ABOUT THE CAS RETREAT… NOT WHAT IT IS BUT WHAT IT DOES Either by pure coincidence or fate, it just so happened that I would be writing this article today, on the 28th of October — the one-month anniversary of the IB Juniors CAS Retreat. On this very day a month ago, forty-one students were packing..
Month: October 2017
Should You Join IB? Joining IB is a very hard choice that everyone has faced, or will soon face. This anxious feeling that you get thinking about how hard it’s gonna be as an IB student is one distinct feeling that I still remember. This feeling, along with the pressure of choosing the right courses..
Humans of AIS Uniqueness and creativity appeared to run dry in the minds of the NHS members this year. Due to the extreme proactivity of the AIS student body in recent years, it felt to us like every idea suggested was in some way unoriginal, or plain boring. Our goal was to provide a fresh..
Only The Beginning One of the many things that keep me awake at night, when the lights are off, my window is halfway open, and I can hear the cars as they pass by, or the distance sound of walking, is my potential. My potential keeps me up at night. One of the many fears..
If it wasn’t for the cost and expenses, everyone would be traveling. Visiting other countries or other cities within your country gives you time to escape your reality and enjoy a different scenery. However, could traveling have a bigger impact on our lives than just having fun? Traveling is beneficial in many ways, for example,..
A few months ago, I decided to change my eating habits and lifestyle for the better. This decision was to become a vegetarian. At first I was very unsure about making this choice because of my love and appreciation for other foods. However, my love for animal life and a healthy body were a priority..
Scattered Thoughts Two windows gaze out at the world. One is bustling and fizzling; The other is present but idle – Comatose. – One has seen and loved the imperial city that lies in the heart of Europe – a land rife with kaleidoscopic landscapes and treasures. Home. My Lieblingsstadt. The same window has also..
She Waits For Me (The Beggar Woman) The morning has barely broken, yet mourning screams silently from below. She waits for me. I wrest myself from restful bliss to a world rife with strife. She waits for me. I shower in streams of warmth. This warmth is selfish; it does not extend beyond extremities, and..
Surely all of you joining IB have heard something along the lines of “you have to be able to manage your time or else (fill in the blank)”. The odds are that so has everyone else around you, including me. As I am approaching my last couple of months as an IB student, I’ve never heard..
Hey Guys! Snacking is basically an essential to everyone all the time, am I right? And snacking tends to get out of hand sometimes when high-calorie, fattening foods are your go-to. To make sure you continue to enjoy snacks throughout the day without harming your body, here are 3 amazing “healthified” snacks that are great..
Attending School Through an iPad Attending school through an iPad might not be as glamorous as it seems. I had surgery 4 weeks ago, and because of that I was assigned to bed rest. Yet thanks to our school that has went the extra mile, I am currently attending school through an iPad, but unlike what..
Today, October 21st, AISE competed at a tournament in CAC. Four matches were played by 4 different schools, including AISE. To be honest, even though AIS lost, it was an exhilarating experience to be apart of. I have always loved being apart of something bigger than me as an individual. But I never thought that..
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it a rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul”. “BEEP BEEP”, goes your alarm to wake you up for school. You hit the snooze button and turn on your morning playlist to start getting ready. You..
The Ugly Selfie Let’s face it. Our trademark is social media. Every generation has its own label and its own personalized franchise. The 60’s hippies, 70’s disco, 80’s love, 90’s grunge; this generation’s is social media. From the humble beginnings of Facebook, Skype, and Twitter to the evolution of Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest. But is..
Do not be fooled by the headline, this isn’t one of your typical “global warming is a government conspiracy theory” articles. No, this is just my passionate but non-extreme opinions on the numbers proving the theory of climate change to be merely an environmentalist fear tactic. Well what proof do I have of this so-called..
I have never imagined that the time to apply for colleges would be so soon. The college application process is so hectic and demanding. You have to ask do so many things: ask for letters of recommendations, chase teachers, meet counselors, research colleges, worry about SAT, ACT, IELTS, and other test scores, write compelling personal..
Thankfully soon, the 21 st World Cup will be upon in the beautiful yet chilly Russia. Before I start, I must state, for legal purposes and to avoid abuse on the Internet after all my predictions turn out to be completely and embarrassingly wrong, that I am not a Football expert by any means and..
We tremble We shiver We wail We shake our heads to revive our lost thoughts But little do we know how truly long gone these thoughts of ours are Our beliefs Our concepts Our views Our ideas All waver in the unreachable distance Almost like a distant memory, they become obsolete They become relics at..
October 8th 2017 will be one of the most memorable moments in Egyptian football history. On this day, the Egyptian national football team managed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, in a nail biting last minute win. The FIFA World Cup is arguably the most prestigious football event in the world in which 32..
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, every student’s biggest worry upon entering Grades 11 and 12. What is the Scholastic Aptitude Test? One may ask. It’s what most known as the SAT. The SAT is one of the most mentally challenging tests any student takes upon their educational journey at school. 3 hours and 50 minutes in..