How to Handle a Long Distance Friendship

Between college, moving around, and internet relationships, long distance friendships are becoming more and more common. Despite the easy access to communication today’s technology offers us, there are still some challenges that arise with keeping a friendship going when distance interferes. Here are some tips to help keep close with all of your long distance friends: Communication is Key As much fun as it is … Continue reading How to Handle a Long Distance Friendship

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How To Deal With Anxiety During Exams

Exams are never fun. The atmosphere in the room, the pressure put on you by your school and yourself, the fear of failing or doing badly… They can all add up to create an extremely stressful time, for anyone. But something that makes it even worse is when you struggle with anxiety, like I do, among many other people. Having anxiety during exams means that … Continue reading How To Deal With Anxiety During Exams

Why You Should Be Allowed to Vote at 16 in the UK

In most of the UK, the voting age is 18, apart from in Scottish Parliament and local elections, where you can vote at 16. The Welsh Assembly is also considering allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections there, but in England, the government is continuing to keep the voting age at the legal age of adulthood – 18 years old. Personally, I believe that … Continue reading Why You Should Be Allowed to Vote at 16 in the UK

School Uniforms Are Extremely Problematic And Restrictive

Here in England, most, if not all, of our high schools require school uniforms. Each school has particular colours that they class as “the school colours”, and our school uniforms are made up of them – my school’s colours are navy blue, black, grey and white. Most school uniforms include a blazer and/or a jumper, trousers or a skirt, a shirt and a tie. Now, … Continue reading School Uniforms Are Extremely Problematic And Restrictive

Why Guns Are NOT Necessary

Featured photo taken from CNN showing Tyra Heman, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, protests in front of the school where seventeen people were killed on February 14, 2018. Weaving different events with similar qualities and outcomes. A disastrous thing will occur, to which we say that we will get better and that this will never happen again. But this ‘promise’ never endures. … Continue reading Why Guns Are NOT Necessary

fluidity.

Our society is defined by a rigid scaffold of ideas. From the roles and expectations forced upon us from birth, to the monochrome path of an ordinary life: Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Conformity. Uncompromising rigidity. But what if it wasn’t? What if life was defined by movement, dance, experimentation and freedom? What if we lived as … Continue reading fluidity.