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Oak Hill students Sam Gibb and Song Tsai comment on the criticism BBC journalist Dan Walker has been facing, simply for being a Christian.
Journalist Dan Walker has been enjoying some very early mornings these last two weeks, having swapped the BBC Radio 5Live studio for the comfort of a famous red sofa. The Football Focus presenter, poached egg specialist and inventor of the word 'thronker' (an incredible, long range goal) was thrust into the media spotlight three weeks ago when it was announced that he would replace Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast.
The announcement was greeted by primarily positive responses, Match of the Day's Gary Lineker among those who tweeted their support. Amid the praise though, one 'Senior BBC figure' questioned Dan's ability as a journalist in an interview with The Times.
So, what was the reason given for Dan's inability to fairly present the news? Because he is a compulsive liar? Because he once punched an interviewee in the face? No, because he was an evangelical Christian.
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Third year student Matt Davis has created an app which helps Hebrew learners to parse their verbs.
Biblical languages are important. I knew that even before I started at Oak Hill, while I was still working for a software company. So, in my first term here, I resolved to study both Greek and Hebrew for at least two years.
Unfortunately, I'm not much of a linguist, and I've needed as much help as I can get. To make matters worse, while revising for my first set of June exams Apple released a new programming language called Swift. Being distractible at the best of times, the temptation was too great. I started to tinker around with it.
Eventually, the thought struck me: there are plenty of biblical Greek apps. What if I developed something to help me learn Hebrew? Slowly, this distraction turned into a challenge: can I make something that will actually be useful to others learning Hebrew verbs? Reciting textbook paradigms is one thing, but recognising different verbs is quite a different matter, especially when consonants start to disappear.
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