Attention to our generation is similar to a drug. It’s intoxicating, tempting and addicting. We’ll do crazy and out of character things to gain just a fraction of it and those who have tons of it already; we couldn’t be more jealous. Throughout our youth, we are told time and time again to ‘express ourselves’ and to ‘say what’s on your mind’. In the long … Continue reading The Deadly Side Effects of Attention
For the past few months or so I’ve been experiencing a strange falling sensation; like watching myself plunge through an endless sky in ultra-slow motion, there’s a deep, sinking feeling in my stomach which continues to get lower and lower, although never enough to hit the ground. It took me a while (along with one particularly lengthy, introspective, water-wasting shower) to realise that this powerless … Continue reading Did I Peak As A Child?
“A friend tags you. A good friend tags you in memes. A best friend tags you in memes daily.” It seems these days, if you aren’t tagged on Facebook, send streaks on Snapchat or receive DMs in Instagram, you’re not friends. If your friend tags someone else it’s classified as a modern day betrayal; worthy enough to make it on the list of Top Ten … Continue reading People You See 5 Days a Week
Everybody loves a good binge session. To sit down, clear your mind of any work or pressing issues in your life for a couple of hours (or days), and just immerse yourself in a different world to your own. But as we head to the cinemas to see the latest blockbuster or wait those agonising 15 seconds for Netflix to play the next episode, we … Continue reading How fair is your TV?
‘Dear 99%, As I lie on my deathbed recounting my failings, I cannot help but find you, time after time, tucked away in the corner of my mind titled Tragedy. Your existence cursed mine – anxiety welled up within me as the mark scheme scanned the terrain of your number buddies from 1 to 100, and oh how much I wanted to simply explode into … Continue reading Dear Test Scores…
With 2018 well underway, we’ve all settled into the school year once more. Academically, culturally, and even socially, billions of nuances make up what we call ‘school-life’. The majority of our school day, however, harbours one key trait of friendship, of course; roasting. Whether it’s a savage meme tag that’s uncalled for, or a grilling that dates back to Year 9, we encounter roasting for … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Roasting
2018 has quickly dawned on us and we are faced with a new year and possibly, a new you. Like most people, I’m sure you have New Year’s resolutions that you have either failed already or have surprisingly managed to maintain. With us reaching week 6 of this schooling year, it is safe to say that we have really been thrown into another year of … Continue reading The Heavy Haunting Of Expectations
If you had to take a step back from the world and assess our changing popular culture identity, how would you sum it up in one word? I would sum it up with: Memes. Now before you all laugh, cringe and complain about what (at this point) seems to be the beginning of the decline of quality content from the News Committee, hear me out. … Continue reading Memes: Modern Art