Lip Sync Videos 2015

The inter-house Lip Sync Competition took place last week, with hundreds of students sacrificing time at lunch, form time, and in some cases before and after school to perfect the art of singing without noise. Once again, performances attracted a full audience, with one judge commenting  “The standard was incredibly high this year and we struggled to narrow it down.  Deciding on the final four … Continue reading Lip Sync Videos 2015

The Race in Racial Unity

No one is born into this world hating another person because of that person’s cultural background, skin colour or religion. This hatred towards other races emerges further down the line as we form our own opinions, which are shaped by our different circumstances and experiences. We were all born as equals with unprejudiced minds. When then, did our racial prejudices begin to form? Racism springs … Continue reading The Race in Racial Unity

Racial Stereotyping: The Past, Present and Future

Racism. Racial Injustice. Racial Unity. It’s safe to say we’ve come a long way in terms of racism in the past century or so, with racist jokes and comments increasingly becoming taboo subjects. We’d like to believe that racism is no longer an issue in our society now, with all races generally unified. However, this might not be the case. Without a doubt, the drastic … Continue reading Racial Stereotyping: The Past, Present and Future

Cultural Unity Starts Small

When we think of cultural unity, we often neglect the importance of our everyday interactions. We only look at the bigger picture and see the influential movements, and the powerful individuals that have fought to abolish cultural segregation. We rarely think about how vital our own role is in this movement towards equality. However, the stigmas and prejudices that we have in society–predominantly caused by … Continue reading Cultural Unity Starts Small

Camp Diaries: Hillary Peer Support Leaders

Day 1 7:00 am – Bus 8:30 am – Barge 9:00 am – Arrival on Ponui Island 9:30 am – Orientation of island/rules/boundaries 10:30 am – Set up tents and sorted out luggage 12:00 pm – Game of volleyball 12:30 pm – Lunch 1:00 pm – Outies / orientation of day ahead 2:00 pm – Over land relay In the overland relay the camp groups … Continue reading Camp Diaries: Hillary Peer Support Leaders

Having Your Say: Why Your Voice Matters

Auckland’s 10 year budget details how $56.9 billion will be spent across Auckland over the next 10 years on transport, parks, libraries and more. That equates to a massive $38,000 for each and every one of us who lives in our city. Like it or not, how this money is spent is going to affect you—which is why you need to stand up, be heard … Continue reading Having Your Say: Why Your Voice Matters

Perfection is the Disease of a Nation

“Perfection is the Disease of a Nation” Yes, I just quoted Beyoncé to open this article. The vast majority of us have probably heard this song played on repeat on a local radio station, while mindlessly singing along as the Queen of Pop tells us that ‘pretty hurts’, and that ‘it’s the soul that needs the surgery’. Through repetition and adoration, her song lyrics are … Continue reading Perfection is the Disease of a Nation