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Tuesday 10 September 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: the yearning

Lou Heinrich
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It was a young art teacher. Or was it a student teacher in geography class? It could have been his biceps half-hidden by navy t-shirt sleeves, or those tight skirts she paraded around in (did she even wear underwear?), or maybe it was something about his stubble that made you imagine it grazing across your…
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Sunday 7 July 2013
News

in brief: students shot, burnt alive, in nigeria

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  Suspected Islamist gunmen have killed at least 27 students and a teacher in a boarding school in the Mamudo village in the northeast of Nigeria. Survivors are being treated for burns and gunshot wounds. Some of the school’s 1200 students fled into the nearby bush to escape the gunmen. Information is scarce at this…
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Arts Books

Books you should have read by now: the prime of miss jean brodie

Raelke Grimmer
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I imagine being the “crème de la crème” sounds tantalisingly delicious to children of an impressionable age. For one, foreign words to young ears always sound exotic and important, for another, it is the sort of phrase likely to be picked up from an adult, and most children wish to be older than they are,…
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Tuesday 10 July 2012
Opinion

pressure over more than passing

Emma Koehn
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If you’ve finished your high school education, one thing you probably wouldn’t have asked for more of in retrospect is court room drama. No matter how you go about it, there’s no real beating around the bush to be done on this one: year twelve is a rather monstrous experience. This is maybe why we’re…
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Wednesday 8 December 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Odd girl out

Rebecca Howden
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Whenever I tell people now that I didn’t have the best time at high school, they make a weird sort of face and say, ‘What was so bad about it?’ They dismiss my painful memories as melodrama; they don’t believe for a second that life was really as bad as I say. Someone even said…
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Wednesday 17 November 2010
Culture Opinion

The strange hell of the school formal

Rebecca Howden
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We used to call it the f-word. The formal took over the whole year in year 11. It was all anyone talked about, the only thing anyone was planning for. And for a lot of girls, it was a source of constant panic. * I was lucky that I had a long-term boyfriend, so I…
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