Staying Positive in a Post-Truth World

Whilst it’s obviously important to remain connected to current affairs, everyone deserves to switch off, especially when facing exam stress and the little (and not-so-little) anxieties of friendships, family, and generally just being a teenager. So, for the next time Donald Trump vomits up an ego trip all over twitter, or another species of rhino dies out, here are some tips I find useful to stay relatively positive and relaxed.

Staying Positive in a Post-Truth World

The Physics of Fantasy

If you close your eyes and imagine yourself somewhere else right now, you form a picture in a non-material realm in your mind, which isn’t restricted by the physical laws of the universe. This realm isn’t tangible but it exists, and it has been argued that if there is a God, this is where we would find Him/Her. Applying ideas of quantum physics to this, the angels described in Pullman’s books could exist as beings in the spiritual and material world, suspended between two states in a similar way to light being suspended between waves and particles.

The Physics of Fantasy

What would the impact of allowing teenagers to vote in the EU Referendum have been?

After the Brexit results were announced, many teenagers were frustrated that the final outcome seemed to be based primarily upon the votes of the elderly, whom the decision would last for a shorter period of time. However, something which has provoked much speculation is the debate over whether or not allowing sixteen and seventeen year olds to partake in the referendum – something I was passionately in favour of – would have actually altered the results.

What would the impact of allowing teenagers to vote in the EU Referendum have been?