“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. […]

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 […]