19th March 2018 | Advice / Opinion
That one time you thought you were going to meet your favourite band and then it doesn’t happen…
Just a few short weeks ago I got the message that I’ve been hoping and dreaming for. I was going to meet 5 Seconds of Summer!
Instantly I began to freak out.
What should I wear? How should I do my hair? What do I say to them? Millions of possibilities were running through my head as I was trying my absolute best not to openly show my excited emotions in the middle of my work day. 23 shows later and I was going to finally hug them.
I bought a brand new outfit and even got my hair done. I even went far enough to get my nails professionally painted. I packed my bags and next thing you know, I’m on my flight to Los Angeles to meet the guys I’ve supported for nearly 6 years.
I was very calm, I wasn’t openly showing my feelings but inside I was screaming for excitement. Three hours prior to leaving for the event, my California-based best friend came over to my hotel to do my makeup and my Mom was curling my hair. Once I put on my freshly new outfit, tears began to flow. I was only an hour away from meeting 4 guys that mean a lot.
Once we got off the shuttle and got in line to get our passes, things took a sour turn...
Let me just say there was 8 of us + our guests who were meeting 5SOS after a nationwide contest we won. They were shuffling us through the pass list line rather quickly and then told us we needed to get in the back…
19th March 2018 | Advice / Opinion
New research by Manchester Metropolitan University and the mental health charity 42nd Street, suggests that young people often feel isolated and lonely when they fail to live up to expectations.
This isn’t a surprise to most of us – having the burden of other people’s expectations on our back can be damaging.
The report, called ‘Loneliness Connects Us’, says that “loneliness itself is often a source of shame and stigma in a world which seems to require the performance of happiness and success”. A recurring theme in the research was the loneliness that stems from a fear of disappointing those who have invested our hopes.
On her radio show, Lekhika Chaudhary asked listeners for their advice as to how to overcome the pressures of succeeding. Listen below to listener Olivia’s response…
Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
Lekhika Chaudhary asks her listeners the question: How can we overcome the pressures of always succeeding? (3 minutes)
4th March 2018 | Advice / Opinion
Positive discrimination is the practice of favouring individuals belonging to groups which often suffer from individuals – this may play out as having quotas to ensure that there are a certain amount of women, for example, in a class or diversity in a company.
In the UK, positive discrimination is generally unlawful. For example, an employer recruiting a person because they are of a specific race rather than being the best candidate.
Either way, it’s a controversial practise with roughly the same amount of people seeming to be either for or against it.
In the last episode of 10 Minutes More (with Kup & Gurr), George Kup and Callum Gurr invite you to share your opinion on whether you think that positive discrimination is fair, following the live vote on TeenScope.
Listen to the full podcast below.
George Kup and Callum Gurr invite you to share your opinion on whether positive discrimination is fair, following the live vote on TeenScope. (11 minutes)