This is the first non-job-search-related thing I've written in a long time! I learnt a lot whilst researching it - especially my lack of knowledge about historical cases in New Zealand, and law in general. As someone who experienced the ideology that Family First now propagates - before it became a registered charity - through both … Continue reading Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status
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 Wellington
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.
Changing attitudes in any generatiion starts at the top; politicians, the media and business people need to spread the message that creative thinkers are people we need in society. If not, our world will lose out on potential agents for the change it is crying out for. Inequality, war, environmental problems, health epidemics and recessions show no sign of ending, and obviously we need to look at new ways of doing things. With their skills in innovation, research and analytical thinking; arts students will be part of that solution - including me
Looking back now, it seems insane that I seriously considered dropping out of school in Year 11. Having passed NCEA Level 3 with excellence, gaining endorsements in four out of my five subjects and three academic awards I may seem like a typical nerd, but things were a lot different for me at the age … Continue reading Subject choices; the transition between High School and University