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Help a student journalist out!

Apr
07

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A couple of weeks ago I attended my first ever Council meeting.

I didn’t expect it to be riveting, or to sit in the meeting for 4½ hours and return home at midnight…but, most importantly, I didn’t expect to be directed towards a line of A4 paper filled with the words ‘reserved for citizen journalist’ pressed onto every chair.

It got me thinking.

Posted By Isabella Fish read more

Malcontents and perspective

Apr
07

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big Arsenal fan, and anyone who knows anything about Arsenal knows that quite a few fans aren’t happy with the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger (and “aren’t happy” is putting it mildly). To sum it up without going into intensive detail, we’re not winning enough to satisfy the demands of sections of the support. Which sounds reasonable right? Ultimately fans want their team to win, and if they’re not winning, they’re not happy.

Posted By Louie Elmer read more

Why are first years so controversial?

Apr
07

Having just finished writing two essays on the importance of freedom of expression, I might have a bit too much aggresion toward the topic, however I must say: NEVER in my two years of studying journalism have I seen a year with people so intent on ensuring every blog post makes me go "Oh wow." 

Posted By Joshua Flores read more

Non league football- the real beautiful game.

Apr
07

I absolutely love non-league football.

If you don’t know me, I come from a town in Kent called Tonbridge. It’s relatively large for a town, but if you want anything done like shopping you need to go to Tunbridge Wells. But it’s alright- we have shops, a drive-thru McDonalds, a big park, a lake, a castle, and a non-league football team; Tonbridge Angels FC.

Posted By Max Meads read more

How to save all of your money only to spend it all on NCTJ exams

Apr
07

 

During my first term here, I spent all my money willy-nilly. I didn’t really know about budgeting – and let’s face it, I was being an idiot about my spending. Then I had no money and my life was much less fun. This forced me to become the thriftiest person alive. So, if you’re like me and need to save/ don’t want to be spending as much as you are right now, I’ve compiled a list of how to live on a budget, but still have fun.

Also, those NCTJ exams aren’t gonna pay for themselves!!!!!!!

1.       Book your train tickets online in advance.

Posted By Chandni Sembhi read more

Why local newspapers need to start paying more

Apr
07

I was recently told that a typical starting salary for a trainee reporter in a local newspaper is between £16,000 and £18,000. Considering this is the job I, and others on my course, are likely to get, this is my probable starting wage in the world of journalism. 

Posted By Samuel Clark read more

Top 10 beauty buys!

Apr
07

It's the last day of term and honestly, despite the stress and deadlines I always leave till last minute, my skin has never looked better - so I'm going to share with you my top 10 best beauty buys of this month because you only get one skin and you should look after it.

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Posted By Kaya Terry read more

How plurality made the French election interesting again

Apr
07

Seeing as I like to write about politics, but George pretty much has British ones covered over here, it’s time to let my inner patriot out and talk about France. Kind of. Because, as some may be aware, we have this pretty important presidential election coming up in a few weeks’ time, and three days ago, for the very first time ever, every single one of the 11 candidates took part in a televised debate. And that’s pretty significant.

Posted By Arthur Boulanger read more

Enough with the movie remakes

Apr
07

The first image of the dirty dancing remake has been released and the picture depicts Abigail Breslin, known for her breakthough role in Little Miss Sunshine and more recently in Scream Queens and Colt Pratte, recreate arguable the most iconic movie scene of all the time, the lake lift. The three-hour TV movie will be broadcasted in America in May and we can expect the story to take us way beyond where the film ended back in 1987. But my real problem Is who decided to remake the film in the first place.

Posted By Rashaud McBain read more

What happened to the Oakland Raiders?

Apr
07

The Raiders are officially leaving Oakland in 2020 after being there since 1995. They will be moving to Las Vegas in a monumental change for the NFL, definitely one of the biggest since the Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis. This is also the first time in American Football that a franchise has moved to Las Vegas, however they will not be the first sports team there as Las Vegas will be getting its own NHL (Ice Hockey) team starting next season called the Golden Knights. The Raiders have won two Superbowls in Oakland (1976 and 1980) before winning a third one in Los Angeles. 

Posted By James Shaw read more

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