Slavery during the 18th and 19th centuries was one of the most horrific tragedies of our time. These days everyone is treated more equally. We go on public transport together, we work and hang out in the same area but in those days white people didn’t even treat black people as human beings. Slave traders […]
At the age of 21, Wijbe Abma was your typical hedonistic backpacking student. Having spent a year studying human geography in Korea, he was making his way home across central Asia when he decided to spend the night in the dusty Turkish border town of Antakya. It was a decision that would change his life, […]
As a young person with learning difficulties I’ve been following the recent news about the ‘fit to work’ tests. The government, specifically Iain Duncan Smith, first appointed a French company called Atos to carry out new tests in 2010. The aim was to reduce the number of people on sickness benefit. It wasn’t long before […]
“But when the country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir” – Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, theorist, author and revolutionary. In 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, […]
“It’s a drama, it’s a comedy, it’s a soap opera, it’s a performance art, it’s a stunt show,” Says Mark Dallas, 29-year-old creator of Insane Championship Wrestling, or ICW for short. ICW is a concept best described in comparison to World Wrestling Entertainment in the US. Like its American counterpart, the spectacle walks a line […]
A world more beautiful… and how to get there. (You won’t believe this is actually an advert… for insurance… that will make your eyes sweat).
“You can’t hold a whole fraternity responsible for the behaviour of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole fraternity system?” cried Otter in cult 1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House. The question resonates today; do entire fraternities deserve the image given to them? And what is it […]
We all make stupid jokes on April Fools’ Day, but why? And where did it come from? The April Fools’ Day goes back several hundred years but it is not entirely certain how it came to be. There were several holidays quite similar to the one we have today, such as the Roman festival of […]
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