LSBU Journalists

Dominic Cummings and the Campaign for Justice

The near week long campaign for justice witnessed in our newspapers and across social media is no longer just about the idea that Dominic Cummings may have ignored, stretched or reinterpreted the government’s lockdown rules. It never really was.   Whether or not Dominic Cummings broke lockdown or should have resigned is a matter of opinion. The confirmation by Durham Police that he may ...

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Reflective piece for cross platform advanced

The second module of cross-platform journalism began in January and for this module, the aim was to take the lessons we’d been taught in semester one, then further develop them independently and use them more creatively. We were expected to run more regular shows and have more creative direction with the types of content we produced. We were given the option to decide what kind of work we wa...

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How Coronavirus is impacting the club and music industry

Coronavirus has affected almost every aspect of our lives we can no longer go out and sit in cafes, we can’t go to visit friends and families in their homes and just generally can no longer live our normal lives. We have no idea how long the coronavirus is going to be affecting us, but for sure we know that many of the things that we used to enjoy are now going to be very different.   O...

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The aftermath of France’s strict eight week lockdown

The aftermath of France’s strict eight week lockdown

France has officially ended its Coronavirus lockdown today. Schools and businesses are allowed to reopen after eight weeks of strict restrictions. Last week the French government released a map designating counties as red or green. The colours are indicating the state of contamination of a region. Green designates areas where the virus has mostly stopped spreading and where most restrictions are b...

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Would you pay $800 for a degree?

Would you pay $800 for a degree?

A 3-year undergraduate course for a UK university costs £9,25o. So for just shy of £30k you can walk away with that diploma paper and a big smile on your face.  Now, as I am one of those who has “invested” in myself, one of my classmates and I thought let’s take a look at how our diploma will look like. So a quick search on google images led us to a discovery. You can buy ju...

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It’s Time to Stop Policing Women in Pop

It’s Time to Stop Policing Women in Pop

The #MeToo Movement was revolutionary for women across the world but female artists within the pop music industry are still put under more pressure than their male counterparts. Could this be due to patriarchy and capitalism? It’s time the problem was acknowledged, and something was done about it. Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Madonna are some of the women who have influenced society wi...

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The girl with the silver hair: BLEACH London’s Kornelija Cecetaite.

The girl with the silver hair: BLEACH London’s Kornelija Cecetaite.

Kornelija Cecetaite is sat on her bed in her family home eating a yoghurt whilst we sit on opposite sides of the country for our conversation over FaceTime. Her silver hair back in a loose ponytail, bare-faced and in a baggy black jumper showed the realities of life in lockdown due to the current pandemic shaking the world and stealing normality.   On your average Friday, you would find 19-ye...

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Students and teachers say new A Levels have “hit them hard”

A major reform hit A-level syllabuses nationwide in 2015 when all subjects were forced to give final exams to students after two years rather than grades based on different module assessments. Teachers and students say these changes have put them under far too much pressure.  The changes made to the a-levels examination officially began in September 2015 where they were made linear with stude...

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Social Media Influencers: A New Way of Earning a Living?

Social Media Influencers: A New Way of Earning a Living?

Tia Forbes – a nineteen year old girl from North London, who has gained over 11,000 followers within 3 years of being on Instagram, gives details of what it’s like to be apart the social media world and what challenges and successes she’s experienced on her journey to become an influencer. More than ever younger generations are now using social media to their advantage. Apart fro...

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Isaac Orr: a lawyer in the making.

Isaac Orr: a lawyer in the making.

After resitting his A-Levels due to disappointing results, 19-year-old Isaac Orr thrives at the University of Sheffield whilst studying to complete a degree in Law. This new lease of life that has came with the big move also has a few struggles that have come along with this. Hopefully, in the near future Isaac will be a member of a top Law Firm and protesting for Human Right cases. Isaac Orr at t...

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The last day

So this is a post I actually didn’t want to write but I think I have to. Over the last couple of years, my interest in politics has grown. Moving from different countries learning new cultures I think knowing the political system and show and interest is important. So three years ago I came to the UK. The Brexit referendum was already through and it was clear that the UK will leave the EU at...

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Case dismissed: a Q and A

Case dismissed: a Q and A

On Road January 2019 Subject: Aasha Shahzadi   On a cloudy afternoon, Aasha Shahzadi shared her story as a 25-year-old commercial lawyer in one of London’s most established law firms with me.  She starts off by explaining what sparked her passion for law. What got you into law? My initial interest sparked from witnessing my uncle’s residency application. Watching solicitors deal with the...

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Q&A With An Event Specialist

Q&A With An Event Specialist

Chris Cole is a thirty-six year old from South London who works as an Event Specialist, which has played a role in his passion to produce his own music as a hobby.   Q&A Interview: What are the main duties and responsibilities that come with your job? Chris: Well we have to organise promotional events for whatever reason, set up and take down displays, interact with potential customers, a...

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London Love – The Tube

Many commuters are going insane every day. Yeah, the tube has a reputation. It’s this thing you want to go to work in the morning and are already stressed before you even reached your workspace. Sweaty smelly people so close to you you haven’t even been to yourself. trying to squeeze through the crowd when your stop is reached and you get so paranoid that you won’t make it off th...

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Extinction Rebellion hunger strikers in a bid to get attention of political parties

On the 18th of November members of the Extinction Rebellion from across the world began a 7-day hunger strike which aims to highlight the impact that climate and ecological change are having on global food supplies. More than 400 people from 27 countries are taking part in the hunger strike.   People from as far as Russia and Canada will be striking from the 18th of November till the 25th of ...

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