Posts By Thomas Gorton

US teens explain why they’re walking out of school to protest gun violence


There’s a really annoying saying that some parents say to their children once they become teenagers who have grown weary of living under their house rules: “vote with your feet.” If you’re fed up with something, then leave.

Fittingly, at 12pm yesterday, thousands of teens walked out of America’s high schools. Their aim was to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Parkland, Florida massacre, but it was also to prove that they won’t stop protesting until the government…

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Jeremy Corbyn wants all schools to teach LGBT-inclusive sex education

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Sex education in schools is still a contentious issue. Despite the government making sex ed compulsory in all schools in England last year, there’s still a disparity of opinion about whether or not students should be taught LGBT-inclusive sex ed.

Now the Labour leader (and king of Glastonbury) Jeremy Corbyn has come out to say that he…

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Millie Bobby Brown and Paris Jackson join the all-star Calvin Klein lineup

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With Raf Simons’ recent AW18 show for Calvin Klein taking place between three giant barns (and a whole lot of popcorn), it seems that the Belgian designer has found himself a second home somewhere in the American countryside. Going back to the original spot that caught his eye, the latest instalment of the ‘Our Family’ underwear and…

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These teen shooting survivors make politicians and the NRA look pathetic

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On Wednesday night, an emotionally raw and passionate CNN town hall discussion was held in Florida, where students grilled politicians, lawmakers, and the NRA about exactly what they were going to do to combat gun violence.

The meeting was held following last week’s mass school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Since then,…

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Fendi did Fila bootlegs at its womenswear show

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Logomania is back, baby. We’re laying responsibility firmly at the feet of Virgil Abloh, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Supreme et al – and it’s been interesting to see how different designers have incorporated the desire for all things graphic into their new collections. The latest example? At Fendi’s AW18 show today, it riffed on the logo of Italian…

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The radical creatives who defined the former Yugoslavian art scene

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Artists of the former Yugoslavian art scene were relentless; rejecting the idea of art for art’s sake, their work was unforgiving and heavily politicised. Art was a reflection of society. Under the harsh social and political conditions enacted by World War I and II, Joseph Tito’s dictatorship, and the Yugoslav Wars of the 90s – which are known as “Europe’s deadliest conflicts since World War II” – artists were frequently silenced by police and shunned by conservative societies. But in the…

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Finally: a major study has proven that anti-depressants really work


The argument surrounding the validity of anti-depressants in the treatment of mental health conditions can be put to rest, according to a new study that argues that medication is effective in the treatment against depression and anxiety.

The groundbreaking study, which was published in The Lancet, took six years to complete and analysed the data from over 500 trials of…

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Trump’s answer to gun violence is more guns

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How do you eradicate American teens’ fears that someone might bring a gun to their school? Make sure there are loads of guns in the school already, according to Donald Trump.

Yesterday, the president met with the families and survivors of the Parkland, Florida massacre that killed 17 people on February 14. Still shaken, they went expecting answers and suggestions that would prevent future school shootings. However, true to form, the President remains…

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