• News Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis Explained
    This week, you will likely have seen the videos circulating on social media of protestors in Sri Lanka breaking into former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s home, eating his food and using his gym. But how did it get this far? What has been happening in Sri Lanka? Let’s break down the events that led up to […]
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  • News 5 details you missed in Hamilton – The Musical
    Hamilton is arguably one of the best musicals of our generation. With carefully crafted lyrics and choreography, it narrates the story of Alexander Hamilton and how he shaped American politics. Here are 5 mind-blowing facts that you may have missed about the show.  1- Guns and Ships  Daveed Diggs as Lafayette gives a staggering performance […]
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  • News Awaiting exam results: How to enjoy the summer
    The long, hot summer that awaits you after finishing your exams will forever be tainted by the dreaded results day. Here are five top tips for staying calm and relaxing without the worry about what that heavy brown envelope holds.  Tip 1 – Social interaction Although it may seem like lying in bed all day […]
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  • News Sam Fender’s I Made It Moment
    Sam Fender: Indie rockstar, 4 million monthly listeners, and a proper partying Geordie. His rise to fame since his debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ has been a never-ending climb, from two BRIT awards to hungover BBC interviews, the Tyneside singer has never stopped giving.  Background Born and raised in North Shields, Sam Fender’s lyrics are drawn […]
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  • News Roe V. Wade Explained
    This week, you have most likely read that in the United States, the right to abortion was overturned by the Supreme Court. So let’s break down what exactly Roe v. Wade was about and what it means for abortion rights in America. In 1969, Norma Corvey – known under the pseudonym Jane Roe – became […]
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  • health Extortionately expensive American drugs now affordable?
    I find the American healthcare system frankly disgusting. Life-saving drugs are marked up by hundreds, sometimes thousands or even tens of thousands, of dollars to exploit incredibly vulnerable people out of every penny they’ve got.  Even the average American spends a ludicrous amount on prescription drugs, averaging $1,200 per year since 2018, and this sum […]
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  • News Buy Now, You Will Pay Later
    We have all been there, desperate to bag a new dress for a night out or wanting that video game but the money just isn’t in the bank. There are now the likes of Klarna and Clearpay, buy now pay later schemes (BNPL), which allow you to purchase a wide variety of items while paying […]
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  • News Book Review: A Thousand Ships
    Natalie Haynes’ retelling of the Trojan War was attractive to me based on the description – a retelling from the view of the women.  After reading her book, Pandora’s Jar, I was more than excited to read and she did not disappoint. We all have heard of the Trojan War – Paris steals Helen of […]
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  • News The 14th Doctor
    Having made quite a name for himself in the cult Netflix show Sex Education, Ncuti Gatwa was proclaimed the 14th Time Lord last week.  The Rwandan born actor who moved to Scotland when a mere two years old is replacing Jodie Whittaker, who played the show’s first female doctor. The Writer Speaks A far cry […]
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  • Editorials The Tour That Went Wrong
    Royal Tours are usually done to show the monarchy in their element – shaking hands, doing fun little stunts so we can see they are human and giving speeches to uplift a cause. But the Caribbean Tour, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was, to put it lightly, a disaster. It was already known that […]
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  • News Women in Science – Looking to the Future 
    On Friday the 11th of February, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. My science teachers have been encouraging us all to write a piece commemorating overlooked women in science.  Nettie Stevens Nettie Stevens was an American geneticist who suggested that chromosomes were responsible for determining sex. Through her studies on […]
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  • News Greggs Team Up with Primark
    It was announced this week that bakery giant Greggs is teaming up with High Street store Primark for a range of goods. The eleven-piece line will be available in 60 of the chain’s stores later this month. While this may not be the more conventional union we are accustomed to such as Nike and Michael […]
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  • Editorials The Burden of Proof and Abuse Allegations
    Manchester United football player Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape, with further investigations into sexual assault and threats to kill ongoing. It came after footage was posted on social media alleging incidents of violence. There is a focus on how Mason Greenwood’s career has been ruined by these allegations. It looks at how […]
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  • Fashion Fallen Angel – Thierry Mugler
    The fashion world lost one of its most iconic contemporary designers this week. Thierry Mugler, 73, was ‘the’ designer who overstepped boundaries and adorned some of the most recognised bodies in popular culture. Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, David Bowie, Demi Moore and countless more called on him throughout his tenure as a designer. His […]
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  • Editorials Molly-Mae: A mindset for happiness?
    Recently, social media influencer Molly-Mae Hague has come under fire for her beliefs on hard work and material wealth. In a podcast episode of Diary of a CEO, Hague shares shares that she believes “we all have the same 24 hours in a day” and, therefore, the onus of how our lives shape up to be […]
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  • News Novak Djokovic v. The Australian Government
    It has been an interesting few weeks for tennis’ world No1, Novak Djokovic. Usually, we would be discussing the odds of him winning the Australian Open. But now we’re discussing if he will be even allowed to compete. Bear with me, it’s a long story with a lot of twists and turns. Last week, he […]
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  • News TV Review: Doctor Who: Flux (Ep 6)
    Doctor Who: Flux finally reaches its drawn-out conclusion. The Vanquishers, as it is titled, promises to wrap up all loose ends and tie up every plot thread that stuck out like multiple sore thumbs throughout the season in a satisfying way… Only kidding. This is Chibnall’s writing we’re talking about. Remember Vines? Those little six-second […]
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  • News Should we be more concerned about Omicron?
    With every passing day, it feels like we somehow end up further away from an end to Coronavirus. With the rapidly rising numbers of infections with the Omicron variant in the UK, should we be becoming more concerned by this new strain? With the announcement of Omicron making its way into the UK, many people […]
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  • News TV Review: Dr Who: Flux (Ep 5)
    The penultimate episode of Doctor Who: Flux is here. A series that has shown an awful lot yet seems as empty as the vast space that the flux is encompassing. Despite last weekend’s Village of the Angels being the high point so far, I still approached this episode with the same degree of nonchalant scepticism […]
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  • Environment Amazon deforestation increases dramatically
    For years we have seen escalating deforestation rates across the globe as a result of increasing demand for natural resources and land space. While efforts are consistently made to resist these deforestation rates, the issues are only continuing to escalate, especially Amazon deforestation rates. With the recency of the COP26 climate conference, many people would […]
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  • News Barbados is now a republic
    It is a historic moment in world history this week as Barbados has finally become a republic. They are the first Commonwealth nation to break ties with the monarchy. It seems the sun has really set on the British Empire. In a beautiful and colourful ceremony, Barbados counted down the hours until midnight, 30 November […]
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  • Music What happened at the Astroworld concert?
    This weekend, devastating news broke from Houston that numerous festival attendees had been killed as a result of an overpacked crowd at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert. The tragedy unfolded on Friday evening where fans found themselves buried in the crowds at the sold-out Travis Scott concert of 50,000 people. Distressing videos have been shared all […]
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  • News Science proves ancestor of Sitting Bull
    Scientists have recently been able to determine a living ancestor of a famous Native American leader Sitting Bull, using brand new tools. Sitting Bull fought against the United States as they attempted to claim land from the Native Americans and is best known for inspiring the defeat of General Custer in the Battle of the […]
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  • News Could China’s economy crash?
    The global financial crisis in 2008 was without question one of the most damaging events in modern times. With housing collapse in the United States impacting the entire world, many people are wondering if the current financial issues unfolding in China could have a similar impact on the global economy. So, what exactly is the […]
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  • News Why is COP26 so important?
    COP26 has finally arrived and news from the event has been hard to escape. From the vast wealth of world leaders to the attendance of numerous celebrities, why exactly is the summit such an important event? COP events bring together leaders from across the world to discuss climate issues and how we should approach them […]
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  • News Sports Weekly
    Manchester United fans express their frustrations this week as a potential new manager gets pilfered from under their nose, McLaren makes history in racing and Rugby’s injury crisis continues to shine a light on the conduct of the sports. All of this and more are down here on this week’s edition of Sports Weekly. Football […]
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  • News How the internet changed the world
    It is overlooked just how important the internet has been for humanity. When you sit and think about your daily life the vast majority of it wouldn’t be possible without a constant connection to the internet. Despite its importance, many people don’t know about how the internet came to be. The history of the internet […]
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  • News The Thirty Before Thirty
    2020 was a devastating year for many. COVID, lockdowns, social distancing and here at Beep/Bringing Words to Life the loss of one of our own. Losing Jack to suicide still impacts us all each day. He was a huge advocate for what we do here at the charity, Bringing Words to Life – providing young […]
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  • News Where did Halloween come from?
    The vast majority of us celebrate this spookiest holiday of them all in some way or another. Whether that be glamming up in our most monstrous costumes, stalking through streets trick or treating from all the richest people’s houses, or simply curling up in a blanket watching something horror-themed on Netflix. There’s something so charming […]
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  • News Sports Weekly
    In sports, making big decisions is an important aspect. The mental side is just as important as anything physical you leave out there. Today’s headlines are all about that. A pair of tennis stars battling from setbacks, a look into how sports bodies have treated their players’ welfare, and a young athlete battling the demons […]
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  • News The Facts around Sexual Assault
    Most people have heard of sexual assault. Most people know someone that has been assaulted or harassed in some way. Lots of people have experienced sexual assault themselves. However, despite the statistics in reference to sexual assault, the lack of education around the topic is truly shocking. What is sexual assault? According to an article […]
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  • News Alec Baldwin Shooting: What We Know
    The tragic death of a woman working onset of the film, Rust, occurred when star and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a loaded weapon after it was handed to him by the assistant director. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchens was fatally shot while the director Joel Souza, standing behind her, was injured. Investigators in Santa Fe County have […]
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  • News Booster shot provides increased resistance to Covid-19
    Across the United Kingdom, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout has gradually picked up steam. With recent evidence from the government suggesting that 49.5 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of the vaccine, it is clear that the vaccine rollout is improving. Recent evidence suggests a benefit to a third booster vaccine. […]
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  • News NASA to test asteroid deflection system
    Asteroids are fascinating. It is crazy to think that a singular asteroid has the capacity to destroy a planet if the two line up by chance. While currently, we are defenceless against such a scenario, NASA is working to develop a system that could protect us from an asteroid impact. Though Hollywood clones Deep Impact and Armageddon both […]
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  • News The Chadwick Boseman Scholarship Launches
    Howard University has partnered with Netflix to launch a new scholarship in honour of the late Chadwick Boseman. The £3.9 million scholarship, now called the Chadwick A Boseman Memorial Scholarship, will provide four years of tuition at Howard’s College of Fine Arts to one lucky student per year. Boseman was an alumnus of said university […]
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  • News Sports Weekly
    Sports stories in the current day vary immensely. While the matches and events that happen on those special nights enthral us, we remember to not take it for granted. This is why that in between savouring Mo Salah’s excellence or the rise of British talent in both tennis and boxing, we remember the young sports […]
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  • News Mars shows further signs of habitation
    The quest to find life on Mars has taken another huge leap forward after scientists and researchers claim to have found the best location possible to find definite signs. NASA has taken images from a section on Mars called the Jezero crater and deduced that the shape of the landscape of the planet was formed […]
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  • Editorials Professor provides flawed advice on diabetes
    An oddly flawed anecdote came from a study on diabetes recently. One that seems purposefully dense on anything regarding the human body and in what ways weight impacts it. Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University claims that people who can’t fit into the same jeans they were wearing aged 21 are at risk of carrying […]
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  • News Wales’ New History Curriculum
    Wales is set to become the first nation in the United Kingdom to make teaching the histories of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities compulsory on the school curriculum. The guidance, which is set the be signed off by the Senedd next month, has been developed for a number of years and will be introduced in […]
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  • News Could the deep sea advance human medicine?
    In the medical field, it has been clear for some time that antibiotics only last for so long. According to a WHO report, the world is running out of them. So, while traditional options are running out, could we turn to the deep sea for new treatments? Many scientists and researchers believe that the deep […]
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  • News Sports Weekly
    What a dynamic week of sports it was. The headline grabber, of course, was the titanic clash between two heavyweight superpowers. It really did cement itself as one of the great clashes. But sports are varied, and the stories here are too. Two British sporting forces capitulate while the future looks bright for another. Let’s […]
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  • News Iconic meme sold for thousands
    The NFT scene has provided many artists with the opportunity to monetise their hard work and release it to the masses. While artists are benefitting from the structure of the NFT market, other parties are also able to capitalise on the success of the movement. One person who has managed to do jus this is […]
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  • News La Palma volcano so far
    The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma has erupted, spewing molten lava down its rocky sides and forcing all residents to avoid the outdoors for the time being. The lava glows so brightly that it can be seen from space. According to the Volcanic Institute of the Canaries, the magma formed […]
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  • News Wetherspoons losses reach record high
    For the third time in the history of the company, Wetherspoons is facing down an annual loss. These losses are the worst in the history of the company. With the pandemic’s impact on hospitality across the globe, it is easy to understand why this has happened, but how extensive is the damage? The total losses […]
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  • News Turkish man joins own search party
    In highly amusing news a search party in Turkey was brought to an abrupt halt when the missing person in question joined the group by accident. Local man Behyan Mutlu had gone missing on Tuesday after a night of heavy drinking. He was with his friends, though nobody noticed him slink off into the forests […]
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  • News Pet theft set to become a criminal offence
    Pet theft is without question one of the most harmful crimes. Unlike regular theft, you aren’t losing material goods, but a family member. Despite this, up until now, pet theft has simply been deemed as a loss of property to the owner. This, however, is looking like it is set to change. During the course […]
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  • News £800k to make North East safer for women
    Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has promised an £800,000 investment to make the North East safer for women. The funding includes extra CCTV in parks linked to control rooms, Metro safety volunteers on patrol, and an independent review of street lighting. The Safer Streets funding package is part of the Home Office’s £25m […]
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  • News First female president for The Magic Circle
    For the first time in its long existence, the prestigious and secretive Magic Circle has elected its first female president. Real-world magicians have long been some of the most captivating performance artists. With a history dating back to 2700 BC, it is clear that the trade is one of the most popular there is. What […]
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