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Student journalism: How to do the scary things

Student journalism: How to do the scary things

First off, I know I haven’t done a blog post for a while! I’ve been so wrapped up in uni, and it’s taken it out of me so much that whenever I have a spare moment I just crash. I’ll do better, I promise. Maybe. […]

How easy was doing Veganuary compared to last year?

How easy was doing Veganuary compared to last year?

Vegans are the marmite of 2019 – you either love them or you hate them. When the controversy of the Greggs sausage roll crumbled into the news cycle, it was clear how many people disliked the diet. But clearly being vegan is appetising to a […]

What the Greggs sausage roll fiasco shows about attitudes to veganism

What the Greggs sausage roll fiasco shows about attitudes to veganism

I appreciate that I’m probably quite late to this Greggs vegan sausage roll debate. I’ve been on my holibobs, sorry! It has also been extremely difficult to actually get one. We went into multiple different Greggs (all in Somerset, albeit, where a good pastry never […]

When it rains, it pours

When it rains, it pours

(Listen while you read) I took the above photo on Wednesday. I was coming back from an interview, and it rained. I’m not sure why I was so surprised, considering that a storm had been tipped for the week. But unfortunately, I was wearing a […]

It’s Not About What You Know, It’s About Who You Know

It’s Not About What You Know, It’s About Who You Know

So far in my career in journalism, I’ve not encountered any major problems. Everyone that I’ve spoken to has been lovely and enthusiastic and welcoming me with incredible opportunities (shout-out to LeftLion!). I’ve loved every bit of it. I’ve always been aware that there is […]

A weight on my shoulders

A weight on my shoulders

In this day and age, I think a lot of people struggle with their weight. We live in a world with the instant gratification of fast food. Social media telling us what we should look like; thin, toned, perfection. It’s so hard when you know […]

Sail away, sail away: A cruise holiday

Sail away, sail away: A cruise holiday

I was at work cleaning up the counter and pouring coffees when my boyfriend Jack poked his head around the corner, with a cheeky look on his face. I asked him what he was smiling about. “How would you feel about coming on a cruise?” […]

The demise of the local press

The demise of the local press

Everyone has a local paper in their area. It’s there and is a staple of the community. Back in the day, it was the only thing that could connect everyone. Then social media arrived, and it was declared that print was dying. Growing up, I’d […]

Another year of trying to be a journalist

Another year of trying to be a journalist

The year I have had at university has been a little bit mental. I’ve come out a completely different person, which has been shaped by the experiences I’ve had. But most of my experiences have come from the work I have done as a wannabe […]

Where are all the curvy girls on Love Island?

Where are all the curvy girls on Love Island?

Love Island began this week, and as ever, we are all glued to our screens. Over 3 million viewers watched the first episode, to see the beautifully groomed singletons mingle with each other. With such a large viewership, you’d think that Love Island would have […]