The Common Room

The Tale Of Too Busy Teens

In the middle of June 2019, I found myself in the hospital. Less than five hours later, delirious and weak, I performed as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot, the lead role. I found myself wondering “why do I do this to myself? How did I allow myself to get to this point?”. [Keep reading...]

The Common Room: Microfibres are Choking Our Oceans

There are around 1.4 million trillion microplastics littering in our oceans today – and this number is continuing to grow with an estimated 6.4 million tons per year. However, it’s not all bad news, PARIS HENDERSON explains that there are a few things we as citizens can do to minimize the damage of microfibers.

The Common Room: Opinion – Turn Back Time

The Associate Minister of Education was challenged on the first official day of Youth Parliament 2019 by Youth MP Xavier Turner on the issue of Maori history and the NZ educational curriculum. This issue has come up again and again at Youth Parliament and we have to wonder what is really going on. Our Youth MPs are calling out for something to change and they are yet to be heard.