Have We Forgotten the Importance of Sportsmanship?

If there’s one thing I’ve previously only let my closest friends in on, it’s the fact that I am a shamelessly obsessive sports fan. Athletics, football, swimming, diving, gymnastics… I could go on! And a brilliant part of studying here in America is the incredible college sports dynamic that I don’t think you can find…

Ten Books I Will Read in 2019

For a literature student, it has to be said that I don’t do a lot of reading. Okay, that’s a lie. I do a lot of reading, but hardly any of it is for pleasure. Besides, the nature of my degree (an American Studies one as opposed to an English one) means that I can pick and…

An Un-Romantic Kind of Love: Practicing Self-Love on Valentine’s Day

Love. (noun) 1. strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties 2. unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another (transitive verb) 3. to hold dear, cherish 4. to like or desire actively, take pleasure in 5. to thrive in –Merriam-Webster Nowadays, we predominantly live our lives through social media….

The Start of Something New

Hello to everyone reading this… My name is Emma. Some of you will know me personally. Some of you may have come across my previous blogging disasters (yes, it’s still out there if you wish to go back and dig out my past!). Some of you (I hope) will be new. Whoever you are, I’d…