Sintija Gerucka's Posts

Drug use at University – an empire ran by students for students

Drug use at University – an empire ran by students for students

It is no secret that once a person heads off to University, they are more likely to try out new things such as drugs and alcohol. What many people may not realise is the type and number of drugs that students use. In this investigative piece, I set off to find out the ins and outs of drug use at University as well as the people who provide students with illegal substances. Locating and buying drug...

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Where’s the #MeToo for the gay community?

Where’s the #MeToo for the gay community?

Some would argue sexual assault between gay men has hit staggering numbers, but this doesn’t get talked about. Many gay men will vividly remember the first time they entered the clubbing scene and how new and exciting the whole experience felt, but this excitement quickly turns to a conversation on consent and how far the casual touch and feel in the club can go. There’s a culture of silence, espe...

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School in Merseyside bans luxury coats in a bid to stop “poverty shaming”

School in Merseyside bans luxury coats in a bid to stop “poverty shaming”

A secondary school headteacher has taken the step to ban luxury coats such as Canada Goose and Pyrenex in order to stop pupils bullying those who are not able to afford them. Following the Christmas break, students at Woodchurch High School will no longer be allowed to wear these coats to school, with parents being in full support of this. A letter was sent out to parents earlier this week st...

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A winter train misery

A winter train misery

Network rail have not yet released dates and plans for their festive period engineering work, leaving travellers unable to plan their journeys in advance.

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Europe by 2080: UK largest by population while German population shrinks

Europe by 2080: UK largest by population while German population shrinks

UK is one of the few countries projected with a rise in population by 2080 as the population of many others falls. According to data presented by Eurostat, Britain will take over both Germany and France as the largest country in the EU by 2080. Germany’s population will fall from 81 million to 77 as of the beginning of 2080 as Britain’s population will have a steep rise from 64 million...

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A sit-down with Councillor Barrie Hargrove

A sit-down with Councillor Barrie Hargrove

Barrie Hargrove, Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety and Leisure started his career at the council as a side job to keep him involved with a community that he had lived in his entire life. He made this decision after he was inspired to do so by Neil Kinnock, the former leader of the Labour Party. He was elected in 1995 to be councillor for Peckham and ever since then he has played an active rol...

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Cycle Superhighway Route 4: Consultation Leaves People In Disagreement

Cycle Superhighway Route 4: Consultation Leaves People In Disagreement

Plans for a cycle superhighway in south-east London have been in the works since September,  but does the public want it? Public consultation was opened by Transport for London following a proposal by Mayor Sadiq Khan for a new Superhighway between Tower Bridge and Greenwich. This consultation includes detailed plans for the works that are set to go into motion.  Will Norman, Walkin...

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Don Broco headlines Ally Pally

Don Broco headlines Ally Pally

November 11th marks the night Don Broco, a rock band from Bedford, England, headlined Alexandra Palace, a venue with a capacity of over 10,000 people. It was a long time coming, with the show being announced prior to their run at the Slam Dunk Festival 2017 back in May, Rob Damiani, Simon Delaney, Tom Doyle, and Matt Donnelly had plenty of time to plan their largest gig to date...

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Russell Boyce: A whole new world of photography

Russell Boyce: A whole new world of photography

Russell Boyce is the Middle East and Africa editor for Reuters. However, his career as a photojournalist started off almost by chance. Boyce studied at the University of Hull where he got a degree in Fine Arts. Painting, however, did not fulfill him and he spent much of his time at university, and beyond, creating documentaries. News photography was something that particularly appealed to Boyce, a...

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One Two Three Swing! Or don’t.

One Two Three Swing! Or don’t.

Everyone loves swings, right? The guys at Hyundai certainly think so. If you’re no stranger to the Tate Modern, you may have noticed the orange swings which weave through the entirety of the Turbine Hall followed by a huge ball that swings right above your head as you pass along the colourful carpet that truly transforms the the gloomy grey Tate Modern building into something from the fantas...

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What is news in the digital era and how do we consume it?

What is news in the digital era and how do we consume it?

In the last two decades technology has developed beyond recognition, which brings up the question of how do we consume news compared to 20 years ago. Fake news has been on the rise since user generated content is being used more and more on all news platforms. This has created the need for all journalists to check to UGC for legitimacy, especially if that content is found on social media, which is...

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Analytics in the Newsroom

Analytics in the Newsroom

The world of journalism now relies very heavily on analytics. From views per post to the type of tech used to view these news, journalism is becoming a game of numbers. When you read an article, the website or news organisation that is hosting this article will usually track your activity on their site.Some of the activity that is tracked includes how long a person spends on a certain page and if ...

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How does news customisation affect the way we consume information?

How does news customisation affect the way we consume information?

The ability to customise news is a very recent development arising from the digital era, but how exactly does it affect us? The introduction of news aggregators such as Apple News has brought in a wave of dilute news organisations where the original organisations will get much less credit in terms of remembering which news organisation wrote the article rather than simply phrasing it as “I r...

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