Competition in Education

Publié no picture Anne O

Inscrit le June 26, 2014
  • 26 Articles
  • Age 17

Competition--it's something that we must all deal with as a part of school life. But how much competition is healthy for students? Parents like to compare their children, teachers often rank their students, and we also often think of school life as a competition. Competition can be good for students. It can motivate us to do better and try harder. Competition is proven to push us beyond our personal limits. It takes us outside of our comfort zones and can help us reach a new leve...


My VOY Blogging Internship!

Publié no picture Anne O

Inscrit le June 26, 2014
  • 26 Articles
  • Age 17

My VOY Blogging Intern is coming to an end! Throughout the past 6 months, I have trying my best to blog every Sunday about things that I care about or want to share with the world. It's been difficult thinking of new topics each week and spending time to write each of my blogs, but as time went on, it became easier and easier to share. I'm extremely thankful for the different comments and insights that have been shared, and am pleased to say that I've learned a lot from my blog...


New Year's Resolutions!

Publié no picture Anne O

Inscrit le June 26, 2014
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  • Age 17

The final days of 2014 are here! While I’m not usually a particularly sentimental person, I do feel slightly nostalgic over the year passing. Though nothing earth shattering has happened, this year, like every year, has seen me grow and change. 2015 is fast approaching, and the thought of starting a new calendar and a new year - a fresh start - often makes people want to change and improve. New year, new you! Nonetheless, don't forget to think back on this past year and remember...


Happy Holidays: A Celebration of Different Cultures

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  • Age 17

Happy Holidays everyone! No matter where you are or what culture/religion you identify with, I hope you are having a great day. The cold winter has brought along a spirit of gratitude, compassion, and love; something that we should all be celebrating. "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" have become common holiday greetings around the world during this time of year, replacing the once ubiquitous "Merry Christmas". Though some may still prefer "Merry Christmas", I, for one,...


My Role Model: Malala

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  • Age 17

Like many other youth around the world, my role model is Nobel Peace Prize winner and 17-year-old schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai. In Hong Kong, it is easy to take education for granted. Yet Malala, a girl who simply wanted to go to school, was attacked and seriously injured for doing just that. But her difficulties, her adversaries and her youth have not deterred or dissuaded her; instead, they have driven her to courageously speak out for her passion- education. As an advocate...


Movie Review: 50/50

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  • Age 17

Movie Review: “50/50” “50/50”, inspired by the true story of its screenplay writer Will Reiser, is a story about approaching sickness with the greatest treatment- friendship. Adam, played by Joseph Gordon Levitt, is diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 27. His odds of survival (as the title suggests) are 50/50. Unlike many movies, Adam doesn’t try to discover the meaning of life when he is faced with cancer. When the doctor delivers the saddening news, he reacts...


Searching for Scale Free Values: A TED Talk

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Inscrit le June 26, 2014
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  • Age 17

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a TED talk about education. As a student, I found it extremely rewarding and interesting. I thought I'd share the TED talk of Steve Brown, the Founder and CEO of Ignite Channel, with you! What drives your passion and motivates you? Why do you do what you do? Most answers, whether it is good grades or a higher salary, trace back to man’s seemingly innate pursuit of money, power, and status. Steve Brown contends that these values have...


Searching for Scale Free Values: A TED Talk

Publié no picture Anne O

Inscrit le June 26, 2014
  • 26 Articles
  • Age 17

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a TED talk about education. As a student, I found it extremely rewarding and interesting. I thought I'd share the TED talk of Steve Brown, the Founder and CEO of Ignite Channel, with you! What drives your passion and motivates you? Why do you do what you do? Most answers, whether it is good grades or a higher salary, trace back to man’s seemingly innate pursuit of money, power, and status. Steve Brown contends that these values have...


Thanksgiving

Publié no picture Anne O

Inscrit le June 26, 2014
  • 26 Articles
  • Age 17

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn Gratitude has been scientifically proven to strengthen your immune system, make you happier and more optimistic, less lonely and isolated! So because it was Thanksgiving in the US last Thursday, I thought I'd compile a list of things I can all be thankful for. Make sure you take time to reflect, be thankful, and share your love with your family and friends this week!...


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  • Anne O

    Hi! My name is Anne, I'm 16 this year, and I love reading! I'm passionate about education, women's rights, and environmental protection. Feel free to talk to me!


    Inscrit le June 26, 2014


    Age 17 • 26 Articles