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Higher education: Has the US got it right?

By Gregory Taylor For most university students the next few years will be the best years of their lives, but although the university experience is life changing, I feel it does not prepare a student for the outside world of work. Far too often you hear employers moaning about university graduates not having the right skills for the work place and graduates not having good work ethics. So how do you solve a problem like this? Well, we should look no...

02/09/14

By Charlotte Hope @charlottehope Britney Spears is single again  Britney Spears’career is trucking along at a steady ‘under the radar’pace with a residency in Vegas (which, by the way, she only performs on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Pretty sweet little deal she’s got there) but last week we were alerted, via the beautiful medium that is social media, to her recent relationship status: single. Spears set gossip sites on fire with the cryptic tweet ‘Ahhhh the single life!’More intrigue...

Africa Rising

By Ikràn M.Omar @IkranM Despite Africa's long prophesied ascension as the next economic powerhouse there are still questions to be answered on whether this could ever materialise. The main question is whether it is a safe and solid investment. To invest in anything there needs to be a prospect of a strong return. You can never to be too cautious when entering any market let alone an emerging one. As Africa ascends she is showing exciting growth that is attracting many investors....

26/08/14 VMA special

By Charlotte Hope @charlottehope VMAs Special The MTV Video Music Awards happened this weekend. Did you know? Of course you did. The annual ceremony is the focal point for many pop stars the world over. It is, after all, the forum in which Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake decided to wear matching patchwork denim outfits (2001) and in with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announced her pregnancy (2011). These two events alone give the VMAs a huge amount of significance, so I thought...

Four letters that will energise America

By Robert Sun America is in danger of becoming the world’s first “derivative economy.” Once renowned around the world for our prodigious ability to manufacture, invent, and revolutionize, the U.S. is becoming a place where pastimes take precedence, image is king, and quick money is the goal. Eighty years ago, banking profits accounted for less than 5% of all U.S. corporate profit. In recent years they peaked at around 40%. College graduates are lured with the promise of making big...

19/08/14

By Charlotte Hope Celebrities Throwing Water on Themselves Remember ‘necknominate’? Remember how terrible that was, and how people kept getting put in hospital and disowned by their friends for being the worst? Yes. So do I. So it’s time to welcome the new craze - the ‘ice bucket challenge’! I think you’ll agree that it’s come at an ideal time given the swelteringly hot Summer we’re experiencing in the UK, with temperatures in the North soaring to 17 degrees celsius....

12/08/2014

By Charlotte Hope - Celebrity Writer Kim Kardashian: Selfish Do you follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram? Don’t answer that. I’ve taken the mantle and followed her for you. I can confirm here and now, exclusively, that Kim Kardashian’s Instagram is mostly pictures of Kim Kardashian. I know this will come as a shock to you, so please feel free to take a moment. For those of you who don’t follow her on Instagram - or indeed have Instagram on your...

What WWII Pilots Can Teach Us About Maths Education

By Robert Sun Last March, 34 years after its predecessor program became the most viewed series in PBS history, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, began its mission to introduce a new generation of viewers to the wonders of the universe. No less a fan than President Obama opened the first episode, saying that "there are new frontiers to explore, and we need Americans eager to explore them". President Obama has long been a proponent of education,...

05/08/2014

By Charlotte Hope – Celebrity Writer Russell Brand v Sean Hannity Russell Brand has never been known for his reticence when it comes to political issues so it should come as no surprise that he has some feelings about the current conflict going on in Gaza. Brand posted a 12 and a half minute video on July 29th as part of his YouTube ‘Trews’ series which, at time of writing, has garnered 12.5 million views. In it, he picks apart...

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