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Wellington

Darkness and a blaring alarm start my day: an early and rude awakening. Fogginess prevails in my half-asleep brain, as I stumble to pack my things. Purple toothbrush. Phone. My falling-apart glassons wallet. A drink bottle. Some weetbix and milk make their way down my throat. Ready to go. My way lit only by the … Continue reading

Socially Aware

It’s easy to find things wrong with your life. Innumerable things need improving, changing, throwing away, or are boring. It’s these things which stick out as flaws in the perfect life YOU deserve to be living, where you’re totally content and happy with all aspects of your existence. Never fear! There’s a fix for everything … Continue reading

The Thing That No-one Wants to Talk About

Social media makes it easy for youth to avoid any ‘serious’ subjects, so politics has to become appealing, and by default, understandable to youth. Less jargon and more simplification, please. Or we’ll just go back to selfies. Continue reading

The Philosophy of the Human Psyche

Plato believes that the nature of human beings is to have three main parts to their psyche; appetite, will and reason. In each individual person, one of these traits will dominate their personality, and primary motives. Those dominated by appetite are driven by physical desires such as hunger, sex and financial gain – things that … Continue reading

A Letter To 10 Year Old Me

Dear 10 year old me, If I could meet you right now, I would take you in my arms and tell you that things are going to get so much better. You are an intelligent, caring person who has a place in the world. You are not insignificant, even though you often feel like it. … Continue reading

How Capitalism Contributes to Human Trafficking in Russia Today

The contemporary social problem I am interested in accounting for is human trafficking. This modern-day slave trade is currently going on right under our noses globally; both in developed and so-called ‘undeveloped’ countries. Because of its necessarily hidden nature, it’s difficult to tell exactly how many people are affected by it. However, the International Labour … Continue reading

Movies vs Books

How many times have you gone to the cinemas to see movie based on your favourite book, and left feeling utterly deflated at how the director got it all wrong? It’s a cliché, but I’m yet to find a movie that is outdoes the novel it’s based on. When you read a book, how you … Continue reading

Fire and Ice

When I’m with you I feel like I could climb mountains, Dance with reckless abandon Swim oceans, You light me up And make me feel like life is beautiful Our conversation sparks and soars Bringing out the passion in each other Whether it be anger or wild, impossible dreams It’s all possible with you Our … Continue reading

Runner’s High

Your legs are equal in lightness to the air and the things attached to them seem like feathers, barely registering the ground beneath them. It’s almost as if you were being pushed along by an invisible entity – the god of running perhaps. You practically float along your favourite route, taking in the views as … Continue reading

How to Avoid a Cold This Winter

Don’t want to be that person with a disgusting snotty noise constantly sniffing in lectures? In this article I’ll highlight how to beat whatever is ailing you this colder season, and how to prevent any future illnesses. It would’ve been easy to let myself be miserable when I came down with a horrible hacking, chesty … Continue reading