Category Archives: Personal

Protest Damage

  Since finding myself in the middle of the first violent outburst of students protesters against increased tuition fees, similar outcomes have resulted from further demonstrations and I fear it’s dampening their pledge. I’m all for student rights, but the … Continue reading

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Snow, snow go away

Is it me or whenever there’s an extremity in the weather, is our entire nation flung into utter chaos? In rain, traffic ques build up for miles on end and floods permeate the riverside towns, and when it’s hot, there’s … Continue reading

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A birthday to remember: How we found ourselves at the heart of student rioting

As I grow older my birthday becomes a little more mundane and I have to admit the excitement is lost compared to when I was under 20. So deciding to cover the national student protest for the day seemed like … Continue reading

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Love: Who Needs It?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about relationships and the dating game, not just in class but the BBC today had a feature on how the single life costs a lot more than if you’re in a couple … Continue reading

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A right to security

The has been a long laborious debate over protecting human rights and maintaining a certain level of security in our country. It’s  a matter of whether the authorities trust its citizens or whether its citizens trust the authorities to be … Continue reading

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The Career Haze

Have you ever felt like your life was being dictated. Like you were being blindly led from one path to another until you were left at a cross roads to decide your own fate? For my entire school life I … Continue reading

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Lost Holidays

Why do ghosts and ghouls and fake blood define Halloween? I bet if I were to ask anyone why we celebrate Halloween, that few would really know the meaning and reason for Halloween.  Origins I, myself, wasnt entirely sure until … Continue reading

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Tackling discrimination

 So yesterday Kevin Coleman from Kick it Out came to talk to us in a kind of mock press conference. I had never heard of the campaign before but he explained how it trains football referees and clubs from the … Continue reading

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Charitable Music

Yesterday I went to have a look at one of Oxfam‘s up and coming fundraising events, Oxjam. The main concept is that of a music festival held by local people, venues, and musicians. The slogan is “Local music: global impact“. … Continue reading

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Networking vs Notworking

Earlier this week I had my first experience of “networking”. As butterflies filed my stomach, we walked up the stairs of the Frontline bar in Paddington, a renowned place for journalists to come together to meet each other and get … Continue reading

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