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An Interview With Musicologist Adam Harper

In part one of two, the musicologist and writer talks about the limits of lo-fi and a new future for music, haunted by the past Adam Harper tells me on Skype that he is currently working for Hearing Landscapes Critically, “a musicological research network about where geography and music meet and ideas of place and landscape in it” (“a bit …

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DHSB CEW Writing Competition – Year 7 Winner

Bushcraft – The Last Night We were all gathered under the yurt, drinking hot chocolate and eating marshmallows by the ominous red glow of the campfire. We had got used to the ash and the smoke by now, we had sat around it for 4 days and our clothes were reeking of smouldering wood. Stuart, our camp leader, got us …

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DHSB CEW Writing Competition – Year 8 Winner

DHSB Curriculum Enrichment Week 2015   Curriculum enrichment week; it’s like Curriculum challenge week but fun. It’s an experience to say the least, without lessons and school, nor being grilled for not doing homework. It was a welcome relief from the previous exam week that we slogged through. But I digress; let’s get to the real juicy meat of the …

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Pitch Perfect 2 Review

Upon hearing there was a sequel to the film about acapella singing I was excited but also apprehensive. Sequels can either be really good or just plain awful. There seems to be no in between. Shrek, die hard and dirty dancing to name a few (I mean did you even know there was a sequel to dirty dancing?) The film opens with a …

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The British Voting System – in Need of Reform?

As many of you will be aware, May 7th saw the Conservative win the most unexpected majority, opening the door to another five years of a Tory government. But is the system by which the British people voted them in really up to the job? At the moment we operate a First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system. This means …

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Stephen Curry – NBA Kia MVP

It was recently announced that Stephen Curry, Point Guard for the Golden State Warriors was the Kia MVP for the 14-15 NBA Regular Season. If you don’t know much about the NBA and seeing as this is my first article on it I will explain. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the biggest and best Basketball league in America and …

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Jurassic World – First Thoughts

  The trailer for Jurassic World has only been out for a few weeks, and you can already see just how popular this film is going to be. It will be the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, the first one having been released in 1993 (Jurassic Park), where a new themed island is overrun by the dinosaurs themselves. Four years later …