Mike is a 23 year old 'mature' student (although some will beg to differ) studying journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. He lives by one motto: by doing whatever you want, you can become whoever you want. He also writes in third-person a lot. He likes to think it makes him look like a 'big shot journalist' but, deep-down, he knows it makes him look daft.
This week has been tough – no doubt about it. Maybe it’s different when you’ve been vegan from birth, but when you’ve completely changed your diet in the space of two weeks, it’s incredibly hard. Fake cheese, fake milk, fake butter – it all tastes vile. My normal breakfast of cereal or porridge has been replaced by toast; my lunchtime sandwiches have been replaced by [...]856 days ago by Mike Morrison Share
With only a week gone in my month of being a vegan, it’s too early to come to a verdict about its advantages and disadvantages. What I can say with some ease is that this week has opened my eyes with a sudden, sharp shock of the world of veganism. I spent the first week researching pro-vegan and anti-meat arguments, with the intention of looking [...]867 days ago by Mike Morrison Share
It all started with a conversation during Christmas dinner. Conversation was flowing just as quickly as the bucks fizz, and talk soon turned to the year the father-in-law had bought a live turkey, killed it, plucked it, cooked it, sat down ate it – which, according to some sat around the table, is ‘disgusting’. They said it as they tucked into a shop-bought turkey. It [...]870 days ago by Mike Morrison Share
A local student studying in Preston gives his take on the student protests in London earlier this week. While most students were protesting peacefully in Parliament Square, it was a different story at the other end of the parade at Millbank Tower. As I walked down the parade towards the end of the protest, the cheering vanished, the atmosphere changed and things became genuinely scary. [...]925 days ago by Mike Morrison Share
A Lancashire woman has vowed to continue her work with a charity she runs from her home, a week after mindless thugs shot and murdered one of her patients.966 days ago by Mike Morrison Share