Review: “The Addams Family” Musical

This year, the Macleans College Drama and Music Department pushed the annual musical in a new direction. With the arrival of new HOF’s of Music and Drama Mr Miles and Dr Luton, things were sure to be shaken, if not stirred. A lot of skepticism surrounded the new approach to the ‘genre’ that had been chosen this year. Many people familiar with Maclean’s past musical … Continue reading Review: “The Addams Family” Musical

Putting the ‘Pro’ in Procrastination: A guide

Putting the ‘Pro’ in Procrastination: A controversial guide. The word procrastination is often an interesting one. For a rare few, it is a friend. But for the majority, it is seen as a foe. The word itself when defined is a neutral one, but because it is associated with negative things it has gained itself a bad reputation. One question people especially students are asking … Continue reading Putting the ‘Pro’ in Procrastination: A guide

App Guide: Stress Relief – ‘Clash of Clans’, ‘Peel Smart Remote’ and ‘Fabulous’

In our fourth Student Survival Guide to Apps we look at apps for stress relief –
‘Clash of Clans’, ‘Peel Smart Remote’ and ‘Fabulous’.

This one is for all you stressed people out there. We all know there will be times- especially in college life, when we will be so stressed out about everything! School studies, social media, relationships…THAT is when YOU need to just sit back relax and play…CLASH OF CLANS! Continue reading App Guide: Stress Relief – ‘Clash of Clans’, ‘Peel Smart Remote’ and ‘Fabulous’

App Guide: Subject Orientated – ‘Duolingo’ and ‘Tuner Lite’

In our third Student Survival Guide to Apps we look at subject orientated apps – ‘Duolingo’ and ‘Tuner Lite’.

When I was small, I dreamed of learning all the languages in the world. Now, I’ve pretty much given up on that dream. BUT if you are travelling to a foreign country and would like to learn some useful phrases, or still persevering with Spanish (like I am) at school, try Duolingo. Continue reading App Guide: Subject Orientated – ‘Duolingo’ and ‘Tuner Lite’

App Guide: Organisation – ‘Microsoft OneNote’ and ‘Scannable’

In our second Student Survival Guide to Apps we look at apps for organisation – ‘Microsoft OneNote’ and ‘Scannable’.

We all know that organisation and neatness down to the little details are pivotal in achieving great success. A tidy accumulation of notes, thoughts, discoveries and ideas is surely essential in paving a clear path towards that A* or excellence… but for most of us, this is sadly easier said than done. Continue reading App Guide: Organisation – ‘Microsoft OneNote’ and ‘Scannable’

Geography: Drop kick or decent subject?

Whenever someone mentions ‘Geography’, usually images of memorizing flags and capital cities come to mind. Diagrams, colouring in, mountains and rocks. No-one ever forgets the rocks. Therefore, people generally classify Geography as ‘not a proper subject’, or a ‘filler’. You might even ask “Is it even a science?”. Before you go on, I am here to tell you about why we should stop ‘dissing’ Geography, … Continue reading Geography: Drop kick or decent subject?

App Guide: Exam Preparation – ‘Self Control for Study’ and ‘Quizlet’

In our first Student Survival Guide to Apps we look at apps for Exam Preparation – ‘Self Control for Study’ and ‘Quizlet’.

If you’re someone who seriously lacks self control, as suggested in the name, this app is perfect for you. Upon setting an allocated time limit for it, this app will cease all other applications on your device from being used. Continue reading App Guide: Exam Preparation – ‘Self Control for Study’ and ‘Quizlet’

Co-Curricular Showcase: Juggling Club

The eighth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.

Have you ever dreamed of entertaining others but don’t know how? Do you immediately think “yep, that’s me,” when referred to as clumsy, and desperately want to improve your hand-eye coordination? Do you want to impress your fellow classmates and peers with a dexterous and nimble-fingered art? Continue reading Co-Curricular Showcase: Juggling Club

The Big Slump

At the start of every school year, we are rearing to go. We are excited to join sports teams, audition for productions and choir groups, finally ask that boy or girl out. But sometimes suddenly, things begin to fall apart. You’ll feel self-pity and self-hatred, your confidence drops, interest in school declines until that morning when you struggle to find a reason to even get out of bed. That’s when you know that The Slump has hit you; brutally. Continue reading The Big Slump