The Student Voice – What concerns us right now

Everyday's killing thoughts

I can’t anymore
Gonna walk out the door
And I’m so tired
Being everyday fired

Maybe I’m just making a scene
Because of my years of teen
Maybe it is all in my head
But maybe I’ll never look ahead

I’m complaining while everything seems fine
But because of overthinking I’ve just...Read More »

A four letter word

a four word letter
few letters, wide meaning
everyone of us choose to define it as he like
some consider it as a magical reaction from first sight, an intense electricity and a deep connection
some define it as an equation of trust and respect
some consider it their...Read More »

A sneak peek into a typical teenager’s day in Tunisia

My daily routine is not very special. Being a student in a high school not-so-far from home, I wake up at 6.30 AM and have my breakfast. It is usually some basisa and milk (basisa is a Tunisian traditional food) or, if I am in a hurry, I would stick...Read More »

Government and Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

“The ultimate authority written into the constitution is not the will of the people, but god, who is
represented by the supreme religious leader.“ (Crash Course World History 226 – Iran’s Revolutions)
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a political heavyweight in the Middle East. It reaches from the CaspianRead More »

Judging people and racism

Imagine living every day in paranoia knowing that everywhere you go, everything you do is being observed and judged. Imagine walking into a clothing store and having someone watch your every movement, thinking that you’re going to steal an item, or reveal a bomb from under your clothes....Read More »

Amazon, come to NY!

Amazon is one of the biggest transnational corporation in the world, making over 135 billion dollars per year. Last September,...Read More »

Singing in Tunisia

In many countries and cities artists are trying to rise the ladder of success and follow the footsteps of their predecessors, those who mastered and created in the field of singing was their goal noble and For example, the city of the arts, the arts of the Arabs and the...Read More »

World Children

We are young. We must help those in need without discrimination based on their social, cultural or religious environment.

I remember one day while reading my usual magazine, I noticed a group of pictures of Palestinian children whose faces showed  mixed emotions between steadfastness and sadness. I...Read More »

Swedish impressions from a summer traveler

Sweden figures among those countries which can generally be found under “Top Ten” UN-Rankings, but this is only one of the many reasons why I decided to go there. This summer vacation, I traveled across the Scandinavian land for four weeks, participating in a program launched by the German Zis...Read More »

Violence in the UK

Violence in the UK has sadly been a big part of forming its history. For example, the recent horrific Manchester bombing at the Ariana Grande concert, or the acid attacks taking place in London. This has placed the UK in the centre of the media’s attention. With the increasing...Read More »

The war-torn Afghanistan witnesses its first summer program

“Formerly, if I had heard the term summer program, I couldn’t have made...Read More »

A Vacation Guide to Canada

If you are looking to spend your summer in an exciting new place that hasn’t yet been exploited by waves of tourists,...Read More »

A meaningful trip to Nicaragua

Empathy is arguably the most powerful and unifying principle that humans share. It gives us our humanity. Empathy allows us to perceive an injustice and gives us the ability to help. Empathy transcends religion, race, culture, gender, and class, making it vital to relationships among these categories. Without...Read More »

A ride through the G20 in Hamburg

I am sitting on the little balcony with my grandpa and all we talk about —  all everyone...Read More »

We shall never forget - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yesterday, January 27th, 2017, marked the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the biggest national socialist concentration camp. From September 1941 until the liberation by Soviet troops on January 27th, 1945 at least 1.1 million people were killed in Auschwitz, most of whom Jews. From Hitler’s rise...Read More »

From US Election to Inauguration - How students experienced it

Donald Trump’s Inauguration

I woke up at 5:30 this morning, to make my way down to DC for Donald Trump’s inauguration with some friends. Earlier this week I was too scared to go to the inauguration, but my friends and family convinced me to go out...Read More »

#Ready for 2017? Optimistic thoughts from a pessimistic German girl in D.C.

It is January 1st, 2017. I pull aside my blanket and look out the window. Usually, I see a beautiful rose-coloured stripe greeting me good-morning (my window is perfectly in the east). Not this morning. No, the sky is gray. And so is my mood. After a, for...Read More »

What is the deal with abortion in Poland?

What’s the matter with abortion in Poland?’ has been one of the most frequent questions. I have been asked by my international friends recently. Currently, Poland has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world. Abortion is only legal in cases of rape when the...Read More »

Thoughts on the Election Outcome

This election was the most raunchy and brutal election that the U.S.A has ever endured. For the United States it showed, very clearly, the divide that this country has amongst its people. Half of the country feels very strongly against Donald Trump, and the other half was very...Read More »

Students get involved - inspiration from Germany

What can students do in school?

In this article, I want to write about our “Schülervertretung“ (short form: SV). The SV represents all the students at our school. That means we fight for their rights and interests. Everybody can help us with our work. But what exactly do we...Read More »

The Aboriginal People in Canada

The name “Canada”, is likely derived from the Huron-Iroquois word “Kanata”, which means “village” or “settlement”. In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier came across two Aboriginal youth, who told him the way to “Kanata”, referring to their village. Consequently, Cartier used this name to describe the country we...Read More »

Populist Movements

Nigel Farage, Viktor Orban, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump. All of these major political figures have recently shocked the world with their extremist point of views or actions. Going from severely racist comments to purges and total suppression of fundamental freedoms in their countries. While...Read More »

Turkey and Germany - a special relationship

In no other country does the development of the Turkish society meet with such a large response as it does in Germany. The relationship between these two countries is closer than the relation between Turkey and any other European country, and there are reasons for...Read More »

The most popular game in history

Pokemon Go, launched on July 6th 2016, is now one of the most popular games ever played in history. With more than 100 million downloads, we can definitely say that Niantic has made a gigantic comeback with Pokemon Go. But many people wonder...Read More »

An Education Scandal in Brazil

The National Secondary Education Examination (Enem) is a test developed by the Ministry of Education to check the competences and skills of students who completed high school. The test consists of four multiple choice tests with 45 questions each, and an essay. The Enem has a number of...Read More »

How superstition in sports illustrates who we are

Whether you follow football, soccer, basketball, tennis or hockey, superstition plays an important part in sports, as both athletes and supporters attempt to give themselves and their team’s good luck with certain rituals.

In hockey, for instance, growing a beard during the playoffs...Read More »

A farewell to Arms

I wrote this poem in the Fall of 2015 when the War in Syria was at it’s height and meanwhile the Refugee Camps were overflowing. I saw this picture of young Syrian kids, who played together in a Camp and but still seemed to be missing that spark...Read More »

As I scratched

As I scratched

The earth crumbled silently

Drifting away, free from the clasp

Of an unsparing grasp,

Like neutrons tearing from the nucleus, breaking from the mold

My sweaty palm grasped the earth,

the scenery blurred...Read More »


Africa, Africa. A collage of shades of white, black, yellow but red throughout. Africa, Africa. The sky,  mountains, plateaus, plains, rivers, lakes, basins and seas adore you. Your shape made in the image of your greatest sin. The gun. Mother to a bygone man who fell victim. Slavery.

 The time has...Read More »

Coming Home

Right now, I find myself living in a foreign country since my departure two years ago from my loving Mexico.

When I first came, I was just thinking about returning to my family and friends, thinking that there was nothing better than the place I grew up in. It was obvious that I...Read More »