What to watch until winter comes

Waiting for a new season of your favourite series can be a miserable task and the wait for Game of Thrones Season 7 is no exception. With the season premier airing mid-2017, fans of the show are having some serious withdrawal symptoms while waiting for winter to arrive. Here are a few shows to help fill that historical-fantasy void in your soul:

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What to do for Halloween

When thinking of Halloween, the mental image of small children running around in badly homemade costumes scrambling to grab as many sweets as they can may come to mind. But Halloween isn’t exclusively for kids. For students, this is a last ditch effort to go out with their friends before exams take hold while being able to unleash their inner cosplayer. Here are a few ideas for how you can celebrate the scariest holiday of the year.

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Pretending your way through poetry


There are times when at a poetry session you may have little to no idea what is being said between two poets. Here are a few tips and tricks to use in order to enter a conversation about poetry.

One of the most important skills needed in order to engage with someone who is poetically inclined is to listen very closely, pick up key words and remember them. Decipher them and use them to your advantage. When asked a question, refer to your bank of stored key words and formulate a coherent answer around two or three of those key words.

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YouTube Heroes met with backlash


On 20 September 2016, Youtube uploaded a video to the website that outlined the features of its new update in an attempt to make the video-sharing platform a fun and friendly environment for both content creators and their audiences. This new update is called Youtube Heroes and although the heads of Youtube intended for this update to fix some of the problems relating to offensive comments and content that Youtube faces, the video and the update have both received an overwhelming negative response from content creators who believe that this is ultimately the result of Youtube’s management not listening and engaging with its content creators.

The main point of Youtube Heroes is simple. It is a program that aims to reward volunteers who create the best Youtube experience for everyone involved by flagging inappropriate videos, adding captions or subtitles to videos and sharing knowledge with other users on forums. Anyone can become a Youtube hero as long as they have a valid Youtube account and have signed up to be part of the program. Youtube Heroes employs a level system that sees users ranking from levels 1 to 5, with different rewards available at different levels, such as taking part in “hero” workshops, gaining the ability to mass-flag videos, and gaining access to Youtube updates before they are released.

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Best ice-cream parlours in Pretoria

Ice-cream season has finally arrived. When the temperature rises so does the desire for a cold and creamy treat. Try these amazing ice-cream parlours when the cravings are just too much to bear.

The most highly rated ice-cream parlour in Pretoria is Royal Danish Home Made Ice-cream, on the corner of Bernard Street and Gordon Road. This establishment has been serving traditional Danish ice cream in homemade cones for 26 years. Their creative flavours, such as Cherry Brandy and Mocha Almond Fudge, will haunt your taste buds. Ask for a drizzle of their famous caramel sauce for the full Royal Danish experience. They also serve retro classics like raspberry floats.

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