How chaos and vanity are causing video call anxiety

Jittering audio comes out of my laptop as someone plays music from their speaker, a few friends are dancing, one has their face frozen and a couple of others are attempting to find a comedic Zoom background. They haven’t yet noticed I’ve joined. “How is everyone doing?” I ask as I finally connect my webcam…

Breaking the mental health stigma with mindfulness

“You might have a sore foot or headache and mental illness is just the same as that. It’s OK to say you’re struggling with how your brain is working and it will get better.” – Alice Lowrie, Mindfulness for Children, Stroud. It’s ‘Time to Talk Day’, which sees a nationwide effort to break the stigma around…

Young entrepreneur “literally shed a tear” when opening his own toy shop

The new ‘Mr Magorium’ around Truro is 20 year old entrepreneur Harry Stacey, who opened his very own emporium, also known as Harry’s Toy Chest, just in time for Christmas. As well as all of the joy from Lego-fanatic children and adult collectors on the day of opening, the toy-crazy business owner himself couldn’t believe the impact…

The rise of handmade clothing

With the rise of Climate Change awarness has become an increase of young artists taking advantage of sustainable fashion to put on the market. I talked to artists Julius Thieroff, 20, Germany, and Morgan Wallace, 20, Cornwall, who have their own individual clothing brands about their projects and how their art based items are climate…

REVIEW: Harry Redknapp speaking at Media Festival

Walking in to an already half-packed room filled with an excited crowd, the blue lit-up stage was ready in anticipation for Harry Redknapp’s casual entrance. Grabbing a seat fairly central to the stage, I heard muttering from the groups beside me about Harry’s time in the jungle: “Do you think he’ll talk about jam roly-poly’s,”…

Is stalking awareness in Gloucestershire moving forward?

The father of a girl who was stabbed to death by an ex-partner has called for a stalking specialist to enter No.10. Nick Gazzard, is one of the founders of the Hollie Gazzard Trust, created after his daughter Hollie was murdered following persistent stalking and harassment from her ex. He thinks it’s important to increase…

Do voters think the political system needs reform?

In the lead-up to today’s General Election, it’s become clear that across the UK voters are torn between voting for what they believe in or voting tactically. The biggest question from this: Should our voting system change or would proportional representation further corrupt our political situation? The UKs First Past the Post voting system, according…

This is what UOG rowing member does to reduce her carbon footprint

Michelle Barden talks about the changes she’s made to make her lifestyle more sustainable, why they’re important and how they allow her to save money as a student at the same time. What lifestyle changes have you made to be more green? Recycling: “I’ve stepped up my recycling, even just bits of paper that used…

Why young people travelled from Cornwall to London to ‘put it to the people’

Tens-of-thousands of people from all different ages and backgrounds travelled hours on coaches to get to the ‘Peoples March’ in London to protest for a second referendum. Approximately 1 million people of all different ages and backgrounds attended the anti-Brexit protest, a few thousand of which were from Devon and Cornwall. Alongside the march came…