The First Runner-up of The Miss Spiša 2018

Every once in a while, you simply have to challenge yourself, go beyond your limits, don’t have the lack of self-confidence and push forward. Sometimes it is in school, where we do our best to finally get rid of all tests we write, sometimes at work, where we will do overtimes to get the job done correctly, sometimes in personal life, where simple kiss can change your life forever.

Today, we have prepared for you an interview with someone, who did not give up in her dream of being a part of the most ambicious beauty contest in the eastern Slovakia, The Miss Spiša, and it payed off! Enjoy the interview with Sylvia Fargašová, the 1st runner-up of The Miss Spiša 2018!

 From left: Sylvia Fargašová, Klaudia Repková, Barbora Chlebovcová.

1) How do you feel after winning the 1st runner-up of The Miss Spiša title?

I was looking forward to it, even before they announced my name. I’m glad for all the people I’d the opportunity to meet.

2) Do you have any plans to continue in model career?

No, I don’t plan to continue in this path.

3) What are your short-term and long-term goals? We know that you study medicine.

My short-term goal is, for certain, to do the exam that’s waiting for me. About that long-term goal, it is to finish the university and to be contented in life.

4) What did you do during the preparations for the finals?

We practised the schedule every weekend and two weeks before the finals we were on trainings in the Tatras.

5) What did you like about the finals the most? What was the atmosphere like, who was the most likeable juror to you?

The entire finals day was awesome, although, it was very demanding as we were 24 hours on our feet, of which the majority of the time we had to dance on the high-heeled shoes. The atmosphere was great, mainly at afterparty. Many famous people were in the jury, but girls were looking forward to meeting actors from the TV series Oteckovia.

From left: Vladimír Kobielsky, Sylvia Fargašová, Patrik Švajda.

The most beautiful finalists and the jury.

Dear Sylvia, thank you for the interview and congratulations on your big achievement. May you have many more years of success and high achievements. You have made us proud!

 

Ingrid Jančiarová, Martin Urban

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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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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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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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ART and ME

by Andrea Kanóczová, 3.A

 

My favourite kind of art has always been drawing.

I enjoy almost everything about it. The colour, the smell, the sound of the top of the pencil sliding on the surface of paper… I don´t practice this hobby very often, but when I do it always makes me feel relaxed and happy.

I was introduced to drawing when I was very young. My grandmother found me decorating my crib with my cousin´s crayons and it inspired her to buy me a set of colourful pencils. Since then my mom would often draw silhouettes of things I liked for me to colour them.

As I was growing older I started attending dance classes, but this was not my cup of coffee. I soon realised that what I like about dancing is not the dance itsself, however, the way it looks from the perspective of the viewer.

I never tried to play any musical instruments, bacause I was unable to decide which one´s sound I like the most. Nevertheless, I listen to music daily. I have no favourite genre. I like everything that sounds good to me or has an interesting message. One day I would also like to see a musical or an opera. The only reason I haven´t done it so yet is that I hugely dislike wearing formal clothes which are expected to be worn  on such occassons.

To summarize, I can say that I do like art. I have always beeen an admirer of skilled people who work hard and put their hearts into the creation of something beautiful. No matter if they are musicians, filmmakers, poets or painters.

 

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World Vegetarian Day

For the celebrations of the World Vegetarian Day, we decided to prepare a talk about vegetarianism, closely related to why we, personally, became vegetarians.

Meat. For most of us the main part of our menu. But at some point in our history it has totally lost its necessity in our diet. So, is vegetarianism good or not? Let us have a look.

People love their food. And when it comes to their eating habits they think of the taste of the portion and the nutrition but they  forget to  think about the consequences. They are simply selfish and the only life they care about is the one they live. Just because we are on the top of the food chain (we could also argue about that), it does not mean we are the ones to decide whose life is more valuable. That is why we have decided to live our lives cruelty-free. But the animals suffering is not the only reason, let us show you some other reasons why we became vegetarian:

  • The meat on the market is full of antibiotics, so by avoiding it you can lower the possibility of getting food poisoning.

  • The conditions that animals are born and raised in are terrible. Animals live in hundreds in small and dirty cages. During their lives, they have to travel long distances without access to food and fresh water.

  • Meat consumption is rapidly increasing every year, which leads to massive increase of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere.

  • Cattle needs large fields to be raised on and their consumption leads to deforestation. Therefore, eating meat is not the truly ecological thing to do.

  • 1/3 of meat bought by an average family is wasted and thrown away.

 

As vegetarians, we know we can‘t (and don’t) force people to vegetarianism, but we are still often the victims of mean comments….

,, Without meat you don´t have enough protein to grow and you have lack of vitamins“ Actually, we are perfectly healthy because there are many alternative ways to get healthy nutrients. By eating plenty of fiber and protein from legumes you can make your diet as nutritious as any meatlover´s.

 

,,It´s not a lifestyle, you are just picky and spoiled“ We have our own brains and we have right to make our own decisions. We don´t judge you for eating corpses.

 

,,If you love animals so much, why do you eat their food? You are not a rabbit“ The energy needed to grow vegetables is much lower than the energy used to raise a whole cow. Anyway, you shouldn’t worry about the rabbits. Their lives are not dependent on human-grown crops.

 

To sum it all up, we can all live our lives the way we want to, but as modern and intelligent beings we should know that we are responsible for our actions. Your body is a temple, not a tomb. With meat or without it, we all should try to live according to that.

 

Thanks for reading.

Picture from: https://mznr.montgomery-group.com/

Article by: Stanislava Šimková, Lenka Lormanová, 2.C

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