SPA work experience: My trip to The Times
SPA Newsletter – October ’17
I’m sure it didn’t escape anyone’s attention that your regularly scheduled drop of the best of student media content failed to land in your inboxes last weekend (right guys?!)
However, to make up for it, this week we’re bringing you a Halloween bumper special! Its twice the size, (hopefully) twice as scary, and we’ve even thrown in some All Hallow’s Eve themed articles to keep things spooky… And if you, like me, didn’t know that that was the original name for the holiday we now know predominantly as ‘pumpkin-spice-latte-season’, then definitely make sure to read Impact’s great piece exploring the origins of Halloween.
So, whether you’re spending October 31st pumpkin picking for Instagram, donning your best “I’m a mouse, duh!” inspired outfit, or hiding indoors with a horror movie and hot chocolate, we hope you have a (ghostly) good one.
It also has some great insight into what you can do to boost your matches (should you so wish). Just avoid the 42pc of users apparently already engaged in a relationship…
This article from Impact is informative and well researched. If, like me, you didn’t know much about the history of Halloween before reading this article, it will prove very interesting.
Everyone loves to dress up at Halloween, even at our age. But the problem is always how to find a new costume each year.
This nice little round-up by the Roar editorial team will certainly help provide Kings’ students with some costume inspiration.
“Beautiful dog, looks like he’s striking a candid pose! And a moody, misty looking Airthrey Loch providing a fine background.” Score: 16/25
Sick of BNOCs? Try BDOCs, Brig’s round up of campus’ best puppers.
“SCAN has obtained a letter written by Students’ Union lawyers to the planning department of Lancaster city council. The letter explains that the Union is “prepared” to lodge a claim for judicial review if the planning department overturns a noise testing condition.”
SCAN broke the news that their students’ union was threatening to sue the local council over building work near their union nightclub. A great, well-written story!
DIWALI @Wessex Scene
I like to see a university paper breaking away from coverage of the traditional holidays.
This was The Student’s front page, and apart from the amazing illustration, the story is here thanks to the shameless pun in the headline.
So has Redbrick’s Emma Kent who explored the issue in this illuminating feature.
HALLOWEEN @ Epigram
Its really creative, and I love the idea behind the series. This look in particular is something a bit different from the typical scary clown/sugar skull/vampire inspired makeup that dominates our Instagram feeds at this time of year.
I might have to give it a go!
This article could help give other publications some inspiration when considering FOI request to submit to their respective universities.