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Penguin relaunches design award and removes higher education requirement

The well-known publisher Penguin has recently announced significant changes to its Student Design Award. For the first time in its sixteen-year history, the prestigious award will be open to non-students, and will thus become known as the Penguin Cover Design Award. This move will ensure that a lack of higher education will not be a […]

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Why you shouldn’t take notice of the German election

Germans. Reliable and organised. Meticulous and systematic. These are the people of superior engineering, punctual trains, Miele washing machines. But not, it seems, efficient elections. For the past 16 years, Angela Merkel has dominated politics, both within Germany and on the world stage. However, as she steps down as Chancellor, the German political landscape is […]

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“Fighting the Beast”: the young people suing the government over climate change

Three young people are suing the UK government for failures to act on climate change. “We refuse to witness the violations by this UK government, and refuse to be complicit in the deaths of our human family,” the campaign Global Majority Vs UK Government stated in an Instagram video recorded during the first national lockdown, […]

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What’s happened to tomorrow?

Since March, we have been looking forward, constantly, towards the future, the light at the end of the tunnel – in a few weeks, next month, next summer, next semester, next year… As a new year dawns, with another strict lockdown and no clear end in sight, what do young people – the generation who […]

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Vices and Viruses

Covid’s effect on young people with gambling addictions Life for many has changed, considerably. Staying at home has replaced work, travel and socialising. Furloughing and joblessness has led people to rely on technology for entertainment and fulfilment. These factors have bred the perfect environment for online gambling addictions to develop, as reflected in the number […]

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Young people shouldn’t be scapegoated for a second covid spike

Last week the government found yet another scapegoat for their ineptitude, although this one is all the more predictable: students and young people. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, drew the ire of the younger Radio 1 Newsbeat audience by condescendingly reminding us “Don’t kill your Gran”. He continued by naming France and Spain as examples […]

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Victoria Derbyshire and the future of television media

The BAFTA-winning Victoria Derbyshire Show is to be axed by the BBC due to spending cuts.  Praised for being progressive and female-led, the show has become a nation favourite for younger generations, who have become more withdrawn in attaining headline news from traditional media outlets. In 2018, the BBC faced criticism for grossly underpaying their […]

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Sugar babies reflect financial burdens on young people

The entire issue of sugar babies is just another sign of how our society is setting younger generations up to fail. In a sane world, no teenager or young adult should find themselves in a financial situation where they are forced to turn to a total stranger for the necessary funds to support themselves. Of […]