A collection of news, views, and opinions from an Aberdeen student

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Latest Chapter of Violence in Israel

The recent conflict between Israel and Palestine is only the latest chapter in what is the world’s most notable ongoing military and political struggle.  There is a wealth of history behind the story, which isn’t fully understood by many, and this article will try to condense the timeline of events into a manageable summary on page 1, and discuss current events in a historical context on page 2. The Jewish community originated in the area around where modern-day Israel is.  The stories of the Bible take place entirely in the western Mediterranean and as such it is considered the homeland …continue reading

Modern Plagiarism?

It might be easier than ever to find out what’s going on in the world, or discover old facts you would never have dreamed of knowing otherwise, because of the internet – but despite its overwhelming advantages, there are some negatives that are slowly becoming more influential on our wider culture. Technology is a double-edged sword in that although making new content and news is as simple as it has ever been, copying that content and claiming it as your own is too.  Entire works of writers can be swiped with a simple copy and paste.  Some websites even take …continue reading

Bundlr: Your Personal News App

I’m sure that I’m not alone in often thinking of a tremendous idea, one that could change the way we do something forever – before looking into it and finding it already exists.  Yesterday I had one of those moments.  Why isn’t there a website/app that allows me to bookmark articles and group them in a feed that I can share with people rather than having to Tweet or share via Facebook.  A little research led to me to find Bundlr, and I’m glad to say that it works almost exactly as I’d imagined. It was a simple process to …continue reading

Social Media Stumbles for the Staggies

A new football season is nearly upon us, and for my club Ross County it’s been a summer of some change.  The usual ebb and flow of players has seen some leave, some new faces appear and some return but perhaps the more exciting changes have come off-the-field – at the behest of our innovative chairman. The club has taken big strides so far this summer with the overall aim of improving the overall fan experience, which is to be commended.  Roy McGregor talked in a very interesting interview with the Sunday Mail about extending the free buses to away …continue reading

World Cup 2014 Review

There’s little that compares to the emptiness a football fan feels after the World Cup is over but after what was surely one of the finest tournaments in history it’s a bigger loss than ever. Brazil’s World Cup promised a festival of football and they delivered in spades.  From the opener some four and a half weeks ago in Sao Paulo to Sunday’s final in the fabled Maracanã, this year’s World Cup was an absolutely enthralling month of football with fantastic games, amazing stories and plenty of drama.  All the worries beforehand about the lack of some big players, readiness …continue reading