United States presidential election of 2016

This year, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. This year, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running for the democrats. Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump are running for the republicans. In total, there have been 23 candidates running for the election in November, but most of … More United States presidential election of 2016

About a boy

In our English class today we chose a book to read. We had the option of either The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or About a Boy. I chose the latter, mostly because it seemed like a book that would be easier to relate to, in terms of plot and characters. The Absolutely True … More About a boy

Alaska and Norway – Oil resources

Some people call Alaska the Norway of the United States, and for good reason. Both countries share similar features like Arctic climate, oil wealth and tourism, but despite this, Alaska has a $50 billion permanent fund compared to Norway’s massive $900 billion sovereign wealth fund. What are the biggest similarities between Alaska and Norway? And … More Alaska and Norway – Oil resources

Comparing two articles from different news papers

We chose articles from “the guardian” and “The wall street journal” who were both from the UK. In the article, french taxi drivers protested against so-called car-hailing apps which give the user easy access to taxi services. The only problem was that the taxi drivers had to drive back to their garage after they had driven … More Comparing two articles from different news papers

Rabbit Proof Fence – The Stolen Generation

In our English class today we saw the movie Rabbit Proof Fence. It tells the true story of a girl named Molly Kelly and her battle for freedom. During the time period 1905-1970’s, Australian Aboriginal children were taken from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions. At least 35 000 children … More Rabbit Proof Fence – The Stolen Generation

Indigenous peoples in Australia

The indigenous people in Australia are called Aboriginals. They came to Australia about 50.000 years ago. When the British came to Australia in 1788, they called these native people “aboriginals”, meaning people who had lived there since the earliest times. Many of them suffered when Europeans (mainly from Britain) arrived in Australia, because of disease and the loss … More Indigenous peoples in Australia