Kia ora! I'm publishing this blog post in parts cos I'm very lazy with getting around to writing, and it's less intimidating to finish in parts rather than as a whole. Part 1 is here. Our first full day in Napier began with a visit to the MTG, which is a museum, theatre and art … Continue reading Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)
Changing attitudes in any generatiion starts at the top; politicians, the media and business people need to spread the message that creative thinkers are people we need in society. If not, our world will lose out on potential agents for the change it is crying out for. Inequality, war, environmental problems, health epidemics and recessions show no sign of ending, and obviously we need to look at new ways of doing things. With their skills in innovation, research and analytical thinking; arts students will be part of that solution - including me
Assignment: Media Analysis2. Comparative analysis of political coverageUsing sources from the above list, compare coverage of a single politics-related issue or event between EITHER a) reports in two different news mediums (television, radio, newspaper) OR b) two reports in differing examples of the same medium (e.g. One News and 3 News etc). Describe critically how … Continue reading Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News
Don’t want to be that person with a disgusting snotty noise constantly sniffing in lectures? In this article I’ll highlight how to beat whatever is ailing you this colder season, and how to prevent any future illnesses.It would’ve been easy to let myself be miserable when I came down with a horrible hacking, chesty cough … Continue reading How to Avoid a Cold This Winter
Picture this: It’s the morning after a big night out (the can’t- remember-what-happened kind of event), your head is pounding and you feel like death. But you have things to do today! Perhaps you have a weekend job that involves customer interaction. Or, maybe you have a Sunday dinner back home with Mum, Dad, Grandma … Continue reading Drugs? What drugs? Hide your dirty habits from everyone with these exercises customized to your illicit substance of choice. Pass your degree AND have fun.
Ever gone travelling and it’s been so hectic you had no time to exercise? Or perhaps a language barrier meant you simply didn’t know what there was to do? Just follow these suggestions and you’ll be on your way to a healthier body, and kickass holiday.When you’re heading off somewhere fairly flat where everything is … Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Stay Fit When Travelling
I want to talk about health. In this crazy world of obesity, eating disorders, confusing messages to love your body the way it is - whilst obsessively counting calories, exercise crazes, diet fads and the unattainable bodies of supermodels projected everywhere we look on billboards and TV ads, it’s hard to know what health really … Continue reading What is Health? Educate Yourself Now
Although I was only there for three hours, my unexpected venture into St Jerome’s Laneway Festival solidified my decision to buy a ticket in 2015. I wanted to go legitimately this year, but at the end of a very action-packed, expensive summer with the added factor of Lorde pulling out to perform at the Grammys, … Continue reading I Snuck into Laneway Festival! A review
I’m coming from a place of disappointment, hurt and rejection right now. I’m accustomed to praise of my writing skills, but I applied for a paid blogging position at the University I’ll be attending this year and didn’t get it. Journalism, which is what I want to do for a career, is a seriously competitive … Continue reading Fear of future and the cynicism that increases with age
Roger Parry said that, “Old media formats have suffered disruption, but are adapting to the changed conditions.”Newspapers, having existed conceptually since the times of Ancient Romans, when Julius Caesar had daily information carved on stone for public viewing, are perhaps the oldest form of media, and have always been known as a reliable source of … Continue reading Is today’s newspaper tomorrow’s fish and chip paper?