Author: Daniel Turner

Technical Advisor

If you’re looking to head further afield from Bangor, Liverpool is a bustling city that offers lots of ‘Christmassy’ opportunities. In a couple of hours you can be in the heart of the city to do some vital Christmas shopping and make the most of the vast range of shops. From John Lewis, Hollister and Pandora in Liverpool One, to Jack Wills, Kurt Geiger and MAC in the Met Quarter; Liverpool offers something for everyone. Unwind from a busy day of shopping by taking a trip to the Christmas markets situated on Lord Street, Paradise Street and Church Street where…

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As university comes to an end and everyone starts to leave students residence to go back home for the summer, I now know how it feels to be that international student who lives on campus throughout summer. Nonetheless, spring is here and temperatures are hitting as high as 35 degrees along with the swarm of flies that constantly follow you wherever you go, and after six months here I have finally seen my first spider: a huntsman, extremely big and venomous looking, but completely harmless. You’re bound to find them everywhere, from the kitchen to one casually crawling along the dashboard…

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Bangor was today shaken by an earthquake with an epicentre off the coast of Anglesey near Caenarfon airport lasting a few seconds. The British Geological Survey measured the quake at 16:41 local time with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale and with a depth of 9km. The quake was felt throughout Anglesey, Gwynedd , Conwy and North Wales. This quake follows Britain’s biggest in seven years which measured 4.2 and hit Kent last Friday. Witnesses in Bangor reported feeling the earth shake and loud rumbling or banging noises. North Wales Police have said they’ve received calls about the earthquake but have had no reports of…

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This week saw the release of the latest installment in the popular StarCraft series – ‘StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’ (HotS) for both PC and Mac. StarCraft it is a real-time strategy game series that started back in 1998. It is developed by Blizzard who are well known for World of Warcraft and it shares many of the same hallmarks: rich mythology providing a background for the gameplay; strong online multiplayer options and a loyal worldwide fan base. This game is the third part of a trilogy of StarCraft II games each of which centres on a different race…

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Voting began today for the four posts available in the 2012 Bangor Students’ Union Sabbatical Elections. This is the first year that the vote is being held online and the website went live this morning at 9am. All Bangor University students are eligible to vote and have from now until polls close at 14:00 on Wednesday 21st March. To ease the transition to online voting there are physical voting locations as well. The main ones are Students’ Union, Main Arts Reception, Adeilad Deiniol & Bar Uno. These will be open and staffed 9-5 today and tomorrow and on Wednesday 9-12. There…

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