A spoilt, redhead hotel heiress. A charming single father suffering from financial loss and a Christmas past. A narcissistic boyfriend. Giggling girls decked in Christmas woollies. Snow in November, and a man dressed up in red, sporting a snowy white beard, who makes Christmas wishes come true by playing matchmaker. …
Far-Right March for Poland's Independence Day
Thousands of people have gathered in Warsaw for an annual yet controversial march. It was organised by the far-right for Poland’s Independence Day on 11 November. A handful carried banners with anti-gay, antisemitic, and white supremacist rhetoric.
Missile Lands in Poland Killing Two
A missile landed outside of the rural Polish village of Przewodów on 15 November 2022. It stood approximately four miles from the Ukrainian border. The event occurred whilst Russia launched its biggest wave of missiles on Ukraine in more than a month.
Climate activist confronts UK energy minister over protest arrests
An 11 year-old climate activist confronted UK Energy Minister over protest arrests. Energy Minister Zac Goldsmith was guided away by staff, who prevented young activist Licypriyan Kangujam from asking any more questions.
Gavin Williamson resigns after bullying claims
Gavin Williamson quit Rishi Sunak’s cabinet after it was revealed that he told a senior civil servant to slit their throat while he was defence secretary.
Poland demands war reparations from Germany
Poland has announced that it would like reparations from Germany after the events of World War II. Polish foreign minister Zbigniew Rau has signed an official note requesting roughly €1.3 trillion in reparations.
Selena Gomez’s ‘My Mind & Me' is Textured with Honesty Over Perfection
Selena Gomez opens up about her struggles with mental health in her new documentary, ‘My Mind & Me,’ which launched on Apple TV+, and achieves a level of vulnerability rarely seen in our culture of curation. The intimate documentary follows Selena across a six-year period in the star’s search for …
The Myth of Queerbaiting: Why Kit Connor Owed Us Nothing
Teenage actor Kit Connor took to Twitter on 31 October to dispel queerbaiting rumours. He posted: “back for a minute. i’m bi. congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. i think some of you missed the point of the show. bye”. But here’s why Kit Connor owed …
Casualty after Russian fighter jet crashes in Siberia
This is the second fatal crash in the Russian residential area in six days.
REVIEW: 'young forever' by Nessa Barrett
The internet is usually particularly scathing towards TikTok stars who make their move into the music industry. 20-year-old Nessa Barrett, however, may be an exception to that rule, and for good reason! Since her rise to fame on TikTok in 2019, Barrett has climbed the ranks from social media lip-syncer …
REVIEW: 'True North' by A-ha
Norwegian pop band A-ha embrace Nordic living in their latest album True North. This is an album that cements the members together, showcasing true camaraderie, whilst also proclaiming them to be individuals who each contribute something special to the band.
Borderline Personality Disorder: Lost In The Media
Borderline Personality Disorder, a cluster B personality disorder, has long been stigmatised in the media, and it needs to stop. The more representation people with BPD have, the less alienated they will feel, and the more likely they will be to reach out and seek help.
Growing up plus size, through TikTok’s lens
The digital age brings with it a whole host of new and exciting opportunities and experiences. Unfortunately, issues that already existed before the dawn of social media have been exacerbated through the lenses of digital platforms. See, for instance, the influence of TikTok on young people’s body image.
Truss resigns: What next for the Conservative Party?
Disclaimer: the following article was written before Rishi Sunak was announced as Prime Minister on 24 October 2022 On Thursday, Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation. This makes her the shortest serving Prime Minister in British history, serving for only 44 days. But what legacy does Truss leave behind? …
Lay Your Money on Isaac Dunbar: The Rise of the Young Musician
Isaac Dunbar is back and better than ever with the 8 track EP ‘Banish The Banshee.’ Lively tracks all tied together with that hint of sadness and longing that Dunbar knows how to use so well.
OPINION: Period stigma - We don’t know our bodies
It wasn’t until I was 19 years old, whilst reading Maisie Hill’s novel Period Power, that I first heard that extremely painful periods should not be considered ‘normal’. I had spent so many years believing that menstrual pain was an unavoidable part of womanhood and something I had to accept. …
REVIEW: 'COPINGMECHANISM' by WILLOW
Critically acclaimed artist Willow Smith, otherwise known as WILLOW, has released her highly anticipated fifth studio album, . This pop-punk record, consisting of 11 tracks, truly showcases WILLOW’s journey of authenticating her sound, and her musical growth radiates through each song. She has unequivocally created an album that ruptures genre …
REVIEW: 'Being Funny in a Foreign Language' by The 1975
The 1975’s highly anticipated fifth studio album Being Funny in a Foreign Language combines earnest lyricism and a 1980’s sugar pop sound to bring listeners a reflective insight into frontrunner Matty Healy’s experiences with love, longing and being human. Formed in Cheshire in 2002, The 1975 (comprised of Matthew Healy, …
OPINION: Eurovision is placing UK classism centre-stage
It’s the news Scouse Eurovision fans have been waiting for: Eurovision is coming to Liverpool. Will classism spoil Eurovision?
The Inescapable Celebrity Cheating Scandal
It’s hard to scroll through social media without seeing celebrities sharing ‘cutesy’ couples Instagram posts, where they stare at each other with perfectly orchestrated romantic smiles and warm gazes. Their comments are flooded with “#OTP”, “#CoupleGoals” and other such schmaltzy compliments. Then, a few months later, when we’re infatuated with …
REVIEW: 5SOS5 by 5SOS
Australian pop-rock band 5SOS is back, with their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5. The group, comprised of Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford, formed in 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, has become one of the most successful musical acts in Australia’s history. Since 2014, 5 …
Bhutan's Boarders Are Open: What Does This Mean For Travellers?
Bhutan has recently announced that they are back open, allowing travellers into the landlocked Himalayan kingdom from the 23rd of September. The country, situated in south-central Asia, had closed their borders during the COVID lockdowns over 2 years ago, but their re-opening doesn’t mean you can just fly in and …
Entering Our Iconic Slogan T-Shirt Era
Celebrity fashion is a guiding light for the masses – we trawl through Pinterest, street-style recaps in glossy magazines, and aesthetic Instagram stories for a glimpse at the latest trends. The bold slogan t-shirt is the latest in a long line of celebrity trends setting an iconic precedent. Let’s take …
Who is Giorgia Meloni? The Far-Right Campaigner who just became Italy's first female PM
As Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party triumph in elections, many view the first female Prime Minister’s populist rise as disappointing, but not surprising. Who is Italy’s new PM? Giorgia Meloni is nothing if not a career politician. She began her campaign in the youth branch of the Italian Social Movement …
REVIEW: 'SUCKERPUNCH' by Maggie Lindemann
Texas-born singer-songwriter, Maggie Lindemann, has recently released her highly anticipated debut album SUCKERPUNCH, with the record exploring themes such as toxicity, teen angst, and substance abuse. The 24-year-old musician first gained a following by posting videos of herself singing to the now defunct social media platform Keek, and was discovered …
Finding Joy At The End Of Summer
I love summer holidays – the shift in pace, lazy mornings and late evenings, reading in the sunshine and afternoon naps. As I land back on the tarmac in a usually grey and drizzly England, it’s a jarring bump back to normality which brings with it a wave of post-holiday …
FILM REVIEW: See How They Run
See How They Run exudes the whit and charm belonging to the classic era of murder mysteries in this loving homage to one of Christie’s most celebrated works - The Mousetrap.
Have The Media Got It Right When Reporting The Queen's Death?
On 8th September 2022, the most anticipated and planned-for news story in modern-day Britain emerged – the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As expected, this historical happening dominated news outlets and coverage commenced from the moment The Queen was announced to be severely unwell. But after years of …
Review: The Secret World of Trading Nudes
In 2005, Reddit was launched with a mission to “bring community and belonging to everyone in the world”. Now reporting an average of about 50 million daily users, one can see that its mission statement resounds clearly through its platform. Users are encouraged to seek out their community by finding …
The Essential Guide To Political Podcasts
Keeping up to date with the news can be overwhelming, even at the best of times. Whether you’re studying politics, or just want to understand more about what’s going on, this is an essential list of podcasts from all sides of the political spectrum to explain what is happening in …