Saying 'he' or 'she' when talking generally about an unspecified person can be misinterpreted as meaning it only applies to one gender. 'It' is an insult when applied to a human being. 'They' is too confusing as it is also used for the plural. 'One' is slightly archaic, too formal to use in general

July is JulNoWriMo - July Novel Writing Month - an unofficial offshoot of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, an online competition to write 50,000 words in a month. Other variations include ScriptFrenzy, a competition to write a playscript in a month, a comic writer's competition and a long

In 1951 J.D. Salinger wrote his famous novel The Catcher in the Rye. It was proclaimed by hundreds of thousands as an amazing book a classic. But is it really a classic or maybe the worst book ever written?

Being a journalism student, I am all for individual freedoms. But there's a line to be drawn when it comes to violence and music. With growing crime rates, why do we need screaming ("singing") bands encouraging youth that killing is okay? If we want crime and killing to go down, why should we keep a

Young people often feel that they are negatively portrayed by the media. The media gets lots of news stories out of the threat from hoodies, youth knife crime, binge drinking in city centres and ASBOs being slapped on young people. Even some ‘good news’ stories are portrayed negatively such as t

When the invention of photography was announced in Paris in 1839, the artist Paul Delaroche stated that, “from today, painting is dead”. 169 years of painting since that time have proved Delaroche wrong however the initial announcement did change the way painters approached their art. They moved

Should societies integrate their immigrants into one, national life-style? Or should they instead embrace all the different cultures represented in the country?

In a college English course titled, "Recent Popular Literature", much discussion revolved around the the belief that literature and the written word is becoming a lost art. With the rapid advances in technology, there is little room left to give books, poetry, and other forms of text. Less people ar