Archive for December, 2012

December 2, 2012

Depression Article

excellent article on depression by Amy Turk, yr 1 Journo

Amy Lauren Turk

“Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy up for a few days”

Most people will go through phases in their life when they aren’t feeling the best about things. For example, money, relationships, education and more, maybe they wish they were living someone else’s life. The majority of people will label this as ‘being depressed’ when really, that is the wrong definition.

Depression is a serious illness with real symptoms. It isn’t when you feel down for a couple of days and then everything is fine again, if you are suffering from depression you can feel persistently sad for weeks or even months. It’s a long term illness and it comes and goes over a long period of time. Depression is not a sign of weakness, neither is it something you can ‘snap out of’ by ‘pulling yourself together’ it is hard for people to understand people suffering from depression…

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December 2, 2012

Restraints: A short story.

Short by Amy Turk – nice write there!

Amy Lauren Turk

From the moment I saw her, I felt like nothing else in the world had a meaning. Her eyes were a deep, crystal blue, with skin as soft as fresh snow. I felt like it was impossible for anyone not to fall in love with this woman once they had looked into her eyes, they were so big, full of secrets, bad secrets, the kind you’re best not knowing. Yet something drew me to her, they made me want to know more about the kind of person she was, the kind of life she was living. I saw her every day, and I looked forward to it, every day. I had worked at the asylum for years, and not once had I built up the courage to even say hello to this woman. Hell, I didn’t even know her name. So how was it possible that I felt all these…

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December 2, 2012

newspaper article


Mark Clattenburg welcomed back to Premier League refereeing

Last night saw the return of Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg after he was cleared and accused of racially abusing Chelsea’s Jon Obi Mikel.

Exactly a month after taking charge of his last game, he was in charge of the 1-1 Premier League draw between Southampton and Norwich. Before the match was kicked off he got a standing ovation from both sets of supporters. Both of the managers last night said they were happy to see 37-year-old back refereeing.

The Norwich manager Chris Houghton said “He is an excellent referee, and I speak for most when I say we are delighted to see him back, he has a passion for what he does, he is very good at what he does and we need the best referee’s week in, week out.” The Southampton manager Nigel Adkins added “Of course I’m pleased to…

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December 2, 2012

Maddy on form!