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“I want to encourage my community to never forget”

DP student is working to make sure that the world remembers the horrors of the Holocaust “Most of us have gone through school learning about the Holocaust from textbooks or from our teachers supplying us with facts,” says Natalie Viglucci, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student at Coral Gables High School, in Florida, US. “While this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Students take time out to focus on wellbeing

Therapy dogs, meditation and relaxation—a ‘Stress Fair’ explores healthy ways to cope during exams So many teenagers experience stress at some point; whether it be personal or school-related. Exam times can be especially difficult. That’s why students at Queensbury High School, New York, USA, organized a ‘Stress Fair’ to provide an outlet and help peers […]

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A journey to self-discovery

In the Diploma Programme (DP) students often have to make choices about which subjects to take and each IB diploma graduate has a different story behind these decisions. Alumnus Cynthia Claudia tells us about how she shaped her journey through the DP.

Students visit the National Gallery in London. The paintings are both by Bronzino: An Allegory with Venus and Cupid and Portrait of a Young Man

Exploring cultural connections via history of art

By Helen Wilford Art history is itself the study of the rich heritage of visual arts produced by human societies. When studying it as an IB Diploma Programme (DP) course, students get a uniquely interdisciplinary experience, with links to a wealth of other studies: literature, religion, science, architecture, language, technology, anthropology, archaeology and theatre. IB World Schools […]