The Truth about the Extended Essay Week

The Sciences: At 8:30 we’re waiting outside MO1 for a teacher to come. 8:33 the door is unlocked and we are slowly attracted to our desks where all our chemicals and plants and shrimps and trebuchets and kimchis are lying untouched as we had left them the day before. The lab is our own; we…

The truth about autism

Here’s an opening question for you: which one of the brain scans do you think belongs to a child with autism from the following image? http://www.phillyspeechtherapy.com/mri/ On Saturday the 5th of May 2018, the EJM Russian group organised a conference at the new Russian cultural center in coordination with the Naked Heart Foundation. As the…

Intersectional Feminism

Your feminism must be intersectional to be valid The word ‘intersectional’ has been growing into the vernacular in the lexicon of a modern feminist, and its relevance in today’s day and age is greater than ever. Globalization has made for tighter international contact and so surely, the fight for male-female equality in France will have…

Genetics 101

Any cat lovers out there? Well you have made an awesome choice in liking this animal. If not, you’ll hopefully be interested by the end of this article. And you’ll learn a good way to recognise a boy cat from a girl cat! Cats are extraordinary – but not just because they’re useful in funny…

Palaeontologist

On January 29, 2018, Yves Coppens, a famous anthropologist and palaeontologist, came to speak to 4eme students about his life’s work. He is best known for being part of the team of scientists who discovered Lucy, the skeleton of one of the earliest bipedal human ancestors. He has written many books on the subject, and…

L’Eco Ecole: Le Futur de l’Education

Eco-Ecole Cérémonie Internationale, Paris, Salons de l’Hôtel de Ville 18 Novembre 2017 Il y a une semaine, mon collègue et moi sommes allés à la cérémonie internationale du label Eco-Ecole, attribuant à sept établissements scolaires l’honneur d’être une Eco-Ecole en leur donnant le “Green Flag Award”. Après cela, les 64 représentants des pays membres du…

Eco-Schools: The Future of Education

Eco-Schools International Ceremony Paris, France November 18th, 2017: Opening Ceremony The best way to describe the mindset of myself and my partner at the Eco-Schools International Ceremony would be initially “flying blind”. We did not know what to expect as we made our way to the conference. It was quite daunting to be in a…

A Terrible Aftermath

About 10 weeks ago, the tiny island of Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm. This translates to winds that reached 280 km/hour. This hurricane was in the news as it caused 51 billion dollars of property damage, was responsible for the death of 97 people. So, we asked the question,…

Food Feud

“Food glorious food don’t care what it looks like…”  – from the musical “Oliver!” I guess you were wrong, Oliver Twist, because us Americans do care what food looks like. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, we waste over 133 billion pounds of food per year – that is equivalent to 40% of…

4 things Blade Runner 2049 tells us about the Future

Sci-fi movies usually give a lot of exciting insight and have a great sense of imagination for what our future might look like. So many things that seem common to us today, like iPads, were predicted in movies way before they were actually made. Here, I’ve picked out 4 surprising aspects of life in the…

The Maths HL Survival Guide

Classes get tougher and tougher with every grade. One of those classes, is, of course, the infamous Mathematics HL. Let me be honest with you, Higher Level Mathematics, or Maths HL (pour les intimes), is tough. Honestly, it’s synonymous with confusion, long hours, and hard work, but I’m guessing most of you knew that. So, I guess…