar with older Doctor Who compare the “Timeless Child” storyline with something called the Cartmel Masterplan. Now whilst I am familiar with the older eras of the show, up until recently I had only heard about the Cartmel plan in passing. Cover photo from Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.

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Dystopia: The Big Three.

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YA dystopian and fantasy books were the first ever books I truly fell in love with. The intricate settings and the world building as well as the characters fuelled my imagination. I would always substitute myself into these beautifully written worlds and imagine myself as a completely new person every time I opened a book. I was always a quiet and shy child, but every time I would read a new story, I could feel myself being intertwined with it, like it was bringing me to a place of comfort. Lead photo by Cottonbro on Pexels.

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How has TikTok changed fashion retail?

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TikTok, Fashion, Sustainability? If you are interested in any of those things, then you are in the right place. TikTok has made a massive impact on the fashion industry; with many trends skyrocketing purely due to the publicity that the app has brought them. Influencers and creators alike have dedicated their online profiles to the latest clothing crazes, providing tips on how to make sure your wardrobe coincides with the newest fads. Lead photo from Ready Made on Pexels.

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Tottenham Hotspur – The Cheap Road To Greatness.

 | Tags: , | 16th February 2022

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, who are also referred to as Spurs, is an English Football Club who are based in North London that compete in the Premier League. Founded in 1882, since 1898, the club traditionally wear a white top with navy shorts and train in the London borough of Enfield. In 1884, the lilywhite fans climbed onto the roof of a refreshment stand in their rented stadium in a game against Woolwich Arsenal, where the structure gave way and dozens were injured. This meant Spurs had to find a new home. Lead photo by Nmr Hrd on Pexels.

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