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Best websites to procrastinate on

By Jemma Heard – Contributing Writer We’ve all been there. Staring at our laptop screens with a blank word document open in front of us, wishing the essay would write itself. But soon our mind wanders off to the land of procrastination, and before we know it we’ve open a web browser looking at videos of cats. But what other websites are there to fulfil our needs? Let’s take a look… 1) FREE RICE Launched back in 2007, this website donates rice based on the individual simply an

For and Against – The Facebook ‘Dislike Button’

FOR [Louise Hal-Fead | Contributing Writer] Although many people have been somewhat outraged by the idea that Facebook has brought out a ‘dislike’ button to accompany its ‘like’ button, I believe they can be friends, if not, good acquaintances. Indeed, the dislike button is said by many to offend or even bully people, and although I don’t disagree that this could be a tool in doing these actions. It is, in my opinion, most certainly not the cause. One of the major problems th

For and Against Social Media

Two of our writers go head to head on the subject of social media. “FOR”  – Join the revolution [Kieran Burman | Contributing Writer] Social media has revolutionised how we interact with other humans. Information is now shared more than ever and with incredible ease. From huge billion pound businesses promoting their new product to one of your parents posting about how messy your room is when you return back home from Uni. Yes, within the worlds of Twitter, Facebook and Tumbl

7 times our parents have failed at technology

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] We’ve all seen it – that Facebook update or hilarious tweet explaining the latest calamity of our technophobe parents. So inspired by a particularly amusing one, I asked the team at Trident Media to share their stories and this is what we found. *All names have been removed to protect the parents involved and to save their children from further embarrassment* 1) My dad just asked me if it costs money to use Google This is the one that started m

10 years ago this month…

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] 10 years ago this month we saw; the usual Christmas hit singles, blockbuster movies, devastating news stories, and the birth of social networking. So lets take a look at what happened… Christmas Hit Single: Band Aid 20 – Do they know its Christmas? First starting in 1984 to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia, Bob Geldof’s song has been re-released on numerous occasions in order to Raise awareness of world problems. 10 years ago this month