• ‘Allow It’: How Ethical Is The Ban On Slang In South London School?

    For decades, the education system has failed to recognise the important relation between language and cultural expression, particularly the use of slang among young, working class people. Teaching and standardisation of English in schools has rarely left room for cultural representation, which has been amplified by a recent case...
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    The Ethical Issues Of Voluntourism – Does It Do More Harm Than Good?

    Isabel Murphy Voluntourism is a term which has been used since the 1990s, when many travellers started searching for ‘authentic experiences’ as opposed to typical holidays. It is a mixture of volunteering and tourism, where individuals supposedly support those more disadvantaged whilst simultaneously having the opportunity to travel somewhere...
  • The Beard Rants: Piers Morgan

    Piers Morgan, a man who oversaw the continued phone hacking of numerous people, is not some champion of the people or the voice of the voiceless. ...
  • The Beard Rants: Did All We Could

    The UK has now recorded over 115,000 deaths from Covid-19 with the number set to rise. As we sadly hurtle past this grim and terrible milestone Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the audacity to look us all in the eye, mumble a sorry and say that his government did...
  • Tighter Lockdown Restrictions: Inevitability Through Bad Decisions

    Victoria Treiber Nearly a month into this lockdown now- I know, it doesn’t feel like it. For anyone in a similar position to me, the days have started to blur into one, only being broken up by sporadic calls from family and friends. For essential workers, however, it is unlikely to...
  • Style Trends That Should Stay In 2020

    Lucy Tombs The pandemic that clouded over this past year forced us all to become creative in our outfits. Out of this came many unforgettable fashion trends, most of which I was completely on board with. From athleisure, to a 90s resurgence, this year saw style getting creative. However,...
  • “I Just Want Some Me Time.” The Rise Of Solo Travel

    Robyn Walford In recent years, solo trips have been on the increase with one in six (15%) people deciding to head off by themselves according to ABTA. Post lockdown, it was the second most common search related to holidays, and not just because we’d all had enough of each...