William Lobley

William Lobley

I am a third year English Language and Literature student, studying at University of Hull, Scarborough campus. Other than writing I enjoy listening to music, playing guitar, gaming, socialising, reading and going to the gym.I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it, cheers!

It is pretty kick ass being an Atheist. There are no supernatural elements guiding our way (unless you believe all that ghostly crap) and you don’t have to fear the impending apocalypse (unless you are concerned about North Korea). Atheists can live freely as they chose, be with who they want, when they want and use contraception, plus the only thing to worship on a Sunday is bed. Generally, being an Atheist is the nuts. But other than the self-indulgent perks, what else makes being an Atheist, and is it important?

We have all tried it at one stage or another. After countless nights of lost memory, lost stomach contents and lost dignity: the sober night. Often the result is an awkward and boring night, or a relapse and a desperate attempt to catch up with your inebriated company.  Although it may seem a thing of myth and legend, it is possible to enjoy a sober night out. The key to success is tactics.

Over the past few years, Egypt has found itself in the focus of the world’s media. Social and political instability and disruption are at the heart of such attention. Riots, corruption and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood have seen Egypt thrown into dismay. Just as the media was beginning to move away from the country, a horrific and brutal event happened, calling into question the progression and any changes to the society. On the 17th of March, two young men were brutally beaten, tortured and lynched.

Some people call it procrastination, some people call it denial. Avoidance, distraction, entertainment; whatever the name, escapism is the goal. But why do we do it? What part of our consciousness finds it necessary to take us away, distract us from fast approaching deadlines and exam revision? There are endless theories, but here are a few of the popular ones.

Youth subcultures are forever changing and developing. On arrival, a new subculture is typically met with ridicule and belittlement. The last 'big thing' is replaced, and fades into normality. Guess what? It’s that time again. Results are in, and the next big thing, and therefore the focus of ridicule is… the hipster.

The attraction of social media is understandable. The ability to keep in contact with the people who are important in your life is a valuable commodity. However, the use of social media has evolved into something wholly different to the honorable use as an innocent social hub; it has become a burden to society. Social media is ruining your life, and here is just one reason why.*

It’s hard to exercise when you get to University. The student lifestyle doesn't exactly lend itself to keeping fit. Deadlines, non-existent sleeping patterns, partying and hangovers all take up a lot of time, but once you find space for exercise in your life, you will never look back.

I’m not here to convert anyone, but instead just explain a few things, and defend arguably one of the most influential music genres of the moment. I’m not naive; I can understand why people don’t like dubstep. I’m just here to stick up for it a little…

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