It’s a bitter day in Kiev, Ukraine. His nose leaking mucus as the cold, dry air passes in and out of his lungs. Not as cold as Xavier remembered it once being, the intense heatwaves become more common as the planet is warmed through greenhouse gas emissions. Looking around reveals only darkness and destruction. A […]

Attitude is everything. There are two ways in which a person can judge you within a learning environment such as here at MAC. The obvious one is your grades, the grades which you earn through your efforts. Better grades, better student.., right? Hmm, not quite. Certain teachers or “educators” also like to take our attitudes […]

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” In the dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ written by George Orwell, the concept of total surveillance and total propaganda have been essentially linked to represent the abuse of government power especially in relation to civil […]

Mr. President Trump, I am writing to you today to express my gratefulness and acknowledgement towards the wonderful things you have done to our country. Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you for the cut in police force funding you have introduced.. allowing more police officers qualified or not onto our streets, […]

You saw him standing there, afraid. He struggled to hold back his tears, filled with panic and distress. A boy, collapsing within from the endless abuse he faces. It’s winter, the sky painted with grey clouds since May, the air is numbing and bitter. Surrounded by concrete, a sense of imprisonment looms, the forest of […]

“I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but of boring them to death.” Adverts. You can’t escape them.. no matter how hard you try. TV, Websites, Radio, Magazines, even the outdoors. They will be influencing your daily life without you even realising. I […]

“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa In the film ‘Shawshank Redemption’ directed by Frank Darabont, we see a man called Andy […]

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