A message from the much maligned millenials

Millenials get a bad rep.

If you ask most people to picture the Millenial generation, they’d probably think of bearded hipsters frittering away their days in coffee shops, cat video obsessed BuzzFeed addicts, drunk MDMA fuelled students falling out of nightclubs, polyamorous twentysomethings spending their evenings Netflix and chilling.

Self-entitled molly coddled overgrown children who think the world owes them a living – that’s the general impression.

As a card carrying member of the Millenial generation, I can attest that this is patronising nonsense (apart from the bit about the beards). This view of Millenials is made all the more infuriating when it comes from members of Generation X, the most cosseted generation there’s ever been.

I know it’s tough to feel sorry for young people and this all just sounds like a spoiled brat moaning about the grown-ups, but let’s compare Millenials to their parents’ generation to prove Millenials aren’t as overindulged as they’re made out to be. Continue reading “A message from the much maligned millenials”

In case you missed it…a world cup just happened

This evening, I was lucky enough to attend one of the most incredible matches in sporting history. Twickenham Stadium saw a nail biting match full of complex intricate play and explosive runs, ending in arguably the greatest team in sporting history clinching victory in a record breaking match watched by millions of sports fans around the world.

In the highest scoring World Cup final ever, New Zealand became the first team to win two consecutive tournaments and the first to win three in total.

The match was the final game for Richie McCaw, the most capped player in test rugby history, and Dan Carter, possibly the best player in the sport’s history.

But this match was not just about New Zealand. The Australian team, masterminded Michael Cheika, came back from losing 16-3 at half time, the highest first half score in a rugby world cup final, to nearly take the lead with 15 minutes to go. Going back 12 months, this would have been unimaginable with the Wallabies in a seemingly never ending downward spiral.

Put short, this was one of the most dramatic eventful matches in rugby history.

However, on the train back from Richmond I noticed something quite depressing: no one knew what had just happened. Continue reading “In case you missed it…a world cup just happened”

London’s Hidden Homeless

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The Parkland Walk vs. The Garden Bridge

Hidden away behind Finsbury Park in North London lies one of the city’s hidden gems, the Parkland Walk. Following the path of an old high-line railway, the Parkland Walk is four and half miles of lush greenery. Continue reading “The Parkland Walk vs. The Garden Bridge”

Guest writer Jessie Rodgers reviews the Institute of Sexology

The appeal of ‘The Institute of Sexology’ comes from its willingness to ask interesting questions in relation to how institutions perceive themselves. From the name of the show, to its marketing and curatorial layout, it attempts to turn the exhibition space into a different form of institution and therefore change how we view the space. With this in mind, it leads us through sections entitled ‘Library’, ‘Consulting Room’, ‘Tent’ and ‘Classroom’. It is an institution impersonating another form of institution. Continue reading “Guest writer Jessie Rodgers reviews the Institute of Sexology”

A beginners guide to craft beer

Craft beer is everywhere at the moment, but do you have any idea what it actually is? Continue reading “A beginners guide to craft beer”

10 things you need to know when growing a beard

Beards are extremely popular at the moment. Everywhere you look in London, the streets are full of men proudly sporting their face fuzz.

However, one thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of first time bearders are making some serious rookie mistakes in their search for facial perfection. Continue reading “10 things you need to know when growing a beard”

Vinyl Sales Reach 18 Year High

Vinyl sales in the UK have reached the one million mark for the first time in 18 years Continue reading “Vinyl Sales Reach 18 Year High”

Croydon Council deny low education rates

Only three quarters of Croydon’s 16 to 17 year olds are in education or training according to recently released statistics.

Data complied by the Department for Education shows 89.8 per cent of 16 to 17 year olds are in some form of education or training nationwide. However, the figures for Croydon are significantly lower at 76.5 per cent, giving the borough one of the lowest rates in the country. Continue reading “Croydon Council deny low education rates”

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