Author: Célèste-Marie Engeström

Matric 100-word essays

Since Grade 12 learners are not allowed to enter the SACEE 100-word Story Competition, The Semester seized the opportunity to publish two of the best stories from the Grade 12 class. Enjoy!

Gr 11s prank across the board

DURING PRANK WEEK the Grade 11 learners are set loose to cause havoc and disruptance in their teachers’ lives. The week started off with a bang as they played a pre-recorded message in the form of a purge announcement, over the intercom, stating that Prank Week had begun and that the teachers should ever so often look over their shoulders and tread carefully.

Corona virus changes lives

The knee-jerk response many South Africans experienced after the president announced a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis was panic buying. People raided their nearest supermarkets, emptying the shelves as if toilet paper and hand sanitiser would never again be available.