We’re looking up at Miss Thompson expectantly, she gives her military-like orders clearly whilst gazing down at us, raising her eyebrows ever so slightly as she spots Kathryn’s Barbie clutched in her hands. Her Barbie is wearing a green dress with bows on it, and long white socks, and smart red shoes. Her bunches are red and green ribbon. We’re sat on the floor staring woodenly with a protest of waiting any longer to hear the morning’s task.
At the bus stop where I had saw them before it happened, I saw a change materialize in it that tragic evening. The change in that bus stop was now representative of the change in our friendship group. What was once a terminal for innocent young children, escorted by their mothers to get to school; a station for business men and women, constantly observing their watches as if the bus may be on time; a post for frail pensioners, examining the timetable to catch their daily ride- was now a constant reminder of the torturous loss of a good friend. The reminder that digs deep in the pit of my stomach like a rabbit burrowing a hole, trying to hibernate, trying to go away. But in this case, the rabbit was digging on a surface of stone, scratching and scraping, but nowhere to hibernate.
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Last Tuesday a five year old girl had a bullet pass through her body in a shop in Stockwell, South London, simply because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Over the years there has been a fast growing number of knife, drug, gun and gang related crimes across the UK. Many of these have been looked over as taboo subjects which are not brought up in schools and as a result youths are not as aware of these crimes happening.
Campus Times – End of Term Edition
Young Artist of the Year Announced
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First ever Young Artist of the Year, Owen Burrows from Arnold School, scooped the top prize of £100 in Art Vouchers and £200 of art equipment for his school with his textile work ‘Colours of the Koi’.
There were hundreds of entries to the competition from pupils in years 9, 10 and 11 who attend high schools in the area, and was organised by the School of Art, Media and Performance.
All mediums of art were accepted including fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles and 3D artwork.
Blackpool and The Fylde College is proud to congratulate the generosity and success of Louise Waters, a Management Foundation Degree student.
Louise originally got involved at N-Vision, a charity for the partially sighted, as part of her leadership work experience scheme.
GEMMA comes to meet me in our local coffee shop, unseen by all the stresses we both come across daily. Wearing black skinny leather-look trousers and a cream flowing top in the style of Coco Chanel 2011, it seems she is ready to get down to business!
“In the search for oneself, in the search for sincere self-expression, one gropes, one finds some seeming verity. One says, ‘I am this, or that or the other’, and with the words scarcely uttered one ceases to be that thing” (Ezra Pound, The ABC of Reading). Discuss the ways in which at least two writers/artists studied on this module challenge conventional notions of identity.
Pound’s criticism opens up new and revised ideas of how to read the texts Orlando by Virginia Woolf and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
The press exerts “power without responsibility” (Curran and Seaton). Discuss whether or not we have a free press in the UK by looking at the external pressures on journalists.
“A press that is licensed, franchised or regulated is subject to political pressures when it deals with issues affecting the interests of those in power.” (Kelley and Donway, 1990:97)
Having a free press in the UK is best guaranteed by the absence of governmental involvement. Journalists in the UK have a pressurised responsibility to compose to public service: “for the people, of the people” (Murdoch). However, writing ‘for the people’ may not be suitable for the political pressures on journalists. ‘Freedom’ of journalists and the absence of governmental involvement closely fall on the same line, establishing media and cultural imperialism, the use of media and communication systems to establish worldwide influence and dominance.
Assess and discuss the differences between print and broadcast media in the UK in terms of their roles during an election period.
Television is regulated and controlled by the government. The government is allocated to a different broadcaster on the spectrum. The way broadcasting is run is hugely ideological as it beams ideological messages supported by governmental control. As television is hugely left wing, it competes with print journalism such as the Daily Mail which is right wing.