Socially Distanced, Mentally Isolated

“Coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to “normality”, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture” (Roy).    Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic and…

Silence is not (and never will be) CONSENT.

“This stays between us OK.” C’mon, don’t be such a wuss.” “Oh c’mon! You’re the one that was asking for it!”.  Stop, Stop, Stop!  Is all you scream inside your head. You cannot speak, nay, you are numb in every corner of your body — yet you take it. How do I speak? Why can’t…

The True Cost of Our Cheap Clothing: Rise in Waste

This article is the first of many within the series “The True Cost of Our Cheap Clothing”, which explores the exploitative world of the fast fashion industry within our very home: Thailand. This article will discuss the close relationship between the Thai population and fast fashion, as well as explore the connection between the Thai…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Temperatures

One of the main effects of climate change that we can observe is changes in temperature. Temperatures have now risen to 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times, the 1850s. The world has continued to become hotter under our noses, notwithstanding the health issues that come up with an increase in temperatures…

Australia moves Biloela refugee family after criticism

A Tamil refugee family has been released from Christmas Island after heavy criticism from the Australian media and public.   Biloela, a refugee family in Australia has been released from Christmas Island. Their youngest child needed medical care and was flown to the mainland. Australia has granted permission for the family to live in Perth…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Air Pollution

One of the main effects of climate change, that we can observe, is changes in temperature. Temperatures have now risen to 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degree Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times, 1850s. The world has continued to become hotter under our noses, notwithstanding the health issues that come up with an increase in temperatures this…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Ocean Contamination

We hear it everyday, “don’t throw plastic”, “don’t throw away straws”, “start reusing and recycling”, but in reality, do we even care? We create excuses such as “It’s just one straw” or “How can one small plastic water bottle kill me?”. That ‘one straw’ and the ‘one small plastic water bottle’ accumulate to unimaginable heights,…

Anxiety: What it is, what to do

Remember to not self-diagnose and talk to a medical health professional if you think these symptoms relate to you. remember to speak to a loved one if you are having overwhelming thoughts.  Anxiety is a common unpleasant feeling, some experience it before a test or presentation as it’s your body’s natural reaction to stress. If…