Each year, the month of June arrives and the semester disappears, along with my student loan. I drag myself back to fields and silence and skies dark enough to see stars, increasingly glad with each year for the opportunity to smooth out the bags under my eyes, not eat pasta while sitting on my bed … More The Last Summer
May and Foster meet as part of negotiations. Photo from BBC news. Just under a month ago, I wrote a piece commentating on the major parties for the recent General Election. Within that article I mentioned that “Northern Ireland, I’ll perhaps write on our political parties once we actually stop messing about and form a … More The DUP: what they stand for and why we should be worried.
It seems everyone has something to say about the dangers of social media and body confidence. The age at which many solidify their online presence is becoming younger as more teenagers feel stressed about the way their bodies look. Searching ‘teen + body image + social media’ online produces over fourteen million results; evidence of … More The New Sixteen
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, art is ‘the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination’. The definition of art, however, has never been constant. Throughout history the definition has been repeatedly challenged and then redefined by artists. Modern artworks challenge the idea that art is not just the show of skill through … More Today’s definition of art
YESSS BABYY! It’s that time again when the summer festivals are coming to town, the line-ups have been announced and I am going to find you on the field. A festival is the place people come together to enjoy the tunes, the grooves and the three-day no shower policy. It is fantastic! Having been to … More Getting summer festival ready
Throughout the year, Scotland is constantly undermined as a place to travel due to its tendency for bitterly cold temperatures and pouring rain. As summer arrives this couldn’t be further from the truth – in the sunshine, Scotland is idyllic and quite possibly the best place to camp in the world. In the height of … More Wild Camping, a Summer Essential
If you somehow avoided that awkward wannabe emo phase in your mid teens then you probably wouldn’t have been that fussed with Paramore. But for me, Paramore has a special place in my heart. While I no longer obsess over them or have a die-hard desire to be exactly like Hayley Williams, the band’s pint … More Review: Paramore – After Laughter