The Dilemma of Social Media Addiction

By Olessya Sarkisov (2EA) Social media seems omnipresent in today’s world. It is fun to catch up with friends, follow the life of movie stars, as well as inform yourself on the subjects of your interest. It seems like it has always been this way. Yet, in a quite recent past the world lived without…

OPINION: Climate Change is Today!

By Céleste Merlin (2EA) Our Planet needs our help. Too many mistakes have been made and we need to take action for a better future. What is it? Climate change is a change in climate patterns. In a few decades, the level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere produced by the use of fossil fuels…

The (Short) History of the Black Lives Matter Movement for Students

By Myrtille Mallet (2EA) Today, Black Lives Matter is a global movement against systemic racism and racially motivated incidents of police violence that nearly everyone has heard of today, but in conversations wit many students (or adults!), many are unaware of its origins. Hippolyte, a 4eme student at La Tour, admits in an interview that…

Rules and Masks in Schools and Everyday Life

By Tiphaine Lecointe (2EA) On September 1, 2020, French students and teachers went back to school during the COVID-19global pandemic. Education Minister Jean Michel Blanquer said in a conference that he wanted to keep the schools “as normal as possible” while avoiding another Lockdown due to the spreading of the virus. However, this return to…

HARRY STYLES: An Icon for Today’s Generation

By Mariana JULIACI DE AMORIM (2EA) Thanks to his charisma, gender-bending style and old school rock inspired music, Harry Styles has made a strong comeback after One Direction’s hiatus in 2016. The former boy band member debuted as a solo artist three years ago, with the release of his self-titled album on May 12th 2017….

Student Perspective: “Rape Culture” in France

By Ines Pinton (2EA) Over the last few years, the term “rape culture” has become more and more prevalent in various media across the globe. But in France, some people are still confused by the term and have trouble understanding what it means and implies.  As gender equality issues are discussed more every day, understanding…

Fashion from the 60s to the 21st century

By Victoire Galtier Fashion refers to the styles of clothing that are currently popular. Always evolving and changing. In the 21st century, style trends of the fashion industry dominate the world more than ever before. Trends influence not only the way people dress, but also one’s choices in home decor, the makeup they purchase, and, in general,…

Coco Chanel: Who Was She Really?

By Anastasia Frilley (2EA) “Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love.Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.” – Coco Chanel Coco Chanel, the French fashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute couture foralmost six decades, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little blackdresses. But what is her story? Coco Chanel, named Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel,…

Student Perspective: How do Saturday DSTs affect students?

By Madeleine COMBOURIEU (2EA) Having tests on Saturday mornings is always a subject of debate among students, but let’s try to understand in more details what is at stake. Most fifteen-year-old students should have approximatively eight hours of sleep a night, but some get much less than that, either because they have difficulties falling asleep…

Student weighs in on bullying: BE SMART, DON’T START!

By Sixtine Cabri Wiltzer (2EA) Bullying is an intentional behavior that hurts and humiliates a person, either physically or emotionally. It can happen at school, in the community, or even online. One student, Charlotte Maizoue, describes bullying as when “someone makes you feel less about who you are as a person,” adding that it is…