We understand death for the first time when it lays a cold hand upon those who we love. Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful illness or disease. Euthanasia is currently illegal in New Zealand. In June last year, ACT leader David Seymour introduced the End of […]

Nobody has been able to prove that there are any significant economic benefits to having immigrants in our country, therefore they hold no value in the society.

Whether you are paranoid or in denial, you are being watched. Throughout the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an underlying message that our 2018 society should be paying close attention too. In George Orwell’s popular novel Nineteen Eighty-four, it is evident that he is expressing a warning to readers about just how invasive surveillance and technology […]

The concept of Big Brother being so predominant that a reality show was named after it, in which contestants were fully surveilled constantly. Telescreens were present in everyones homes reciting propaganda and recording movements and talking. However, in prolls homes they were not present- not caring what the poor people are doing. People being monitored […]

The closest thing to a computer in 1950 was the Electrical Numerical Integrator and Calculator or ENIAC. Constructed out of 18,000 vacuum tubes and consuming about 180,000 watts of electrical power, the ENIAC was capable of multiplying numbers rapidly. Television was not invented in the 1950’s, but it became very popular early in the decade. […]

“It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.” This is one of the first signs that the characters in this novel are told and shown how to feel and operate. It shows the robot […]

If I was to stand in front of a crowd of feminists and express my worry about plus size models promoting obesity, I’m not entirely sure that I would get an enthusiastic round of applause. The world Malnourishment has been the cover girl for every starvation awareness campaign smeared across our world. But what if its the […]

Dear electricity salesman, I knew the second I heard you banging on my door, I simply could not resist you. I love a man in an ill-fitting suit. The way you were pressed up against my lock screen door, begging for a minute of my time, screamed sex appeal. My face illuminates when I see […]

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, is a gripping tale of betrayal, guilt and redemption. The story follows two childhood best friends, Amir and Hassan growing up in Afganistan. While they have grown together; Hassan is a lot more loyal and caring than Amir. This leads Amir to great disloyalty to Hassan, which will forever […]

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-sunscreen-column-column.html My favourite article is currently known as ‘Wear Sunscreen’ by Mary Schmich from the Chicago Tribune. Although it is officially called ‘Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young’. This article was published on June 1st, 1997. This piece was popularized when Baz Luhrmann read the article word for word at a graduation speech. […]