In a heart-beat
American cousins over at MIT have been working on a new method of visualising small movements through exaggeration. Fairly cool stuff. The Free Press is currently working on a similar technique to exaggerate small appendages.
7 Volunteering opportunities
Aside from the fact that volunteering will not only yield countless benefits for the people you’re volunteering for and help you sleep easier at night, it’s also a good opportunity to capitalise on free accommodation and board whilst travelling. And what’s better than a free lunch? Even if you are eating it with blistered hands… WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) Wendell Berry...
Advice from movies
Millions of pounds, fast cars, big houses. 3 things that are almost synonymous with film stars. So why not take some of the advice that they spout whilst at work, and to make things even easier for you, The Free Press has compiled a handy list for you. “The dude abides.” – Jeffrey Lebowski – The Big Lebowski “If you can dodge traffic you can dodge a ball.” – Patches O’Houlihan -...
Wine is fine, but whisky is quicker.
‘I don’t believe in coincidence.’
For any would-be ITV detectives out there, prepare to be amazed. I’ve found the coincidence to end all coincidences. On a side note, I did a quick Google on ‘coincidence’ whilst doing some research for this article and discovered that Einstein once said “Coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous”. Whilst a very poignant and interesting statement, I find it hard to believe that God has anything...
Stuff that's happening in science, Particle 1.
Hello. I like science. Please don’t leave. Here’s some of the more interesting stuff that’s been happening in science. Use it to win pub quizzes or pick up scientifically-minded attractive people (THEY EXIST I SWEAR). We have a cure for HIV/AIDS! Sorta. At a science conference it’s been revealed that a baby born with HIV and treated straight away with standard drugs has been found to be HIV-free....
Do you wanna risk it? For a Bourbon biscuit. Do no heroine, do no crack. Open up...– The Lizard King
Time to sort your life out..
Do you feel like you’re not achieving your life goals? Stuck in a relationship you don’t want to be in? Realised that you don’t have any friends? Before opting for suicide why not skim over The Free Press’ self-improvement tips for men and women. If that doesn’t work then by all means go and buy a hosepipe and ask your dad if you can borrow his garage. [[MORE]] Men Climb Everest – Climbing up...
A lady came up to me one day and said ‘Sir! You are drunk’, to which...– Winston Churchill
Kali Ma Music Review ~ Wet Nuns
With the Grammy success of polished Ohio rock duo, The Black Keys, it would appear the future of guitar music may be inspired by the bluesy Louisiana bayou. You can hardly compare New Orleans with Sheffield, but Wet Nuns have channelled a soulful groove into their rifftastic fuzzy, brash Queens of The Stone Age/Sabbath guitar ‘n’ drums sound regardless.[[MORE]] Four tracks of psychedelic/stoner...
Kali Ma Music Review ~ FIDLAR
LA’s FIDLAR are currently putting out some of the best Descendents/Blink182/Queers style puerile pop-punk. As you might expect, a lot of their songs dwell on getting drunk/high, surfing and girls. What make them unique are the glimpses of their nihilistic world view in the face of this hedonism; they’re aware of the futility and pointlessness of their actions.[[MORE]] FIDLAR stands for “Fuck it...
Man falls asleep in library
Before you skim over this article on account of its quite frankly horrendous headline, please be aware of two things. 1. This story is interesting. 2. This headline did not win the bi-weekly Roger Federer award for ‘Dullest Headline’, it wasn’t even nominated.[[MORE]] As any student will tell you, probably with a great deal of conviction, falling asleep in a library is generally neither difficult...
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I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying...
There was a time. A time when only men could write the news. A time when journalistic values were upheld regardless of the consequences; truth, integrity and alcoholism. Sadly, this is no longer the case. Times have changed. We now live in an era of technological marvels, the advent of the steam engine and the telegram means that any mug can report the latest colonial expansion in Africa (oh, how...
The Bottlemaker – Fact or Fiction?
Now I can understand the hype around boxing matches. Boxers throw a few insults around, meet each other and stare passively-aggressively until their eyeballs bleed. It’s all for the fans. The boxers’ managers like to pretend that there really is bad blood between the two boxers so they can excite the public to watch the match. But I didn’t have to explain that. It’s obvious right? Then why is...
Man Vs. Bus!
Man vs. Bus Today you woke up. Not something particularly surprising. Yesterday Tom Naughton woke up. The only difference being he did so in hospital following his altercation with one of Warwickshire’s proudest locomotives – a 52 man Catterall’s death wagon. Many a man has attempted to take on an entity far superior in size and power. David and Goliath, St. George and the Dragon and now; Tommy N...
Fear and Loathing in (stereotypical European...
Coming to the end of school and thinking about what’s next? Why not take a break? From talking to people here in our own sixth form, it seems that a lot of us want to go travelling at some point, whether in the summer holidays or on a gap year. For one person, this sense of wanderlust was taken to the extreme when he decided to live out of his car whilst travelling in the American...
Lose weight? Eating carrots? Didn't think so.
Gurjeev discusses the origins of New Years resolutions. It’s a New Year, 2012, and it has just gone past the time where everyone supposedly made their New Year’s Resolution. Everyone commits to one or more personal goals, such as quitting smoking, to lose more weight or spend more time with the family and all that stuff. But how did it originally start? Well the ancient Babylonians made...
Krokodil - In Soviet Russia drug takes you
Russia as a nation has undergone a series of dramatic changes in recent history. The end of communism, namely, ushered in a culture of addiction and unemployment. Alcoholism in Russia has been well-documented, but the rampant heroin addiction is much less publicised, and proven by statistics - over a third of global heroin deaths occur in Russia. Around four years ago, Russian heroin addicts...
Merry Kissmas? - The real truth behind Mistletoe.
You may be surprised to find out that the use of mistletoe at Christmas is not just an excuse for desperate men to get a cheeky kiss from the girl (or boy, depends which way you swing) that they’ve been lusting over for the past year. But there is in fact actually some tradition behind this seemingly innocent trick. It was believed that kissing under the mistletoe would eventually lead to...
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