Seeing the downfall of others as entertainment has been explained by various psychologists and their examples can be seen in history through the crowds of public executions or in the 21st century by the popularity of the cancel culture. Firstly it is to note that I am in no way comparing the act of being killed to being shamed on the internet alone. Cancel culture … Continue reading In the world of preying on downfalls
Pixar’s ratatouille is about a lot of things: inspiration, talent, art, and memory. And yes, it also simultaneously teaches capitalist concepts of capital and productivity while maintaining a fantasy of social mobility and access to high culture. It’s a story of extremes, with the poverty-stricken on one end of the spectrum, and the wealthy on the other. Ratatouille tells the ‘rags to riches’ tale of … Continue reading Ratatouille and Capitalism
From people cosplaying as Jeffery Dahmer to Katy Perry’s almost a decade-old song resurfacing because it merely mentions him, a serial killer who claimed 17 victims took over the internet seemingly overnight with the release of the new Netflix biographical documentary called Dahmer. The show was streamed for around 200 million hours one week into being aired, resulting in him becoming a global sensation. This … Continue reading The Dahmer Hype: understanding the romanticisation of serial killers
Disclaimer: We are neither reincarnated Salemites nor Haqeeqat tv reporters. Take every word with a grain of salt, as everything mentioned is alleged with some facts. Nothing in this world is just a one-way highway; some roads divulge and lead to spooky wicked woods (yes, our foremost aim is to put you in an existential crisis). Conspiracy theories are beliefs that events are subtly manipulated … Continue reading Caterpillar in the Room – conspiracies crawling around us, thriving and never dying
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and are not representative of the platform itself. Picture this: after an exhausting day you plug in your headphones and stream your favorite songs on Spotify to unwind. But here’s the thing. You’re not listening to just music; you’re listening to poetry that will be a part of the English curriculum a few … Continue reading Taylor Swift, Shakespeare and BTS: Can Modern Music be considered Poetry?
We’ve all been there: while cramming for a Biology test the next day, or brainstorming for an essay question, the gaze wanders towards the languishing TBR pile of books or the bookshelves filled with old favorites. Undoubtedly, the question arises, whatever happened to the golden child (Spoiler alert: High school and Netflix) who used to devour books in 6th grade at the rate of ten … Continue reading How to get exhausted A-level students to read again: A Reading List
Saying that the company is expanding in terms of services, Facebook’s CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg, changed the company’s name to Meta, wanting the new name to represent this change. But why did they rename it to Meta? Meta comes from the Greek word beyond. Facebook has expanded its business model from just an app where people can connect and share pictures (Facebook) to a … Continue reading Metaverse: Future of Digital Connection or Privacy’s Worst Nightmare?
If there is one thing that I have grown to accept during the past three months at campus, it’s the odd timings and dreadful gaps between classes. While others prefer getting a taste of hellfire and “chilling” in the scorching heat on the campus grounds, I, on the other hand, memorized multiple gateways to heaven; and by heaven, I mean a room with a functioning … Continue reading An Architectural guide to campus spots
Recently, after rewatching the office for the 9th time, I couldn’t help but notice how some characters were uncannily similar to the types of people found on campus. The office is not just an ordinary comedy show, but an emotional roller coaster ride. Without a doubt it deserves utter admiration. Especially its diverse and exceptional characters who developed perfectly along the series(except obviously Andy Bernard … Continue reading From Dundler Muffin to LACAS: A tale of “The Office” characters as A-levels students.
By: Ahmad Tahir and Khadija Zahra For every 2004 kid turning 18 this year and fellow Gen-z kids(Hello batch of 2024) this article is a means for you to relive your childhood. From Courage the Cowardly Dog to the barbie movie franchise, that completely took over the cartoon network every sunday, each of these media holds a special place in our hearts. However, if you’re … Continue reading Cartoon network, Nickelodeon and Disney: A case study on Gen-z childhood media