“I’ve done nothing for this test, I’m definitely going to fail” How many times have we heard this said, and how many times have we said it ourselves? I imagine the answer is quite high on both fronts. It’s something that we don’t really question, the ritualistic pre-exam dread we subject ourselves to. It’s become … Continue reading “I’m Definitely Going to Fail!” Reflections on Exam Stress
In the midst of the isolation and devastation brought about by coronavirus, football has remained one of the major talking points. We're not talking about it in the same way we used to however. Rather than blaming the ref for a dodgy decision or analysing performances over a pint, we're debating how and when football … Continue reading Portstewart FC manager Johnny Law on Coronavirus impact
Across the world people are rising at the crack of dawn for Joe Wicks P.E. Parents and children alike are starting the day with high knees, burpees and by the end of it having sore knees. However, Joe and his shoutouts don't have a monopoly on the coronavirus fitness market. For the families that are … Continue reading “Football’s Next Star” Ben Greenhalgh developing new stars with online drills
Welcome to the McKillen Report, I'm Mark McKillen. I'm a 20 year old History and Politics student with a passion for sport and I'm working towards becoming a sports journalist. I'll be providing you with interviews with Premier League footballers past and present along with news and opinion articles on a variety of sports. If … Continue reading McKillen Report
The semi-finals and the final of this year's Irish Cup will be hosted at Mourneview Park, the home of Glenavon. It will be the first time in 6 years that the Irish Cup showpiece has not been held at Windsor Park. It has been moved due to renovations at the National Stadium. Throughout the Irish … Continue reading Irish Cup Final grounds throughout the years
Will the public pay to get over the paywall? A study of the public’s willingness to pay for online news and the impact of paywalls on the journalism industry. Submitted by Mark McKillen (B00789904) for the award of MA Journalism To the School of Communication and Media September 2020 Contents Chapter 1 Introduction- Page … Continue reading Will the public pay to get over the paywall?
Picture an old man, a few grey hairs clinging for dear life, bushy eyebrows and an unkempt beard. Let's call him Jim for the sake of it. Heading to the barbers has been one of the highlights of Jim's week for over 60 years. He remembers getting his hair quiffed up like James Dean, in … Continue reading Why do old bald people go to the barbers?
I have always been fascinated by footballers with unconventional careers. Players that haven't followed a well trodden path and have crafted a truly unique career. On paper, their career might not look as successful as someone who has played in the Premier League for 10 years but they probably have a more interesting story to … Continue reading Giacomo Ratto- Globetrotting Goalkeeper
If you've been self-isolating in the Sahara Desert, you may not be aware of TikTok. Just to fill you in, TikTok is a video-sharing networking app that launched in 2016. It's been popular since then but during this pandemic TikTok's popularity has dramatically spiked. People over the age of 40 are becoming aware of it, … Continue reading TikTok on the Clock
Baldness has become all the rage lately. Less through choice and more through necessity. With barbers still closed, men across the world have had to man the razors themselves and hope for the best. It was hard not to feel a little bit happy that my personal haircare routine wasn’t affected at all. Going bald … Continue reading Making a Bald Statement
Many oppose the slaughter of animals, but it seems that rather than being a committed ethical choice, veganism is something many people are willing to dip in and out of. Trying veganism has become increasingly popular as a New Years Resolution, so much so that the term “Veganuary” has been coined. Many people perhaps don’t … Continue reading Veganism: ethical choice or dieting fad?