As a first year student at the University of Portsmouth, I have first-hand experience of the horrors and the highlights that university halls have to offer. Before the mass of construction that has been taking place for the last two years, Portsmouth was extremely lacking in student accommodation, capable of housing only 70% of first … More The Reality of Halls
13 Reasons Why tells the poignant tale of Hannah Baker; a 17-year-old girl whose suicide rocks her high school, leaving many of her classmates asking ‘why?’ In answer, Hannah leaves thirteen cassette tapes explaining the reasons she took her own life, dedicating each tape to one of her classmates. The Netflix drama is based on … More Just how problematic is 13 Reasons Why?
For a recent assignment, I had to write an epic poem and whilst poetry is most definitely not my forte, this turned out to be really fun! A gift: from one brother to another The fair Persephone, daughter of Zeus The King of the Gods; ruler of the sky. Stolen from her mother: her choice, her child. … More Pomegranate Seeds
Formed in 2004, Floridian rock and heavy metal band Alter Bridge certainly know how to put on a show. The Birmingham Genting Arena was just one stop on their 2016 UK tour as they headlined a line-up of New Zealand’s Like A Storm, France’s Gojira and Copenhagen’s Volbeat. Like A Storm were particularly memorable, as … More Alter Bridge: that time I cried at a concert
Theodore Melfi’s award-winning Hidden Figures spins the remarkable tale of 3 of the incredible brains at NASA; African-American women Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) as they work to launch John Glenn into orbit in 1962, making him the first American to orbit Earth and nudging … More Hidden Figures: a 255 word review for a work of art that deserves many more
So we’re going with something a little different this time. This blog is intended to be an odd little collection of pieces, after all. For a unit on my Creative and Media Writing degree, I was tasked with modernising a fairy tale, myth or legend. I was pretty pleased with my end result, so thought that … More “The Girl With The Bow”
It’s more than safe to say that I have exceptionally bad luck with trains. As I’m first year student at the University of Portsmouth and am yet to learn to drive, I heavily rely on trains to get me back home to the Midlands, but also to see my boyfriend in Cardiff. Before moving to … More “I almost went to Holyhead”