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I've always wanted blue eyes

Apr
09

For anyone who doesn’t know me and has never seen what I look like, here’s a very vague description. I’m the size of an elf, I have tired dark brown eyes, dark brown skin, and an ever-changing hair colour. But for the most part, also just dark brown.

 

 

Being a Lebanese woman and growing up in the UAE, I always looked up to the West as an ideal standard of beauty of mine. One that I could never reach. 

 

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Give me a job - PLEASE!

Apr
09

Its officially the end of term and the end of teaching for me as an MA Multimedia Journalism student. The only thing left to do now is exams – yay. Now although I feel relieved that the days of coursework, assignments and university deadlines are behind me, I can’t help but acknowledge the anxious feeling the back of my mind screaming ‘WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ONCE YOU GRADUATE?’

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Short hair, don't care?

Apr
09

I have always admired celebrities who would cut their long luscious locks and still exude confidence the day after: Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johanson, Anne Hathaway, Britney Spears... Oh wait. Maybe hair is a big deal after all. You can wear a cute bob but it won't compare to shaving it all off. Why not? Is hair anything more than just hair?

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Culture (A way of life)

Apr
09
Culture is described as a way of life. Culture is not just about “culture” itself, it teaches us morals, values etc. as a Nigerian born into a Nigerian home, I have come to experience culture at its peak. Nigeria is known for its diversity when it comes to culture, having over 200 ethnic groups and 500 languages, Nigeria is really diverse.
 
 
 
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Trump's Tomahawk strike: Why did he do it and what might it achieve?

Apr
09

President Donald Trump’s 59-missile attack on the Syrian Government’s Shayrat airbase over Thursday night was unexpected and could change the course of the 21st century. But aside from his claim that it was retaliation for last week's deadly chemical attack which killed 70 people,  why else could he have done it and what could the consequences be?

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My relationship with Crystal Palace

Apr
09

As I write this blog its half-eleven, I’m watching Match of the Day, drinking blackcurrant juice (all the Strongbow has mysteriously disappeared from my fridge) and doing what I usually do after a Saturday stuffed full of football action, head to Whatsapp, chat shit and generally be a terrible football fan.

 

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Ricky Gervais’ “dead baby” joke: Where is the line in comedy?

Apr
08

Recently, Ricky Gervais came under fire for making a joke about a dead baby. For a couple who lost their infant son last July, this caused them distress, leading to them to walk out of the show. In the backlash against him, there were people claiming that it’s not something that should ever be joked about. This begs a larger question; what can’t be spoken about in comedy?

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Dressing inappropriately

Apr
08

So the day it really hit home was last year. I was in my final year of sixth form, and had a tonne of A level work and studying to do the night before. As a result, I overslept the next morning. As any normal student would do, I looked up at the clock, panicked and threw on literally any clothes on in order to make it in for first period.

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Peruvian Floods, the same old opportunity and how can you help

Apr
08

The last two months have been a complete nightmare for some of the citizens of Peru. I believe there is no other way to put it. 

106 people were killed and other 354 were left injured by the "Costal Kid" or "El Niño Costero", a climate phenomenon that causes heavy rainfall and has affected the countries of Peru and Ecuador. The rain has had led to floods and landslide which has left people homeless, uncommunicated and at risk of diseases. 

However, after two months of fighting, it really seems as it is slowly coming to its end. But where do we go from here?

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We as journalists are privileged

Apr
08

So there is no escaping it – journalism and the news industry has been under a barrage of scrutiny for years. Following the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry, journalists have been well and truly under the spotlight. And rightfully so. Although the use of subterfuge is one of the few tools in a journalist’s arsenal to hold power to account, this power was abused.

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