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
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
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
When was the last time you heard the name of a Pakistani female firefighter on the news? Or when did you last see someone actually be excited about a female cricket match? Disappointingly, our nation has failed to provide its women with the honor and recognition they deserve. Instead, women are treated as inferior to men in workplaces with their professions rarely ever taken seriously, … Continue reading Unsung Heroes: Girl-Bosses You NEED to Know About
Throughout this year, we’ve frequented many science events – albeit some of them being online. Recently, we visited LGS 55 main for Sci-matics, and based on our experience, we decided to put up a guide for anyone else who may be interested in attending any event at all – or just for the next batch of juniors (Peer helpline thing be like.) 1. A portable … Continue reading 10 Rules for Science Events: An Antidote to Chaos
Imagine one day, as you type a sentimental text to your friend, your phone starts speaking. Along with fixing your grammar, it tells you which words to add to make your text sound more reasonable. As scary as the thought might seem, it is not entirely a delusion. Our keyboards understand our thought patterns and fill in every possible sentence we create, often suggesting emoticons … Continue reading A World Of Talking Keyboards
How is it that you can recognise the Mission Impossible soundtrack almost instantly? There’s something that all spy movie soundtracks have in common; you can almost immediately notice it. But how? Is it because their melody evokes mystery, or is it because of the way spy movie soundtracks have always been? Has your mind been trained to see things in a certain way? Is it … Continue reading What is Music? Can it be Considered a Language?