OPINION: What if we just were authentic?

By Margot HERTOGHE Fear. Think about the fact that these four letters create one simple word that can stop you from performing miracles! Think about the fact that this word is strong enough to prevent us from being ourselves. Why are we so afraid? More specifically, why can’t we rebel against this fear that is…

The Poetry By Heart Competition

By Louis ROBERTSON and Clemence BRENEOL-GUILLERM While all EA students from 6e to 2nde are required to participate in the Poetry By Heart Competition at the class-level by reciting a poem in front of his/her classmates and literature teacher, only a few move on to the inter-class competition. And from there, only the best in…

PACMUN

By Béatrice Mourre and Angelina Hass-Richarte Once again, this past March, a group of 4EA students participated in PACMUN (Paris Collège Model United Nations), a political conference that takes place each year at the American School of Paris in Saint Cloud. This conference imitates the United Nations and works to initiate the students to international relations. Participating students debated on important…

Harvard Model Congress Europe: Expectations vs. Reality

By Tiphaine Gentil Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in a model Congress, run by some of the world’s brightest university students? Harvard Model Congress Europe has the answer. Every year, many of La Tour’s Anglophone Section students from 3e to 1ère are given the chance to take part in…

Anglophone Section Debate Club

By Arnaud Prevert This year, Ms. Andrea Clarke, one of the newest Anglophone Section teachers, helped to create the newest activity in the Section: the AS Debate Club. Ms. Clarke describes it as “a space for students to think critically, formulate arguments and most importantly, remain calm under pressure.” So how does a debate club…

CANADA IS WAITING FOR YOU!

By Bojidar Bojanov   Open and welcoming to international students, Canada offers affordable (compared to American schools) and high-quality education, thus creating a competitive admission environment. The country has a wide variety of universities with many different specialties. Numerous post-secondary institutions offer programs in French, further attracting students from France. The application process is a…

Too many languages’ classes in La Tour?

By Eva Dubourg November 5 th , 2018 La Tour has built an ambitious program promoting languages’ classes. Today, everyone in La tour has the choice between 8 languages at different levels including bilingual sections. This program is recognized in France and abroad, attracting more and more students. But does this priority to languages jeopardize…

REPEAT AFTER ME: UMGABABA !

By Charlotte BERGELIN Ever considered launching a far reaching charity initiative? In October, a group of eighteen representatives from La Tour – 14 students and 4 teachers – literally did, in every sense of the word “far”. Under the Habitat for Humanity banner, they flew their way for almost 12 hours to South Africa to build…

Habitat for Humanity

  “The mark of a truly great society is one that takes care of the least”. These were the words of Millard and Linda Muller, the creators of the organization. Habitat for Humanity was created in 1976 in the United States by a lawyer and his wife. The point of the association was to help…

Seconde supporting a new association !

By Heloise Toulan   This year, the seconde will be supporting the association « Petits Princes ». La Tour organizes this partnership to push the students to be caring and helpful citizens today and for after. On Tuesday the 16th of October, Anaïs and Anne-Marie, from Petits Princes came to introduce the association and explain the project…

The future starts now!

By: Augustin NATON A new year started at the Institut de La Tour. While students are trying to adapt to the new rhythm of their class and making a good start to the year, some already have to think ahead, two years ahead to be precise. Those are the 1ère students, especially the Anglophone Section…

The anglophone section, a growing team

By ROMANE GORNET and QUITERIE BONNET La Tour’s Anglophone Section is growing this year! Indeed, two great teachers have joined the team a few months ago. Ms.Clarke and Ms.Swinnen were interviewed, and revealed their personal background, and their impressions so far! Ms. Clarke was born in Npopo, South Africa, and has lived most of her…