Stages of life

Life.

What is life? Are we just players in some strange game, where we must achieve some goals and then we just disappear? Nobody knows, but as we are standing here as human beings, we all can relate that this “life game” is not as long as we expected. We can say that life has its parts – stages of life: infant, childhood, teenager, adulthood and senior. Which one is the best?

At first, the infant baby is crying in the nurse’s arms. The description of baby is not that interesting. Babies are just crying and sleeping little things. As they are growing they’re learning a lot of things as walking, talking and here comes the next stage: childhood.

Kids become more socialized. They go to kindergarten, then to school, they are finding friends and having fun. What a life without any responsibilities! 

In my opinion teenagers have one of the best times in their lives. They experience things like: having first love, going out with friends and they are not having many responsibilities. 

 

Then comes adulthood. We have to find a job and become more responsible. Nice part of it is setting a family which will follow you till the end.

Finally, there comes the last part. A beautiful but sad stage. We are leaving the game, but before we leave we have to think about all the stages and realize that every stage has its pros and cons and we should try to find beauties in each of them. 

 

Lenka Plichtová, 3.E

 

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You love out of art.

Hello human!
Here you go – art. From my experience the most … joyful phenomenon that goes along with it are emotions. When you feel a shakiness as old as the hills sparkling from your chest. You, dipped in the flow of something so aesthetic, something so blooming. I wish very much to every single one of you to experience this little moment some time in your life.
Anyway, without further ado let’s get into the main point of the article. I asked three students from our school to describe their experience with the joyful phenomenons while doing art. Soak it up!

Photography – Alexandra Papcunová 

The moment when I fell in love with photographing? Well, I was interested in art since I was a child, when my parents signed me up to art school. I was attending art classes for ten years. When I started going to high school my interest attracted analogue camera. First two years I was taking photos just for fun. I didn’t reckon it as anything serious in my life as now. Through that season I made only three films which contained my photos. The breaking point was when I developed my fourth film, which I consider as my best. The photos are from period from September to October of 2016. During those 2 months I have captured my feelings from the days spent in offshore Croatian’s town Poreč and consecutive trip to Paris with my best friend. Therefore, I met new people who were devoted to analogue photo. And so it happened. I started to learn, literally. Right now I’m using 3 different analogue cameras and I’m experimenting with them. I’m trying various techniques and I’m expanding my knowledge. After three years, this activity happened to be part of me. My biggest dream is to be on such level when I won’t be afraid to develop my own films.

♥♥♥♥♥

Dance – Viktor Kuzl

D A N C E W I T H H E A R T
When someones ask me what I feel when I dance my answer is everything or nothing. Why everything? Because when I see my friends or just ordinary people how they enjoy music and dance it’s incredible feeling. Another feeling is happiness. I’m so so happy that I found these people what are part of our dance community. They have very kind, soft, sensible souls full of love, gratitude … I love these people. A lot of them change my life every day. They make my dreams come true. I’m thankful for people around me and also for dancing, for opportunities. The most powerful feeling for me is love. When you come to the party or somewhere where dancers share dance between each other, love is everywhere. Everywhere! Because they love what they do, they love each other, they love music … You see smiles on their faces. You feel that they aren’t fake. They dance with heart. Always. It’s the most important thing when you’re doing anything. No just when you’re a dancer. Everything that you do, do with love. Share love, please. Question „When did you fall in love with dance“ is hard to answer for me. Why? I fall in love with dance over and over …
Second answer is nothing. When I start to dance I forget my problems. My mind is empty, but my heart is full. Just me, music and love to dance. With dance you can express yourself. We can express any feelings, but through dance we feel just positive feelings. You can talk. Dance is hidden language of soul. For me it’s everything. Dance is my life. Dance changed my life. Through dance I got second family. BDSKrew. And last thing … If you don’t know about dancing, about our street dance community anything, be quiet, please.
PEACE, LOVE AND RESPECT!!!
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Writing – Vika Kudriková 

When I was a small kiddo I loved reading books. Different stories of different people. Just to escape from my life somehow. As you could guess, I was a big antisocial bookworm. And I loved just to sit and read a book after book. I was startled by the beauty of words and by the art how authors are able to paint stories just by using words. So, I tried it myself. I say try because it was really just a try. I tried writing various fantasy stories since I was 12 years old. And to be honest, those stories were terrible. Full of clichés and without any plot twists. I wasn’t able to properly finish those stories either. So in the age of 15, when I realized that I suck in writing, I stopped. But at some point, one summer holiday ago, when I was almost 17 I started to write poems. Out of nowhere. I needed to put the feels out of myself, so I grabbed a piece of paper and wrote a poem. And to my own surprise, it wasn’t that bad. So, I kept writing. At the start, those poems were not really collected and they were too long to keep the reader interested. But after some time they started to get shorter and better. I realized that I can express my emotions and myself better in English. So when you will read some poem written by me it will most likely be in English and a bit depressive. I write when I’m experiencing some negative or very intensive emotions. Or when I want to tell humanity that it’s doing terrible job again.

XXX
She fell in love
with boy’s mask,
she trusted his lies
and his acts,
she was fooled
by his beautiful mask,
now she is crying out
the venom
he put
in her veins.
That pure shell
she once was
is now stained
by his hands
sordid
from bodies
of others.

♥♥♥♥♥

Veronika Gregoriková II.C

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An exchange with Germans

On the 21st of October German students arrived to Spišská Nová Ves. They stayed here for one week. They had an official program every day, but we had to figure out what will we do after that.

The first day when they came to Spišská Nová Ves we took them to the restaurant Gurmán where we ate pizza. It was really delicious. After that we showed them our town square and then we took them to Alchýmka where was a Movie festival. That night they were showing  short animated comedy movies from all around the world. Some of them were really funny.

The following day we took them to play snooker and I can tell you it was a lot of fun.

During the weekend the weather was really bad. It was raining all day, so we didn’t really know what to do. Some Slovak students took Germans to motocross, some took them to Markušovce to the manor-house and then they were playing board games together.

On Monday and Tuesday we took them to a bar. We chatted there, played cards and it was really good.

On Wednesday, the last day, we took Germans to play bowling. We were separated into small groups, in which we were mixed the Slovaks and the Germans. It was more funny and interesting that way, so we had a lot of fun playing bowling.

The day after we had to say our goodbyes to the German students in the morning, which was really sad for us. It was such a pleasure to have them here in Spišská Nová Ves and let them stay in our houses. We will always remember these beautiful and memorable moments spent with the Germans.

Katarína Gardošíková (3.E)

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An interview with an exchange student from Brasil

 

As you have probably noticed, we have an exchange student in our schools since September.

We made an interview with her for you!

Tell us something more about yourself, please.

My name is Luiza Taube Toretta and I´m 17 years old. I live in Brazil, Parma, Cascavel.

I´m in the last year of school in Brazil.

Is this your first exchange stay?

It´s the first time I left my country and I live somewhere that is not my hometown.

Why did you decide that you want to study abroad?

I had heard many experiences from my cousins ​​and my brother who made exchange. When they came back they changed a lot and had many experiences and stories to tell.

How long will you be here?

I’m going to stay here for 10 months.

What was the main reason you chose Slovakia?

I was on the waiting list and I had the choice between Slovakia and one other country and I chose Slovakia.

What do you expect from this stay ?

I would like to learn more about the culture here and to be able to come back with experiences and knowledge ​​that I can tell to my friends and family.

What do you like the most here in Slovakia?

I believe that for now – people.

Do you like Slovak nature ?

I like it. I come from a country that also has many natural beauties, but it’s nice to see the differences and that is beautiful in the same way.

Do you like Slovak food  ?

The food is very different, there are things that I like but I have not tasted many traditional things yet.

What is the biggest difference between life in Slovakia and Brasil?

There are many differences, from food to when we eat, or that we treat peple more informally, or that the younger ones have less freedom …

How do you spend your time here when you are not at school?

I’m going to start drawing class, but usually I’m painting or I’m going out with someone.

 

Patrícia Zekuciová (4.C)

 

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Euroscola

 

What is Euroscola about?

The programme gives young people opportunity of visiting Strassbourg, and spending one day at the European Parliament negotiating like the real Europarlamentarians. The European Parliament has established the programme Euroscola with 3 basic aims:

The first one is to acquaint European teen-agers of ages 16 to 18 with the internal operation of this supranational institution, whose parlamentarians are elected in general direct elections.

The second aim is to give young people experience of communitarian Europe, by their participation in sessions, where they can share their opinions regarding work with European format, or issues, which they are interested in (e.g. unemployment, protection of life environment, racism, etc.).

The last one is to try to somehow advert the importance of knowledge of foreign languages in united Europe.

During the one working day, approximately 500 young people meet at the Europen Parliament in Strassbourg. There is a demand to collectively consider the consequences of constructing the Europe. They also have to use their language skills to cooperate with their partners from the European Union member states, because students present their thoughts in English or French.

Working days of Euroscola programme are held since 1989. Nowadays, about 10 000 young people from Europe participate anually.

After the arrival to Strassbourg, each school gets a guide, who is responsible for entrance formalities. He (or she) also gives teachers and students information about upcoming day, and accompanies them during the whole day.

We participated in this programme 2 years ago, and we travelled to Strassbourg for a 4-day long “business trip” in October, 2016. We spent one day as Europarlamentarians and had opportunity to vote “for” or “against” some ideas, and to express our own opinions in front of 700 people. Subsequently, we have decided to take part in this programme in 2017, too. Our main goal is to support the young (un)employed people and the people, who are handicapped.

Several discussions took place at our school during this November in relation to our programme. The first of them was the discussion with the member of European Parliament Mrs. Monika Smolková and the member of National Council of Slovak republic Mrs. Lea Grečková, who is also vicemayor of the town Spišská Nová Ves. It was held on 9th November. Next discussion held on 14th November was the one with the director of the asylum in Hodkovce, Mr. Beňo. The last one was the discussion with the another European Parliament member Mrs. Jana Žitňanská, held on 15th November. During these discussions we asked questions related to (un)employed young people and people that are handicapped, and afterwards guests answered them.

We believe that thanks to this programme we wil help people, who really need it.

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The sun-a tree-fog

Dear friends!

The start of a new year takes you a step closer to attainment of your goals and wishes. Hope you make good use of your effort and both your goals  and dreams  finnaly turn into reality in  2018.

 

It is a pleasure for us to introduce you  a new cathegory this year: POEMS.

Well, please your senses with the first one below. :-)

Hello!
Once upon a time there were two girls who enjoyed writing poetry. As their style and topics were so diametrical an idea came into their minds.  Collaboration happened and they created poems which contained the same three words: The sun, a tree and fog. Here it is!!!

Surrounded by fog
not a living creature to see
just the sound of your heart
not beating for me
for someone else, for none
right now it’s my only way out
I can feel the warmth of your echo
it’s like the Sun peeking beyond a cloud
now I have two options
I can stay and root here like a tree
or I can blindly follow my dreams
so, what’s it gonna be?

 

the sun is teasingly;
harsh-faced but honeyed
tickles wooden skins cuddles us via the vacuum
oh we so like it – just trees
we flirt giggle grow
she shall arrive low
for us solely
she shines for us – an ability to turn insides inside out
shines for us – on the tip of my mind you stealthily are
and tongue-tied i’m loving you
shines for us – shallow eyes don’t sob for the absence of you
do at nights
i so like it – the whole the overall the fashion me fog
rooted into the Mother
ask her as to how undress myself enough
happen to hot, satisfying and delicious
for the nights
i stand at the top of films of flesh as
Mother ruffles my roots and emanates:
„hollow out yourself“

 

Kristína Záhradníková, Veronika Gregoriková II.C

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