Monday, 12 November 2018

COOL!!! OF COURSE, THEY'RE LADY GAGA'S!




Hi, everybody, I'm Lorenzo and this is my first post this year. Today I want to talk about my favourite five Lady Gaga's dresses. She always wears such incredible dresses, doesn't she? Lady Gaga has definitely had a number of unforgettable fashion moments throughout her career!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

MARTIN LUTHER KING AND HIS DREAM



During the Summer we read an article about Martin Luther King. He was a Protestant minister, leader of a movement for African Americans civil rights. However King was a great man first of all for his battles for the emancipation of black people. He even ended up in jail, risked his own life several times, but despite everything he kept living to reach his dream.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

VEROLD ENDIR'S BESTIARY: WENDIGOS



(an original short story by Simone Ciucci) 

Hello to everyone who is reading this.  My name will remain anonymous to defend my identity in case this journal falls into wrong hands.
If you are reading it, know that what you will discover may seem strange or even impossible, but many things in this world have been hidden from your eyes.
I was hired to investigate and write about strange events taking place in the dark of our forest,   in our town: Verold Endir.
They wanted me to understand if something mysterious and inexplicable was happening and that was one of my first encounters with the supernatural.

Monday, 5 November 2018

BAD GAL RIRI



Today, Rihanna  is one of the most famous celebrities in the world. Rihanna is not just a singer. She’s an actress, an ambassador, a model, a stylist and the creative director for Fenty X Puma and Fenty X Savage clothing brands. She is the creative director for her Fenty Beauty make-up brand, too.
Before becoming  BadGalRiri, Rihanna was a Barbadian girl. Her rebellious behaviour was probably the result of a hard childhood, characterized by her father's cocaine addiction and bullying. Can you believe she was  teased for her too light skin colour? Rihanna has always had a passion for music. In her adolescence, she formed a trio with her friends. At the age of 16, she moved to America to follow her dream  to become a singer.


Friday, 2 November 2018

READING THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Eugenio: Holden, rebellious but highly sensitive


Holden Caufield, the protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, is well-known for his rebellious attitude. After reading the excerpt from the 1951 novel, The Phoniness of the World, the reader can understand the sixteen-year-old boy’s spirit: although he embodies the typical teenage behaviour, he is highly sensitive.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

OZUNA, MY FAVOURITE LATIN ARTIST


Are you a fan of Latin music and reggaeton? If you are, you will love reading my first post. I am a big fan of this kind of music, so I chose to start writing about a famous Latin-American singer, his name is Ozuna.

Who’s Ozuna?
Jan Carlo Ozuna, known as Ozuna, was born on March 13th, 1992 in Puerto Rico. Raised by his grandmother because of the economic conditions of his family, from a small age shows great passion for music dreaming of becoming a singer with a worldwide recognition.
Now at the age of 26, he has a huge success in his musical career, producing songs that quickly become viral in fact, he is considered the best artist with most success in the generation of reggaeton singers.

Monday, 29 October 2018

GEORGE GRAY - CATCH THE WIND OF DESTINY WHEREVER THEY DRIVE THE BOAT


Here are Andrea's and Sofia's reflections of Edgar Lee Masters' poem, George Gray

ANDREA: REGRET IN GEORGE GRAY

This epitaph by Edgar Lee Masters wants to underline the irremediable despair of those who didn’t have the courage to face life in order to fully live it. The poem is written in free verse , without any rhyme nor structures of stanzas.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

DO YOU EVER FEEL ANXIOUS? WELL, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!


We are reflecting on The Hard Task of Growing Up in our English lessons in this final year. We have worked on poems, novels, articles, clips from movies, songs and videos so far. We also listened to an interview with global star Shawn Mendes and  to one of his songs, In My Blood. Both in the song and in the interview Shawn Mendes refers to his issue with anxiety and gives his own personal vision on the matter. We were asked by our teacher to write about our own struggle with anxiety. Here's what  some of us had to say. 

Karina


Anxiety is a combination of emotions which include fear, worry and most of the time it's due to nothing. You can feel anxious or nervous before a test, before a job interview or when you fight with someone really close to you, but the hardest moments are when you feel anxious because you don't think you're good enough.