Interviewing two Heroes

Summer Holidays are close, but so is the Course des Héros! This event which brings people together to run for different charities is less than three weeks away. To celebrate the work of charities and events like this one, I decided to interview two people participating in the Course des héros. The first one is…

Australia’s new plan to save Koalas

On the 7 of May 2018, in New South Wales, a state of Australia, it was announced that a large amount of money will be taken from the £300 million budget dedicated to save the great coral reef, in order to save the koalas. In fact, around £25 million will be used to save the…

Palestine- Israel Conflict

70 years after the creation of the Israeli state, the United States of America recognized Jerusalem as the country’s official capital. On Monday the 14th, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to Donald Trump, attended the opening ceremony of the US embassy. As the American and Israeli officials celebrated, demonstrations in…

Avengers: Infinity War

The Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel’s most awaited franchise THERE WILL NEVER be another movie like Avengers: Infinity War. Not because of the graphics and details (even though they are extremely impressive) but because of the years of work that lead to this incredible movie and because of the fact that no other studio may ever…

NBA Showdown!

The National Basketball Association (NBA)’s finals are dawning upon the basketball fans from all around the world. As of Monday 28th of May 2018, the Cleavland Cavaliers are already qualified and are waiting for the Western finals to end to know who they will face. The structure of the playoffs in the NBA are unique….

Course des Heros

Each year, La Tour has a tradition: support a humanitarian association. This year, we are helping the association Aïda “La jeunesse unie contre les cancers de L’Enfant” through La course des Héros. Aïda is the first association to be created by European high school students. It was created in 2015 by Léa Moukanas, a La…

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, born in 1929 (now 89 years old), is a Japanese artist who is self-described as an “obsessional artist”. She is known for her exaggerated and obsessive use of polka dots and for her “infinity installations”. She is a painter, sculptor and performance artist. She began painting as a child by herself, however, at…

Arsene Wenger: The end of a 22 year old football reign

Almost a month ago, french manager Arsene Wenger announced that he will leave Arsenal at the end of this season, putting an end to his 22-year spell with the Gunners. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of…

Rail strikes drag on, but French government stands firm

It’s starting to get long. Employees of the SNCF national rail company and civil servants have been protesting against President Macron’s labour reforms for over a month. Indeed, the French government is planning to put an end to the exceptional benefits enjoyed by rail workers. These include early retirement, extra vacation days and free travel…

Museums 2.0

Today, regular expositions in museums do not attract many visitors, especially young ones. However, to parry this issue, Culturespaces (a French firm dedicated to the valorization of artworks and historical monuments), offers an alternative just in the center of Paris, in the 11th Arrondissement. Indeed, at 38 rue Saint Maur, can be found the “Atelier…

Chaos on May Day

As May Day was being celebrated worldwide, Macron’s political opponents and unions marched through the streets of Paris to protest against the President’s politics. May Day has a long history of bringing workers together since the French Revolution took place. This year was no exception as more than 20 000 people marched according to the…

Loss of Privacy on the Internet

  Safety on the internet and on social media has been a big question recently. A few weeks ago, a company named Cambridge Analytica hacked Facebook. It stole personal data from about 80 million accounts of users in North America; the ad firm accessed and retained the information without any permission. This is only one…