“Trash is everywhere. Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette butts litter the environment, choke wildlife, and threaten our planet. By combining technology, social awareness and art, the Litterati is tackling this ever-escalating problem one piece of litter at a time.” Litterati is a virtual way using Instagram to map where litter is; it works..
Month: April 2014
10 Reasons to love your solitude: “Our bodies deserve to be more than war-torn and collateral, offering this f***dom as a pathetic means to say… I only know how to exist when I am wanted” This is an excerpt from “Body Love,” spokenpoetry, by Mary Lambert. This poem stimulated a clutter of thoughts in..
On April 28, 2014, the AIS had it’s very first pop concert! Music students played multiple pop songs, ranging from slow songs, to up beat ones The high school Jazz Band performed a series of songs, including some classic Beatles songs. Moreover, the high school girls choir presented the audience with an exceptional performance as..
Comfort Zones are really convenient places. Our comfort zones are beautiful. However, they are also limiting. They limit us and they confine us.You may think confinement can only be negative, but our comfort zones are in fact a confinement. We don’t feel confined or imprisoned when in our comfort zones, we don’t feel it.We, as..
There are many men in the Igbo culture who are egotistical and Okonkwo was one of those men. As I was told by on one my court messengers, Okonkwo was appreciated by his barbaric tribe, which only proves that he was the greatest barbarian amongst them. This man with an adolescent mentality has killed a..
What is she saying? What are they doing? My vision of paradise was a bit of a blur And the two men already had hold of me. “Now just keep calm;” I struggle, The men were already dragging me toward heaven, Away from her dulcet voice. Let me go! Let me talk for a minute!..
Karem Mahmoud was one of the most renowned and admired composers in Egyptian history. Born on the 16th of Match, 1922, near the coastal city of Alexandria, he was deemed a musical prodigy by his music professors at an early age. He eventually mastered multiple complex songs by Sayed Darwish, and many more. His skills..
Today is 25th of April, meaning that today is Sinai Day. During 6th of October, the Egyptians were able to show the world that the Egyptians are strong and are able to fight for their rights. At the time Egyptians did not fully control Sinai, however, after a couple of years , in 1982, the..
Mark your calendars! Egypt’s first environmental fair is what is next to come. In an attempt to benefit their community and raise awareness on reducing Egypt’s resource consumption, a group of IB students from various schools around Egypt decided to put together a project that will culminate into a big event in May. The event..
Wednesday April 16th, 2014 was Egyptian Day here at AIS! If you were wondering why you saw so many High School students dressed up in Gelebeyas, now you know why. Egyptian Day is an annual tradition that takes place at AIS, sponsored by the Candles of My Country (CoMC) committee, organized by Ms. Susan..
On the 23rd of April, the AIS Jazz Band performed at the courtyard and the lunchroom. The band consists of high school students, and their teacher Mr. Brad Regier. The students played a wide range of songs, taking the audience to a whole new place; they were no longer simply sitting in a lunchroom, but..
There are two different types of people in the world. There are people who are involved with the environment and actively engage with others to spread awareness, and there are those who are ignorant of the dangers posed by global warming. As human beings, it’s our duty to take a stand and protect our environment..
Only a few days ago on the 17th of April marked the death of the widely acclaimed author ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez.’ He not only wrote novels, however he participated in screenwriting, journalism and a collection of short stories as well. Marquez was widely accepted through the eyes of the public when he was awarded the..
Easter is one of many religious holidays celebrated all around the world. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and as well fertility. This holiday is also referred to as a “movable feast”, since there isn’t a fixed date for when it is celebrated. However, it falls between specific ranges of time. The Western celebrates..
The National Honor Society is an international organization that praises excellent students with cumulative GPAs of 3.6 and above. The NHS is made up of four criteria: leadership, scholarship, service, and character. Over a million students worldwide are members of NHS, and fortunately our very own AIS students are a part of this wonderful organization…
It’s March Madness Panthers, and you all know what that means! No, it isn’t the main breeding season for hare in Europe, or the NCAA Basketball Competition. It’s that time of year where all High School students are exempted from their last period class every Thursday for the remainder of that month to attend school..
One of the main controversial topics is whether female genital mutilation is considered a cultural practice or, would it be considered one of the human rights violations. Female genital mutilation is mostly dominant and popular in Africa, especially in Sub- Saharan Africa. The population of women who are circumcised in Africa lies between eighty million..
How often do you actually feel thankful to have a family? Nine times out of ten, the answer is not enough. Unfortunately, we need special holidays in order for us to commemorate and honor all that these special people do for us. Maybe the fact that every two seconds around the globe, a child is..