YOUniversity

For many year 13s, the end of schooling life at Macleans and the start of university is rapidly approaching. So, this week’s Student Space article will include a few questions and answers about university (and life in general) that might be relevant to you. Am I picking the right degree? Unfortunately, there is no way for anyone to know for certain whether they’re picking the … Continue reading YOUniversity

Model United Nations Assembly 2015

During the two long and hectic days at the annual Model United Nations Assembly conference, we’ve witnessed heated debates about global political issues, as well as enjoyed the showcase of extravagant national costumes and shameless bribing tactics involving food and fake money. This year, Macleans delegates represented Canada, Tonga and South Africa and tackled gruelling problems concerning ISIS, tax havens and the Crimean crisis. The debate … Continue reading Model United Nations Assembly 2015

Interview: Spelling Bee National Finalist, Clarissa Wiratmadja

Macleans College News Interview with Clarissa Wiratmadja, a New Zealand Spelling Bee national finalist. You went to Wellington last year for nationals, can you recap how it felt going as a representative of Macleans? The Auckland Regionals were really, really easy – I felt like I got really lucky, for some reason. For example, Manvinder [Kaur] (another competitor) got at least one hard word – I … Continue reading Interview: Spelling Bee National Finalist, Clarissa Wiratmadja

Mr. Bowie: On the Link Between the Humanities and the Sciences

Mr. Bowie, an English and Social Studies teacher, talks about his personal opinions regarding the relationship between the humanities and the sciences.   While achieving high grades in the sciences in high school, Mr. Bowie felt intensely passionate about the humanities throughout his studies. After studying a range of subjects in university, Mr. Bowie felt unwilling to let go of the subjects that he loved, … Continue reading Mr. Bowie: On the Link Between the Humanities and the Sciences

For and Against: The Bali Nine Debate

Below are some of the main arguments for and against the application of the death penalty in the recent “Bali Nine” drug trafficking case. The Argument For the Death Penalty Drug trafficking is a serious problem in Indonesia. Currently, 4.5 million Indonesians need to be rehabilitated due to illicit or illegal drug use, and 40 to 50 young people die each day from the same … Continue reading For and Against: The Bali Nine Debate

Freddie Gray’s spotlight for inequality

Following days of civil unrest and riots in Baltimore, the criminal charges for Freddie Gray’s death have been filed against six policemen. The death has been ruled as a homicide. It is important for us to keep up to date on what happened and how it impacts society today and tomorrow. On April 12th 2015 at 8.45am, Freddie Gray was arrested by the Baltimore Police … Continue reading Freddie Gray’s spotlight for inequality