Why does the world hate teenage girls?

There are stereotypes and judgments made about every age group, but perhaps none more criticised than teenage girls. Labelled as hormonal, hysterical and obsessive, teenage girls are often hated purely for having a passion, but what have they done so wrong? Teenage girls are the backbone of many fandoms. These are fans who spend a…

The Online Dating Generation: Are we too selective when looking for love?

The growth of technology in previous years has resulted in a significant increase in digital interaction —  from close family members to strangers. Along with social media, online dating has become a big part of this presence, with one in six marriages beginning online as of 2015. As people move online hoping to find new…

Poetry | Poetry Moves On by Aimee Dyson

Why don’t you want me? Am I really that bad? That unwanted? That boring? Don’t you see All the good I can do If you open your eyes To change To spoken word To Instapoetry To rap music To a breath of fresh air No more war poems No more white old men Interrupting our…

Covid has revealed the poor governance of an ableist nation

How a poorly organised government has revealed a selfish and ableist nation while contributing to the UK’s 41,000 death toll. Six months since the UK’s first Covid case, the country is still reeling from the impacts of lockdown. But with contradictory guidance, vague advice and hundreds of new cases daily, the UK has failed in…

Creeper – What the horrorpunk Southampton band mean to me

It’s 16th April 2016. I’m at Southampton Guildhall waiting to see Neck Deep perform on their World Tour.  I’ve arrived early enough to find a good spot and I’m waiting for the main act. The lights go out and on walk the support band, Creeper. I’ve never heard of them but I’ll give them a chance….

We need to save the arts sector: How a pandemic left an entire industry at risk

In 2018, creative industries contributed £111.7bn to the UK economy, but as Covid-19 has disrupted live performances and events, the arts sector is suffering. With a possible 400,000 job losses, £74bn of lost earnings and over half of all music venues and theatres facing permanent closure due to Covid-19, the arts sector needs saving before it is too late. Benefits of…

A guide to getting the most out of charity shopping

As an increased number of news stories surface about the negative impacts of fast fashion, more people are turning to sustainable options to purchase their clothes. One increasingly popular sustainable fashion option is charity shopping, with their sales increasing yearly.   Here is a useful guide with some top tips about how to get the most out of charity shopping.  Have an open mind …