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The Thing About Fraternities

“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 […]

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Spread The Word Campaign

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 […]

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Youth Rights Important To All

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 […]

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Film: Cyberbully Mentor Interview

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 […]

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Another Light Up

#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 […]

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Films

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