Archive for the ‘General Interest’ Category
Zeanne Mendoza | December 6, 2014
Interstellar, the long awaited movie! I let out a sigh of relief with the notion that I wouldn’t need to attend chemistry class later! I’ll be honest; my knowledge of the movie was rather limited up until a field trip to watch it came along. The pre-movie trailers alleviated the tension amongst our exorbitantly large Astronomy Club group; I had no idea what I was in for, neither did the rest who watched it with me.
By Edeline D’Souza, 19 March 2013
A blank page, the blinking cursor.
An oblivion of so much potential, but nothing tangible, of ideas that could be, and ideas glorified, of false starts and backspaces. This is an ode to writing.
By Neiha S Khan Lasharie, 13 March 2013
It’s hard for me to take good news at face value. I’m pretty sure I can’t be the only person to think this way – I lower my expectations about everything so much that I will refuse to believe that something amazing has happened to me until I have solid, tangible proof of it. Of course, that isn’t always possible. Not all good things are tangible.
Jennifer writes about the recent TEDxYouth@WinchesterLive2013 event, as well as the importance of being constantly curious.
By Teresa Francis, February 27 2013
It is the human condition to seek company, to search for purpose. We long for someone to relate to, for someone whose soul mirrors our own. Reading always starts off simple.
By Neiha Lasharie, 7 February 2012
Try everything. A lot of people downplay the importance of names, but then why do you have people who change their names later on in life? Because a name is just that important – it is your identity beyond your personality, your talents, your ambitions and goals and accomplishments.
By Shenny Pieries, 1 February 2013
There’s the transcendent sense of tenderness you feel toward a person who sparks your interest. There’s the sublime feeling of relief and reward when that interest is returned. There are the flowers you buy and the poetry you write and the impulsive trip you make to the other side of the world just so you can spend 48 hours in the presence of a person who’s far away.
Shennin Pieries, 29 September 2012
She sat there idly in the corner of a bleak hospital waiting room. The walls were tinted a faded hue of grey and lime green. The florescent lights above her buzzed aggravatingly and flickered every two minutes.
By Winston Vicente
If you were in a Las Vegas casino and you were on the roulettes, which colour would you bet on? The Red or the Black?
On Sept. 5, Jason Silva visited our school. For those who don’t know who he is, Jason has been described as a Wonder Junkie, an Epiphany Addict, a Remixer of Optimism, a Curator of ideas, innovation and awe, and a latter-day Carl Sagan. Here’s Neiha Lasharie’s blog post about her reaction to Jason’s visit.
Teresa Francis, 30 August 2012
It is hard to summarize ancient Greek mythology. We know everything about them through Hesoid’s epic poem Theogony. Learning about it does make you come to terms with this fact- our human need for drama, for complicated and messy relationships, they’re not recent. They date all the way back to the Ancient Greeks.
Rohan Roberts, 15 April ’11
Katie stared at the night sky. It was a majestic sight. The celestial empire stared back with infinite splendour and infinite indifference.
Rohan Roberts, 15 March ’11
Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder? Do the objects of the universe have an inherent beauty that lies beyond the need for human apprehension? To what extent are we genetically predisposed to consider something beautiful? Do we truly have free will in our apprehension of beauty?
Girisha Gidwani, 4th February ’11
Fanciful musings about what people from the past would say to people of the present.
Priyanka Lopez, 25 Sept. ’10
Priyanka describes her experience this summer working with children at the Dubai Community Theatre and Art Centre.
Leah Elizabeth Simon, 14 Sept. ’10
Monsoonal rains, summer camp, and new-born kittens are some of the events that Leah encountered.
Jurgienne Arizza, 14 Sept. ’10
I expected this summer to come and go without any worries, not counting the nagging ennui and the constant paranoia of brain deterioration. Being trapped within Dubai’s sandy grip and withstanding the sweltering heat is no easy feat, regardless of how many summers one has spent in the area.
Rohan Roberts, 17 June ’10
How would a sceptical and sophisticated science teacher like Mr. Manoj react to the possibility that someone was trying to put a hex on him? That is exactly what Mr. Green and Mr. Roberts set out to discover.
Rohan Roberts, 5th June 2010
Why do we help others? Are humans inherently good or evil? How do we reconcile our cooperative behaviour and our violent aggression? Why do we put our lives at risk to save strangers?