When people think of New Zealand they picture the remote and magnificent mountains, the clean unique environment, the green rolling hills… But little do they know that inside those green rolling hills New Zealand holds a dark secret, child poverty. The growing issue of child poverty. This may come as a shock to you because […]

Your heartbeat roars through your ears, attempting to peel your attention away from the body lying before you. He can’t be older than 5, he is innocent and helpless as his delicate complexion falls and rises in time with the machines that have him surrounded. The sterile scent of the theater makes your stomach plummet. This […]

    “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”- Martin Luther King Jr. Shawshank Redemption follows Andy Dufresne through his two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. Andy befriends Red (Morgan Freeman) and lives […]

A hypocrite is a person who claims to be things they are not. As teenagers, we are constantly faced with hypocritical people. Their words will tell us to do one thing, while their actions will send us a completely different message. And that really annoys me. When you think about it, we are amidst an […]

Along For The Ride By Sarah Dessen is the story of Auden Wests summer. Auden has always been what society see’s as dull. She says that she is “accustomed to being alone, and she liked it.” (yawn) She is highly educated and has always lived exactly how her mother expects her to. Over the summer […]

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