Caitlin O'Connor

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english literature and history student, angry northerner and pro-dismantling the patriarchy. I'm a lot less miserable than I look. sickeningly cynical but a firm believer in romantic comedies.

General Election 2017: An Overview of the Results

It’s been a strange night. The 2017 General Election has resulted in a hung parliament, the worst possible scenario for the Conservatives. Who would...

What you need to know about the snap General Election

Earlier today, in an unscheduled speech outside her residence at Downing Street, the Prime Minster called for a snap General Election. Scheduled to take...

Album Review: That’s Your Lot // Blaenavon

Having listened to Blaenavon for a while now – I was introduced to the Hampshire three-piece when they supported Sundara Karma last March, and...

Track Review: Home // SPINN

It’s time to add SPINN to the long list of the coolest Liverpool bands. The four-piece, made up of lead singer and guitarist Jonathon Quinn,...

Live Review: Blossoms // Potterrow, Edinburgh – 05.12.16

Monday night: my flatmate and I skipped across our university campus, not for a late-night study session at the library, but to watch Blossoms...
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Film News: Trainspotting 2 Trailer Released

Trainspotting defined not just a generation, but an era of post-Thatcher British subculture, firmly slotted at the bottom of the social scale. Trainspotting was the...

Book Review: The Golden Compass // Philip Pullman

I wish I could somehow travel in time, so that I could have a conversation with myself between the ages of around 9 to...

Live Review: Blossoms // HMV Arndale Centre, Manchester, 05.08.2016

On the day their eponymous debut album was released – the same day Viola Beach’s debut album reached Number One – Blossoms played two acoustic...

Single Review: Bleeding Heart // Regina Spektor

People of the world, the queen has returned. Regina Spektor has announced that 30th September will mark the release Remember Us to Life, her first...

For All The Girls When They Have Grown: Five Stories of...

Being a teenager can be stressful, emotional, and so so wonderful. As a girl with only seven months left before I’m 20, I feel...
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Don’t Blame All of the Working Class for Brexit.

In the aftermath of the EU Referendum, in which 51.9% of the UK voted to leave the European Union, many disheartened Remain campaigners are looking...

50 Books (8): Wuthering Heights // Emily Bronte

Title: Wuthering Heights Author: Emily Bronte Outline: To cut a two volume-long story spanning forty years short, Wuthering Heights is about the intertwining of two families....

Finally, Justice for the 96

On the 15th April 1989, Liverpool FC was set to play Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s football ground, Hillsborough, in the FA Cup semi-final....
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Track Review: Easier Said // Sunflower Bean

There are few things more exciting than when a band from elsewhere slowly becomes ingrained within the British indie music scene. Enter Sunflower Bean,...

The Presentation of Working Class Life in Raised by Wolves

Caitlin and Caroline Moran’s sitcom Raised by Wolves is all a viewer could want from a comedy with political overtones. The working class life...
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