Recently there has been much talk about the refugees fleeing Syria. While some people are against the Syrians coming to their states or countries, we are all people. We should all do our best to help out anyone who is in need, you never know when you might need that
By BC Phillips
One of the darker elements of human nature is our propensity to seek out reasons to avoid helping others. It’s easy to maintain our sense that we are good and just when an external factor is present that makes the misfortunes of others due to their own faults.
There’s a whole big world out there with plenty of causes to support. As someone who lives an unfortunate life, you shouldn’t forget there are many worthy causes where you can share your time and effort, if not a little bit of donation.
Many unfortunate things continue to happen in different
Recenty a forklift removed a statue of 19th century surgeon J. Marion Sims from New York City’s Central Park, relocating it to a cemetery in Brooklyn where Sims is buried. He is controversial. For some, Sims is the “father of modern gynecology” – he developed the speculum, a device used
By Bernie Rakocevic
Most of us were horrified as we watched the devastating environmental impact of the estimated 41 million litres of oil spilled from the tanker Exxon Valdez in Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound. The spill covered 2100km of coastline. The ensuing financial, environmental and ecological impact is well documented.
Ever wished you knew exactly what was being done with the money you donated to charity? If so, you’re not the only one. Many people who support charities are increasingly interested in knowing just how and where their money is being used. Fundraisers put time and effort into the causes
By Frida Gachagua
In Kenya and most African countries, primary education is compulsory and often subsidised by the government. These means that a nation’s future generation has people that can at least read, write and perform simple arithmetic. The attendance of high school is lower by almost a third because most
By Ramelle Lewis
Growing up, I knew my family was different.
When I was very young, I didn't realise that different didn't necessarily mean 'bad', or 'wrong'. I just knew that my family would never conform to the nuclear bloc of Mum, Dad and child. I had Mum, and later Ava*, my
The Arctic is one of the most majestic and beautiful places in the world. It houses incredible life forms such as polar bears, penguins, narwhals, and walruses and is becomes almost a kind of surreal painting to the eye. Even further, aside from the aesthetics, the Arctic is a
Hunger remains to be one of the worst problems in the world. In fact, statistics revealed that more than 815 million people experience hunger, with most of them coming from third world countries.
Poverty and hunger go hand in hand. Poverty causes hunger because of lack of resources. Hunger causes poverty