• 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,…

  • Editorial,  Mental Health

    Mental Health.. Why The Mainstream Media Are Letting Us Down.

    This topic is certainly one that can be quite personal to some people, and is one which can be quite sensitive. However, that shouldn’t mean that it should be ignored. Everyone has been affected by mental health, whether they be a sufferer themselves, or know someone who suffers. But the mainstream media are letting us down, big time. I write this article in response to the outpour of headlines, tweets and posts I have seen about the death of Mike Thalassitis. I opened Twitter on the day of his death, and the majority of tweets I saw by news outlet didn’t actually mention his name, but only that he’s a…

  • Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    Studying for a master’s degree helped my mental health

    I’m currently a postgraduate student, studying for a Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing Communications, with hopes of starting my own business or doing a PhD in business and marketing. A few years ago, that wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. I graduated with a 2.1 in journalism for my undergrad in 2017, and although there were parts that I enjoyed (the course itself), I wasn’t happy, and I wasn’t in a good place mentally. After graduating, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I feel as though a lot of people find themselves like this after graduating. “University opens doors”, but in reality, it doesn’t (for…

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    Mind Matters

    For many, university marks the first point at which one can begin to really forge their own identity. And yet, paradoxically, you are bombarded with alternate ways of being. Be it novel societies, the questioning of your sexuality or the first time you’re offered MDMA, you’re launched into an environment where, supposedly, anything goes. More independent than ever, surrounded by peers and like-minded individuals and with a multitude of opportunities stretching in front of you, university sure is a great place in which to harvest those components that make you, you. Though it’s easy to romanticise the reason we all traipsed off to sit in a classroom for another three…