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 […]
I dislike politics. I find it boring and a waste of my own personal time, but as I’m a teenager I suppose that’s not a big surprise. However, I think teens, as members of society like any other, deserve a voice, but they also have to show an interest in the political system. I, like […]
Human beings are a social species: sharing stories is how people forge relationships and take a break from the regular routine of their own lives. Whether during the Renaissance, the Great Depression, or a rainy Saturday afternoon, people rely on books to escape their own realities for a few hours. The Spread The Word campaign […]
While there’s still work to be done, the lot of some historically oppressed groups has greatly improved, in this country and across the western world. Evolving social norms, inspired by brave luminaries and bolstered (eventually) by government legislation, has lead to greater equality; whether in terms of gender, race, sexuality or disability. Nevertheless, inequality and […]
Lucy Torbe is from Highlands School in Enfield. She is a cyber mentor for young people experiencing bullying. This short interview with Lucy, filmed at the Alan Pullinger Centre in Southgate, describes her work and the online support that’s available to the victims. As technology and social networks continue to expand their influence over our […]
#ANOTHERLIGHTUP by Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking is a new initiative which incorporates public art with crowd-funding in order to build a streetlights system in South Africa’s poverty stricken Khayelitsha. The multi-storey artwork serves not only as an adornment to the area but is a visual indication: at night the wall illuminates each time […]
Stanley Barrell-Kane updates us on what happened in parliament this week
Raphael Sanis explores how social synchrony impacts our thoughts and actions in everyday life
Nikki Siow shares the concern about the number of young people calling Childline
Biborka Patai researches how young people feel about Brexit
Joe Marshall on a hellishly good piece of theatre
Jonathan Bugembe researches a new initiative that aims to 'give more power to youths...
Exposure celebrates the great work being created by young women in Barnet
Zarina Macha discusses how young people are being turned into robots