Tommy Barker

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Young people fall into 'Busy Trap', get stressed


As students and bonafide busybodies, we can stress out very easily. Yet the simple fact that we continually take part in activities that bring us physical and mental strain is outright mind-boggling. For some, it’s not a choice; they have to stay busy to provide for themselves, provide for others, or stay on top of schoolwork.

Actions must be taken to save fine arts


When one thinks of the fine arts, individuals such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and William Shakespeare come to mind as pioneers of such. The skill and innovation these artists sculpted within their respective time periods has paved the way to the arts we know of today. But in recent years, it’s become apparent that the youth – the very people we are raising to be “the next generation” are obtaining less and less knowledge of these innovators.

Household spending looks promising, evidence suggests


Money is such a crucial variable for both survival and leisure, though it always appears as though there’s never enough. However, in recent years we have seen a drop in how much we need to spend, namely in the household.

Technology takes away conversational intimacy


Mark Twain put it best when he was quoted as saying, “Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” His words emphasize just how powerful personal communiqué is against technology’s inability to properly convey our own complex sentiments and passions.

Why do humans adore violence?


Violence has a tendency to be everywhere, even if we don’t exactly notice it.

Virtual actuality


Gamers have evolved over the years from a bunch of individuals holed up at the arcade to a phenomenon of worldly proportions.

Festival surprisingly fun


The Renaissance era: a turning point in world history for art, literature and human ideology.

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