Politics: a new era for the UK
Who says young people don't have opinions about politics? Click below for some of our sharpest and spikiest opinions about what's going on in Westminster.
Britain is stumbling into a new era of politics and the students at HCC certainly have their strong opinions on recent events. The school also held its own EU referendum debate and local MP Huw Merriman kindly came in to head the discussion. Lucy Powderly, Milly Dawson and Tomas Stinton share their views on the debate.
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The 1997 film Titanic teaches of the injustice which oppressed so many in that time - even those who supposedly had it all. Louisa Dollimore reviews the film in full.
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HCC's EU Referendum Results
Remain in the EU 54%
Leave the EU 45%
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Are the SATs tests for Year 6s too hard? The new exams have caused a stir recently and Lauren Smith explains why she believes that the government needs a new approach.
A Guide for Girls
Who are you trying to please? Louisa Dollimore explores the persistent idea that girls should be encouraged to change the way they are in order to fit with what is seen as socially acceptable.
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Post-referendum racism must end
The number of reports of racist attacks since June 24th has dramatically increased. The referendum had already split the country in two but now there seem to be deeper consequences to the results.
Plans for the summer?
For all those jet-setters out there, or those who dream of lands far away, Jade Smith and Issey Stallman share their experiences of Tenerife and Borneo.
Machiavelli and the modern day: predicting a thirst for power
“It is far safer to be feared than loved” is often said to be the most powerful phrase Machiavelli ever coined. Alex Parry delves further into the mind of Machiavelli and reviews his famous treatise, 'The Prince.'
Goodbye letter from The Vine's editor
It seems strange that this will be my last edition of The Vine as this past year has flown by! I'd like to thank all our writers and photographers that have sent in some truly inspiring and thought-provoking pieces. Without you we would have not have managed to keep the high standard of articles!
This issue once again highlights HCC's writing talents, especially in the Politics Podium as Year 12 bring us up to date with current affairs. As I'm sure you all know summer has finally (nearly) begun! Jade Smith and Issey Stallman tell tales from exotic lands but I hope that soon you can enjoy the freedom of summer too. Personally, I'm very much looking forward to summer as quite frankly after A Levels you need a break! My plans for September are hopefully to go to University and study English Literature (of course!)
My final humongous thanks goes to the wonderful Ms Savage for her perpetual energy and support. She truly is the life blood of this online magazine and her help this year has been greatly appreciated! Lots of good luck go to the new Year 13 editors in September, Lucy Powderly and Louis King-Cox. I have every faith that they will do brilliantly.
I hope you all have a fabulous sunny summer and enjoy the break; you all deserve it!
Alex Fowler, Year 13