Book Review

Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways

Whoever says Tom Clancy to me will be answered with Splinter Cell. However, before the video games were a big hit, Tom Clancy wrote many books about espionage, war and Net Force. The Net Force Explorers is a spin-off of the official series.  Continue reading “Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways”

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Change the Classroom

How often have you asked yourself in class, what am I going to use this for? Indeed, just like every other student, we are asking ourselves constantly why am I learning this. Who cares if I don’t know how to use Pythagoras when I want to become a writer? Who cares that I don’t know how to spell when we have autocorrect?  Continue reading “Change the Classroom”

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Engaging in the Classroom

It is Monday morning. The teacher has been talking for over ten minutes in his monotonous voice. The subject is boring, who likes to discuss Shakespeare for more than two classes, let alone two whole units. I opened my thick Norton Anthology, put my head on the book and started snoozing.  Continue reading “Engaging in the Classroom”

Book Review

Review: The BFG

When my tutor told me that The BFG by Roald Dahl is an often read book in Year 7, I was a bit sceptic. I cannot remember reading the book myself, which means that at one point my parents must have read it to me. I thought: ‘How is it possible that high school students still read such a childish book?’ Continue reading “Review: The BFG”

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Settling in

The first week of a new year is always hectic. The second week, on the other hand, is always more relaxing. Somehow, professors understand that we cannot read 10 articles per subject so they have already cut down our workload. All the stress of the first week disappears and we really start to get into the nitty-gritty.  Continue reading “Settling in”