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All young people deserve inclusive sex education

Though recent news that sex and relationships education (SRE) is to be made compulsory is a promising step forward for young people, it is by no means enough. There is still a long way to go, as this legislation applies only to children in England, meaning SRE is still not yet compulsory in Scotland. Simply […]

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Axing Art History will only affect privately educated pupils

It is a great shame that the Art History A-Level has been scrapped by Theresa May’s government, perhaps even a disgrace. Art History is a subject that introduces children to great masterpieces, broadening their minds and giving them a cultural education. Like Media Studies, Creative Writing, and Home Economics, Art History is considered a ‘soft’ […]

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Casting Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone shows Hollywood’s racism

The decision to cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone is emblematic of Hollywood’s problem with race. Saldana, an actor of Puerto Rican and Dominican Republican descent, plays the singer wearing dark makeup, an Afro wig and a prosthetic nose. Although the motives are very different – and that is important – this is all too […]