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Why the press are wrong about working class women josiecunningham.jpg
On Sunday morning, I awoke to find Twitter awash with Josie Cunningham’s plans to abort her unborn baby in the hope that she can star in reality TV show Big Brother. On Sunday morning, I awoke to find Twitter awash with Josie Cunningham’s plans to abort her unborn baby in the hope that she can...
Peaches Geldof’s death and society’s ugly side
Prior to her death, Peaches Geldof was a tabloid favourite and certainly not for the right reasons. Prior to her death, Peaches Geldof was a tabloid favourite and certainly not for the right reasons. With headlines such as “Underwear Label Ultimo Dumps Peaches Geldof” and “Marriage over for Peaches Geldof,” media outlets succeeded in whipping...
Review: Don Quixote at the Marlowe Theater, Canterbury
It’s ten minutes before the evening performance of Don Quixote ballet performance and I’ve already been asked by some of Canterbury’s retired residents whether I am in the ri It’s ten minutes before the evening performance of Don Quixote ballet performance and I’ve already been asked by some of Canterbury’s retired residents whether I am...
A taste of Turkey: London’s best dining secret zl.jpg
I’ll let you into a secret. After a holiday to Turkey a few years ago, I never quite forgot the mouth-watering food. Not a single soggy chip in sight. I’ll let you into a secret. After a holiday to Turkey a few years ago, I never quite forgot the mouth-watering food. Not a single soggy...
Winter break in Berlin, Europe’s cultural capital
Paris. London. Milan. While tourists have been visiting these much-loved cities in their droves, one of Europe’s best cities has been silently flourishing. Paris. London. Milan. While tourists have been visiting these much-loved cities in their droves, one of Europe’s best cities has been silently flourishing. Berlin, Germany’s capital, has been recreating itself since the...
Big Brother: Part of our big celebrity obsession
What do Sam Faiers, Ollie Locke and Luisa Zissman all have in common? What do Sam Faiers, Ollie Locke and Luisa Zissman all have in common? Besides being minor ‘celebrities’, singers and reality TV stars, these tabloid favourites are part of the twelve housemates in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother which kicked off 3rd January on Channel 5....
Having fun in the winter sun: A guide to Miami miami.jpg
Beautiful people, cool clubs and lai Beautiful people, cool clubs and laid-back vibes, Miami has a reputation all over the world. Lucky enough to live here for the past four months as I’ve been on a study abroad exchange at the University of Miami, it’s not hard to see why. Sexy, captivating and charismatic, this...
Why Beirut, Lebanon should top your visit list
Bored of the same old European destinations you've frequented since you were a child? Bored of the same old European destinations you've frequented since you were a child? Well, look no further than Beirut, Lebanon—an exotic Arab, French and English speaking Eastern Mediterranean capital nestled in between Syria and Israel. Recovering from fifteen years of...
Tulisa: Queen of the Chav or tabloid victim? tulisa.jpg
Tulisa: X Factor judge, one third of urban band N-Dubz and lest we forget, tabloid favourite. Tulisa: X Factor judge, one third of urban band N-Dubz and lest we forget, tabloid favourite. Amid controversy over setting up an £800 cocaine deal, Tulisa has never been one to shy away from scandal. As a result, Tulisa...
TOWIE: Is it sheer brilliance or utter stupidity?
From the show that polarised opinion all over the UK and created words such as ‘reem’ and famed for  its ‘SHUTTT UPP’ line adopted by its fans all over the country, The From the show that polarised opinion all over the UK and created words such as ‘reem’ and famed for  its ‘SHUTTT UPP’ line...
Made in Chelsea – who are the real victims…?
Hot off its BAFTA award, Made in Chelsea or ‘MIC’ as its fans have named the high-profile Channel 4 show, have undeniably made a huge name for themselves. Hot off its BAFTA award, Made in Chelsea or ‘MIC’ as its fans have named the high-profile Channel 4 show, have undeniably made a huge name for...
The government and the welfare payments debate
Under new welfare measures implemented by the Conservative-led government, food stamps arriving in April will be issued to thousands of vulnerable people facing short-term financial crisis as oppos Under new welfare measures implemented by the Conservative-led government, food stamps arriving in April will be issued to thousands of vulnerable people facing short-term financial crisis as...
Maria Hutchings – yet another Tory scapegoat?
Ah, who can forget Maria Hutchings? Ah, who can forget Maria Hutchings? Blasted all over the papers for provoking a long-running row with her suggestion that it would be ‘impossible’ for her son to become a surgeon if he attended a state school, the Conservative Eastleigh candidate has become a national laughing stock, lampooned all over...
The government needs to stop discriminating against the poor
Camden Council, North London, has recently announced that they plan to move 750 poor families from the capital as it claims it can no longer afford to accommodate them on the basis that ‘it i Camden Council, North London, has recently announced that they plan to move 750 poor families from the capital as it...
Disability Cuts Are Affecting Students’ Futures
The welfare reform bill set to be implemented in April has led to fears for the future of disabled students as the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is set to replace Personal Independence Payments The welfare reform bill set to be implemented in April has led to fears for the future of disabled students as the...
Is the Facebook love affair finally coming to an end? Facebook_dislike.jpg
Facebook: it’s a love-hate relationship isn’t it? It’s like a bad boyfriend you can’t stop going back to. Facebook: it’s a love-hate relationship isn’t it? It’s like a bad boyfriend you can’t stop going back to. On the one hand, it’s great for catching up on what your university friends have been up to this...
Delhi rape protests have potential to bring social change
The death of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey after being gang raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi, India, has sparked protests around the country by thousands demanding better protection for wome The death of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey after being gang raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi, India, has sparked...
Will Misogyny Against Jessica Ennis Ever End?
Jessica Ennis, the Sheffield-born sportswoman and the nation's sweetheart, created a furore over the summer with her spectacular performance at the Olympics, winning a gold medal for her achiev Jessica Ennis, the Sheffield-born sportswoman and the nation's sweetheart, created a furore over the summer with her spectacular performance at the Olympics, winning a gold medal...