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The international student and the permanent guest

Marcel Wälde joins us this year as a 2018 alumni contributor. He says, “My IB diploma years have inspired me to question the narratives that art-historians have developed around the repository of visual artefacts … and to understand this questioning itself as a form of creative work.”

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The power of poetry

The inspiring story of a young immigrant and IB student who used poetry and women’s issues to integrate into a new society. Heaven be your body How you bleed sky How the sun sets where your eyes close How When you stand The flowers And the clouds of warm milk lean towards you How you […]

Se busca habitación interior

By Magdalena Ibañez  No os diré que la escritura creativa es un sendero hacia el pensamiento o que estimula nuestro entendimiento: la dura obviedad siempre me fue esquiva. Es nube imprecisa, lluvia fugitiva desnudarte lento, con consentimiento, abrazar la brisa del conocimiento con palabras nuevas y voz primitiva. Es vida en trazos gruesos fragmentada cayado […]

The lifelong learner in me

By Faten Serhan for World Poetry Day 2018 As a lifelong learner I begin, To develop vital skills and attitudes within. There are concepts and knowledge that I gain, And through my actions I can explain. Through my perspective, myself I express, And all my connections seem to progress. I reflect on the world and […]

I believe in simple truths

By Nargi Golashi I believe in simple truths, Like 1+1=2. I believe in facts, theorems, and postulates, For they are tools That help us understand The world around us just a little better. I believe in the laws of thermodynamics. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. So the same energy in me right now Has […]

Poetic words that count

By Nathan Omprasadham and Nimal de Silva What do mathematics and poetry have in common? Emotions are portrayed through poetry while mathematicians grapple with abstractness. But both mathematics and poetry seem to be searching for hidden patterns which ultimately ends up with beauty. Nathan Omprasadham, who is an IB Diploma Programme (DP) student of the Overseas […]

What is community service?

By Dominic Auciello Community service is something we all should do We need to help the old and young ones too Community service will benefit others Let us help our sisters and our brothers We all know the world is unfair Why not do our part and show we care? Let’s show the needy there […]