As the academic year well and truly draws to a close, the student news is starting to dry up. Fear not though guys as Young Academic has a brilliant entertainment feature for you to get stuck into! Sam Burke brings you an exclusive interview with Snoop Dogg collaborator and mother of four Stacey Jackson. Stacey has emerged this spring as one of the hottest new music acts and talks to us about being a parent, wife and being a pop-star.
As the winter months draw to a close, the evening are getting lighter and everything is just a little less dreary isn’t it? As such, I for one am itching for the spring to arrive so we can start thinking about festival season! As promised, here at Young Academic we are already starting to compile our ultimate festival guide and also have a series of fantastic interviews in the pipeline (see, it’s not all tedious educational student news). The first of which is ready for you today, in the shape of this little treat! I caught up with Everything Everything drummer Michael Spearman to discuss a hectic year for the Manchester quartet and what is round the corner for the art-rockers…
Young Academic can bring you news of perhaps the most significant day in modern times for UK students…
Around 50,000 students, lecturers and members of the general public took part in what is being labelled as the biggest student demonstration in a generation, jointly organised by NUS and the University and College Union (UCU).
“Sex is everywhere and at the end of the day everyone thinks getting it on is fun! That is what our music is about – having fun. Having said that yeah, our tunes are deeper than that if you listen to the lyrics. Hiding on the Staircase for example is about parents arguing – there a messages there in our music if you listen to the lyrics,”
Another classic from the Young Academic archives. Conducted in 2007 when he was Secretary of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, David Miliband took ten minutes to chat with Charles Whitworth…
As he prepares for the release of his new book ‘Happy Slapped by a Jellyfish’ – Xfm’s Karl Pilkington took some time out to speak to Charles Whitworth about working with Ricky Gervais, his new book and why he would eat a kangaroo’s genitalia!
If a gap year of globe-trotting is something you are seriously contemplating, The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show could also be of interest.
Whilst examining critically how and why the image of Islam has changed in Britain since events such as September 11th and Christmas Day, I conducted an interview with a representative of FOSIS. The response goes further to underline Hanjra’s concerns and reveals a worrying agenda that has been set out by the conservative press.
Amir Khan has become somewhat of a national hero since his heroics at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. In the six years that have followed, he has become World Champion, set up a series of local charities and is now preparing for the biggest fight of his life under the stewardship of legendary Oscar De La Hoya.