The rise of the cyber bully

By Rhea Turner When most people think of the word crime, a mugging or a murder springs to mind. But there is a new crime on the rise and it is tearing lives apart. Cyber Bullying is the new crime on the block. Statistics show that a shocking half of adolescents and teenagers have been […]

My Relationship with: Depression

By Rhea Turner As I sit across from Anna I can see the fear etched on her face. She fumbles with her hands and looks shiftily around the room. She is about to address one of society’s biggest taboos as she tells us about her difficult relationship with Depression. This is Anna’s story… “Growing up […]

Is immigration a dirty word?

by Rhea Turner Immigration is the word on everybody’s lips as politicians step up once again for the General Election. Promises to cap immigration and save the country dominate the headlines, but is addressing the issue of immigration negative or necessary? Rhea Turner took to the streets of Leicester to speak to the people that […]

Stereotypes, success and stepping out – the Asperger way

How do people with Asperger’s Syndrome beat the labels and succeed in life? With the help of Laurie Morgen, former University Support Mentor, Grace Liu explores the issues. Unemotional. Lacking in empathy. Cannot manage independently. Having Asperger’s Syndrome often means accumulating a whole variety of labels. And no, that doesn’t mean obsessively collecting those of the […]

How my sister dealt with the dark cloud of depression

In light of Mental Health Awareness week, Emily Paget discusses with her sister Sarah how depression affects her life. Black clouds hang over 450 million people worldwide. For one person, Sarah, that cloud is depression and it follows her everyday. “Depression takes over everything like your thoughts and feelings, sending you into a pit of despair,” […]