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Welcome to Ulster Craic. This a forum for Journalism students to showcase articles and work done on the Journalism courses at Ulster University in Coleraine. The opinions expressed herein are not those of the University and as such it is not liable for any materials contained on this site.

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New TV comedy show “Derry Girls” takes the UK by storm

Review: Derry Girls 2018   It’s the fresh new comedy series that everyone has been talking about. When “Derry Girls” first hit our screens in early January 2018, no one could have predicted the success that was about to follow.   Brilliantly written and created by Lisa McGee, there is …

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UK’s biggest food festival welcomes back Toploader after a two year break

  It’s the UK’s biggest food festival. The Foodies Festival welcomes over 30,000 people from across the UK to tantalise tastebuds with some of the world’s best chefs, street food stalls, and provide outstanding entertainment from legendary artists. As well as appearances from The Hoosiers and other talented musicians, this year’s …

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An era of oversharing the perfectly edited life.

Various research has shown that Instagram is one of the worst social networks for our mental health, and yet we can’t stay off it. App users are prone to feel more depressed after scrolling through endless idyllic sunsets, heavenly fit bodies, crystal clear blue waters and sun-kissed holiday photos. As an …

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John Hegarty Blues Band raises funds for Simon Community

The John Hegarty Blues Band rocked Belfast with a charity concert for the Simon Community. The concert took place on 26 April, in the upstairs room of the Duke of York, a well-known pub in the city, which the owners donated for free to the event. The Simon Community is …

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Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle – A review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an action-comedy sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic Jumanji. After Williams escaped from the magical board game 23 years ago, a group of unsuspecting teens are sucked into the mysterious jungle of Jumanji. Acclaimed director Jake Kasdan updates the movie for a modern audience by transforming the nostalgic board game into a vortex-creating video game which sucks the audience in. The four …

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Sport

Northern Irish and Scottish Universities face off in basketball exhibition game

Ulster University and Queen’s both teamed up to take on the best basketball players that Scotland’s universities have to offer. The game took place on Friday 13th April at Jordanstown Sports Centre. There were no bad omens for the team of Ulster men who ran out comfortable winners, 93-83.  

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The philosophy of Frasier

  Following the death of the late John Mahoney in February of this year, it prompts memories of his career, in particularly when he starred in his most famous role in the American sitcom, Frasier. Frasier started out as a spin-off of the popular sitcom Cheers  and quickly rose to …

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Strike impact on Ulster University

University staff throughout the UK are striking over cuts to their pensions. The industrial action is being taken by members of the University and College Union. At Ulster University, many students are experiencing disruption to their studies as a result of the strikes, with many lectures either cancelled or postponed. …

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Netflix documentary Icarus exposes Russian Olympic doping scandal

American filmmaker Bryan Fogel set out to uncover the truth about doping in sports with his 2017 film Icarus. He succeeded, and unintentionally managed to expose one of the biggest scandals in sports history with his Academy Award winning documentary thriller. The story begins with Fogel undertaking a personal experiment …

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Local

Popular Belfast venue Filthy McNasty’s to undergo major refurbishment

  A busy Belfast venue has started a major refurbishment in a bid to keep up with the city centre’s changing nightlife. Filthy McNasty’s opened on the Dublin Road in 2010 and has proven to be popular with punters since. Visitors over the last year or so will however have …

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