• Featured,  Mental Health,  Music,  Opinion

    How K-Pop Taught Me To Love Myself

    The term “music saved my life” is a term which is thrown around a lot. For me, my mental health hasn’t been incredibly stable, but music is one thing that has helped me a lot in that sense. I’ve always been an “emo” and loved pop-punk/alt-rock and a lot of that sort of music has helped me through different things, for example, You Me At Six helped me through heartbreak, Knuckle Puck helped me through toxic relationships whilst nothing, nowhere helped me through times of loneliness. However, something which can be seen as unusual for an “emo” has helped with my mental health, and that is K-Pop, in particular BTS,…

  • Lifestyle,  Music,  Opinion,  Uncategorized

    Most Anticipated Albums of 2019

    We are nearly four months into 2019 and we have already had some big albums released this year. We’ve had Bring Me The Horizon’s Amo, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and Juice Wrld’s Death Race for Love. But there are still plenty of releases scheduled for the rest of the year. Here are three of the most anticipated albums expected for 2019.   BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona If you haven’t heard of BTS by now then maybe you’ve been living under a rock. They’ve won endless amounts of awards and currently hold 5 Guinness World Records. Their last record, Love Yourself: Tear reached number 1 spot in the US…

  • Beauty,  Featured,  Lifestyle,  Opinion

    Less is More: The Beauty of Minimalism

    We live in a consumerist society, and that is no news to anybody. But do we really need what we think we do? Will the fifth pair of sneakers make you happier? Will the newest smartphone bring you the joy you are seeking for? It might do. But only for a short period of time. And then what? You will want more. It’s like an addiction you don’t realise you have because it is portrayed as the ordinary. Look around you – what exactly, out of all the things you own is useful? And how much of it is there without any purpose whatsoever? I recently watched a movie Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important…

  • Lifestyle,  Music,  Opinion

    The Brit Awards 2019 – Celebration for British Music!

    Opening with a parody of Fyre Festival, the 39thBrit Awards took place on Wednesday night at The O2 Arena, London. With huge performances from the likes of Dua Lipa, The 1975 and P!nk, the annual pop event celebrated what was a successful year for British music. Alongside Calvin Harris, The 1975 picked up two Brit Awards this year, for British Album of the Year and British Group of the year. Hailing from Manchester, where several big indie rock bands have come from, 2018 was a big year for the band as they released the third studio album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Following the popular release came a sold…

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    Opinion

    Why the age for smear testing should be lowered 

     5 reasons why I believe the age for smear testing should be lowered:   1. At 18 years old, I can get married without parental consent. I can join the armed forces. I can even buy a house if I’m in the financial position to. But I must wait 7 years more before I’m eligible for a smear test, as the risks of me having a smear test, are considered to outweigh the benefits.  

  • Editorial,  Opinion

    Life in the Care System

    The number of children in care has reached new highs, with 90 young people entering the care system every day and frankly…I’m not surprised.  In the midst of continuous slices to children’s centres and nearby family support services, the quantity of cared for youngsters in England and Wales reached 72,670 in the year prior to March 2017 – denoting the greatest yearly flood of kids in care in seven years. The ascent in youngsters entering care has been put down to issues in family units, for example, destitution, poor lodging and substance abuse, which specialists said can be put down to cuts to local services intended to tackle them. As…