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Medicine, Uncategorized

Happy 70th Birthday NHS

Earlier this year, the National Health Service, commonly known as the NHS, reached its platinum milestone, celebrating its 70th birthday. The National Health Service is the organization run by the British government to supply free and easy healthcare to all citizens of the United Kingdom. The healthcare has been a vital value of the U.K. within the 70 years of being created, supplying free and quick care to all, regardless of class, age, gender, religion

Politics, Uncategorized

Here’s Why Trump’s Executive Order Isn’t All That Helpful

As of now, there have already been about 2,000 immigrant children being separated from their parents at the US border, due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy that “prohibits both attempted illegal entry and illegal entry into the United States by an alien.” “We’re going to have strong, very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together.” Just this Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separation


Sadia’s Death Sparks Protests Against Gun Violence

Nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking on Monday, May 28, in the Shallcross area of Durban, South Africa. Her death has sparked anger among the community and has kicked off a city-wide protestagainst gun violence and crime. Sadia was on her way to school with her father when three armed men approached their car. The armed men allegedly pulled her father out of the car and proceeded to drive away with little

Pride. Credit: Dmitrij Paskevic
LGBT+, Uncategorized

What Did We Learn From Genderquake?

With the recent showing of the reality television show, Genderquake and the debate that followed, the identity of gender has been headlining across the world. The reality show on Channel 4 saw eleven individuals of different gender identities live together in a house for a week. Although the concept is meant to educate people across the globe about the gender spectrum rather than the concept of two genders, I discovered that even in the LGBTQ+

Op-ed, Uncategorized

What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Being ‘Woke’

Last year, I was known by the majority of my grade as the ‘alt-left, anti-Trump, radical feminist’ student. I had the loudest, most radical opinions about politics and I never thought twice about sharing it. People either felt intimidated, inspired, or annoyed by my actions. And frankly, I was proud of it. I was being what everyone called, ‘woke.’ By definition, ‘woke’ is understanding and being aware of the social, political and economical issues of

Real Life, Uncategorized

The Dangers of Not Reporting Suspicious Internet Activity

On April 25th, about 25 minutes from where I live, John Williams shot Sheriff Eugene Cole in Norridgewock Maine, took off in his cruiser, robbed a Cumberland Farms convenience store, and then disappeared. That day, Williams was supposed to go to a court hearing in Massachusetts for illegal possession of a firearm. He was on the loose within the Central Maine area. My school was on lock-down, meaning there was no open campus or sport’s


Manchester Attack: The Survivors One Year Later

It has been almost one year since the terror attack at Manchester arena on May 22, 2017, where twenty-two concert-goers were killed and more than 519 injured in the blast. The attack was described as the deadliest attack on British soil since the London 7/7 bombings, however, the victims and community stood united. With it nearing a year, I took it upon myself to ask a few of those affected several questions about their experience, and

Politics, Uncategorized

Dear Mark Zuckerberg: You Can’t Steal Democracy

Mark Zuckerberg apologized before Congress on Tuesday morning for Facebook’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And not a hair on his head was harmed. For people unfamiliar with Facebook’s massive data and privacy breach, the social media platform released the profiles of its users to a private third party company called Cambridge Analytica (CA). CA then released a wave of ads based on what they perceived to be an individual’s political preference and essentially shaped


Durban Community Rallies To Help Occupants Of Burned Down Children’s Home

On Tuesday night, a devastating fire tore through the Edith Benson Children’s home in Durban, South Africa. More than fifty children lived there, all between the ages of zero and six years, and fortunately were evacuated on time and escaped unharmed, along with the staff. Paramedics and fire fighters were quick to the scene, where only one person was treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still unknown and investigations are currently underway. The


Newly Elected President Ramaphosa’s SONA Reignites Hope

South Africa’s newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa just delivered his first speech as the nation’s president – he delivered the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA). A jarring change from last year’s address, this year’s proceedings concluded without any disruptions. (In fact, Baleka Mbete’s presence was hardly noted during the proceedings due to the lack of disruptions for her to call to order). President Ramaphosa delivered an inspiring speech, outlining a clear plan to initiate progress within

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