Politics

Solomon Curtis: radical roots

May 17, 2017
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When Theresa May called for her snap election, thousands of young voters registered to vote. There’s been a surge in young voters registering, especially when you compare the numbers to the 2015 election. Why? Probably because we’ve seen for ourselves the change voting can make. We’ve shed our position of “There’s no one worth voting […]

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Politics

Your Guide to GE17

May 07, 2017
Here we go, another election. Another whirlwind of information, statistics and opinions. If you Throw in the looming fear of ‘fake news’, you’ve got yourself a potential shit storm. I know it’s knackering, but it was reported last week that more than 100,000 people under 25 have registered to vote since Theresa May called the […]
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Mental Health

Happiness

April 13, 2017
I wasn’t sure how to categorise this post. I didn’t want it under ‘mental health’ as I didn’t want you to read another dragged out post about someone else’s state of mind. This isn’t a post on ‘how to be happy’ because frankly, I don’t have those answers for you. This isn’t a post like […]
Sex & Relationships

Condoms: a series of unfortunate events

April 03, 2017
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While condoms have been the nation’s saviour from many daunting diseases, irritable infections and… well, kids (no thank you), our latex lovelies rarely receive good press. I wish I could say I was here to change that, but I’m not. No matter how important they are for our sexual health, condoms are fiddly, slimy and […]

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Sex & Relationships

Low sex drives & post-sex blues

March 09, 2017
Originally written for Almost writers. Throughout one’s teens and early adulthood, the pressure is piled on you to delve into the wonders of sex. If my memory serves me right, this is all expected to happen between the ages of 15-18. My young friends would often ask me, ‘have you done it yet?’ and I’d […]
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feminism

Should Germaine Greer speak at International Women’s Day event?

February 16, 2017
This year, Brighton Dome’s annual celebration for International Women’s Day has faced opposition after a flurry of complaints are received, due to the inclusion of author Germaine Greer. At the Brighton Anti-Trump Women’s March, which took place last month, organisers asked attendees not to hold up ‘vagina centric’ themed signs, as they could be […]
Essays

Is the news really a window to the world?

February 01, 2017
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This is a bit of a different post. It’s an essay I submitted for the first term of Uni, entitled: “The news is a window to the world” (Tuchman 1978) drawing on specific examples, discuss the validity of this claim. Sounds fun, right? While it was a struggle getting through it and there are countless grammatical mistakes […]

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Music

New Tunes *1

January 27, 2017
One of my few new year’s resolutions this year (yes, I make them…I crave that sense of achievement) was to drag myself away from the musical musings of the throwback playlists I cherish so much, and listen to something which had actually been released within the last five years. Going into this, I knew the […]
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Sex & Relationships

Guess what they’ve done to sex education?

January 15, 2017
SPOILER: nothing. While I have written before about the downfalls of our current system’s sex education, it’s worth re-emphasising the importance of not just biological sexual health, but the importance of learning sexuality and emotional. health Unfortunately for every prepubescent child out there, Conservative MP’s have voted against plans to make an amended sex and […]