Pigcat: A Twisted Fantasy

ZIS’ autumn production of Steven Bogart’s drama Pigcat, directed by Una Mckay (’15) for her IB theatre personal project, had a unique reality to it that school plays rarely pull off. Bluer than Damselfish dressed as Brave Heart, the empathy and fear built around the characters left the audience in awe, and slightly disturbed. Pigcat … Continue reading Pigcat: A Twisted Fantasy

Zurich Victory at Autumn Challenge

Four in the morning is an early start for anyone. Nevertheless, this was when, on Friday morning, the Zurich Lion stumbled out of bed to travel to Vienna, our first match in the afternoon. It's a funny thing, watching an end of season JV team from the side lines. You see the transformation they have … Continue reading Zurich Victory at Autumn Challenge

To What Extent Does Knowledge Confer Privilege?

An Essay I wrote for TOK Last Year.  In certain circles, knowledge is almost a byword for privilege. The words, “Oxford” or “Cambridge” for example, will bring to mind in most those people who have large estates and can trace their lineage back to Charlemagne. Although knowledge usually confers privilege, it doesn’t do so necessarily and … Continue reading To What Extent Does Knowledge Confer Privilege?

How Did the Tea Trade Affect the Success of the British Empire from 1700-1900?

My Extended Essay on the History of Tea! Enjoy! Sources and footnotes (I suppose endnotes) are at the end of the post 🙂 How Did the Tea Trade Affect the Success of the British Empire from 1700-1900? “If the sun never set on the British Empire, it was perpetually teatime, somewhere at least.” -Tom Standage[1] … Continue reading How Did the Tea Trade Affect the Success of the British Empire from 1700-1900?

To What Extent Was the Berlin Conference (1884-1885) the Most Important Turning Point in the History of the Congo?

This is an essay I wrote for my 10th grade history class almost two years ago. I was very pleased with at the time. I have not edited this document since it was written in February 2013. For anyone interested, I got an A-, though I'm not sure I would give it so high a … Continue reading To What Extent Was the Berlin Conference (1884-1885) the Most Important Turning Point in the History of the Congo?