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We Are

The Student Media Site of William Clarke College

We Are

The Student Media Site of William Clarke College

We Are

What About Me?

“What About Me?”

Carli S (Year 11), Chief Contributor May 15, 2024

As the growth of TikTok continues, its online culture starts to leak into our lives. One of the most annoying things that continually starts to occur more in my own life is "what about me?" culture or...

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“Boys will be Boys”

Carli S (Year 11), Chief Contributor May 8, 2024

 When growing up with my three brothers I have learnt a lot. One of the things I learned is that boys can be excused for things under the pretence of 'boys will be boys'. I will never forget the day...

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Why are Concerts so Expensive?

Carli S (Year 11), Chief Contributor May 8, 2024

I am a concert lover. The night before starting this article I was at a Niall Horan concert. I have about 6 different concerts that I have already bought tickets for and I'm waiting for three more to go...

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The Joys of having Sibling(s) at your School

Savanna S (Year 11), Chief Contributor May 8, 2024

Siblings are… amazing. We love them, we hate them. We go through a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings towards them throughout life. Sometimes, people who have siblings wish they didn’t, and only...

‘Old’ is Not a Rude Word

‘Old’ is Not a Rude Word

Mrs Kroll April 10, 2024

Old’ is not a rude word. If age is just a number, then age can also be levels in the game of life. (Imagine the Super Mario theme music as you read this). When you face the different levels before you,...

Shack Life

Shack Life

Mr Arthur April 10, 2024

When asked to write for the ‘Staff Takeover’ of We Are I was briefed with the task of writing about something that I am passionate about. My first thinking was my Christian faith, my family or indeed...

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Separating Art from the Artist

Nathan R (Year 11) March 27, 2024

On February 10th of this year, Kanye West released his much-anticipated collaborative studio album with Ty Dolla Sign: Vultures 1. Ye, an artist who precedes their own reputation, has returned to music...

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Selling Insecurities

Adam D (Year 11) March 6, 2024

In a society where meticulously edited photos and unachievable beauty standards are ubiquitous, many young people struggle with negative body image and body dysmorphia. Through fads such as ‘Glass Skin’...

Body Shaming and Media Blaming

Body Shaming and Media Blaming

Dayna E (Year 11), Chief Contributor March 6, 2024

Personally, I’ve never understood body shaming, or even body positivity. Celebrities get asked all the time in interviews, “Are you body positive?” To which (granted I was a celebrity) would reply,...

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1400 Years Old and Still Trendy – The Comeback of Chess

Daniel W (Year 12), Chief Contributor February 28, 2024

Chess, the ancient game of strategy and skill, which came into existence around 600 AD, is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity amongst a wide variety of people of all ages across the world. Chess...

You Are Never too Old to Watch Cartoons

You Are Never too Old to Watch Cartoons

Jake M (Year 11), Chief Contributor February 28, 2024

In media, cartoons are often depicted as content that is meant for kids. Companies such as Cartoon Network and Disney have often marketed their animated shows towards kids, with their content always ensuring...

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Usher’s Half-Time Show

Carli S (Year 9), Chief Contributor February 21, 2024

Imagine a stage surrounded in the glow of a million spotlights, a stage so iconic it draws in viewers from all corners of the globe, creating a spectacle that transcends mere entertainment and becomes...

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