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Ted Kaczynski – The mind of a genius

Ted Kaczynski – The mind of a genius

The Unabomber. A domestic terrorist who spent seventeen years targeting random people with bombs sent through the mail. He killed three people and injured 27 others during his campaign. His capture marked the end of the longest manhunt in FBI history. Kaczynski...

A quick introduction into Bitcoin

The majority of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the idea of Crypto currency, I first heard about it back in 2016, 7 years after its creation. I greeted the idea of Bitcoin with an instant dismissal, thinking it would phase out and a few unfortunate souls...

It’s good to be different

It’s good to be different

Now is the best time in your life to be different Last weekend, Elon Musk the autodidact, multi-billionaire Tesla and SpaceX magnate, hosted America’s Saturday Night Live show, professing to be the first person with Asperger’s syndrome to do so. His performance was...

The Return of Guitar Hero

The Return of Guitar Hero

Picture the scene: the year is 2005, you’ve just got back from a stressful day at high-school with your favourite pack of Doritos and Mountain Dew that you bought from the local corner shop. You walk in the door, run up the stairs, avoiding your family at all...

Marjon leads in Varsity 2021

Marjon leads in Varsity 2021

The Varsity sporting events kicked off on 5th of May, instead of the usual mass spectator sports, the student unions opted for a behind closed doors method with all events being livestreamed via the Marjon and UPSU Facebook pages. As per the previous years the Varsity...

A guide to funding a greener home

Have you ever thought about altering aspects of your home because it could be more energyefficient but you aren’t able to fund it yourself? There are a variety of different fundingoptions out there that will help you make your home a greener space. However, many of...

Plymouth city council election results

Plymouth city council election results

After the elections yesterday, which were dubbed “Super Thursday”, the future of the Plymouth City Council hangs in the balance.  Previously the city council had a majority of Labour councillors with 30 out of the 57 seats available, but this could soon change with...

Political elections, where do you stand?

Political elections, where do you stand?

Millions of people across the country cast their votes in England, Scotland and Wales yesterday in what was dubbed “Super Thursday”.   The polls will govern the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Senedd, 143 council seats and 13 mayors as well as 39 police and crime...

Tips for freshers by freshers

Tips for freshers by freshers

With freshers week just a few months away and with many hopeful students ready to join university in Britain’s ocean city, we’ve compiled a list of the most crucial tips for making sure you have the best time, with advice from current first year students....

The Best Animated Feature Award 2001-2010: A Retrospective

The Best Animated Feature Award 2001-2010: A Retrospective

The Academy Award for ‘Best Animated Feature’. To some, the highest achievement one can attain within the medium of animation, and to others, the award can be best described as the “Oh well just give it to Disney/Pixar” Award. And while that may seem like the case,...

Varsity is Back

Varsity is Back

Sports Organiser Luis Costa told me “Varsity coming back brings a sense of relief, and I’m looking forward to the surprise factor this years event will bring.” The annual event between Plymouth’s two major universities is set to make a return...

Marjon records no new covid cases for entire month

Plymouth Marjon University has recorded no new Covid-19 cases on or off campus for the first time in months, even after lockdown is eased. Plymouth Marjon University got it rough when it came to the pandemic, with a gradual increase in cases in September, to a massive...

2021 Bahrain Formula One Race Review

2021 Bahrain Formula One Race Review

The chequered flag has fallen on the first round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship, and what a phenomenal race it fell on. Lewis Hamilton drove superbly to beat Max Verstappen by only a mere 0.745 seconds. Valtteri Bottas completed the podium, scoring the...

Greenpeace – Vigilante or public menace

Greenpeace – Vigilante or public menace

Greenpeace has been dropping huge boulders to the bottom of the ocean to deter bottom trawling in what is supposed to be a marine protected area, the boulder barrier was placed 30 miles off the coast of Sussex across 55 square miles of seabed.  Activists on the...

Surrounded by Ocean – Can the Tom Jones show go on?

Surrounded by Ocean – Can the Tom Jones show go on?

Legendary vocalist Sir Tom Jones is set to play live on Plymouth Hoe on Friday the 18th of June. The event, orchestrated by LHG events and Plymouth City Council, was originally intended to be performed last year as to celebrate Tom Jones 80th Birthday. The show,...

Varsity 2021

Varsity is a competition which drums up a strong healthy rivalry between Marjon University and Plymouth University, the event usually lasts about a week and gives students a chance to prove themselves against students from Plymouth University.  Teams from both...

Covid Testing – A Major Success [Opinion]

Covid Testing – A Major Success [Opinion]

Testing, coupled with the impressive vaccination rollout across the UK has so far proven to be the best combatant against Covid-19. The deadly virus has not only taken over 2 million lives worldwide, but it’s also changed our everyday lives. So, as a university...

We’re Back!

Varsity is set to return this year, after the pandemic made it impossible for the most anticipated sporting event of the year for both Marjon and Plymouth University to take place. It’s about bringing people together, having fun and good old fashioned competitive...

I’ve been jabbed!

I’ve been jabbed!

Yesterday was quite a monumental day for me. Being one of the ‘maturest’ students on Marjon campus I’m probably one of the first to have been summoned for my Covid jab. Beforehand I was pretty ambivalent about having it. I knew it was necessary but...

VAR in the Premier League: Does it work?

VAR is a topic that has polarised the world of football for the better part of four years now, and has been the centre of debate and controversy since its arrival to the biggest leagues in football in 2019. So, first of all, what is VAR? VAR stands for Video Assistant...

1,000kg Nazi blitz bomb detonated in Exeter

Exeter was warned of a ‘big bang’ yesterday after a WW2 bomb was found near the city centre the previous day. Later it was discovered that it was a Nazi blitz bomb which left thousands of students and local residents evacuated from their homes for what they thought...

15 Not Fair – Injustice in Iran

15 Not Fair – Injustice in Iran

Heavy metal music to many is about expressing oneself and, as a platform, allows anyone to express how they feel in any way they please. However, in few countries, Metal as a genre is banned, either for its sometimes-blasphemous content, or for how it can affect the...

Leaders, who needs them?

Leaders, who needs them?

Technology and the internet have allowed the idea of the masses to govern themselves. With the arrival of significant data and crowdsourcing, control can be maintained within the population without the government leading. So, what is the democratic future looking like...

The Cuban sandwich

The Cuban sandwich

Here is my recipe for a really tasty ham sandwich that you can make yourself at home, this recipe comes from a loose adaptation of the Cuban sandwich which usually involves generous helpings of ham, roast pork, cheese and gherkins (or pickles) put between a sandwich...

Word of the day…

Word of the day…

Dreck Definition: noun – slang 1 excrement; dung 2 worthless trash; junk My favourite word which I have stumbled across so far today is dreck. Once again, it perfectly describes it’s meaning, and is an apt word for much of what you may find online these...

Lowe and Schumacher Sign Long-Term

Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe, along with his assistant manager and right-hand man Steven Schumacher, have both committed their future to the Pilgrims, signing new contracts that will keep them at the club until 2024. Lowe, who has seemingly become a popular...

Why Can’t My Grandad Play For Athletic Bilbao?

Why Can’t My Grandad Play For Athletic Bilbao?

My Grandad would love to play for Bilbao, especially as my grandmother loves the shirt, unchanged since creation all the way back in 1903. But when someone asks you to name a Spanish football club you almost instantly think of one of the ‘big three’, being Barcelona,...

Covid-19 VS Mental Health

So far, the pandemic has taken the lives of nearly 100,000 British citizens. Due to covid, there has been an increase in another huge problem amongst our communities. Mental health.  We have all spent the past year in isolation, unable to see or talk to our loved ones...

What’s going on Microsoft?

What’s going on Microsoft?

The latest next-gen consoles are out but most of us may have to wait a little while longer until we can get our hands on one. Some of you may have noticed retail outlets raising the price of Microsoft’s Xbox live gold membership in the months leading up to the...

Players to Managers

Players to Managers

In recent years, scores and scores of ex professional players have made the leap to management, the likes of Steven Gerrard at Rangers, Frank Lampard at Derby County and Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solskær at Manchester United and Scott Parker at Fulham are just a few...

Frank Lampard – The Complete Package?

Frank Lampard – The Complete Package?

‘Super Frankie Lampard’ is undoubtably one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players to grace the pitch at Stamford Bridge. The midfielder player 648 games for the Blues and is their all time record goal scorer, hitting the back of the net a cool 211 times. He won all there...

What Formula One can Learn from the 2020 Season

Formula One is officially over for 2020 – and what a year it has been. With COVID-19 shaking up the entire calendar, we were treated to an unforgettable season at some of the world’s greatest tracks. F1, this year, has been one of the most action-packed...

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