About the Beirut Explosion: A Student Perspective

By Theo Tabet (1EA) On the 4th of August 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate caught fire and caused an explosion in Beirut Port. Over 200 people were killed and 6,500 more were injured. It was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history. The explosion was heard all across the middle east and was…

Investigation: How has COVID-19 Affected Elementary School Children?

By Clélia Lacarrière (2EA) How much of the news coverage on your feed has been taken over by COVID-19? Now, how many of these articles have been about children, the most mentally vulnerable part of the population? COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has greatly changed and affected the world in the past year, mainly causing…

The Impact of Covid-19 on Football

By Amedeo Baboin The 2020 COVID-19 Global Pandemic that was declared first in Wuan, China, quickly made its way to Europe in March, pausing the expansion of the football world for over three months. Its effects were multiple and, in some cases, catastrophic. Effect one: Atheletes loose endurance and muscle. A good and stable physical…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…