All posts tagged: college

College Bag Essentials | Whats In My Bag

With the last day of Summer coming to an end and as we are now approaching the THIRD month of the new year, it’s time to replace your sunglasses with prescription glasses and your playsuits with pens and pencils as we head back into the college/school period. Knowing what to bring, what to wear and where to go is a hassle and with the stress of a new environment and figuring out your timetable and classes, the worst thing for anyone on their first day would be to forget to bring something crucial. Going into my third (and final year) of uni, its fair to say that I have a sound knowledge of the essentials and survival kit of what to bring so I decided to share them with you. Backpack/large tote bag with comfortable straps: An average uni day is divided into two sections,  60% walking to your lectures and 40% of the time actually being in class so you need to make sure that you have a practical bag with comfortable straps. I …

All Hallow’s Eve | 2016

Halloween in today’s digital age is the perfect opportunity to dress up and take masses of photos with your friends on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (using the Halloween special effect filters of course) without anyone thinking that you’re too overly conceited and vain. Although Halloween is said to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to ward off ghosts and evil spirits, it quickly became a renowned tradition in America. Today, Halloween is celebrated all over the world with the help of social media glorifying and extending the practice of ‘trick or treating’  and jack-o’-lantern carving. It is a battlefield in the world of Instagram of who has the most exquisite Halloween costume or who is able to replicate the characters of Harley Quinn or Mia Wallace the best. Celebrities and social media influencers have definitely transformed Halloween into a glamourised fashion show…not that I’m complaining. Any excuse to dress up and take photos is fine by me. This year I went as a skeleton gal (or ghoul if I want to be punny), using an …

Shattered glass

Another film review? Well i did explain in my introductory post that I’m an avid film enthusiast ^_^ As part of our uni task this week, we were assigned to watch the film ‘Shattered Glass’ directed by Billy Ray in 2003. And for once, this was homework that i DID NOT procrastinate and leave to the last minute…i mean how many students can say that watching a movie is considered homework? Anyway, the film follows the true life story (as soon as i see those words i automatically get fired up with excitement. Truth and real life event based stories are so much more fascinating to delve into) of Stephen Glass, a young journalist with more ambition  and creativity he can chew. He is a reporter for the ‘New Republic’; a magazine company renowned for it’s political awareness and credible news sources. However, we find out that something doesn’t really add up with Stephen’s colourful stories that he is producing week out. He is an entertaining story-teller who manages to find the best sources and …