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Voting At 16

When you turn 16 you can join the armed forces, play the Lottery, work full time and have sex. Society sees us as ‘responsible adults’, yet we are apparently not mature enough to vote. During a review in 2004 the Electoral Commission, which makes decisions on voting policy, decided the voting age should remain at […]

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Autism Supplement

Auternative thinking, an eight-page supplement on autism, looking into the lives of young individuals with the condition – as featured in Exposure 116. Autism now affects one in 88 children in the UK. Most people have heard of the condition, but seemingly few understand it. Not being able to make friends, struggling with conventional education, […]

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The Syria Crisis

In August 2013 David Cameron initiated a vote in The House of Commons to decide whether the UK should launch a military campaign against Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s government to deter the use of chemical weapons. Cameron lost the vote narrowly, and Britain did not attack Syria. The USA quickly followed suit. The issues in […]

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Homophobia Rampant In Schools

You’re in the playground at school. You’re with your friends and someone makes a racist remark. You would object; you would tell the person about how their racism is wrong. What if it was sexist? Or what if someone was being mocked because they are disabled? You wouldn’t stand for it; you’d be appalled, and, […]

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Somali Civil War: A Memory

His venomous eyes look directly at me. He had a deep red scar across his face. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was going to die; actually die, right there. I was helpless and weak. Somalia is a country torn apart by conflicting tribes. It wasn’t always like this: different tribes existing peacefully in Somalia […]

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“Who Is Nelson Mandela?”

Nelson Mandela has died of a lung infection at the age of 95 in his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela was a hero and an icon of freedom as he fought for many years of his life to have rights for his people. Yet shockingly, this life-changing, historical figure was not even known by […]

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