Month: April 2016

Why is Smoking Harmful?


Statistics show that about 400,000 people die per year because of smoking. Smoking causes many damages to a person and to the environment in many different ways. The following are some points that will demonstrate how smoking can harm a person. Smoking leads to cancer: Smoking leads to cancer of the nose, mouth, larynx (voice..

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The Murder of Giulio Regeni


As you may have heard, an Italian Cambridge student named Guilio Regeni’s mutilated body was found in a ditch alongside the Cairo-Alexandria highway on February 3rd, 2016. His body displayed marks of severe, tremendous torture. This includes cigarette burns, cuts, scratches, larger burn marks, broken ribs, legs, arms, shoulder blades, and stab wounds. The autopsy..

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Exordium to Society


As we look around ourselves, what do we see? Our friends chatting, laughing, getting caught up with the latest Hollywood trends, deciding which pictures to post on Instagram, and so on so forth. It has come to my attention, for a while now actually, how society nowadays has this deceptive façade that seems to be..

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Maybe not today or tomorrow, maybe not any time soon, but there will come a morning, where you see the sun shining, brightly just for you, you will look at people, and no longer think of them as, humans, but as poetry, you will no longer find sleep, an escape, but a planting ground, for..

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Which Is Better?


Which one are you: oldest, youngest or in the middle? Some people say that being the oldest is worst. Others say being the youngest is worst. I personally thought being the middle child was worst, but now I see that they all have their own flaws. Being the oldest child is a pain. Your parents..

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5 Famous YouTubers


Did you know that YouTube is the third most visited site on the internet? And for good reason. It is home to the most entertaining people ON THE PLANET! Some of them are rich because of YouTube. Some of them are famous worldwide! So, let me take you through a list of 5 Famous YouTubers..

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Sleep Disorders


Sleep: “A condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.” – New Oxford American Dictionary We, as humans, acquire our energy primarily through sleep. Why do we need..

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BY NOUR ALTOUKHI Let me tell you the story of one of the most frustrating yet sadly enlightening moments of my life. Let me tell you the story of my first time… My first time doing a unit on feminism in an Arab classroom. It started off as I had anticipated. Presentations on the weakened..

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In two days’ time, this will be it. It’ll be when you can finally show your mother how much you love her and how grateful you are that she puts up with you (not that you shouldn’t already be doing so the rest of the year). March 21st marks Mother’s Day, the day where all..

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Majesty, This Is Your Throne


You’re my mother A goddess of beauty The base of my life You’re everything My mother, My queen, my angel from up above You’re an imperfect human being A rightful, divine woman You’ve got the incredible mind of a girl The elite attitude of a woman And the high class of a lady You’re beautiful..

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Maria Sharapova


On March 12, Maria Sharapova, the professional Russian tennis player, ranked #7 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association, was provisionally banned as a result of her failing a drug test in the Australian open. Before sport events, the athletes are tested, usually by the World Anti-Doping Agency, to confirm that they are not..

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Space Exploration


Through the course of years, mankind has spent huge sums of money on space explorations. This has raised much debate whether these funds are justifiable or not. Some people think scientists should stop exploring space and focus more on improving life on earth, while others believe scientists should continue investigating outer space. The question then..

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10 Reasons Why Social Media is Destroying Humans

Banksy's famous depiction of the increasing human reliance on social media as a source of self-worth.

Distracts people while driving. People might get into major accidents because of how  drivers focus on their phones. Stalking. People can get stalked very easily.   Addiction. People can get truly addicted to social media. Recent studies show its addictive properties come from the positive reinforcement we receive from it. This addiction continues as  major..

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AIS Talent Show 2016


On Wednesday, January 20th of 2016, the AIS high school had its annual talent show. There were singers, dancers, musicians, poets, and above all our seniors definitely put on quite a show with their Senior Act. Amazing performances were done by our singers, H Francis, Farida Hamza and Dana Kosber Mariam Ibrahim, Naglaa El Banhawy,..

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Why You Should Be Listening to Florence & the Machine’s New Album


If you haven’t already listened to the indie rock magic that is Florence Welch’s new album, then you most definitely should. Even if you aren’t into indie rock, you should still listen to this album. How Big How Blue How Beautiful is nothing short of Florence + the Machine’s impeccable reputation. I cannot say that..

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One of Life’s Vexing Ordeals: Stress


Stress: A common yet vexing nemesis or enemy to living matter. What exactly is stress though? Stress, according to the dictionary, is “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” Stress is somewhat similar to or linked to depression and anxiety. With finals coming up at AIS and..

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