The idea of zoos first came to the UK in the Elizabethan era when the queen would let the public view her collection of species, for free if they brought a dead pet to feed the animals. Since then, zoos have evolved and many now focus more on animal welfare rather than audience entertainment. Opinions … More Zoos – love them or hate them?
Some of the lovely ladies of the Bellydanza dance troupe told me why they love to dance, how it makes them feel and what they think when people call belly dancers strippers. They also let me film some of their rehearsal class. Click the link to view the video. Why we love to belly dance … More Why we love to belly dance
In the past few years, Disney has been remaking some of their best stories from years ago. The new films have all been created as live-action movies instead of the cartoon classics from many people’s childhood; this means that rather than 2D characters, we now see real people playing our favourite roles. Disney hasn’t stopped … More Has Disney run out of ideas?
Berlin, a city full of history both old and new, with attractions for all ages. Having visited with school when I was fourteen I had wanted to go back ever since. When my boyfriend’s twenty-first birthday was approaching I could think of no better present then taking him to this wonderful city. The idea of … More Top tips for travelling to Berlin
Boobylicious – When someone goes from hiding under sweat tops to feeling more glamorous – that’s how belly dance teacher Lorraine Pendleton describes the confidence belly dance gives to women. Belly dance is a dance style with so many variations, danced by men and woman from around the world. Today there are some negative stigmas … More The true meaning of belly dance
Every four years, County Councils have local elections to decide who will represent each area – known as “divisions”—for the next four years. The people of Essex have their chance to vote on 4 May 2017. Essex has seventy-five councillors, nine of who are from divisions in Colchester. The last election was held in May … More Local elections – what you need to know
Seventy points were up for grabs at Derby Day 2017 – Essex won 15. A little more than disappointed with the fifth defeat in a row, Essex Blades returned home whilst the hosts UEA celebrated their winning streak. On the annual day of sports competition, Essex fought hard against arch-rivals UEA but it just wasn’t … More Essex Pole shines at disastrous Derby Day
Shakiyah is from America but has come to England to study at the University of Essex. In an interview with her she explains why she moved and what she thinks so far.
This blog is written by Hope Woolston, an undergraduate journalism student at the University of Essex. As a journalism student, I love writing about a variety of different subjects. Currently I am interested in focussing on entertainment, lifestyle and beauty. My ambition for my career in journalism is to enter the broadcast industry and become a presenter on … More Introduction