WYNPRESS TERM 3 2016
EDITORIAL We live in a world of immediate grattification. We expect our food in under fifteen minutes and our information in under two. However, we often do not take advantage of the bountiful information we have and what is the point of this easy acsess if we are not curious enough to pursue it. For the my last issue of Wynpress as editor I wanted to expose you to some things you might not have known. This issue is full of travel tips, information about your zodiac sign, books you should read and unknown histories. It is so important to stay curious and hungry for new information and experiences. It is the knowledge that you gain that will stay with you throughout your life and differentiate you in an oversaturated world where everyone is both fighting to be an individual while trying to blend in. I hope that this issue of Wynpress teaches you something and inspires you to take advantage of the information we have acsess to and learn a bit more about those things which you find interesting.
Books That’ll Make You Fall in Love There are good books, there are great books, and there are books so splendid you want to crawl into the pages. There are, obviously, ones that don’t quite hit the mark but such is life. I’ve always found reading to be an important part of my life. I like to think of myself as a story, made from bits and pieces of each book I’ve read in my short lifetime. See, books shape who you are as you read them. They’re beautiful things, books. And I’d like to take an opportunity to give you a few that will hopefully give you as much as they’ve given me. So let us begin, starting from the bottom: 5. The Harry Potter Series (JK Rowling)/Lord of the Rings Series (JRR Tolkien) – These books are an example of what I like to consider a “gateway series.” While they are not singular books, these are two series that could kick-start your addiction to the wonderful drug that is words. Magic and fantasy is always an easy way to get interested in a storyline, I find. Very well-written books, these are classics with adults and children alike. 4. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) – Very well known, particularly amongst the matric students, this book is an excellent criticism of the lifestyle experienced by the rich and privileged during the Roaring 20s. What makes this novel particularly remarkable to me is the way Fitzgerald paints such vivid picture using incredibly beautiful words and phrasing. This is one of those stories you have to read carefully and thoughtfully, and I guarantee that if you read it in this way, you’ll be entranced. 3. Alias Hook (Lisa Jensen) – This book gives a fresh outlook on the classic story of Peter Pan, through the eyes of everyone’s favourite pirate. Adventure, romance, pirates – truly this book is the stuff of
dreams. It’s the type of story that draws you in and does not let you go until you’ve reached the spectacular finale. Elegantly written, and frankly quite terrifying at times, this is a spectacular novel for those longing for a little more danger in their lives. 2. The View on the Way Down (Rebecca Wait) – Ah yes, perhaps one of the more heart-breaking novels I’ve read. This story will open up your mind as well as your heart. A particularly moving read for those who are affected by mental illness, or know those who are affected. It really helps raise awareness of the suffering many people experience at some point in their life. A divine book, I’d really recommend this to anyone whose life is affected particularly by depression. 1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Benjamin Alire Sáenz) – Everyone loves a good coming-of-age story. And indeed, everyone I’ve met who has read this one has adored it. A stunning example of well-written LBGT+ fiction, this novel will bring you to your knees. It’s powerfully written, especially as many of the experiences the protagonists go through are ones that we as teenagers can relate to. I wish I could do a full review of this novel, as there’s so much to say about it. However, I feel as though it is best to allow you to experience it all for yourself. So there you have it. These are by no means the only good books in this world, just a few of my favourites at the time this article was written. Reading is a wonderful thing, friends. It broadens the mind, introduces you to the most amazing things. Not only will these books provide entertainmnet but also stop and think. By Zara Wichman
The benefits of travelling
matter how your trip was spent; you're grateful for the gift of life.
Wanderlust: noun a strong desire to travel.
2) You get to broaden your perspective and learn more about humanity
If there's one thing you should definitely do as much as you can in life: it’s
understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
As the quote says, travel cannot prevent bigotry but what it does do is allow
No matter what the age, no matter what kind of trip you take, exploring is a
people to understand one another and hopefully
must. When a person travels, they are going somewhere they've never been
accept one another much more. With travelling
before, learning about the culture, the people and even the food surrounding
comes learning, you get to learn of the differences of
them and taking away an experience that opens up their mind and gives them
cultures compared to your own, you get to meet
a great story to tell when they come back.
people who can teach you new things and expose
Here is a list of the advantages of travelling:
you to something outside of your comfort zone. This
1) You'll learn to appreciate life a little bit more
type of learning is irreplaceable; you leave with a
Travelling in itself is a privilege, but once you're out there immersed in
broader mindset and conscious awareness that while
different environments and cultures you start to appreciate life in a bigger
there are people and customs different to your own,
sense as you get to experience a book full of amazing moments that you can
at the end of the day everyone is connected in some ways.
share with others. From enjoying your first
3) You get to meet new people
French breakfast to getting lost in the streets
Leaving your loved ones is daunting, but an advantage of stepping out of your
of Venice, you leave your destinations with a
comfort zone is that it forces you to extend your communication. This is
feeling of fulfillment that keeps you from
especially when you find yourself lost in a foreign city; you don't speak the
looking back on life and wishing you did more.
language, you don't know the directions and you need to find help. Travelling
Travelling gives you a feeling of gratitude no
gets you talking to people, people that are vastly different to you and that in
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and
itself is amazing. While it may seem scary, meeting people in different
5) You become more resourceful
countries is fun. Those little encounters are a moment you hold on to, who
From personal experience I can say that as a young teenage girl, travelling for
knows, you might even get a lifelong friend out of it.
the first time without my parents, I was terrified. I thought of whether I
4) You learn about yourself
would get lost, whether I would be robbed or even whether I would come
Travelling makes you realize a lot of things about yourself that you might not
back alive. Coming back from my trip I felt independent; feeling that I never
have known when you were home. Travelling helps you clear your mind and
had before I left. With travelling comes a huge sense of responsibility:
reflect on yourself with a different perspective. The different environments
budgeting, problem-‐solving and adapting. All things that are not easy to do on
help you disconnect from the life you're used to living every day and figure
your own. Coming back to Cape Town I had a feeling of empowerment, I was
out some of the unanswered questions you had before you left. A person
more street and money savvy and I no longer felt that I needed to depend on
spends their entire lifetime learning about themselves, their likes, their
my parents for every little thing. Whether you were independent before or
dislikes, their goals and their dreams but with travel comes this incredible
after you left, you come back home with a new set of skills and confidence
opportunity to de-‐stress, take a step back and view life in a new way. This
and a larger adaptation to any sort of change you encounter.
comes from the moments you encounter, the things you learn and the people
BECOME A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN Admit it. You’re getting bored of the usual Saturday evening Cavendish session with the squad. What you want is something fun and new to do without the hassle of bumping into a wild tourist at Cape Town’s busiest spots like Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and Robben Island. Well, luckily, you’re living in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world: Cape Town. Here are just a few things you can do in your hometown without having to spend an arm and a leg. 1. Train trip to Kalk Bay-‐ The Western Cape has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Just hop on to one of the trains on the Southern line and make your way to Kalk Bay. Apart from Kalk Bay being the prime selfie destination, you’re also greeted to yummy ice-‐cream at the Ice Café and the train drops you off right outside Brass Bell, where you can unwind and eat delicious food with a beautiful view of the sea. Train ticket: R20± 2. Cycle the promenade-‐ Make the most of a beautiful day by renting a bike by Sea Point Pavilion and exploring the 11km route parallel to the ocean. Be sure to stop off at The Creamery Café at Moullie Point along the way. And if you don’t feel like cycling along the promenade, you don’t have to! Join the skaters, joggers and families picnicking along the way and just enjoy yourself and your surroundings. Walk the promenade for free! 3. High tea at the Mount Nelson-‐ Okay, on a fancier note-‐ If you have a couple notes to spend, make sure you and your friends visit the Mount Nelson for a High Tea session. Put on
your best dress and heels and just enjoy the day eating cake and drinking tea and taking selfie after selfie. High Tea session-‐ just over R200pp 4. Swim at Silvermine-‐ If you’re feeling adventurous, head over to Silvermine Nature Reserve. There you can: bring a picnic and lounge about in the sun, cool-‐off in the reservoir (bring your dog along with you for a dip as certain parts of the reserve are dog-‐friendly) and maybe even try out one of the hiking trails. I suggest hiking up to Elephant’s eye, it’s an easy 2,5 hour walk there and back and the view along the way is spectacular. R40 per adult, R20 for kids, free if you have a wildcard. 5. District Six Museum-‐Explore Cape Town’s history by visiting the District Six Museum. This educational yet interesting outing helps explain South Africa’s darker history in an innovative and interactive way, and provides a platform for those who previously suffered from years of subjugation to tell their story, when for years they were unable to do so. So go down to this informative museum and hear their stories. Museum price for scholars-‐ R5 -‐ Julliette Austin
Secret history Things you didn’t know were discovered by Muslims
The popular narrative we hear today is that the West, that is Europe and later North America, brought ‘civilisation’ to the world after their period of renaissance from around 1300 – 1700. However, there is a gaping hole in this story. Who were the great powers before this period? Where did the West get their ideas and inspiration? Medicine: Ibn Sina was born in 980 AD, near Bukhara [now called Uzbekistan], and died in 1037. He was a writer, philosopher and physician. His most notable work is called The Canon of Medicine which contains advanced theories on kidney and urinary infections and how to treat them. This book was translated into Latin 200 years after Ibn Sina’s death, and was later used as a reference book in Europe for the next 500 years! In the 13th century, Ibn Al-‐Nifas refuted the popular Greek theory that in the human body, blood flows through the septum of the heart. He said that instead, the lungs are vital in the pumping of blood and that the septum is present to separate the left and right sides of the heart, which pump blood separately, as they contain different concentrations of nutrients. Grade 10 Life Sciences girls, does this sound familiar? This was only widely accepted by the West in the 20th century!
University’s that grant degrees: The first university to issue its students with a certificate of qualification after completing a course was called Al-‐ Karaouine, founded in 859 by Fatima al-‐Fihri in Fes, Morocco. Yes, the first university as we know them today was founded by a Muslim woman. European scholars would travel to Morocco to complete their degrees in fields like science, maths, literature, geography Islamic law, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, history, and music. Cambridge and Oxford would only emerge about 400 years later. The irony is not lost: people of colour and women were largely forbidden from attending Western universities, whose very roots stem from a woman of colour, until the late 1900s! Mathematics: Iranian mathematician Al-‐Kwarizmi was extremely influential in shaping the foundation for modern-‐day applied maths. One of his books was later Latinised and became known as algebra from the Arabic word ‘al-‐jabr’, which was part of the title of his book. Also, the Latinisation if his name gave way to the word algorithm. His most famous work includes factorising, quadratic and cubic equations and the completing the square. Sound familiar? One of Al-‐Kwarizmi’s multiplication methods, created in the 8th centuary, called the ‘lattice’ method was introduced to Europe by Fibonaci in the late 12th centuary AD! By Yusra Booley
Bizarre traditions from around the world -
wrapped tightly from a young age to create an elongated shape. No one really knows why this was done, maybe it was because it looked nice? bi·zarre/bəәˈzär/ 4. Certain sectors of Buddhist Monks practised a process of adjective 1. very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement. self-mummification known as Sokushinbutsu. The monks interest or amusement. went through a process of cutting their diet down and ingesting plants which reduced bodily fluids. They would then seal themselves in a tightly fitting tomb with only an air In our weird and wonderful world there are many slightly more weird pipe and bell to indicate they were still alive each day. After things that we humans have become strangely attached to. the bell stopped ringing, the tomb was properly sealed and Traditions and customs from around the world differ drastically and the monk was mummified. some of those that follow are particularly peculiar. 5. Ancient Romans, like the Mangbetu, also went to great lengths for beauty. A favourite skin treatment of the ancient 1. In certain parts of India it is believed women born as Greeks and Romans were bathtubs full of mud and mangliks (an astrological combination of Mars and Saturn crocodile dung. This was also used as a face mask. under the seventh house) are cursed and will doom their Personally, I prefer lush but every person for their own. husband to an early death. In order to prevent this, they are 6. A Taoist celebration requires followers to walk across first married to a tree. Yes. The woman in question will burning coals in order to cleanse yourself from evil. If you marry a tree which is then cut down and burnt to rid her of perform the ritual properly, the spirits should protect you and her curse. It can be said that her first husband did meet a your feet and purify you, if you don't then you leave with very sticky end because of her. Poor tree. sore feet. 2. Straw bear day is a festival in a small part of England were 7. Maybe I got a little carried away with the strange historical men dress themselves completely in straw. Although the beauty customs but the Japanese fashion of dying their purpose and origins of this tradition are not really teeth black with a lacquer dye was too good not to include. remembered, the people seem to like the straw clad men Unlike our obsession with perfectly white teeth, the dancing for prizes too much to let it go. Japanese of the Meiji era preferred it the other way around. 3. While you may have heard of the Chinese foot binding Our world is wonderfully weird, whether it be marrying trees or traditions, you probably haven’t heard of the Mangbetu dressing in a straw suite. I hope you keep learning about custom of head binding. Admittedly not as painful but still all the unique cultures in this place we call home. rather unusual. During the custom of Lipombo, the head is Jewel Ormond
Women on top With National Women’s Day right around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the month by honouring the achievements of women since the day was established in 1995, commemorating the Women’s March of 1956. Coming from an oppressive background has stunted the growth of women in intellectual and creative establishments. Now, we are beginning to experience more and more women coming out of their shells and showing the world what they’re made of. With so many successful, boundary-‐ breaking women, it won’t be difficult to become inspired this women’s month. 1) Wendy Luhabe founded a consultancy, ‘Bridging the Gap’ in 1992 in which she trained previously economically disadvantaged people for the working world. Not only this but her investment company, ‘Wiphold’ became the first women-‐owned company to register on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This has opened up a whole opportunity for young girls to get involved in the business of the country and ultimately rewrite the understanding of a woman’s ability in modern-‐day South Africa. 2) Perhaps not familiar to the youth of South Africa, but The Progressive Women Movement has worked to change our country and women’s reputation. With their aims focusing on the development of skills in young women, they have achieved a protection of human rights. With women able to stand on their own two feet and support themselves, the possibilities are endless. Since formed in 1994, after the liberation, they have also worked at housing the refugees that enter South Africa from other rural African countries. They hope to open up the same workshops for them. This is turn would help the refugees create a life for themselves with the benefit of having working ability. 3) Not only has the movement had an effect on the young women seeking jobs but also companies such as Dimension Data. They set
out to train groups of women in regions such as KwaZulu Natal. Here; they learn fabric, textile and business-‐management skills. Creating positive results in these provinces helps to improve the lives of previously disadvantaged women as well as women as a whole. 4) Empowering female figures in South Africa are not too rare and Futhi Mtoba is certainly a name you should have heard of. As successful chairwoman of accounting firm ‘Deloitte and Touche’ she is leading the business of South Africa into one of high investment and reputation. Not only this but she is also the first woman national president of the esteemed Association for the Advancement of Accountants in Southern Africa. She is certainly a qualified leader. 5) The SABC 2 Women of The Year Award recipient is a more than worthy candidate. While struggling with cerebral palsy, she has used her disorder to create an organisation that empowers young men and women. The disorder is one that affects both speech and movement and as a result, has been an area of focus but she has worked hard to overcome it. If this is not inspirational enough she is also an ambassador for the National Youth Power Against HIV and Aids, which helps to create awareness and ultimately fight the disease. While these women and organisations have created significant progress in the development of women there is still much that needs to be addressed in South Africa in terms of our women. Hopefully, while working together, we will have the strength and power to make a change for the better and overcome the struggles our sex has been faced with since the beginning of time. Juliet Stromin
Put your best foot(print) forward Whatever you put online leaves a digital footprint or trail. You leave traces of yourself and your activities after using the internet. People are able to search you on the internet, even if you don’t have a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account, because you could have been mentioned in a post, on a website, etc. With technology becoming an important part in many lives, and the use of the internet steadily increasing, it is important to know what we actually put out there for, basically, the entire world to see. If you researched yourself right now, would (a slightly older, wiser) you like what you saw? Would you jump around thinking, “Yes! Finally famous!” Or would you take a deeper look into exactly why you are so “famous?” Or maybe there were no search results for you... in that case: “no news is good news”...right? In a while, we will be submitting college, university, or job applications, and some companies are actually looking at those pictures, comments, searches, every trace that you left behind. Are you giving them a positive impression of the (hopefully) amazing person that you are, or are you letting them and the rest of the world’s prying, greedy eyes in on something a bit more... “unpleasing?”
3.Don’t share things that don’t need to be shared: Don’t overshare what you don’t have to, and do not share your passwords. Nothing is worse than having to take the blame for something you didn’t do. 4.Use different passwords for different sites: Try a password keeper. 5.Google yourself 6.Keep track of all of your accounts: Monitor what access you are giving to web sites, who is commenting, what is being posted, etc. 7.Try using another email address: Use this for things, people, and websites you are not used to. 8.But then again, you don’t need 27 em ail addresses: Try to be able to manage everything. How are you meant to manage your image and digital trail, if you are first trying to manage all of your email addresses? 9.Understand that there is no going back after releasing som ething. I’m sure you’ve heard that the internet never forgets... 10.W rap your head around the concept that once it’s out there, it’s out there It’s an easy thing to do, and nobody is saying that you should avoid the internet like the plague, but know that everything you do comes with an effect. Whether it is good or bad, though, is entirely up to you.
Many people were negatively affected when their digital trail was looked at (about 33%), because once something gets released on the internet (no matter what you think) it can never be deleted. But here are easy ways to protect your digital record: 1.Use privacy settings: Find a way to control your accounts. 2.Remember all those accounts you signed up for: It is probably best to delete all the accounts that you are not using
Use apps and programs that will help you avoid distractions. In this age of technology, we have more distractions than ever before. If you are using your device for study purposes, first be sure that it is on silent s o that you are not tempted to check it for notifications. Secondly, you can download apps to limit your activity on your and programs devices for a certain period of time. If you are not using your device, however, switch it off and out it somewhere out of sight so that you cannot reach for it every 5 minutes.
Listen to Baroque music.
Even if you aren’t someone that likes to study in advance, a good technique to employ is to summarise the key aspects of a subject on post-‐its and then stick them up in places where you will see them every day. That way, even if you don’t have the time to study every day in the weeks before an exam, you can still take in the key information during the fleeting moments of your day, and build up your memory. Meg Anderton
Imagine yourself in a peaceful place. With our busy lives, it is often difficult, when it comes to studying, to clear our heads and on nothing but the work. Take a few concentrate minutes, before you start, to clear your head. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths and imagine yourself walking through a forest or beside a river. This will help you to clear your mind and study efficiently.
Use post-‐it notes.
Baroque music generally has 50 to 80 beats per minute with rhythms that are perfect for establishing an atmosphere of concentration and focus. It also has melodies that, while beautiful, are complex and therefore not easy to hum and so do not distract you in this sense.
Did you know?
Tips and tricks t o improve your memory a nd study efficiency.
Chew gum. Often, when sitting at a desk for an extended period of time, one feels the need to move around and so it is easy to get distracted. Chew gum a s a way to stimulate the mind and keep yourself focused.
diagrams and/or mindmaps. Use flow
Use the Roman Room technique.
This is p ossibly one of the most effective study techniques. Both flow diagrams and midmaps present effective ways of summarising information and presenting it in such a way that it can almost be seen when one closes their eyes. Colour c oding also helps here, but don’t allow the highlighter to fool you, more colour does not correlate to the amount of information retained; indeed, it often has the opposite effect.
Imagine a room that you know well (your bedroom, most probably). In this room, there are objects in known positions. This technique involves associating the information that one needs to remember with the objects in the room. In this way, when taking a virtual tour around a room in one’s mind, key words can be triggered and information remembered. There is plenty of information about this technique on the Internet – it is well worth the read!
T H E S O U T H A F R IC A N JU S T IC E S Y S TE M In the light of the people like Oscar Pistorius, Shrien Dewani and Christopher Panayiotou, the eyes of the world’s media has been on South Africa. Countless articles have been written; pictures taken and tweets tweeted about our courts and how they operate. In today’s digital day and age, it comes as no surprise as this information is readily available on a host of Wikipedia pages and social networking accounts. But how much do South Africans really know about their own justice system? In a country that boasts sky high crime rates and the “Rape Capital of the World” one would think we would be clued in on exactly how justice is served however there still seems to be this perception that a court is a place where lawyers march around and object at every opportunity, much like the exciting, fast-paced American dramas we are exposed to. However, the reality of the matter is completely different. Here are a few facts on our court system and how justice really gets dished out. We have no jury system Trial by jury was abolished in 1969 mainly due to the complex race relations amongst South Africans at the time, which could possibly lead to people receiving an unfair trial based on discrimination. Trial by jury was also abolished because of the fact that people were unwilling to serve on juries, as a jury is made up of laymen, not involved in the legal profession. Instead, South Africa has a judge or magistrate that convicts, acquits and sentences offenders. This magistrate or judge is usually assisted by two assessors, who are usually experts in the field of the trial. These assessors are allowed to assist the judge when it comes to points of fact (such as whether he was drunk on the night he committed the crime or not) and not points of law (such as whether a certain law is applicable to a situation). The judge’s decision, however, is final and the assessors are not allowed to vote on what gets decided. We have traditional courts. Traditional courts are located in traditional communities, which are usually in rural areas. These courts were previously known as “chief’s courts”. Traditional
leaders are allowed to make decisions and pass judgment much in the same way a Magistrate would, provided that they stay within the limits of the constitution as set out in the Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Act, 2005 (Act 28 of 2005). We have one of the most advanced Constitutions in the world. Being a country that came out of the Struggle, careful attention was paid to how the constitution was set out in order to prevent discrimination. Our constitution contains a Bill of Rights that lay out the rights and responsibilities of all citizens. Admittedly our constitution is not perfect, but it is leaps and bounds away from those of other countries when it comes to issues of inclusivity. Our court system. South Africa has a number of courts operating in different regions and provinces, but the main structure of our court system is as follows: Magistrates Court: These courts are located in every region in each province. All offences committed in that area get referred there first, regardless of severity and steps get taken to determine if the case will be heard there or referred to a higher court. High Courts: Each province has a high court that hears the most severe crimes committed in the province. Cases get referred up to these courts depending on severity or if there is an appeal from the Magistrates court. Supreme Court of Appeal: Judgments on cases that have been appealed from the high courts get sent to the SCA. This court is located in Bloemfontein and leave to appeal by means of an application process will need to be granted before this court will hear any case. 4-5 judges usually sit on the bench and decisions are made by means of a vote. Constitutional Court: The constitutional court is the highest court in the country. Human Rights issues are usually heard in this court after the case has been through all the lower courts. 11 judges sit on a case and voting is done in the same way as at the SCA. The Constitutional Court focuses on ensuring justice and rules without fear. The South African justice system is one that has been under a lot of scrutiny lately and is absolutely not perfect, but it is important to be aware of the system meant to protect our nation. Stacey Goliath
Let's discuss the Zodiac!
others perceive us. This is why we have a sun sign and a moon sign.
Here is a big secret: HOROSCOPE CREATORS USE IDENTIFIERS.
We are spiritual beings walking the earth in the form of humans; each interconnected with one another and the universe. Our sun signs – i.e. our souls – are based on our dates of birth and can be considered the outward portrayal we give of ourselves, thus it is our personalities, and what others see. Our moon signs – i.e. our hearts – are based on deeper factors and represent our instinctive emotional existence; the side of us that tends to come out in situations that threaten our comfort zones.
In other words, arb yet vague 'predictions' are made for each sign. These predictions, which if compared to one another are clearly very similar for each sign, are ones with which each star sign can identify. In this way, everyone succumbs to the belief that the described events resonate personally with them. Never confuse the significance of the Zodiac to that of horoscopes supposedly based on them. Now that the truth is out of the way, stop simply looking at your monthly horoscopes! Look beyond yourself, what you know and what you think others see. Look as far as you can into your soul. Why? Because only you can understand it. Although, during childhood, we can be strictly classified – as this is when we most display who we are at heart – it is unrealistic to box anyone into a single category or star sign. After all, as people, we are shaped by our ancestors, birth dates and experiences and are constantly in a state of growth. Hence, it comes down to how we see ourselves and how
Essentially, your sun sign is a reflection of your selfexpression and your moon sign is a reflection of your selfidentity. If you ever wonder why someone who shares your star sign is so different from you, it is probably because your moon signs differ. Calculating your moon sign, however, is a further journey of self-discovery, and is best determined individually. Using your date of birth, your sun sign and its predominant characteristics can be determined. Do these resonate with you?
By: Tamia Morgan
Pokémon Go : The ongoing controversy of the ambiguity of the worldwide sensation By Zayyaan Esau At the beginning of July 2016, Niantic, Inc. captivated the world with their latest hit, the free app, Pokémon Go. The release of the app reignited the passion of many diehard Pokémon fans, whilst introducing the concept to the new generation. Needless to say, the iconic franchise has increased considerably in their fan base and popularity. Introduced as a game where one can walk around and find Pokémon at Pokéstops, it encourages fitness and interaction with the surrounding environment. While that may seem good, the question that many parents are concerned with, is whether Pokémon Go is safe to play for their children. Accompanied by the increase in downloads of Pokémon Go, the rate of crimes related to the app has
increased exponentially. These crimes include, molesting, death, robberies, abductions, car accidents as well as minor crimes, such as children neglecting school work to find Pokémon. In Guatemala, Central America, Jerson Lopez de Leon, aged 18 broke into a house to catch a Pokémon and was claimed to have been shot dead on scene. His death is one of many due to something as diminutive as Pokémon Go. It is clear to see why parents and members in society are sceptical about this “innocent” child’s game. At the end of the day, is Pokémon Go really worth playing?