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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 […]

Cannes do attitude

Cannes do attitude

When you have two essays due and a summer edition of a magazine to finish, what do you do? You jet off to France, that’s what you do. I was very fortunate to be able to go on holiday to Cannes with my lovely boyfriend […]

The approval of others

The approval of others

I tend to be inspired to write blog posts by things around me and by things that have happened to me, and that has then provoked me into some deep thinking. A couple of days ago, I was quite upset to hear that someone had […]

Short story: Not a love letter

Short story: Not a love letter

I wrote this story for an award – I didn’t get shortlisted for it so I thought I would pop it on here instead! It’s basically personifying a place, exploring what I experienced in this place and how it made me feel.  I’d love any […]

Student Publication Association National Conference (#SPANC18)

Student Publication Association National Conference (#SPANC18)

It’s been a month since I went to the Student Publication Association National Conference. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s essentially a weekend of the year when all the Student Publications from universities across the country pile into one place, […]