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Lycée Adam de Craponne
   Salon de Provence
   Fifth -form (2°7)
     January 2009

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Why this title?
Well, we had to find one, to start with, didn‟t we?
So we tried to find one with a play on the name of our school
(Lycée Adam de Craponne, named after the famous Renaissance
engineer) or a catchword, but also one which would lay
emphasis on the ideas of expression, curiosity, and the English
language we were asked to write it in.
Finally, as we had been divided into two groups, we had to
compromise between two types of layout: one which was rather
formal, the other one more casual and based on street art.
Here is the result…

Who are we?
Well, fifth-formers who had to work hard on it!
Please, tell us whether you‟ve liked it or not, will you?

                          THE Editorial

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Christmas has gone by, now is the time for good resolutions:
I‟ve decided to be more curious (The nosy parker, pages 22 and 23;
the chatterbox, pages 12 and 13) and learn more about everything
(the globetrotter, pages 20 and 21), so, of course, I will read at
least one book, maybe two or three a month (the BOOKWORM, page
I have also decided this year, as it is an era of economic crisis,
to make my own presents for my friends! Why not
„patchwork‟? (The Artist, page 3)
I had good times at the cinema (the cine-buff, pages 5 to7) or on
TV (the TV-Addict, pages 8 and 9) and listened to good music (the
muso, pages 18 and 19). I must tell you about it all but I don't
need to read what‟s written in the stars or to resort to binge
drinking (the boffin, pages 24 to 26) to know that I‟ll have a lot
of fun (the joker, page 28)
Furthermore, as I may not have been very careful about a
balanced diet during the Xmas times, this year I have decided to
do exercise (the real sport, pages 10 and 11) and, above all, to
care for my Planet (The green, pages 14 to 17).
We should all try to do so, shouldn‟t we?
Sticking to these resolutions seems to be hard but … I have an
optimistic nature!
                                                      January, 2009

                           The artist:

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The world of Patchwork
Its origin and its story

        For a long time, Man had to protect himself from the cold and from the sun. He
thought at first of assembling and of stacking skins of animal or furs. Then he used
vegetable fibres found in nature and had the idea to cross them: the fabric had been born.
From its birth, fabric took a considerable importance in all civilizations. The
patchwork, under its main characteristics, assembly and quilting, also pull its
previous history of the whole world.

My experiment in patchwork

        I have been making patchwork since October, 2006. I discovered my club thanks
to a friend who had told me about her patchwork club. For 3 years now, I have been
making bits of fluff in 3D, pillows, a bread basket and collective works and other
works. During the lessons, I have learnt various manners to sew, as the “piécé” or the
applied but also to embroider, there are a lot of sorts of more or less difficult stitches.
Thanks to this club, I have learnt a lot and I have discovered an activity which isn‟t
known by the persons of my age. Patchwork is an activity which really pleases me and
which allows me to think of nothing else for some hours.

                                      My first work

This tortoise in 3D is the first work which I made in this club.
 It took me approximately one month to make it. Lovely, isn‟t it?
                                   The bookworm

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Title: „Le Diable au corps‟

Author: Raymond Radiguet

Edition: Hachette Bibliolycée

    This tragic novel unfolds during the First World War (1914 – 1918).
A young man, François, 15 years old, meets Marthe, a young 18- year- old
Marthe was married to a soldier at war. François and Marthe live an intense

Our opinion:
    We love the novel. It is a thrilling and beautiful story. The end is very
surprising but we are fond of it.

What about you? Have you read that book or another for school? Which one
was it? What did you like in it?
What is your favourite book at the moment?

                                THE cine-buff

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Cult Films: TITANIC, an exceptional film.
This is a love story between Rose, a young girl from a rich family, and Jack, a
boy from a poor social background who at a poker party wins his place on the
unsinkable liner „Titanic‟. They meet on the Titanic, during her maiden voyage
It is a romantic and tragic film.

The films we saw in December
Agathe clévy: A racist marketing manager sees from day to day the skin
Pour elle: Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy life without any
troubles with their son Oscar but their life changes, when one morning the
police come to arrest Lisa for murder; she is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Madagascar II: the ancient boarders of the zoo of exchange park meet for the
first time their respective families in their natural environment.

Cinema at school (Lycéens et apprentis au cinema)
On November 21st, many classes in our school went to the pictures in Salon de
Provence. We watched a Japanese film called “KaÏro” by Kiyoshi KUROSAWA. This movie
was elected by the Festival de Cannes in 2001.
The story is set in Japan today. Ghosts are in the real world through the Internet. They
make Japanese people commit suicide and disappear. But one woman, Michi, tries to
escape this epidemic. The film is based on the themes of loneliness and death.
The pupils‟ opinion:
Part of the pupils strongly disliked this film because it is stressful and there isn‟t any
Part of them liked its scheming aspect, especially as they are fond of Japanese culture

Max Payne by John Moore, With Mark Wahlberg

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Summary: Nowadays, Max Payne, a cop, decides to leave his work to take
charge of his family.
Regrettably, on the day of his retirement, his wife and her baby are murdered.
Max thus decides to return to the business, and has nothing to lose any more.

My Criticism:
The film (based on a game released in 2001) begins well, we discover Max
Payne, a tortured and solitary man.
The scenario is correct; the fantastic mixture is well inserted in the story.
Aesthetically, the film is very beautiful.
The scenes of action are incredible.
The actors play well, especially Mark Wahlberg, Max Payne's role was cut out
for him.

But there are some defects: it can be a bit long and there might not be enough
action at times.
It is rather police film than an action film!

Conclusion: This Thriller is really achieved, a scenario with inquiry, emotion
and action. In spite of some length, the film really remains good!


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Cinema at school (Lycéens et apprentis au cinema)

On January 23rd, 2009, we also went to see „Le rendez-vous des quais‟, a
French film by Paul Carpita (1955)

The scene is set in Marseille in 1950. One of the main characters is Jean
Fournier, a union leader, who tries to unite dock workers so that they
organize a general strike to protest against their hard living conditions
(unemployment, hardships…) and to demonstrate against the French
government‟s policy in Indochina at the time (a lot of money was spent on
armament for the Vietnam War).
The love story between Robert, Jean‟s younger brother, and Marcelle who works
in a biscuit factory, and Robert‟s betrayal, then commitment to the cause
explain the title of the film.

The pupils‟ opinion:
Many of them didn‟t like this film because it looked and sounded like a
„documentary‟ film, and they mostly like fiction and „action‟ films.
Moreover, as it is an old one, it is a black and white film and for some
pupils it was long and boring as well. A few of them found the acting really
unconvincing, but this can be explained by the fact that most actors were not
But the pupils enjoyed discovering what Marseille looked like at the time and
liked hearing this typical accent which they know! Most of them found an
interest in this film because it is based on real events and because the workers
fought for a fair cause.

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                                   The TV-addict:

"Plus belle la vie "is a popular French TV serial created by Magaly Richard-Serrano,
Bénédicte Achard, Georges Desmouceaux and Olivier Szulzynger in 2004.
There are five seasons (1130 episodes) and it represents a budget of
27,000,000 €, so 85, 000€ for one episode.
This serial tells us about the life of an imaginary district of Marseille: „le Mistral‟
(„Le mistral‟ means a wind of the South of France). "Plus belle la vie" is broadcast on
channel "France 3" from Monday to Friday in access prime-time! It's always topical
as the story unfolds day after day, referring to real events taking place in the world.
Since its creation, this TV programme has reached over one 6 million people! Today it's
a successful serial in France and it's also broadcast in Italy, in Belgium, in Finland
and in other countries, it has become a real phenomenon!

                                   The main Characters
*Michel Cordes is Roland Marci:
He's the owner of the pub "Le mistral". He's always lived in this district!
*Sylvie Flepp is Mirta Torres:
She's the owner of the hotel "Le Select", just beside the pub, in the district. At the
beginning of season 5, Mirta and Roland got married.
*Colette Renard is Rachelle Lévy :
As Roland, she's always lived in the Mistral place. She's the oldest of the serial, she's
Guillaume and Nathan‟s aunt. Mirta and she are the gossipmongers of the village!
She lives, as many of the characters, at the Select hotel.
*Laetitia Millot is Mélanie Rinato:
She's a waitress in Roland's pub.
*Pierre Martot is Léo Castelli :
He's a police officer, he is Roland's friend. Due to his profession, he's often involved in
criminal cases.
*Alexandre Fabre is Charles Frémont :
He's a businessman in Marseille, the creator of the company "Phénicie". He is one of
the villains!

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                                     The different places:
„Le Mistral‟: it is an imaginary neighbourhood of Marseille in which the action of the
serial takes place. The Mistral is inspired by a typical place in the centre of the city (Le
Panier). The main, square of The Mistral is represented by a drawing which is the logo of
the serial and has become the logo of many by-products.
So, Le Mistral is a setting built in the studios of „la Belle de Mai‟, which represents
11483.5 ft² exploited on 19 686 ft of the surface. It represents 3 months and 13,300
hours of work, 50 persons who are 90% from the region. So it‟s a very hard -working
job just to shoot a 23-minute episode
- The Select (It‟s a hotel)
- The Mistral‟s police station
- Vincent Chaumette's converted warehouse
- The flats where the various characters live.
- One shop
- The doctor's office
5 days of shooting for five episodes a week, 80% of the shots are made in the studios
and 20% are location shots with a team of directors for each, with 3 video cameras, 7
persons for the pictures, 6 for the sound, and 5 for make-up.

                                       Our conclusion:
"Plus belle la vie " is a serial representative of the city of Marseille with its characters
, its daily life, as opposed to the usual clichés, so we occasionally watch it, even if we
are not addicted to it!
Who has never watched "plus belle la vie", especially here, in Salon de Provence, which
is so close to Marseille?

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                                The real sport

Sport at Adam de Craponne
At the secondary school we have two hours of sports a week.
In our school, there is an association to practice sports more.
This association is called the UNSS (Union Nationale du Sport Scolaire)
The UNSS offers basket-ball, rugby, handball, volley-ball, body-building,
badminton and swimming.
The training is between in one and two o‟clock every day.
And the matches are on Wednesdays.
So, we are going to present different sports. To start with, we are going to tell
you about Basket-ball.
In the next issue, we shall be telling you about Rugby, volley-ball, handball,
badminton, body-building and swimming.

Basket -Ball
Basket-ball is a collective sport which is often practiced in a gymnasium.
The size of the ground is between 22 and 29mètres long and from 13 to 15
metres wide.
This sport is played with 5 players, (one at the net, an inside, a strong
winger, a small winger and a back).
The team of our secondary school won all their matches.
That is all for this issue, next time we will speak about badminton.

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American football & Super Bowl
Definition: American football, known in the United States and Canada
simply as football, is a competitive team sport known for mixing strategy
with physical play.
Rules: The objective of the game is to score points by advancing the ball into
the opposing team's end zone. The ball can be advanced by carrying it (a
running play) or by throwing it to a teammate (a passing play). Points can
be scored in a variety of ways, including carrying the ball over the opponent's
goal line; catching a pass from beyond that goal line; kicking the ball through
the goal posts at the opponent's end zone; and tackling an opposing ball-
carrier within his end zone. The winner is the team with the most points when
the time expires.
The Super Bowl: In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the
championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game and its
ancillary festivities constitute Super Bowl Sunday. Over the years, it has
become the most-watched U.S. television broadcast of the year, and has become
likened to a de facto U.S. national holiday. In addition, many popular
singers and musicians have performed during the Super Bowl's pre-game and
halftime ceremonies. The next Super Bowl will be Super Bowl XLIII, to be played
at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on February 1, 2009.
Super Bowl is a major event of the American television. The studies of audience
show that this match registers considerable market shares, situated between 40
and 60 %. We so estimate that 141 million Americans follow this meeting on
the television.
A world event: On ten better audiences of every time in the United States, half
of them arose during Super Bowl. With figures of audience of such a level, the
cost of commercials reaches summits. So, an announcement of thirty seconds
during Great Bowl XLI was charged 2.7 million dollars!!!
People from more than 200 countries watch this finale and it is the second
sports event after the finale of the Soccer World Cup.

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                              THE CHATTERBOX
Interview with MUNK: A Rollerblader so flex!
Munk is the only roller skater of Pélissanne who agreed to answer a few
questions about his favourite leisure: roller –skating:
- Hi, Munk!
- Hey girls!
- I would like to begin with a banal question: How long did it take you to
learn roller - skating?
- I began rollerblading two years ago and it took me a few months to have a
good level
- What do you research in rolling?
- What is your favourite slide?
- It is called torque it is so fun to do, I get a great sensation when I make this
- Do you skate alone or with your friends?
- Well, I am rarely alone in a skate-park. I prefer skating with my
best friends, it is „cool‟. We have created a rolling group called ROLL CREW
and I am so glad to be part of it.
- How much does a pair of rollers cost?
- It depends on the brand you choose, but it costs around 200€.
- Cool, now an off-centred question, what is your favourite quote?
- I think it is « KEEP IT COOL » from The Kills.
- Yeah, fun! I love them, and what kind of chewing-gum do you prefer to chew
- Kiss Cool, it makes so fresh an impression in my mouth when I skate, I love
- Thank you for answering these questions; it was so fun.
- That‟s my pleasure.

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                                    The green
Wonders of the world
I want to talk to you about Ecology in the USA, because this year, in August, I had the
pleasure to visit two extraordinary natural sites. The first site is: Bryce Canyon
National Park. It is a geologic site of the Southwest of the United States in Utah. The
surroundings of the canyon form a 145 km² national park.
The name is unfit because, rather than a canyon, it involves a gigantic natural
amphitheatre created by the erosion of the part in the plateau of Paunsaugunt. The place
is made remarkable by its extraordinary geologic structures, hoodoos, formed by the
action of the wind, precipitation and frost. Rocks take here exceptional colors going
some red to the white. Bryce Canyon is very high (between 2400 and 2700 meters).
And the second is: The National Park of the Grand Canyon. It is situated in the
Northwest of Arizona. The Big Canyon was dug by the river Colorado in the plateau of
the same name. Founded in 1919, the park covers a protected territory of 4 927 km ². It
is frequented every year by more than four million visitors. The natural and
landscaped variety of the region was recognized world heritage of Humanity by UNESCO
in 1979.

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My opinion: This site was really exceptional! But I am a little saddened with the
behavior of certain persons... How can they throw away cans, packaging of candies, or
even cigarette butts on a site so beautiful? Look at what the Earth gave us! Don‟t you
believe that it is high time human beings respected our Planet? If the trend continues, in
some time, we will no longer have the pleasure and the enjoyment to see such a
landscape in the future, because if we do not respect Mother Earth, all that I am showing
you will be destroyed because of us: human beings.

We cannot remain passive, can we? Do not throw your waste on the ground; take at
least the time to put it into garbage cans.

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Pollution in our High school
Hi! I want to talk to you about a tricky problem in our high school:
It's present everywhere and in different forms.
But which forms?
* At first, the visual form:
There are some tags on walls and on the floor; we can also find some waste as
paper, bubble gum, cigarette butts in some places, the high school is sometimes
not clean…
* Secondly, the sonorous pollution:
There is the Patrouille de France (French Acrobatic Patrol) at Salon de
Provence and the planes make some noise and it troubles us. During the
courses, it's annoying very distracting, not to mention some pupils who are
noisy or too talkative in corridors or even in some classes!
* And thirdly, about water and electricity:
In the classroom, the light is always put on, so we squander electricity.
And the taps of the toilets and in the canteen are always turned on...but we
can't close them when we want.
So it is not ecological.

Why don‟t we change it?
It's time for New Year's resolutions!
What do you think about changing our way of life about high school, not
throwing out things on the floor?
But we can't change all ourselves, so the high school could change some things
-Replace the older automatic taps by new manual taps to save water.
-Maybe invest in Rainwater tanks to save rain water, and invest in
Photovoltaic modules to product our own electricity?
If you have any idea too, join us against pollution!

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                                 The Muso:

We interviewed the pupils in our group on music.

* What is your favourite music style? And what is your favourite group?
Elisa answered: My favourite music style is "Metal". My favourite group is
"Bullet for my valentine"

*Do you play an instrument? And are you in a music group?
Julia answered: I play the Drums and I'm not in a group at the moments.

*What place does music have in your life?
Sarah answered: Music is very present! I put on my IPod before turning on the
light in the morning!

*What do you think about other styles of music?
Marine answered: Well, it is moronic!

We make this interview to learn what type of music people listened to in our
class because music is really diversified. And to know what place music has
in the life of teenagers.
Apparently, music plays an important part in young people‟s lives. And in
spite of the variety of the music styles, in this class, rock and metal remain
the most listened to types of music.

What about you? Is Music important to you?
If you feel like answering this questionnaire to help us prepare our next music
column, you‟re welcome!

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An interview
For this first edition we went to interview the director of the «musical scenes »: the
Portail Coucou ( /
Many musicians founded this establishment in 1901 for all the new artists; they gave
them a place where they can appear on the stage.
     How do you choose the groups who come and play?
    « First of all, for the various groups who come to introduce themselves many
    criteria are required:
    They must be professional artists and be famous (they must have appeared on
       TV shows, released albums, have a production house or have already done
    Groups of amateur musicians must send us their artwork and we‟ll decide. If
       the group is serious, if it‟s interesting for the music, it will be chosen. Then,
       it will appear on a stage with many artists, if it‟s loved, the members will be
       asked to do the first part of many groups. That will allow the band to become
       famous! »
    Do you lend them material when the group doesn‟t have it?
   « Generally, musicians bring their own material (guitar, bass …) but sometimes
   we can lend those drums because it‟s too hard to bring. We possess mikes,
   « son », and we renew our materiel every year. »
      Saturday, 6th December: special « Mano Negra » (6.5€) for the telethon
      Saturday 13th December: « Les Soldats du Funk » + « Groove Konnexion »
      Saturday 20th December: « Boogie Balagan »

      If you attended one of these concerts and wish to let us know about your
      experience, you may let us know about it, of course!

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                                     The globetrotter

Hello, my name is Natsuko.
I guess you don‟t understand this sentence:
?う ひとり で あるけないとき の かぜ が つよ すぎてきずつく こと
なんてなれた はず だけど いま わ
So, you can‟t read Japanese.
And apart from the sushi and computer science, do you really know Japan? Come on! Let me teach
you a few things about this wonderful country: Japan.

First, start by writing Japanese:
The Japanese alphabet is composed of syllables. The three Japanese alphabet characters of all Japanese
writing are: the hiragana, kanji and katakana.
The kanji characters are used in Chinese and Japanese language borrowed from Chinese.
The hiragana is a simple script that children learn at first; they can transcribe the Japanese language
unambiguous, unlike kanji. Indeed, each representing a syllable hiragana which may be a single
vowel (like あ= a) or a consonant followed by a vowel (like か= ka), there is also the syllabic n
(ん), whose pronunciation varies Depending on the syllable that follows.
Finally, katakana is signs corresponding to syllables (ka, ki, ku, ke, ko, etc.) They are used in the
Japanese writing system for transcribing foreign words, foreign names, scientific names of plants
and animals, and the Japanese onomatopoeia. They can also serve to highlight a word in a text that
is normally written in hiragana or kanji.
In Japanese, each sign represents an idea and a sound of the language.
Now translate our sentences:
もう ひとり で あるけない => Mou hitori de arukenai => Only I will make a step further
とき の かぜ が つよ すぎて => Toki no kaze ga tsuyo sugite => The winds of time are too
きずつく こと なんて => Kizutsuku koto nante => I now live with
なれた はず だけど いま わ => Nareta hazu dakedo ima wa => This injury you made me

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Talking about Japanese music:
Visual Kei (ビシュアル系), also called visual grouping, or Visual Rock, is a kind of
underground rock and Japanese (J-rock), emerged in the 1980s, where visual aesthetics groups and
the concepts that they operate are as important as music, hence the name of the genre. Each group has
a specific identity but nevertheless influenced by the movements of the punk aesthetic of Japanese
street wear, Gothic, traditional Japanese costumes, and also the beginnings of the movement of glam
X-Japan is regarded as the representative of the movement, because it is one of the founders but one
who has achieved the greatest popularity. It is this group that the visual kei owes its name to because
the name is taken from the motto of X-Japan "Psychedelic Violence Crime of Visual Shock" invented
by the group's guitarist hide. In the mid-1990s, when sales of discs in the visual-kei were high, other
major groups were made known, including Luna Sea, Malice Mizer, Penicillin, Glay so.
You should know that generally, before listening to a group of Visual Kei, part of Western public
discovers potential through magazines (such as the SHOXX Fool's Mate or "Japan Vibes' and
Internet). The Japanese find them directly live in the house through the event, institution despite the
apparent decline of the genus have a very dynamic activity (one evening without even a concert in
Tokyo). Although the look is eccentric, it is more likely to stop and therefore make people want to
know more.
The public's Visual Kei is now also male and female. And the concerts are usually agitated (head
bangers, pogo, mosh, slam).
Lately, the Visual Kei scene saw open outlets in Europe and America, including the creation of
European channels Japanese labels (Europe free will, for example) that allowed the emergence of
groups such as Dir en gray, kagerou, MUCC, D'espairsRay, Blood, Moi Ten Months ...
The high specificity of visual movement is that it is almost impossible to define a musical point of
view, as it seeks to precisely mix musical styles. Nevertheless the sound is mainly rock, happily
passing punk rock to metal, and some strange hybrid.

Now, let‟s talk about manga!
The Manga (漫画orまんが) means Japanese comics in general. We also use this term to describe
Japanese comics.
The word manga is often used improperly to name other visual recalling these cartoons (cartoons,
graphic style ...).
There are several kinds of manga, the main ones are:
The kodomo for young children, the shojo for teenage girls (or romance battle against evil), the
shonen for young adolescent boys (fighting), the Josei (sentimental romance), the seinen for adults
(eroticism or gore) and the hentai, manga pornographic.
Now that you know a little more, you have no reason for not showing more interest in Japan, do

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                                  THE nosy parker
What do you think about diversity?
It can be good but it can create extremists
Is there diversity in your school?
Yes, you can see that with clothes or ethnical origins.
                                                                               Pierre, 15, 1S
What do you think about diversity?
I think that‟s good.
Is there diversity in your school?
Yes, because there are people with different skin colours and they are nice.
                                                                           Romain, 15, 2nde
What do you think about diversity?
I think it‟s really important. We live in a cosmopolitan country and it brings us an
open- minded point of view!
We‟d be bored if we were all the same.
Is there diversity in your school?
Yes, they are special cases…
Yes! But sometimes it happens that distances are created because of the different groups
(gothic types vs. « fashion victims »!)
                                                Constance and Cassandra, 16 years old, 1S

What do you think about diversity?
I think that it is necessary to create another vision of the expression of ourselves
Is there diversity in your school?
Happily yes, but some friends of mine don‟t want to express what they really are
through clothes or hairstyle because they are shy or too scary of the others‟ opinion.
That‟s quite sad. We shouldn‟t care that much about what we are showing of ourselves.
                                                                               Amal, 16, 1ES
What do you think about diversity?
A lot of things. I think it is positive to [err] develop our self - confidence in order to
accept others‟ points of view on our appearance. If there wasn‟t any diversity we [err]
couldn‟t accept it in our future life or couldn‟t stand critics, etc.
Is there diversity in your school?
YES!!! There are many different clothes styles.
                                                                                Julien, 16, 1S

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What do you think about diversity?
I think that diversity is a very good way to express ourselves.
Is there diversity in our school?
Not enough, I‟m afraid …
                                                                             Agathe, 17, TL
What do you think about diversity?
I think that if diversity didn‟t exist, we would all be bored all day long (actually, he
loves making fun of different people)
Is there diversity in our school?
Yes, it depends. I come from Berre, and there were a lot more different people of different
                                                                              Joris, 16, 1S
What do you think about diversity?
I think that there is not enough diversity at school.
Is there diversity in our school?
Not really.
                                                                              Celia, 16, 1S
What do you think about diversity?
That‟s great because if we were all the same it wouldn‟t be fun!
Is there diversity in our school?
Yes, I think so.
                                                                        Frederick, 16, 1ES

What do you think about diversity?
I think that diversity is not a good thing because it enables people to criticize the ones
who are different!
Is there diversity in your school?
Yes, but happily not a lot.
                                                                             Maxime, 17, TL

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                            The boffin:
I want to warn pupils against a serious problem:
                       Youngsters and alcohol.
       Alcohol is often consumed by the 15/25 years old during parties, week-ends, and
evenings or simply between 2 courses. That worries the Education Minister. For 20
years, the number of drunkenness has largely increased, in frequency and quantity.

       There are lots of reasons to get drunk but a survey shows teenagers who fight with
their parents, who come from single-parented family or large families, drink more.
 We think it‟s to forget about their problems. Some people drink to delirious, to do like
others or to fight against stress.

       If you drink, you are also running many risks without being aware of them. You
can regret your actions.
Drinking while driving is also dangerous as you may cause a car accident. In 1997,
900 teenagers died on the road and 3,300 were hurt. You can do a bad trip. Some people
are sad and depressed when they drink. Finally you can do an alcoholic coma. When
your body reaches its limits, you may never wake up.

A survey
1) How old were you when you had your first drink?



                                                                  13 years old
               8                                                  14 years old
                                                                  15 years old
               6                                                  16 years old
                                                                  17 years old



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2) How often do you drink alcohol?











                        Never          Sometimes          A lot and often   Once a w eek

3) Have you already been drunk?



                   0%            20%      40%            60%         80%      100%

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4) When you are drunk, you feel:









                             Sad         More extrovert       Sometimes sad,
                                                            sometimes extrovert

5) You rather drink:

                                                                     During parties
                                                                     In the bar with your friends
                                                                     Alone at home

            0%         20%         40%   60%          80%

We should do something about it, shouldn‟t we?
Thank you for helping us fight against this plague!

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                                 THE JOKER

Stereotypes in the classroom:

The toady:
He‟s the type very proud to have the best mark, the person that the teachers
compliment all the time, which brings him the hatred of the other pupils!

Our advice: Don‟t be under stress, seize the day, and drink your youth to
drunkenness, as you have your whole life to work!

You feel alone, or you‟re fed up with seeing girls with their boyfriends, so leave
your books, and go out…for once!

In our next issue: the chatterbox!

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                                  THE team:

                                   THE Editorial
          New Year‟s resolutions: Céline Brémond and Mary-Solène Firdion

                                    The artist
                      The world of patchwork: Alicia Darmon

                                 The bookworm
                        Marie Inguimbert and Emeline Tortel

                                   THE cine-buff
  Cult Films and the films we saw in December: Mégane Mabyle, Wendy Manuguerra,
                        Camille Silvestri and Caroline Testud
                       Max Payne: Clément N‟Guyen Van Thuy
Cinema at school: Morgane Ventre, Whitney Aichour, Anthony Vinay and the comments
                                  of the whole class.

                                    The TV-addict
               Plus belle la vie: Romain Gauthier and Marine Mayon

                                  The real sport
     Sport in our school and Basket –ball: Anthony Barthet and Antoine Bocquet
      American football & Super Bowl: Jérémy Ailhaud and Grégoire Amiri-Sias

                                THE CHATTERBOX
                Interview with Munk: Sara Deblonde and Julia Gilles

                                    The green
                    Wonders of the world: Morgane Garcia-Deroo
                      Pollution in our School: Laura Féraud

                                    The Muso

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             An opinion poll: Gaëlle Maroukian and Aline Penchreac‟h
                An interview: Guillaume Duhamel, Marion Laplace

                                The globetrotter
                  Adeline Leroux-Janovicz and Ambre Ros le Parc

                       The boffin: Youngsters and alcohol
                              Article: Coline Peuron
Survey: Audrey Eugène and Iris Galéa (Guest reporters; sixth –formers from the Euro

                            THE nosy parker: Diversity
Questions asked by sixth –formers from the Euro class by Bulle Dal Bianco and Amal

                     THE JOKER: Stereotypes in the classroom
                         Lola Drelon and Marjorie Bonzi

                   FOREWORD and Layout: Corinne Kerlanne

                     TAG line

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