A writer reflects on how taking a stand could change the path of someone’s life.
Kimi was pushed to the brink by her “fucking psycho” of an ex-boyfriend to the point where she thought “about whether or not I wanted to die.”
Written by Trinity Barnatt It’s 10pm and I’m walking home alone after finishing my shift at work. There’s a man walking towards me. He’s about 6ft. Dark hair. Caucasian. Roads too busy I can’t cross it. I get my keys from my pocket and hold them between my fingers. My heart starts racing as he walks towards me. Maybe I should have got on the phone to someone. Anxiety builds in my chest as he gets closer and closer and closer… A wave of relief runs through me as he walks past me. Sarah Everard never felt that wave of relief. For anyone unfamiliar with the recent case of Sarah Everard, she went missing last week after walking home from a friend’s house in south London. Since then, her body has been found and a serving police officer arrested on the suspicion of her murder. While Sarah Everard’s case is devastating, that is not what shocked me. What shocked me was the response: #NotAllMen trending on twitter. In response to a callous crime, thousands of …
Written by Harry Featherston Shame – Drunk Tank Pink Written and recorded shortly after their mammoth 2018 tour (which included a gig at the University’s very own O2 Academy), the hotly-anticipated sophomore album from London post-punk outfit Shame is a worthy successor to their acclaimed debut, Songs of Praise. The aftermath of that tour saw frontman Charlie Steen locking himself away (even before it became a legal requirement), and experimenting with his music in isolation as a reaction to the non-stop action of his life at the time. As a result, the lyrics here reach deep into the recesses of his mind, raising questions of identity and loneliness amidst an atmosphere of panicked claustrophobia, created by the frenetic guitar work of Eddie Green and Sean Coyle-Smith. Given the current state of the world, these themes will resonate with listeners more than the band probably intended, and the album sounds all the better for it. Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs While blending elements of electronic, hip-hop, and punk, Sleaford Mods have gained a reputation for being …
Written by Ed Morrison Last week, in response to a question about tuition fee refunds from a red-faced Piers Morgan, the universities minister, Michelle Donelan, exclaimed: “We set the maximum level of tuition fees and it is up to universities to then decide what they are going to charge.” Donelan’s OIA level advice rejects any proposal for the government to pay students compensation for their undervalued tuition and is a bitter pill to swallow for those, like myself, who felt reinvigorated and hopeful that change was on the horizon, especially after a government petition for reduced tuition fees received over 550,000 signatures. In light of this, it is perhaps unsurprising that this latest government advice has fallen on deaf ears among students, who feel sick and tired at the treatment they have received this academic year. These views are expressed in a new poll by the University of Leicester Students’ Union as part of a new ‘Tuition Fees Campaign.’ Organised by the SU President, Mia Nembhard, she hopes it will “help get as many students …
LSM spoke to Sandra Pollock OBE about her recent award, diversity in education and how to get through lockdown.
The university faced widespread criticism at the student council meeting, with no one speaking against the motion.
Written by Jessie Mearns It seems that Valentine’s day 2021, though still happening, won`t be as expected. Undoubtedly, no matter with, who or how you will be spending Valentine’s day, the coronavirus pandemic will be placing a limit on your celebrations. As someone who personally has never enjoyed the day, many a time have I been craving a bit of romantic escapism; and this year it seems more relevant than ever. For anyone searching for a romance novel worth the read, I am here to tell you my best picks, from both the classic to the contemporary. Novels that made me believe I was born in the wrong era. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen. A classic ode to the romantic era and a staple of the genre, Pride and Prejudice is well known for both its moral teachings and unmatched romance. Following the protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, it documents her emotional journey to discovering she completely misjudged the initial assumption of the seemingly taciturn Mr Darcy. Clashing personalities of the rather outspoken Lizzie and the pompous …
Trapped and alone in Oadby student village, Lyla was helpless as her friend bore down on her. “At that moment it became apparent I didn’t know this person, and it made me fear for my life.”
An FOI has revealed that only one student out of 13 accused, has been suspended for sexual assault.
The University and College Union (UCU) Leicester branch held a meeting on 25 January where they laid out plans to oppose the prospect of compulsory redundancies,
University of Leicester students left frustrated at being forced to pay rent for vacated student houses.
Four petitions opposing the proposed compulsory redundancies at the University of Leicester have received over four thousand signatures from across the globe
A student response to Guy Adams’ disparaging Daily Mail article.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was once heralded as a watershed moment in European politics, a flagbearer to a coming wave of anti-globalist populism and the death knell to the European Integration Project. Five years on, no one has followed Britain’s charge.
Up and coming musician Ryan McMey discusses how lockdown has affected his solo career and what the future holds for him.
An honest review of fantasy novel Lore: A Pirate’s Charm.
Students feel lack of government support has left them with no choice but to return to campus, against guidelines.
“So… what’s next?” The inescapable question for final year university students everywhere, as preparations for the ‘real world’ get underway.
Will the cinema still be standing after lockdowns end?
A look back at the tunes of 2020.
As we enter the start of the New Year, it is clear that the reverberating effects of the virus are continuing to wreak havoc. How has this affected university compensation?
Tips on how to turn your new year resolutions into sustainable living!
Withdrawing from the Erasmus scheme as part of the Brexit deal highlights, yet again, the failings of the UK government when it comes to young people
A listicle featuring the new and underappreciated Christmas films to watch this Holiday Season.
A look into how misogyny has helped create a stigma around fanfiction
“It’s not all doom and gloom, there is a chance for us to make amends” — a look at David Attenborough’s latest documentary
Why are the number of rape victims rising as convictions for sexual assault fall?
Carla Field and Meggie Eloy have been nationally recognised by the Green Gown awards, where they have been nominated for the ‘Student Sustainability Champion of the Year’.
Hannah Westwood talks to founder Harriet Noy for the inside scoop on Hazaar, the zero-waste market place for students, by students.