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…

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….

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…

La Tour students travel to Greece

By Clelie JEUX During the first week of the spring break, 27 Terminale students and two Première students went to Greece with Ms. Cournarie, a Literature and Classical Greek teacher who had been carefully organizing the trip for several months. Ms Cournarie explained that she adores Greece and even though she plans this trip every…

Trip to the East: from Paris to Kiev and St Petersburg

By Laetitia DE SEZE Over a period of two weeks in February, 20 La Tour students left France for an incredible journey. After an early flight that left at 6 a.m. from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, they finally arrived in Kiev, Ukraine. “The atmosphere was calm and we were nervous because the exchange students were…

La Tour German students travel to Trostberg, Germany

By Louis ROBERTSON From February 15-22, two German classes from La Tour left Paris to experience a week in Trostberg, Germany. 25 students left with German teacher, Frau Braatz and AND, Ms. Dunet to discover more about the Bavarian culture. The lucky students visited Munich and Salzburg as well as the little town of Trostberg….

Arriba Spain! La Tour Spanish students travel to Andalucía

By Béatrice MOURRE From  February  17 to February 22, all La Tour Seconde students take a cultural and linguistic trip to a European country as part of “European Week”. Students studying Spanish in LV2 went on a great trip to Andalucía in which they stayed with host families living in Sevilla. They also took two…

The Anti-Food Wasting Project at La Tour

By Juliette Guérard Food waste is a problem that can be solved with everyone’s help. The first step of this project is awareness. To bring a solution, people must be aware of how important they are in this issue. That is why, for one week in February, La Tour sets up a campaign to help…

Semaine de la Presse: Any future journalists at La Tour?

By Samuel DILLEY For the 30th consecutive year, the French Ministry of Education organized La Semaine de la Presse et des médias dans l’école on the theme of L’information sans frontière. From March 18-23, 2019, each school organized events which introduced students to the world of journalism. Ms. Coppalle and Ms. Barbon, the school librarians,…

Prix Folio at La Tour

By Angelina Hass-Richarte Did you know that only 16% of French students aged 12 to 17 choose to read of their own will? Since 2016, the publishing house Folio organizes its Prix des lycéens. Every year, French high school students vote for their favorite novel from a selection of six books published that year. The…

La Tour Talent Show

By Clémence BRENEOL-GUILLERM In just a few short weeks, an amazing artistic event “La Nuit des Talents” will take place at La Tour. It will be the seventh consecutive year that this talent show has taken place, and hopefully, it will not be the last one. The talent show will gather all La Tour’s community:…

The Prix Littéraire for a sensitive and responsible view of the world

By Margot HERTOGHE This year’s entries of the 7th edition of the La Tour Prix Littéraire, (a literary competition organized every two years, alternating with the Prix d’Art Oratoire) impressed the jury with the students’ ability to express their doubts about today’s society and to imagine dystopias in order to understand how we might build…