The Reality of Halls

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

Pomegranate Seeds

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

Alter Bridge: that time I cried at a concert

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

Hidden Figures: a 255 word review for a work of art that deserves many more

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