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Book Review: All The Bright Places

Dec
15
It might look obvious by the end of this review, but All The Bright Places is my favourite book so far. To read it you just need a comfy bed and a box of tissues, that's essential. This heartbreaking but BEAUTIFUL (yes, in caps) novel by Jennifer Niven tells the story of Theodore Finch and Violet Markey, two teenagers from Indiana.
 
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The pill has always been a woman's problem, and that's not about to change

Dec
14

Originally, I was planning to write a blog post titled: It’s time to woman up and take the pill. I was going to talk about the fact that a new male contraceptive pill has been in the works for the last few years and last year it finally got to its trial stage. All seemed well at the beginning until men started to drop out of the trial. And why was that? Because of the side effects. Side effects which included, headaches, weight gain, moodiness and nausea and increased risks of blood clots.

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Ideas in politics trump identity politics

Dec
14

I've never been that keen on identity politics. Well, perhaps I was in my mid to late teens. Back then, I was something of a political orphan. My father was dyed in blue wool, and had never supported any other team than Chelsea or the Tories. My Mum had a vague sense of social justice, but no party allegiance or interest beyond what directly affected us as a family. But I had no real knowledge, or beliefs of my own. The impulse to get educated in politics and current affairs came as soon as I'd transferred to a liberal arts focused sixth form.

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My atonement for loneliness

Dec
13

Well, it’s not the best thing to be a jealous and selfish kind of person, but I am. Unfortunately I can’t do much about myself and my whole life has been a struggle because of this small part of my personality. I’m not talking romantic relationships over here, as it’s a whole different story, but friendships, my communication with people around or those poor guys that occasionally cross my path for some tiny reason and have no clue about my demons.

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Xmas holiday test paper - NCTJ Law

Dec
13

There will be the usual Friday NCTJ law sessions this week....BUT if you genuinely can't make it, please pick up a Xmas holiday test paper from the folder attached to Nicola's office door. We will go through this paper in your revision session on January 17th. 

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Small country thinking big

Dec
12

Luxembourg, my home country that is 94 times smaller than the UK and only has a population of slightly more than 500,000 is now investing in space mining.
Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider is one of the initiators of this project, that first might seem a bit ridiculous, but parliament has already passed a law in July regulating space resource exploration.
Luxembourg is the first country in Europe to adopt such a law, recognizing that private companies can own space resources.
This law seeks to make the country a key player in the emerging space resources industry.

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Should we reform our electoral system?

Dec
12

For me, the answer to the above question was always "no". After being taught during A level Government and Politics to reel off all the strengths of First Past the Post (quick and simple to understand, strong and stable government etc etc), I was convinced that the system was great. After all, it hadn't successfully managed to create the dreaded Hung Parliament situation so all was well. Then, in 2010, it happened. While I would have loved to have been a journalist around that time, the whole thing was a bit of a mess. Who would end up in government?

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Sober for October

Dec
12

When going to university, for many, it is their first real taste of complete freedom. With that freedom often comes the temptation to do as many reckless things as possible, to make the most out of said freedom. One of the biggest temptations is to drink as much alcohol as humanly possible. This is something that is increasingly affecting students who go to university and the excessive drinking culture has come to the forefront of media attention in recent years.

 

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