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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

How to put a spring in your step this month

How to put a spring in your step this month

There are shiny wrappers all over your floor. Multiple shirts are stained with chocolate. That sugar hangover just won’t go away. Yes, it’s the Easter aftermath. If you’re a student, you’re likely off at the moment, so it’s easy to just lie about and graze. […]

The great tea debate

The great tea debate

Tea has been a big part of growing up for me. I can’t remember when I had my first cup, but I do remember coming home from school every day with one waiting for me in the kitchen. Good day or bad, it was there […]

My moral compass

My moral compass

It’s hard being a journalist. Everyone expects you to be a slimey so-and-so who will tattle to people about anything. What I’ve found, not just in journalism but in life, is that there are times when my compass has broken or hovered, and I’ve had […]

Sweet potato and pesto pasties recipe

Sweet potato and pesto pasties recipe

Sinking your teeth into a crumbly, warm pasty is a gorgeous feeling any time of year. I know that, you know that, Greggs knows that. But it can also be really satisfying making your own pasties at home, and it’s surprisingly simple to do. You […]

5 things every student must do in 2018

5 things every student must do in 2018

Forget 2017. 2018 is here, and it’s your chance to enjoy your time at university as much as possible. But how, you say? Don’t worry, this list of five things every student must do will give you all the inspiration you need:   Although it […]