Articles by: Lauren Jones

Unions don’t have to be like this – Aberystwyth should demand better

Unions don’t have to be like this – Aberystwyth should demand better

Opinion December 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm Comments

The furore over the now infamous ‘Ed Sheeran Day’, where the Students’ Union forgoed any significant statements on Trans Remembrance Day (excluding a single Facebook post) in place of various tributes to and mini-games inspired byRead More

‘Robin Hood’ (2018) – An action-packed film that misses its mark

‘Robin Hood’ (2018) – An action-packed film that misses its mark

Arts, Film, Opinion December 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

As I walked into the Commodore Cinema to watch this film, I remarked just how vacant the theatre was. I’d never seen it so empty in my 2 and a half years of watching films here.Read More

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

Arts, Opinion, TV December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

It may not be perfect, but It Takes You Away elevates this series to new heights. Right, I know I said this last week… and the week beforehand. But seriously, this is now the best episodeRead More

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ review – The little dragon reignites his franchise

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ review – The little dragon reignites his franchise

Arts, Games, Opinion December 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm Comments

In the same way that Crash Bandicoot was revived last year, Spyro the Dragon is back in the limelight with a fantastic remaster in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, proving yet again that everyone enjoys a well-presentedRead More

‘Dr Seuss’ The Grinch’ (2018) – a nostalgic throwback?

‘Dr Seuss’ The Grinch’ (2018) – a nostalgic throwback?

Arts, Film, Opinion December 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm Comments

I went into this film not really knowing what to expect, aside from my vague knowledge of the original story and countless re-watches of 2000’s live action movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which was aRead More

I Feel Like Painting

I Feel Like Painting

Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry November 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm Comments

I feel like painting. Unfortunately, I have no canvas so the paper becomes my medium. I want to try to paint a place. Somewhere not quite near but far away from the malevolent, past over allRead More

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm Comments

An amazing episode of Doctor Who that is without a doubt a series highlight.   Yeah, who saw this one coming? The Witchfinders may not excel in any specific regard as a Doctor Who story, butRead More

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

A really great episode of Doctor Who that unfortunately doesn’t manage to stick the landing. Kerblam! is probably the best episode of the series so far. Whilst not trying to be as emotional or as impactfulRead More

‘Heart of Darkness’ by Imitating the Dog – A Disorientating Reflection on Modern Society

‘Heart of Darkness’ by Imitating the Dog – A Disorientating Reflection on Modern Society

Arts, Opinion, Theatre November 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm Comments

Springing from the success of their excellent adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’, Imitating the Dog return to the stage with a technologically challenging reinvention of Joseph Conrad’s controversial and infamous novel, ‘Heart ofRead More

A ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ review – Second time’s the charm?

A ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ review – Second time’s the charm?

Arts, Film, Opinion November 17, 2018 at 4:52 pm Comments

I refuse to believe that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is part of the Harry Potter franchise. I struggle to understand how a brilliant series that spurred along the imagination of millions can be renderedRead More