Category: Opinion

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What Would Happen to Foreigners in a Non-English Country in Case of Emergency?

Regardless of what languages are spoken, people live various overseas places in the world to work, to study, and to travel. It is often the case that these people would be out of reach from crucial information when emergencies occur, such as earthquakes.

Japan is no exception. According to the statistical data of the Ministry of Justice, there are more than 2.5 million foreign expats living in Japan, the number of whom has been slightly increasing every year. Furthermore, the number of tourists visiting Japan has been increasing drastically for a few years. When an earthquake – or any emergency for that matter – happens, what would be the major outlet for them to reach the necessary information? Read more …

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Speak up about Suicide

Suicide is the largest killer of young people in Australia, killing more of our youth each year than car accidents. Yet it is increasingly misunderstood and largely closeted.

 

People commit suicide for a range of different reasons. Often, suicidal people believe they are not wanted anymore or think that no one would notice if they were no longer there. Others may suffer from depression or other mental health issues.

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Radicalization in the South East:

This last two years have shown to be the radical Islamist terrorist’s most active years, with deadly attacks occurring in central locations in major European countries like France and Germany. While most media attention is directed towards first world countries in the EU, the threat of radical Islamic states has also been present in the South East Asian region. These include attacks dating as far back as 2002 with the Bali bombings in Indonesia, as well as terror attacks in Malaysia and Singapore. The most recent attack occurred on the 26th of April of this year involving a Canadian hostage executed by an Islamist militant group in the Philippines. A 68 year old man, John Ridsdel was taken hostage in September of last year and declared dead by Canada’s Prime Minister in “an act of cold-blooded murder”. While this may be one of few cases of a Western citizen being executed in this region, there have been several other cases of local citizens in being subjected to ongoing terror attacks following the 2002 bombings in Bali.

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Autism Awareness Month: Raising autism awareness through Snapchat

Snapchat show of an autistic teen is going viral for the awesome reason

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. To celebrate this, an Irish man, James Kavanagh, and his 13-year-old nephew Sean, who is living with autism, made a funny yet touching video that was posted on Kavanagh’s Snapchat. This ‘Autism Awareness Snapchat Show’ talks about what autism is in a glimpse.

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Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

 

This is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Unlike many other Hollywood reboots of recent years, 2015’s Cinderella was a shining success among viewers and critics, not only staying true to the magic of the original film- but in this reviewer’s opinion improving on it, while 2014’s Maleficent was slightly lacking though still offered an enjoyable and original take on an age-old tale. This month, Disney has once again reinterpreted an animated classic for modern audiences with Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and in short: this is something very, very special. Read more …

Behind closed curtains:

 

A little glimpse at the waters of Rio de Janeiro

A little glimpse at the waters of Rio de Janeiro

On March 14th 2016, thousands of heated protesters took to the streets of Brazil and joined one the biggest anti-government rallies against President Dilma Rousseff and the Worker’s Party, who are being accused of money laundering and corruption. Brazil is also facing one of the worst economic recessions the country’s ever faced. Read more …

To Entertain or to Educate? Keeping up with the thrills and spills of 24 hour news.

We, the audience, are at fault for the current climate of Journalism due to our constant craving to be entertained, rather than informed.

The biggest story of this week broke on Thursday, when Kim Kardashian decided she would flash her chest to Instagram (again). She posed, next to her famous friend Emily Ratajkowski, topless, and captioned the photo #liberated. This ‘liberating’ news has been the focal point for discussion ever since.

Emily Ratajkowski (left) and Kim Kardashian forget their t-shirts. Photo: Instagram

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