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Unhealthy Body, Unhealthy Mind: Covid and the Case for Universal Basic Income

June 29, 2021 – 11:24 am |

 
The effect of the pandemic must be combatted not just through medicinal but monetary means.
Benjamin Maslow who created his hierarchy of needs stated in his book The farther reaches of human nature that “The need for ‘dignity, for example, can be seen as a fundamental human right in the same …

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Country in Focus the Alternative Issue: What do you think about the recent legal changes towards marijuana laws in the US?

March 5, 2013 – 12:49 pm |

Mary Stevens, 21, from North Carolina studies at City University and  speaks about the recently passed changes to marijuana laws.
I personally think that it can be useful for medical reasons and is less dangerous than cigarette smoking; it can be fun as well. I believe that the US have taken …

Country in Focus the Health Issue: Longevity and the Italian Lifestyle

December 23, 2012 – 6:59 pm |

 
Ruggero Galtarossa is from a small city in Northern Italy called Padova. He is 22 years old he has been living in London for two and a half years. He is in his third year studying journalism and sociology for a BA joint honours degree.
The Italians have an exceptionally high …

Country in Focus the Sex Issue: Palestine, the West and a Little Thing Called Sex

December 14, 2012 – 4:31 pm |

Bahaa Milhem, a 3rd year journalism student at City University, talks about the difference in culture when it comes to sex in Palestine and here in the UK.
First sex in general and particularly for young people; sex outside marriage?
It’s not illegal but it is looked heavily down upon, especially for …

Country in Focus the Censorship Issue: Syria One Year on…. Has Any Solution Really Come of it?

March 17, 2012 – 8:17 pm |

March 15 marked the one year anniversary of the Syrian uprising against President Bashar al Assad’s regime, which has shown no signs of slowing its offensive in the cities that have been key hubs of the opposition.
The pro-Assad forces overran most of the northern city of Idlib, while the military …

Country in Focus the Europe Issue: Germany ‘a lot of untapped potential’

November 29, 2011 – 10:35 pm |

Julien Rath, a second year journalism student with a personal passion for everything Europe, has given Synchronicity an insight into the financial pinch Germany currently finds itself in.
Born in Duisburg, Germany, Julien moved to America when he was five and returned to his native country as a teenager. After spending …

Country in Focus the Independence Issue: To Live and Dwell with Nostalgic Notions of South Africa

February 6, 2011 – 12:55 pm |

“The Call” was the national anthem and the voice of the orange, white and blue the colours of the oppressive regime that was South Africa. The masses beaten into submission by the nightstick known as apartheid.
I was very young in the 1980s when I saw the photographs in the papers showing …