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What did the ski course look like this year?

As traditionally, even this year the freshman students attended a ski course.

In this article, I would like to give you a closer look at what it looked like, and also that older students can compare it to their course and refresh their memories.

Like almost every trip it  started a bit chaotically. All the stress about luggage and later than about the room assignment. And of course the moment when right after unpacking our stuff we had to go for our first skiing lesson. Everyone was looking for their groups and professors and felt either excited or scared about going skiing. For some students it was their first time standing on ski. However, things got better in the evening when Mrs.Toporcerová informed us about upcoming days and after that we had free time to have fun and socialize until 10 p.m., when we were supposed to be at our rooms. And,of course, we were ;) . The next days looked kinda all the same. We woke up, headed down for breakfast, had our morning skiing lesson, lunch with a short break, afterwards we had another skiing lesson and it continued with the evenings – the more fun part of the course… But Wednesday was different. On Wednesday we didn’t have a skiing lesson after lunch. We were divided into two groups. The first group went to AquaCity Poprad and the
other one went for a walk to Hrebienok. I’m sure it was a pleasing variation of an afternoon and surely  a relaxing one for our exhausted selves. Days went and we didn’t even realize it was Friday, the last day of  our course. We packed our stuff, had our last skiing lessons and went home. We had an amazing week full of fun, adventures and we made a lot of great memories. Yes, we also had some accidents and other dramas ,but it all helped us to strenghten out relationships with  classmates and professors. That reminds me … I would like to thank the professors who were there with us for their patience and spirit. This course wouldn’t even happen without them.

 

Did you recognize our editor Dominika Deptová?

 

Or our other editor, Veronika Gregoriková? (the one with red helmet ;) )

Kristína Záhradníková 1.C

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The Big Bang, a disease

Hello terrestrials! It’s me again. I am a hundred per cent sure that sometime in your life you have ever been thinking about our universe-how it was created and stuff. Well, I guess everybody has a different theory. I took this idea and mixed it with sloths because they are cute and … well, who doesn’t like sloths? Anyway, I really hope you will enjoy the story.

„I exactly don’t know when it had started. At the beginning, I thought it was just my paranoid feeling and it is not real, but from day to day my head is getting heavier and heavier.“ Bright blue fur of Nathaniel’s body sat next to his pinky life partner Miranda. A doctor in front of them with a stupid smile listened to him.
„Sloths are getting stressed these times. Our planet has been swallowed by technology. Maybe you should take a rest of it. My medicine is: No work, no computers, just a little essence of nature and overworked brain of yours will be working properly again“ skeptical Doctor Clearwater replied. Miranda gave him that serious look. „That’s ridiculous Doctor! We live a Greenpeace life. We would never use this unnatural and disgusting electricity … Ew!“ Doctor’s head took ashamed look. He felt really sorry for the young sloth-man in front of him because he was not able to help him. His self-confidence was ruined by this fact.
„I am sorry ma’am. There is one thing I can do. I am going to pick up a phone and call to, you know … a kind of SOS number. Hope we will find a perfect way to help your husband.“
„We are not married.“

Miranda and Nathaniel left an ambulance without any results. So, they went home. It was quite difficult for Nathaniel to move. Finally, their favorite elder tree appeared. As every night they connected their spirits with primeval forest and dreamed their sweet lucid dreams.

Days passed and nothing has got better. Temperament Miranda decided to go to Doctor Clearwater’s ambulance again. She was full of power and anger because this “revolutionary technology world“ was just a useless bullshit.
„It is not his fault my love. He did what he could. Don’t blame him for the system of this society.“
Powerless Nathaniel disheartened by his heavy shoulders found last cells of hope inside him.

„Hello my green friends!“ the doctor welcomed them with successful feeling inside him because the SOS number had worked, which is a rarely thing. „If you remember, I used the SOS number on our last appointment. It worked of course and I have found this nice soul. She is willing to solve your problem if you go to her laboratory on 3th moon of our planet. Hope you will have a great adventure!“ Afterwards, the sentence was spoken and new hope was born.

The 3th moon of the planet, where life partners Nathaniel and Miranda lived, was the centre of science. Surface was bright white and subway ashy and black. It was also a graveyard down there.

The nice soul was immediately prepared to welcome life partners. They jumped out from transporting ship and met that purple sloth face with round glasses. Her smile showed black space between her teeth. They exchanged a few words and went to doctor’s ambulance. „Doctor Carrieta Drysuop“ as she introduced herself started dialog:
„The SOS number works like this: Doctor calls if he comes across an unusual case. You are an interesting case, Nathaniel.“
„Thanks doctor, it is an honour, I think.“Nathaniel replied.
„Let me solve this for you …“ Doctor Drysoup got strangely excited about it.

Final scene comes a few hours later, when Nathaniel is already examined. He is lying on a desk in the room for the most special cases of all times. He is completely powerless. He lived to see his unfortunate destiny. Doctor Drysoup’s words are exterminating his whole reality.
„I don’t think you are going anywhere, Nathaniel. Do you really think I would lose this unique chance? No, silly. Just imagine all that innocent planets inhabited by parasites with souls capable of loving. You are a universe now. Honoured by the Big Bang. A disease.“ So this is his life. He is soil and the galaxies are  flowers. Under his eyebrows, or even inside his nostrils, he feeds life by itself. A disease that occupies your whole substance called Big Bang fell in love with Nathaniel. Wow, look into the corner of his left underarm, it is our Earth!

Veronika Gregoriková I.C

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Speaker’s Corner

Hi !

My name is Kate and in this article I would like to write about competition called “Speaker’s Corner”.

I attended this competition together with my friends Annamária Salanciová and Simka Denešová on 9th February of 2017 in Žilina. We represented our school in this English competition in public speaking full of young and ambitious students from whole Slovakia.

From left to right: Simka Denešová, Katarína Gburíková, Annamária Salanciová

Contestants could choose if they wanted to speak for or against the statement and the commitee expected that the students of every age were able to use meaningful arguments in their speeches. After each speech, the committee asked the contestant up to three questions.

We could choose one of  5 topics. The girls chose the topic “If you want to succeed in life you should become a good liar.” and my topic was “Teachers should be more like parents to students rather than authorities”.

Just to give you a quick insight of how the speeches ended up being like, I am attaching a full version of mine. My speech was:

Dear judges, students, teachers and listeners,

My name is Katarína Gburíková and today I would like to tell you my opinion about the topic which I have choosen for today’s competition : “Teachers should be more like parents to students rather than authorities”. I have choosen this topic, because  I think about and discuss problems of students and teachers very often, and even more because I am member of the  student council of our school. And I truly believe that one day teachers and students will have the best relationship that they can have and they will  make awesome progress together. In my opinion, the job of a teacher is one of the most important professions.

Firstly, teachers play a key role in the education and also student’s life. Only the person with proper vision, experience and an educational degree should be able enter the teaching profession. Teaching is a great responsibility. It has a great impact on the growth and well-being of the nation. Teachers in addition to parents play an important role in molding students. Students are to be handled with affection and courtesy. Students’ points of view should always be considered once before a teacher applies his opinion on them. An ideal teacher should be impartial, courteous, not affected by student’s disrespect or insults. Further, he must make them aware of better universities and colleges to get higher education. Many students do not know about possible options for future studies. If a student has some problems with behavior or studying, then the teacher’s role is to help him overcome the problem by showing special affection and attention to the student.

Furthermore, a teacher can solve many students’ problems in respect to his thoughts, behavior and carreer . I’d say : Give respect and take respect is the phrase for society. But in a student and teacher’s relation… It becomes give affection & attention and take respect and regards from student. A teacher should be like a parent to the students. He should try to see if students are satisfied, healthy and active. Encouraging students to take up some extracurricular activities and also welfare programs with the support of his colleagues is welcome. Children really need adults who help and listen to them. They see kids during their growing up much more often then parents do. They must have passion for teaching them. They have to do a lot of different things.

Even researches show that the quality of a teacher is dominant factor in how successful students will be at school. They must get to know their students, understand who they are, where they are from, what kind of interest they have, and many more things.

Dear teacher, please, be pushy, make the lessons relevant to our lives, be consistent and firm, believe in us, explain, explain and then again explain and be good example for us. If teachers teach us the way I said, students will be given much bigger possibility to get to the university and if teachers are a good example for them, they can became not just successful but good people full of kidness.

Every speech was full of great ideas and thoughts. We had inspired each other. If you want to know the results, well, I ended up on 4th place, Simka on 5th and Anne on 12th. We really enyojed this day and we hope that next year we will repeat this experience again.

 

Katarína Gburíková 2.C

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How would my fictional planet look like?

Hello! I hope you are doing really well because I surely am, but let’s just leave that for now. We’re here because I think it’s a pretty good time to have a talk about fictional planets and stuff because now, when the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just come out to our cinemas ( first ran December 15th) it is on point, right? I have already seen it and it was hillarious! As expected, Rogue One is set into the Star Wars universe some time after the events of Star Wars: Episode III. – Revenge of the Sith.


But now, let’s leave that one and try to have a look somewhere very deep into your imagination and build a brave new world somewhere in a galaxy far, far away…

Stroudelia, a little planet surrounded by five moons, orbited its axis complacently. Its beauty added an orb which looked like freckles from the ground. Stroudelia was such a magnificent place. It didn’t have any specific color because her shiny surface was warning by an unusual kind of star. It was holographic. Heaven seemed lavender because of special atmosphere. It covered nights on it with dark, most magical purple far and wide.
Citizens, mostly artists and melancholics, usually spent here their whole lives because, where can you find more peaceful place to live? The planet was like a Gay Pride Parade by itself. Stroudelia loved her citizens irrespective of race or teeth size. It had the biggest heart in the universe. Literally. It didn’t just exist. It had its lungs to breathe, its brain to think, its heart to love. And it was using its superpowers to protect. The planets, they live. They always do. But in the galaxy where it lived, not every planet was so kind and nice like Stroudelia. We could liken that relationship to the Solar system from galaxy called Milky Way. Stroudelia was so pure and innocent like Pluto, which was expelled violently. Jealousy is the quality that started everything. But the great and horrible war is to be described another time. Eventually, when the planet survived too many attacks and was too old to make it, its eyes started closing and tears started to flow. Its color started getting more gray. That process aliens marked as the most beautiful work of art in history. Stroudelia showed how pretty dying could be. Pure and aesthetic.

And what about you? How would your fictional planet look like? Who is your favorite character from Star Wars?

 

Veronika Gregoriková  1.C

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Students of our school

We asked a couple of students these questions:

1. How do you like our “orange school”?

2. Is there anything what would you like to change here?

3. What do you see being the biggest difference between the elementary and high school?

4. What are your feelings about imatrikuly?

5. How would you describe your classmates?

6. Are you looking forward to the school skiing course in February?

And what were the answers?

EMA SLOVINSKÁ (1.C)

1. Our teachers are very nice, so I’m very satisfied. 2. I wouldn’t change anything. 3. There are other teachers who have a different type of teaching. 4. It wasn’t bad, but it could be better. 5. I think we are a great team and I like them. 6. Yes, of course.

BIANKA ROCHOVÁ (1.A)

1. My expectations were worse, but I like it here. And there are great people. 2. Nothing. Here’s everything as it should be. 3. There is different attitude of teachers. 4. It was funny, but organizers could be more creative. 5. They are cool people. 6. Of course.

ANNAMÁRIA RIMBALOVÁ (1.D)

1. I’m very happy with that. 2. Maybe more baguettes. 3. There are a lot of people 4. The worst thing was public embarrassment. 5. They are okay. 6. I look forward to it for three years.

OLIVER GONDA (1.C):

1. I think it is cool. 2. I would buy new  desks for the second floor. 3.We have better teachers and free lessons. 4. I think that the previous ones were much better. 5. I’m very glad to be in 1.C. 6. I’m looking forward to it. I expect there Ms. Spišiaková and a lot of snow :D .

ERIK PINČEK (1.D):

1. I really like it here. 2. Could be more toilet paper in toilets. 3. I need to study more. 4. The worst part was the weather. 5. Some of them are a bit strange. 6. I’m really looking forward.

CHRISTIAN ERNEST (1.A):

1. I like it here. There’s fun and I have already got used to here. 2. Probably nothing. 3. I need to learn more and I have to pay more attention during the lessons. 4. I was expecting more difficult tasks, but it was great. 5. My classmates are nice. 6. I’m really looking forward to it.

Dominika Deptová 1.C

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