YourScope

A STUDENT-LED INITIATIVE TO SIMPLIFY GLOBAL NEWS
WELCOME TO YOURSCOPE!

YourScope is a student-led initiative which aims to inform students through the distribution of accessible and relevant articles on current affairs. Contributors express their thoughts on important global news through well-informed articles. All articles are sorted into 'Explained', 'Opinion', and 'Interviews' for clarity. 

 

We hope to recruit more international contributors, and foster an increased passion for global politics and international affairs from students around the world.

HAPPY READING!
Maia and Kareena

Who's Who?

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Email us at: info@yourscope.org

Maia Harrison - Founder and Editor

Hi! 

I'm Maia, and I'm in year 13 studying the International Baccalaureate in the UK. I'm incredibly passionate about journalism, women's rights, and have a particular interest in American politics. 

My main reason for founding YourScope was to get more teens aware of and involved in current affairs in a proactive way; it's our future after all.

Please don't hesitate to comment on my articles with your thoughts on the issue -- debates are encouraged!

Kareena Kamdar - Founder

Hi everyone! 

I'm Kareena, I'm currently taking A levels in Economics, Geography, Maths and Further Maths AS. I'm particularly interested in examining geopolitics, behavioural economics as well as global trade. 

I was inspired to create YourScope due to the increasing number of unread The Economist articles piling up on my desk, and wanted to provide information targeted at students. I endeavour that this website will shine a light on current issues as well as some of the hidden gems in the realm of economics.

Laura Beaumont - Contributor

Laura Beaumont is an avid activist of human rights, a debater and public speaker. She is currently in Year 12 studying History, Philosophy and Ethics, Politics and Maths and her love of writing essays has inspired her love of writing articles. Moreover, she invented writing, the aeroplane and the internet, was the first person to reach Mars and the North Pole, which she completed on the same day. She has also written one hundred highly regarded books and is likewise a greater teller of stories – but not all of them are true, much like this biography.

Emma Boyden - Contributor

Hi everyone! I'm Emma and I'm 16 years old.

I am deeply passionate about History (in particular the Enlightenment and Mao's China) as well as current affairs. Currently, I’m highly involved in Amnesty International, so human rights are very close to my heart and will hopefully be the subject of some of my future articles. Despite being raised in the UK, I was born in the States, and am a huge believer (and I mean to the extent that it’s embarrassing) in freedom of speech, and have a keen interest in all topics relating to it - ranging from cultural appropriation to our right to applaud. 

If you disagree with any of my views, please please please feel free to leave me a comment as (I’m sure my friends can confirm) I love a good debate! 

Anna Hardy - Contributor

Hi everyone! I’m Anna, I’m 17 years old and am currently taking A levels in English, History, Philosophy and Politics. I hope to read Law at university in the UK, and therefore have a particular interest in the legal side of current affairs or historical events, and will hopefully be bring this perspective into some of my future articles.

I’m British, but was born and spent the vast majority of my childhood living in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, I speak incredibly basic (that’s code for, “absolutely no”) Mandarin/Cantonese and I’m fully aware of how disappointing that is, so apologies in advance!

Tirenioluwa Odubiyi - Contributor

I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and am fascinated by how the social sciences and humanities help us understand the world and each other. My areas of interest include African politics, human geography, sociology and anthropology. I also am an avid reader, with my reading list including great storytellers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Harper Lee, Toni Morrison and Andrea Levy. I write articles exploring topics such as racism, immigration and gender equality hoping to shed a light on these issues in the context of Nigeria and Africa in general.

Alice Jamal - Contributor

Hello! My name is Alice, I'm 17 and I am currently taking A Levels in English, Theatre Studies, Politics and History. I'm hoping to either go to Drama School or study English & Drama at university. I am known to be incredibly opinionated regarding issues ranging from intersectional feminism, how to make the perfect cup of tea, socialism and why Hercules is possibly the most underrated Disney film.  I'd love to hear your views on my articles, so don't hesitate to comment!

Regina Agard-Brathwaite - Contributor

Hola everyone! My name is Regina, I am 17 and from London. I am currently in year 12 and am studying English Literature, Politics and Spanish (hence the Spanish greeting!).  I am super into media and especially theatre and hope to direct plays and films in the future. As a black female I see that there is a lot of wrong going on in this world and I believe that the arts have an integral role in changing society's viewpoints. After all art is by the people for the people! #wakandaforever

Charlotte Cheah - Contributor

Hello! I'm Charlotte, and I am taking A levels in French, German and Math. I am interested in Linguistics and hope to read it later on at university. I also absolutely love both the French and German cultures and hope to give an insight into a few current and past events from these societies that we do not hear so much about in England. 

Ahmed Eltair - Contributor

Hey Everyone! I'm Ahmed, I'm 17 years old and I'm from Egypt. I'm currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program, studying Economics, Business & management and Computer Science. I'm really passionate about politics in the MENA and the U.S, human rights and social justice. Moreover, I intend to take a double major in economics and global politics at university. I hope you all enjoy reading my articles, and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.  

Lizzie Thresh - Contributor

Ello ello! I’m Lizzie and I’m from Bermuda. I’m in Year 12, currently studying Religious Studies, English and French. I’m hoping to read Theology and Philosophy at university and my articles at YourScope will be more focused on the religious aspects of global news, particularly in France and other European countries, so you’ll be seeing some fairly juicy stories from me! I’m always happy to debate, argue, explain my points etc so if you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment!

Za Kosobucki - Contributor

Hi everyone! My name is Za and I am currently studying Economics, History, Politics and Maths for A-Level. My favourite section on Netflix is documentary, meaning anything from Making a Murderer to Wild Wild Country. You will probably be able to see this in my writing as I enjoy US politics and any type of conspiracy theory. I plan to study in America for university which also helps me with my favourite topics.

Please feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about my articles or if you want recommendations on ways to waste hours on conspiracy theory videos!

Hi everyone! My name is Za and I am currently studying Economics, History, Politics and Maths for A-Level. My favourite section on Netflix is documentary, meaning anything from Making a Murderer to Wild Wild Country. You will probably be able to see this in my writing as I enjoy US politics and any type of conspiracy theory. I plan to study in America for university which also helps me with my favourite topics.

Please feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about my articles or if you want recommendations on ways to waste hours on conspiracy theory videos!

Helena Shilson - Contributor

My name is Helena Shilson. I'm currently in year 12, studying for A-levels in History, English and French. I'm really passionate about International Relations and I'm hoping to study it at university in order to expand my current interests in global politics and conflict resolution. At present, I am particularly focused on the relationship between international human rights and foreign policy - an interest blossoming from the EPQ I am writing which will explore the extent of the systemic persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. I hope you'll enjoy reading what I have to say. :)

Isabelle Mathews - Contributor

Hi! I’m Isabelle, I’m 17 years old and taking A-Levels in Maths, Biology, History and Chemistry. My areas of interest are women’s rights, human rights and international affairs. This coupled with my study of history led me to delve deeper into post-colonialism and its long lasting political, social and economic effects. I aim to bring these topics into my future articles and I hope you will enjoy reading them.

Tabby Boyton - Contributor

Hi there! My name is Tabby Boyton, I was born in Cheltenham and grew up in Hong Kong. Currently, I'm a sixth-form student studying History, Politics and Philosophy. In addition, I've written an EPQ on what the legal implications of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. I hope to read Law at university, and as a result have a interest in the legal aspects of current affairs.

Divya Annathurai - Contributor

Hi! I'm Divya, and I will be contributing a lot of news from India for this magazine. I'm interested in feminism and LGBT+ rights, and I hope to cover those angles as well. Other than that, my hobbies include reading avidly and consoling myself that I will actually write a book once I'm done with the IB and don't have schoolwork piled up all the way to my nose.

Jiya Chathley - Contributor

Hi! I'm Jiya. I'm 14 years old. I am of Indian origin (love indian food!), was born in South Africa and lived there until I was 10 (the best childhood) and currently reside in the UK. I am interested in writing about the current sociopolitical environment (domestic and international) - its interesting, thought provoking, very debatable and rapidly changing. I am not 100% sure of the subjects I am going to pursue further  at school but I am always eager to voice my thoughts and opinions. I'd greatly appreciate all of your views on my articles and any constructive criticism you would like to give!

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