February 28, 2024

Category: In Depth

Illiana Stevens takes on New York

“Life is a fashion show, the world is your runway” ~Coco Chanel. Illiana Stevens puts this quote in motion by venturing out into the unknown world of modelling, in 2022 as a 14 year old anorexic on the way to recovery and self-discovery.

Mark Zuckerberg is King of the Internet

KWAME MOABI King of the Jungle? No. King of the World? Maybe. King of the Internet? Most certainly.  As the sovereign of the Internet, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg’s invention has total control of our daily lives. For as long as the Internet has existed and its users have been uploading information onto its sites, he has been the […]

’Wathint’abafazi, wathint’imbokodo’ is a saying recognised across the country, a chant used to uplift women and remind the country of the importance of women. ‘When you strike a woman, you strike a rock.’ What does this saying really mean? What do we, as a country, understand when we hear the word ‘women’?

King of the Jungle? No. King of the World? Maybe. King of the Internet? Most certainly.

Captain Jack Sparrow takes on Mera from the world of Aquaman

KWAME MOABI In a fictional world of fierce battle and hardship, these two film stars in their respective roles, have had to rise to the occasion and face the troubles that come with protecting their own. Although these two characters portrayed the roles of protagonists, ironically Captain Jack Sparrow and Mera fell short in their […]

Why would a war so far away matter?

On 24 February 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine. For many years tension between the two countries has existed as a result of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. In 1991 both countries declared independence and a treaty was signed. Since then, Russia has tried to take full control of Ukraine as a means of economic benefit and to unify the countries in that area for unilateral power.

Palestine and Israel: what’s going on?

MEDIA REPORTS about the recent bombings in Palestine, which led to many deaths and injuries, have caused many eyebrows to be raised. The conflict between Palestine and Israel has reached a level of extremity that is controversial across the world.

Why do we celebrate Women’s day?

FUMANE MASHEANE ’Wathint’abafazi, wathint’imbokodo’ is a saying recognised across the country, a chant used to uplift women and remind the country of the importance of women. ‘When you strike a woman, you strike a rock.’ What does this saying really mean? What do we, as a country, understand when we hear the word ‘women’? As […]

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!

St Michael’s irreplaceable

As you have probably seen in my mother’s email, today has been a difficult day for me. I am writing to you to express what impact St Michael’s has had on me and to say a few words to the class of 2021.