The Present is History

by Julia Owerko Empty shelves, queues to the supermarket and restrictions limiting our day to day activities. Sound familiar? That’s because we have lived in this kind of reality for a few months now. No school, no gatherings, no life beyond a computer screen and other forms of supplements to the life we once called ordinary.  But imagine this for a second: imagine that this, … Continue reading The Present is History

The Quarantine Sets New Priorities — For Vending Machines

By Zofia Ciolek Once upon a time vending machines were seen by some as a quick and easy way to grab a drink or a snack, by others as automated food dispensers filled with junk, and by still others as demon machines which sucked in your money, giving nothing in return. But, in the age of COVID-19, vending machine priorities have shifted drastically. While earlier … Continue reading The Quarantine Sets New Priorities — For Vending Machines

A View from the Other Side: What Life Looks Like in a Re-Opened German School

by Jake Lupu J: Do you want to introduce yourself? N: My name is Nina, I go to an international school in Frankfurt, Germany. I’m currently 17 and a grade 11 IB student, and I used to go to ASW from 3rd grade to 6th grade. J: Thank you for that. First off, when did you go back to school [from VR school]? N: That … Continue reading A View from the Other Side: What Life Looks Like in a Re-Opened German School

The History Club Presents: Pandemic of Failure

by Julia Owerko May 7, 1945 – On this day in history, German leaders, or at least those who were still alive, met in France and signed an unconditional surrender. In 2020 we are struggling to fight the pandemic. High fever, trouble breathing, dry cough – all of these are symptoms of the current disease that stepped into our lives forcing us to take a … Continue reading The History Club Presents: Pandemic of Failure

Games, Puzzles and Zoom Meetings — The State of Polish Quarantined Education

by Zofia Ciołek Right off the bat, the quarantine hit schools across Poland hard. If the school wasn’t privately funded, on top of the yearly rankings, or was simply in a rural area, the idea that now school would have to be run effectively for students to learn from home posed a great deal of stress on many parents, teachers and students. Most Polish schools … Continue reading Games, Puzzles and Zoom Meetings — The State of Polish Quarantined Education