Spring films to spring into post-exams We bothered the Sil staff for films they return to again and again
Mar26

Spring films to spring into post-exams We bothered the Sil staff for films they return to again and again

Alex (Assistant Sports) The Longest Yard by Robert Aldrich “It’s funny, but it’s also about the concept of teamwork and passion for the game. ” Karen (Graphics) Casablanca directed by Michael Curtiz “Before Hollywood became obsessed with happily-ever-afters.” Kacper (Opinions) Phone Booth directed by Joel Schumacher “It’s terrible,  repetitive, nothing happens really. But still so great.” Jemma (Executive) Waking Ned...

A spring reading list to look forward to The Sil staff shares some of their favourite books
Mar19

A spring reading list to look forward to The Sil staff shares some of their favourite books

Miranda (Assistant Lifestyle) To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf “The first time I couldn’t get anything, the second time it became my favourite.” Karen (Graphics) 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez “I could read it 100 times.” Kacper (Opinions) Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger “It has a fucking merry go round.” Jemma (Executive) High Fidelity by Nick Hornby “I’ve read it like four times.” Cooper (Assistant ANDY)...

Our take on cake: Short stories from the editors
Mar13

Our take on cake: Short stories from the editors

Bahar Orang Senior ANDY Editor Should I bake a cake? I have all the ingredients eggs and flour and baking power and vanilla extract and cocoa but maybe I should make it healthy then I’ll need some avocado but who puts avocado inside a cake that makes no sense but then I can eat some except it won’t taste as good so maybe I’ll make it pretty and take a photo and share the picture somewhere then I won’t eat any except for just one lick...

Five alternative Oscar picks
Mar05

Five alternative Oscar picks

Each year, the Academy Awards celebrate the best recent cinema. But there are countless films from yesteryear that also deserve a little extra recognition. Here are five excellent films that I revisited recently. Some of them actually did win Oscars. Some of them had crew members named Oscar. In either case, they all deserve some kind of award.

EDITORIAL: Catalysis can help with social paralysis
Nov13

EDITORIAL: Catalysis can help with social paralysis

When I was in fourth grade, I missed almost a year of school. My classmates were simply told that I was sick, and they all wrote kind letters wishing me a speedy recovery from my ambiguous illness. Few would have guessed that it was not my physical health that was keeping me out of the classroom. I was too anxious. Even though I was not in school for several months, I was doing a lot of learning. For instance, I learned that I had...