Following a Cambridge University student setting fire to a £20 note in front of a homeless man, a petition has been launched to have him expelled.
A SnapChat video has circulated, showing student Ronald Coyne struggling to set the note on fire while wearing a white bow tie and tails. The camera then panned across to the homeless man he was taunting.
Coyne, the communications officer of the University’s Conservative Association has been fired from his position following the outrage caused by his actions.
Additionally, a petition entitled “Remove Ronald Coyne from Cambridge University” has been launched, demanding his expulsion and that he be made to work at a homeless shelter.
Ronald’s mom, Sandra McLaughlin (46) has spoken about the incident, revealing that her son has previously volunteered at a homeless shelter for two years and “felt really bad about” setting the money on fire in front of the homeless man.
“I don’t recognise that behaviour in my son. I don’t really know why he’s done something so thoughtless and cruel. It’s completely out of character. He did two years of volunteering at a shelter homeless shop in Edinburgh. It’s very surprising. We’re just a normal family. We’re not toffs, he’s not a toff. He’s been a hard-working student who is very, very lucky and aware of the privilege he has to study at Cambridge.”
She continued, saying
“It’s been stressful. I’m starting to panic because I can’t get a hold of him. He spoke to us after the event and said he’d done something very stupid and felt really bad about it. He went out a few nights later around Cambridge with one of his friends to do the homeless run and give out tea, coffee and sandwiches to them. He’s obviously known what he’s done himself. It’s baffling. He wasn’t a wild teenager, he was in chess club at school.”
Harry Potter is one of the greatest film franchises the world has ever seen. It has a huge fan base, many of which are able to resist sections or first chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. The books and films are filled with characters and stories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The characters in the Harry Potter films and books have influenced a generation, influenced people’s perception of the world and the contents in it.
Many people are able to escape the troubles of their life and find a home and comfort in Hogwarts.
Without Harry Potter, my life wouldn’t be exactly the same, and I know this would be the same for other people as well. What people talk for granted is the magic of the Harry Potter books and films. They way it captivates the audience and readers are truly magic.
Since the books ended almost a decade ago, the world’s carried on creating the world of Harry Potter and Witchcraft and Wizarding.
The first Harry Potter film came out in 2001, over 15 years ago. It captivated the hearts and minds of many young children, and for them, it was their first introduction into the world of magic and mythical creatures. We were first introduced to The Boy Who Lived, Dumbledore, The Weasley Family, Hagrid, and the wonderful world of magic. Honestly, the world hasn’t looked back since.
But how well do you know the first Harry Potter film? Can you remember all those important little details embedded in the film, like how many presents Dudley Dursley original thought he had?
This test will sort the die hard fans from the casual watchers.
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For many young adults it a guilty pleasure to be cuddled up on the sofa or in bed (up to you really) watching some good old fashioned Disney films. Is there any better way to spend a day home?
For many young adults, we grew up with Disney films. They were a constant source of entertainment. Many of these films taught us a lesson. For example, Beauty and the Beast taught us to look for the beauty inside (or go for the man with a huge library). And Mulan taught me that you should help your family no matter what (under most circumstances).
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and my heroes come in the form of Disney characters.
For a lot of people, their introduction to Disney films was a defining moment in their childhood and helped mold them into the people they are today. So really we have Disney to thank for how we are… Well, mostly.
Disney films have played a huge part in every 90s child’s life, as well as being an influential part of the millennial generation. Admit it, you know at least a handful of Disney songs off by heart.
But the real question is if you’re a true die-hard Disney fan or simply nostalgic about films from your childhood.
Here are 10 questions which only true Disney fans will be able to answer. If you answer them correctly then you truly are a Disney die-hard, but if you don’t pass this quiz, then I fear you may be banished to the Shadow Lands… (Extra points if you get that reference.)
So, will you pass or fail?
Don’t forget to comment your scores in the comment section, and why not share with your friends and family to see what score they get?
Our vision is an incredible thing. While most of us complain about our eyesight, myself being one, we quite often take for granted the quality of our vision, and the amazing things it does. Without it, we would be in complete and utter darkness, with no clue as to where we are.
Not only that, but they help us steer clear of danger, and find our way out of a tricky situation. Think about it, how many times have you been saved by the fact that you’ve been able to see the danger? It’s painfully obvious, but it is something we do take for granted on a regular basis.
Good quality vision is key for many jobs and position. If you want to have a certain job, sometimes you need to have an expectional vision which most people don’t have. So, for example, if you wanted to be a pilot or a train driver, you would be required to take eye tests on a regular basis. Not only that, but you would also need to take a visual test, to make sure you can see and spot certain things while at work. For example, people who are color blind wouldn’t be able to become pilots because they need to be able to see a vast range of colors while at work. As strange as it sounds, once you think about all the lights and buttons, it makes sense.
Is your eyesight in tip top condition?
Only pilots can pass this visual test, if you can pass it, then it means you may have what it takes to be a pilot. Why not give it a try and let us know your result in the comment section below.
Also, why not share this test with your friends and family to see if they have what it takes!
No one is stupid. We are all smart and have our own measures of cleverness. While you may not be traditionally clever in an academic sense, you may be smart in other ways. You could be street smart, business smart, or smart in a creative capacity.
The idea of being ‘stupid’ or ‘slow’ is old-fashioned and narrow-minded and totally against the world we live in. It’s essentially calling a square peg redundant because it doesn’t fit in a triangle shaped hole.
To many children’s educations are tossed to the side because from a young age we introduce harmful ideas like ‘smart’ and ‘stupid’ into their heads, and don’t go on to explain that there are many different forms of smart. While they may not take to reading like a duck does to water doesn’t mean they’re not bright. They’ll just have potential in other areas.
But, if that smart streak isn’t embraced and encouraged, then how do you expect people to be themselves and acknowledge their ideas. Also, if we disregard people as ‘stupid’ or ‘idiots’ how do you expect them to act any differently? They eventually, and unfortunately become a self for filling prophecy at your own hands.
So let’s find out what areas you’re smart in. Do you have a thirst for knowledge, or do you know how to handle yourself while you’re out and about?
Are you street smart, book smart, business smart, or does your intellect have a creative flare?
Don’t forget to tell us what kind of smart you are in the comment section below and let us know if you think it’s the right answer for you!
Why not share it with your friends and family as well? Let’s see where you get your type of intellect from!
September is quickly coming to an end and that can mean only one thing, Halloween is coming! Everything tastes of spiced pumpkins and Halloween decorations are slowly making their way into the shops. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
Everyone is all abuzz about the spooky festivities which will be going on soon, and many people are trying to figure out what they’re dressing up as for Halloween. Have you decided yet?
So since it’s getting closer and closer to Halloween we thought we’d see how spooky you really are. Are you scarier than a Headless Horseman, or are you just a black cat that runs away? There’s only one way to find out.
All you have to do is answer 9 questions as honestly as possible and we’ll see just how scary you are. Are you a devilish Black Cat, or will you turn out to be a Scaredy Cat? Let’s see!
Hopefully, this quiz doesn’t spook you too badly, don’t forget to tell us your score in the comments below! And why not share and this quiz with your friends and family to see just how spooky they are!
The Lion King is a Disney staple. It’s a true Disney classic, and one of the films you have to include in a Disney marathon. I don’t want to say it’s the law or anything but it totally is.
The Lion King was an important film in many people’s childhood, as it tackled themes of love, grief, and belonging. it was a truly heartbreaking film, and it had many children crying within the first half an hour. Seriously, Mufasa’s death was horrifying. It traumatised countless children and we still haven’t gotten over it, even though the film was released over 22 years ago! If you didn’t cry over Mufasa’s death scene, are you even human?
Any true Disney fan will be able to identify these 11 Lion King characters. But the question is, are you enough of a Lion King fan to guess them all right?
It’s time to separate the leader of the pride, from the Shadowland outcasts. Can you identify Simba from Scar? Timon from Nala? There’s only one way to find out.
Don’t forget to tell us your score in the comments section. Why don’t you share this quiz with your friends and family, can they beat your score?
Bridget Jones is a famous figure in female culture. She’s the lovable singleton everyone is head over heels in love with. She’s goofy, and she says exactly what you’re thinking. For a lot of women, she is us, and she is the perfect voice to our thoughts and feelings.
Bridget Jones is a figure most women identify with at some point of in their lives. Whether it’s while you’re trying to get single life and try to jump back into dating, or if you’re trying to be taken serious in your work, we all have a little bit of Bridget inside us. It’s really hard not to love Bridget Jones, she’s the person we all want to be. Or at least, follow a vaguely similar path.
Let’s see how similar you are to Bridget Jones. Are you a real life version of the famed singleton? Or is the only thing you have in common is that you both wear granny knickers? It’s not about what Bridget would answer when answering these questions, it’s about what you would answer. So let’s be honest with each other? Try to give your honest answers the questions, and lets find out if you’re a Bridget Jones wannabe!
Keeping our minds active is important, and I think a lot of people forget about that. A healthy and active brain leads to an improvement in memory, and thought process. It also means a happier you which is the most important thing in the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re in top physical condition. Like I always say, why drive a Lamborghini when the engine is wrecked? There’s really no point.
Exercising your brain is just as important as physical exercise. Health isn’t just dependant on your diet and physical exercise, it’s also involves a mental factor. If you’re not happy then you’re not going to be healthy. There are strong links between mental and physical health. A healthy brain means a happy you, and that leads to a healthy you! Who wouldn’t want that?!
Brain teasers are an amazing way to keep your brain active. According to recent studies, brain teasers are key in memory improvement, handling of everyday tasks, and they’re also a great way to help improve your mental age. See, they’re not just fun.
This visual memory test is will help you with your brain. If you find the test easy, and pass with very little problems, then brilliant. If not, then maybe it’s time you consider challenging yourself to a few brain teasers? It could really work wonders for you.
Our brains are simply fascinating. Our brain is an astounding machine which is able to control our entire body, day in and day out. It’s responsible for who we our, our personality, our thoughts, our movements. Without our brains we’d be nothing more than zombies, and no one wants to be that!
Since our brain controls almost every aspect of us, even our thoughts, it’s believed that how our brain determines questions and their answers, is suppose to indicate our gender. There is currently a wide spread debate on if our brains are gendered, and if a female brain is similar or different to a male brain. Some research has shown that there is a difference between a male and female brain, and other research has found the opposite. In order to try and find a better answer, here is a quiz that will try and figure out your gender based on your answer. Let us know the results in the comments below!
For this quiz all you have to do is answer 15 questiosn as fast as you can. Please try to use your first answer as the quiz is looking for your brain’s first response to determine if you’re a man or a woman based on how your brain works. So are you ready? Quiz!