Quote of the week

Quote of the week: "One good thing about music, when it hits you you feel no pain" Bob Marley

Monday, 23 November 2015

"This is how we feel"

A few lines by Cristina, Paula and Diego -2ºBTO- about  the 13th Nov. attacks on Paris.

            On 12th November, in the morning, my father told me that Jihadi John, a British Arab  known for being the man seen in several videos, produced by the Islamic extremist group ISIL, showing the beheadings of a number of captives, had been killed by US. For me, that sounded suspicious and risky, I thought about the ripple effect, and it reminded me about the 11S attacks. The next day, that night, it happened.
I was with my father having dinner, he usually listens to the radio, so we were listening to something about Syria, when, suddenly, that information was interrupted by the breaking news: a terrorist attack on Paris. I started shaking. First, a shooting in a restaurant, then bombs, a hundred hostages  in a disco, another bomb near a concert hall, injured people and finally 128 deaths. I felt sadness and empathy, I told my father that I could have been there, having fun on a Friday night. I could have had that luck.
After that, I started thinking again about the chain effect. I hoped that France wouldn’t be able to do it once again, and for sure, France did it. Twenty bombs on Syria on Sunday night, it made my hair stand on end, and some tears ran down my cheek, what is coming next? It isn’t the beginning of the third world war, I mean, have the human beings ever been at peace?

Rousseau said: “The Human Being is born pure, it is society that corrupts”, we are Good by Nature but Corrupted by Society.

This society has made us conformist and blind, unable to appreciate what is happening outside the First World, individualist and hypocrite. We empathize just with our own struggle, our world media  focus on us and we let them make a gossip spectacle out of our deads. One life of us is more valuable than thousands from that far away Third World.
I feel the sorrow that consumes me to the deepest part of my being.

We have to stop generalizing, tagging and categorizing. It is not about the religion, the economy, politics or culture. It isn’t about our differences it is about our similarities. We are earthlings, human beings; we all have identical feelings. Every life is worth the same, no matter which country has killed the most, those are just numbers. What does really matter is every single innocent life that has been ended, every traumatized child that has lost their parents, every person who has no home left, every individual who is suffering hunger, loneliness and pain.

At the end, the thing that sets my chest on fire is the way the governments take advantage of this situation. The USA, Russia, France or even Spain, make contracts, multimillion-dollar agreements with Arab Nations to sell them planes, bombs and any type of weapons, enriching the arms industry and the economy.
Therefore, I wonder who the real enemy is.

                        Everyone got frightened on that Friday night when we heard about  the terrorist attacks on Paris. Hundreds of people died or were injured without any reason. In that moment I said: "the world will die too if nobody does something". Later, I started thinking about it much calmer.
I know every day people die because of the Jihad and we don’t care about it, but this time they attacked a country that belongs to a continent with principles of humanitarianism,  although less and less so.  The European Union must give an example, that's why we should remain united.
But, what about bombing Syria? Is it a good example of a humanitarian reaction? If we answer them with the same violence, the world will burst out.
It’s a difficult situation and we’re scared, everybody wants to do away with terrorism, but we should think of other solutions.
I’m an atheist; even so I respect and understand all religions. However, there’s something I have never understood, is religion more important than a human being’s life?
The whole world lacks respect for other cultures, religions…
For our own sake, I expect that, eventually, people realize how ridiculous it is. 

Hatred brings about more hatred, 
hatred  is followed by violence,
and violence causes more violence.
The only solution is to uproot  the problem  through EDUCATION.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Sign up for IES Anaga Talent Show. Let's have fun!

Individually or in groups, participate in the 1st IES Anaga Talent Show.
Casting and show organization: November/ December
Signing up at 'Vicedirección'
Your talent is worth sharing!!

Show date: 21st December

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Enjoy!! Pop Danthology 2015

Every year, YouTuber Daniel Kim elaborates a mashup with some of the most popular songs from that year. This year's mashup is here and it sounds great! How many songs can you recognize?

Part 1

See video without lyrics

Part 2

See video without lyrics

Friday, 30 October 2015

Congratulations to Hector Mangas for his CSIC Award!

Hector's winning app gives you the Latin, Greek and English name of any part of the human anatomy. Our congrats also to his biology teacher, Cristina Leon and his Latin-Greek teacher, Fidelina Delgado. Get Omega here or look for more apps by Hector here.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

English Week 2015: The Plans

We keep on giving you more clues about our English Week. Thanks a lot to Héctor Mangas for these cool videos and the accounts monitoring.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The English Week is coming!

We're very glad to announce the dates and the new design of the English Week 2015. Take a look at the new trailer clicking on the banner down below and don't forget to follow us on Twitter!! PS: One month to go!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

4º ESO: Nobel Prizes Reviews

This is the first review of a series about Nobel Prize Laureates presented by 4ºESO students:

Sunday, 25 January 2015

My Favorite Spanish Words

It's interesting to see how foreigners see Spanish slang. Hardly translatable expressions like 'Estar hecho polvo' or 'friolero', are explained and represented with animations through the text.

Check them out here.