May 28, 2017 Anna Reyes

Were always told that women get given a hard time by the media Bidisha has called the lack of women on our screens and in our newspapers cultural femicide, and BECTU has conducted extensive research into how women are being pushed out of the media. Being three journalism students, the team wanted to see this for ourselves. So, on Friday 20th April, we bought a copy of every national newspaper (and a couple of local ones) and trawled through every single one to find out how they used women. We looked at how many articles were written by women, how…

April 13, 2017 Anna Reyes

Although not everyone is a fan of gambling, gambling tattoos are quite popular. This is mostly because, irrespective of the tattoo idea you use, a gambling tattoo is seen as a sign of fortune and good luck. Since these tattoos typically embody the various elements and symbols associated with gambling, you can view them as a symbol of good fortune. To figure out the kind of tattoo you’d like to get, consider the following ideas as inspired by Ciro Esposito, Gambling Expert from New Zealand: 1. Dice Tattoos Dice symbols are used to represent the risk factor that comes with gambling,…

April 13, 2017 Anna Reyes

Film production nowadays has come a long way primarily because of the incorporation high technology, particularly the use of computers.  Because of this, what used to be impossible has become common practice by film producers and directors.  Of course, it is not just the computers that allow producers to come up with good films.  Film production and video hosting software is also necessary to come up with good quality videos.  In fact, almost all films these days heavily employ such software before their final versions are released. There are several concerns that you must consider first about such software before…

April 13, 2017 Anna Reyes

Perhaps you have heard about “Indie Film” and this has made you wonder why this seems to be resounding in every film enthusiast’s mouth.  In the filmmaking industry, Indie Film is a shortened term for independent film which is basically a feature film produced outside a major film studio.  Indie films are also being referred to art films that are noticeably different from films that are mass marketed. Since Indie films are produced outside major film studios, it almost always follows that these films have lower budget brackets and marketed by limited release where it only reaches small specialty audiences….

March 28, 2017 Anna Reyes

Divergent was an action-packed, exciting adventure read. And while it was 1) far from perfect and 2) not my ideal dystopian, it was such a great story to flick through as I journeyed through the world of Future Chicago with Tris, and more often than not, I found myself gripping to my Kindle with a slightly scary ferocity as I turned the pages of this book hungrily. I think the main reason for this book’s success is the suspense and the action-packed tale. The future society that the author envisions really isn’t realistic. I can’t see our current world heading…

February 28, 2017 Anna Reyes

Character or characteristics of language 1. Language is verbal, vocal : Language is sound- Language is an organization of sounds, of vocal symbols – the sounds produced from the mouth with the help of various organs of speech to convey some meaningful message. It also means that speech is primary to writing. There are several languages because they are spoken. Music and singing also employ vocal sounds, but they are not language. Language is systematic verbal symbolism;  it makes use of verbal elements such as sound, words. and phrases, which are arranged in certain ways to make sentences. Language is…

February 28, 2017 Anna Reyes

WHAT IS LINGUISTICS? OR DEFINITION OF LINGUISTICS The word ‘Linguistic’ has been derived from Latin lingua (tongue) and istics (Knowledge or science). Etymologically, therefore, linguistics is the scientific study of language. But it is the study not of one particular language but of human language in general, it studies language as a universal and recognizable part of human behavior, It attempts to describe and analyze language, the field of linguistics comprises understanding of the place of language in human life, the ways in which it is organized to fulfill the needs it serves, and the functions it performs. So linguistics…