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Injustice in our Social Hierarchy

By Matthew Curtis. “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!”-Karl Marx. This quote from...

Sticking up for the youth of today

By Grace Gunnett My generation or would you rather ‘the youth of today’ are labelled generically as rough teenage thugs/ self obsessed youth who are addicted to their phones. They are labelled as teenagers who...

The school uniform debate

By Hanna Luisa Pregun As a German exchange student in England, the School Uniforms of the English students caught my eyes from the first they abroad. Small children wearing dark trousers, skirts and shirts which used...

The Sweatshop Debate

By Hanna Luisa Pregun After all the Christmas shopping and the New Year's Eve partying it is finally calm and quiet around the end of January. Well, not in the shopping malls. Dressed up teenagers, stressed out...

The Ockendon Studio School

By Tony Williams It has now been almost two years since The Ockendon Studio opened, so why is it that so little information about this original, fresh take on Advanced Subsidiary (A-level) education has reached the...

Brandon Groves AFC

By Jordan Townsend Who is Brandon Groves? What can it offer for a young child right up to a late teen with a sparked interest in football ? Many may not know but Brandon Groves AFC...

The Youth Perspective

By Bobbie Corleys The youth of today travel through their school years unaware of the fact they will soon be entering real life. The school halls are just a pathway you have to walk to...

Defending the Oceans – OVERFISHING

By Olivia Wigginton - Sparks Over 80 per cent of the Earth’s life forms are in the oceans and many fish are being driven toward extinction by overfishing and habitat destruction. The biggest, single threat to marine...

Friend or Food?

By Olivia Wigginton - Sparks On many news programmes and in newspapers, you may have seen the issue of the Dog Trade in Vietnam, imported illegally from Thailand and other countries. It’s legal in Vietnam and...

Getting a Pet: Reasons to adopt rather than buy

By Annabel O'Connor When people consider buying a pet, their minds often jump straight to buying a young animal from their local pet shop. They think this is the best option because those pets are...

Huntington’s Disease: Everything you need to know

By Abi Lofthouse Huntington’s or HD, is a disease that affects people very dear to me. It is a neurodegenerative illness that causes behaviour changes, affects memory and leads to cognitive decline. In ways, it...

English literature dead and gone

By Olivia Krauze SPOTTING someone with a copy of a Dickens or Brontë novel on the train has become so rare nowadays, that it is becoming increasingly hard to dispute the popular argument that the...

The battle of the sexes continues

By Georgia Bartlett  With Beyoncé and Rihanna dominating the music industry alongside female TV presenters, comedians, actresses and chefs, are women really able to ‘run the world’? From Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe to Oprah Winfrey...

How the beautiful game is now origami over a sport

By Joseph Cousins For all football fans in the world there is no doubt football has  done immense things. Looking at the sheer millions pumped into football weekly, the billions pumped in monthly on wages,...

The robotic generation of technology

By Georgia Bartlett A staggering 90 per cent of adults own a mobile phone, whilst one in four teenagers own a device in which they can access the internet and play games, whether it be an...

Are Best Before Dates to Blame for Mountains of Food Waste?

By Emma Bullen Finding a mysterious tin of forgotten food at the back of the cupboard, or an old, unopened yoghurt hiding in the fridge is a common experience, but when we throw out these items...

Tackling the normalisation of obesity

By Emma Bullen The Department of Health's annual report on the state of the nations' health has suggested that people are eating too much and consuming too much alcohol. One of the effects of this widespread behaviour has...