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Too Far Inside Myself

These feelings might change, but right now There is no place in this world I can find happiness I’m trapped in a prison of my own self sabotage Constantly kicking myself for traits I can’t change My essence is ugly Shouldn’t have told you those things that I’ve done That show I’m not right deep … 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

In Defense of the Dark Arts

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
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The Letter I’ll Never Send

As you know, I’m not the most eloquent of speakers to say the least, so I’ve decided I need to write down exactly what I’m thinking, so I don’t forget anything or put it off again. I’ve wanted to say what I’m thinking for ages but I keep putting it off because I’m scared, or … 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

Splinter

This boy is going to break my heart He’s already shattered Any resolution I held To keep my emotions towards him platonic, With his smile and his way of drawing me in Like he cares Then he’ll talk of other loves While I just smile politely Splintering internally I see him consuming my mind in … Continue reading

Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News

Assignment: Media Analysis 2. Comparative analysis of political coverage Using sources from the above list, compare coverage of a single politics-related issue or event between EITHER a) reports in two different news mediums (television, radio, newspaper) OR b) two reports in differing examples of the same medium (e.g. One News and 3 News etc). Describe … 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