Jeffery Boakye: The History of Race and Identity

Written by Grace - Year 12 Student Edited by Weza - Year 13 Student Editor Editor's note: Students at GSAL were able to attend a talk by author, broadcaster and educator Jeffery Boakye. According to his biography online, "[he] is an author, broadcaster, educator and occasional journalist with a particular interest in issues surrounding education, … Continue reading Jeffery Boakye: The History of Race and Identity

What limits, if any, should we place on the right to freedom?

Rahaana - Year 12 Student Editor's note: This excellent essay was entered into the Law category of the New College of the Humanities Essay Competition, 2022. The NCH competition is one of the major external essay competitions open to Year 12 students each year. As the NCH note, " What limits, if any, should we … Continue reading What limits, if any, should we place on the right to freedom?

Katherine Johnson: the remarkable NASA mathematician

Philippa - Year 10 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading Katherine Johnson: the remarkable NASA mathematician

The Hidden History: Claudette Colvin

Grace - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading The Hidden History: Claudette Colvin

Mary W. Jackson: mathematician and engineer

Henry – Year 11 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading Mary W. Jackson: mathematician and engineer

From micro-aggressions to civil rights, here is what you can do to help the LGBTQIA+ community

Scarlett - Year 7 Student Editor's note: Scarlett delves into the scale of problems faced by the LGBTQ+ community. She discusses the issue with micro aggressions and uses punchy facts to draw attention to wider civil rights concerns. Scarlett also asks the reader to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community, with several music recommendations … Continue reading From micro-aggressions to civil rights, here is what you can do to help the LGBTQIA+ community

The Impact of ‘Woke’ Advertising

Abi - Year 12 Student Editor's note: Do motives matter? Year 12 student, Abi Boggs explores the morality behind using activism in advertising, raising pertinent questions concerning the recent influx of organisations promoting human rights campaigns to sell products. She highlights the ‘hollow words’ in advertising, drawing on LGBTQ+ representation and the corporate involvement in … Continue reading The Impact of ‘Woke’ Advertising