Haverstock Series: Interview with Dr Grace Livingstone

Haverstock Journalism Club Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed. Students are engaged, well informed and mean business. This is the latest in a series of contributions from their students. Greed, corruption, violation…

Haverstock Series: Anne Longfield OBE

HAVERSTOCK JOURNALISM CLUB Anne Longfield, OBE, is the Children’s Commissioner for England. Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed. Students are engaged, well informed and mean business. This is the latest in a series…

It Is Time to Acknowledge the Sexual Violence at UK Universities

Lara Andrews The endemic sexual harassment and abuse that has been historically ingrained in university culture for the last decades has reached a pinnacle point that can no longer be ignored. In statistics gathered this year by Revolt Sexual Assault, a study of 4,500 people at universities across the UK established that 62% of respondents…

Public Stigmatisation: LGBTQ+ in Asia

Samuel Ching Growing up in Hong Kong, I am used to living in a fairly conservative culture. Many people, particularly teenagers, avoid alcohol. The thinking goes: if you drink alcohol, you are a bad guy. And they avoid clubbing altogether, thinking there is no point to jumping up and down to music. But what really…

A History of American anti-Semitism and its Currents in the Trump Era

Skye Graham-Welton Last month we saw the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. Robert D. Bowers walked into Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and opened fire on congregants as he yelled, “All Jews must die!” Bowers is so far right that he has refused to support President Donald Trump on the grounds that he…

Haverstock Series: A Letter to Gabriella

Haverstock Journalism Club A letter to Gabriella Ratcliffe, daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker who has been detained in Iran since 3 April 2016. Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed. Students are…

Deconstructing the Female Leader

Sophie-Jo Gavin To many, the female leader evokes an image of development and progression – an understandable conception when considering the wealth of nations still yet to witness one. Only 70 of the 193 member states of the UN have ever been led by a woman, and 13 of those leaders held office for less…

Eugenics and Human Rights in the Modern World

Zoe Bodinetz United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 16. Marriage and Family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated. Eugenics is defined as the science of improving a human population by…

Haverstock Series: Interview with Richard Ratcliffe | The Ever-Moving Escalator

Haverstock Journalism Club Haverstock Journalism Club spoke to Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker who has been detained in Iran since 3 April 2016. Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed….

Chernobyl 2.0 – A Real Danger or An Irrational Fear?

Dani Podgoretskaya As the Belarussian government finishes construction of the controversial Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant, multiple international experts express their concerns over the project. The Lithuanian energy minister, Zygimantas Vaiciunas, even went as far as calling the project “a threat to our national security, public health, and the environment.” Photo: Ostrovets is to Vinyus as Heathrow…

Syria: A Humanitarian Catastrophe

Natalie Chu In the middle of March this year Syria entered its eighth year of conflict. At this point the crisis has outlasted the second world war by more than 2 years and continues to escalate with ever-growing ferocity. For millions of Syrians, daily life has become a marathon of unparalleled suffering.   A Brief…

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

Daniel Symons A nauseating insight into the USA’s grossly discriminatory past, present and future. I Am Not Your Negro is in no sense an easy watch, and rightly so. The documentary portrays America’s deeply problematic past with institutionalised racism, and the attitudes and aggressions towards people of colour that this spawned in wider society, which…