IFP Conference 2019

On the 1st of September 2019, I attended the UWCSEA IFP (Initiative For Peace) conference. I went in not really knowing what to expect, but I was curious to find out more as I was interested in joining the activity. The day was full of collaborative activities and discussions on what is peace, what it […]

Representation

Can texts ever be truly representative of groups of people?¬† In my opinion, it is very difficult for a text to be truly representative of a group of people. This is mainly because most texts don’t prioritize the actual representation of a community over the storyline. Take the movie Crazy Rich Asian for example, according […]

CAS Reflection 1

What aspects of CAS are you looking forward to? I am looking forward to trying out new activities while also maintaining a connection with the activities and services I have always loved to be a part of. For the creativity part of CAS, I am running an activity called Sumo Robotics which entails the construction […]

Instructables Project Documentation

Innovation is a core part of who I am as a person. I love making and working on new projects and this year in grade 11, I plan to continue with this passion. Throughout the year I will be adding and updating the Projects section of my Portfolio with projects that I have completed, regardless […]

IGCSE Notes

Here is a collection of some of the revision notes I have created for anyone to use. Anyone is free to use them and as I am now transitioning into IB, I no longer have any use for them. Coordinated Science Physics – Coordinated Science Chemistry – Coordinated Science Biology – Coordinated Science Systems And […]

Multivocality

What is the significance of a single text have many meanings?¬† People will always have different perspectives when they view different issues and everyone comes from different backgrounds and experiences. The same is true when it comes to interpreting meanings from symbols or texts. Take the American flag as an example, Americans might see it […]

Cultural Sensitivity In Adverts

Below, are two different coke advertisements from different time periods. This difference in time can be identified from the quality of both images where the ad on the left is clearly of a higher resolution and color compared to the ad on the right. The ad on the right depicts different values of that time […]

NYAA: National Cipher Challenge Reflection

The past year, I have introduced myself to the world of cryptography by joining the National Cipher Challenge club and by participating in the UK based challenge with a team online. This experience has opened up a whole new world that was not known to me before. From learning what types of ciphers exist to […]

The Effect of Social Media

In today’s day and age, technology is everywhere in our lives. Social media among the younger population is a big example of this. Unfortunately, this constant¬†presence on social media may have adverse effects on our well being. The Royal Society for Public Health and the charity Young Health Movement surveyed 1500 young people in Britain […]

Do You Get Enough Exercise?

In an article from the New York Times, ‘Do You Get Enough Exercise?’ by Michael Gonchar, the idea of teenagers and exercise is brought up as a great concern. In this day and age, teenagers are seen to be less active and lazy due to their fixation to their mobile devices and social media. The […]