THE ART OF FLIGHT by TAMILORE ADESHIYAN

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THE ART OF FLIGHT “Look! Up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!" “It’s a plane!” “It’s... ”     Ever wonder quietly to yourself, “What does it really mean to fly?” The English dictionary has defined it as being able to move through the air while being in control. The concept of being in control of a natural element such as air that ...

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THE BULLY BECOMES BULLIED

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THE BULLY BECOMES BULLIED Bullying is something that has become a norm in our society. Tell a Nigerian that you attended a school where you never experienced bully or saw it take place and listen to he/she go “What? How is that even possible? What school is that one? There is no excuse for bullying and sadly, ...

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From Grace to Grass: A Tale of Unwise Decisions

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Akin Odunjo, one-time player but now permanent coach bravely and comfortably matched his team on to victories, wearing all-white jerseys, his team Ciroc, looked like a host of angels. Akin never seemed to be bothered by any negative comment, as he dealt with them with the blow of goals. Seemingly comfortable with his rather average ...

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Chocolate City Knocked Out of the Game…. Aiseosa Okungbowa

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Back in 2014, Chocolate city was on verge of becoming the biggest record label in Africa with chart topping hits and award-winning artists.  However, considering the loss of Brymo, Ice Prince, Jesse jags and now Victoria Kimani, it looks like those dreams have been shattered. Kimani is a 32 year old Kenyan-American singer, who made buzz ...

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Let’s Talk About Rape Culture

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You know about rape. You know that it’s an act that society frowns upon. Your ideas on consent might be a little foggy, but at the very least, you know it’s wrong. But did you know that much of society is rife with a culture that actively normalises and trivialises sexual assault and abuse? 'Rape culture' is a term ...

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“Tests” or “Assignments”

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“Tests” or “Assignments” I find it appalling that each time a lecturer gives my classmates and I the opportunity of choosing between tests or assignment, most of them would opt for having assignments. This is something that never seizes to amaze me. The decision of having tests or assignments can be compared to choosing between taking ...

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Cyber bullying, Depression and Suicide

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According to Stopbullying.gov, "Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites." This is extremely harmful because it makes it possible for anyone to get bullied at anytime ...

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And you say you’re not as racist

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Let’s talk about this image that resurfaced on social media (Twitter to be precise) this week.       On Wednesday evening, I received a screenshotted image text from my friend with a caption that read, “Isn’t this distasteful?” When I enlarged the image, my brows were instantly furrowed with agreement.     Now, I wasn’t sure if I was in question or ...

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