Braedie Atkins

All prisoners should be able to access student loans

All arguments surrounding the United Kingdom’s prison system can be boiled down to the debate of rehabilitation or punishment. A recent report by the Open University and Higher Education Policy Institute gets to the very heart of this debate. It proposed that prisoners serving longer sentences should be able to take out...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2019

Films that make you want to travel: ‘The Beach’

I remember first watching 'The Beach' when I was thirteen years old, and it has stuck with me ever since. The film, set in Thailand, documents Richard’s adventure- the protagonist played by Leonardo DiCaprio- of finding a paradisal beach hidden by the sea. Although now, aged twenty, I wouldn’t regard it as the best film I’ve ever watched. However, I will always be thankful for how it posited me into another world whenever I would put the disc into the DVD player in my living room. And most importantly, I owe it another thank-you for still giving me a sense of wanderlust after all these years.
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Posted Sep. 6, 2019