#The CoronaDiaries JOE Wicks. Aye, that (had to google who he was and I now have the biggest crush on him, A Man!!) fittie who is doing workouts aimed at children who are missing out on school and PE. And as much as I would like to join in on […]
A collection of news-focused and reflective journalism put together voluntarily by Journalism and Media students covering a range of personal and social topics, in an attempt to create a response to this historic moment in Britain’s history.
Strange Days Indeed
#The CoronaDiaries “Always something happening and nothing going on… Nobody told me there’d be days like these Strange days indeed — strange days indeed” Nobody Told Me, John Lennon. SINCE we went into lockdown to escape one virus, we’ve been infected with another. My phone is constantly pinging […]
Chocolate and a magazine
#The CoronaDiaries SAT in the barber shop the morning before Boris Johnson announced the country would be put into lockdown measures, myself and my barber discussed how no one really knows the true extent of how life will change until you need to face it in the coming weeks and […]
Opinion: We need equality more than ever during this pandemic
#The CoronaDiaries IN A TIME of uncertainty, panic and fear, we can be sure of one thing: the royals are doing just fine, thank you for asking. For those of you who have been living under a rock recently, COVID-19 has quite literally swept the globe and put many […]
Jammy Dodgers and Bipolar: My struggles during the COVID19 pandemic
#The CoronaDiaries THE entire world is quite obviously aware of this virus that is globally dominating every aspect of our lives. Panic buying toilet rolls, social distancing and the country on lockdown, forcing us to socially isolate. Many people are noticeably hyperfocused on survival, the tangible aspects of how the […]
Lockdown’s all good for now … almost
#The CoronaDiaries By Eugenija Steponkutė Magazine Journalism graduate, writes of lockdown life in London “You’re awake? Thought you would sleep in at least on the weekend…” My partner takes a sip of a coffee as I enter the living room. Based on our conversation last night, he has been […]
Oh, this schizophrenic silence…
#The CoronaDiaries I WAKE to near-silence. The usual background whoosh and hum of traffic is gone. The tweeting and chirruping of birds is the loudest sound in my world right now. The sound of nature reasserting itself, if only for this brief time before the Government lets us all […]
Will absence make hearts grow fonder?
#The CoronaDiaries THANKS to the coronavirus, I’m probably getting fitter. I’m doing more exercise than ever before. Not being able to go to work each morning has introduced a new ritual for me and my wife. We go for a walk. A simple pleasure which normal life allows little […]
Time for big blue-sky thinking?
#The CoronaDiaries THE muted whooshing of wind-blown trees and the cheerfully chaotic chorusing of hedge-sparrows… in the absence of most human noise, these have become the new quiet song of the outdoors. I’m struck, as I venture outside for my allotted ‘exercise hour’, by how this Covid-19 crisis has […]
Queuing & Quarantine
#The CoronaDiaries RIGHT, okay, I’m being real here. This is going to be raw. I’m going to voice a truth that everyone is feeling right now: QUARANTINE SUCKS! Yeah, I totally get it. I understand why covidiots in the South are sunbathing in Shepherds Bush and that people are […]