Tagged: Cultural Connection

Living after the tsunami disaster in India

By Fidan Karimova | Jan. 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

On Dec. 26, 2004, a series of tsunamis struck South Asia. In India 10,749 were pronounced dead, "5,640 missing -- 5,554 on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands." Following is an article from Anshul Kapoor, an eighth grade student from Bluebells International School, in New Delhi, India. Anshul has agreed to send Silver Chips Online articles about India and student life in his country.

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

By Fidan Karimova | Jan. 19, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad on July 31, 1498. The island frequently underwent colonization from countries such as Spain, France and Britain. In 1834, slavery was abolished in Trinidad. After slavery was abolished, laborers were brought in from India to work the fields. Portuguese and Chinese peasants were also hired. In 1889, the islands of Trinidad and Tobago were combined into a British Crown Colony. In 1958, the islands became independent, becoming a part of the West Indies Foundation. However, it was only on August 1, 1976, that these two islands officially became known as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Chips Online visits India

By Varun Gulati, Ekta Taneja | Jan. 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

A small spark pops out of a decorated cone on the ground, followed by dozens more small sparks launching into the air. Seconds later, the anar firecracker showers bright sparks all across the vicinity. Several children and adults watch with delight as a man picks another firecracker and repeats the show.

German school puts up a wall to protect nonsmokers

By Fidan Karimova | Jan. 13, 2005, midnight | In Print »

This article is from Carl-von-Ossietzky-Gymnasium, a school located in Hamburg, Germany that is attended by students from fifth to 13 grades. Since the smoking age in Germany is 16, students are allowed to smoke on school campus, and at times teachers join the students to smoke.

Republic of Haiti

By Fidan Karimova | Jan. 6, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The Island of Haiti was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Then, in the 1700's it became a French colony and in 1804 it gained its independence, becoming the Empire of Haiti. The country's struggle for democracy continued in the 20th century as it underwent many struggles, for example poverty. In the 80's it became known as the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

New Years across the continents

By Fidan Karimova | Dec. 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

New Years is celebrated in every country and on every continent around the world. Everyone awaits the arrival of the New Year to start off with a clean slate. In this page, you will be able to analyze the various New Years celebrations of one country from each continent of our diverse world.

Finding a new home in America

By Kelly Ferguson | Dec. 8, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Most students at Montgomery Blair have become accustomed to the annual hustle and bustle of the school day. They know to expect large masses of people moving in the same direction at one time and how to locate classes at the opposite ends of the building. But consider the experience of a newcomer to the United States with a mediocre knowledge of the English language. This situation is a reality for international exchange student Mutti Anggitta, a junior who has moved to the United States for a year from Indonesia.

Christmas in October

By Kristi Chakrabarti | Dec. 6, 2004, midnight | In International »

People rush to the malls to purchase gifts for relatives and friends. Cities are crowded as people flood the streets to admire the gorgeous lights and decorations. Family and friends come together to eat delicious home-cooked food and exchange presents to celebrate the holiday season of Durga Puja.

British universities

By Kedamai Fisseha | Oct. 30, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The University years are a time for some of the best experiences in your life. That makes applying to college one of the most important things you will ever do. You'll want to make sure you give yourself a wide range of opportunities when deciding where to apply so that later on, you can have a good variety of schools to choose from.

Letter from a Blazer in Israel

By Sebastian Brown | Oct. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

I am Sebastian Brown, and I have been living on the Mount of Olives inEast Jerusalem for the first two months of an expected two years. Threemonths after my father moved to our new home to immediately beginworking, my mom, my brother and I set off for our destination at thecompletion of my junior year at Montgomery Blair High School.  Iintend to complete my senior year here in Jerusalem, possibly stayingan extra year before going to college, while my parents intend to stayhere anywhere from three to nine years.

Chips goes to London

By Zahra Gordon | Oct. 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Sometime in Feb. 2003, President George W. Bush picked up the phone,called Tony Blair and said "Hey, I'm planning on invading Iraq prettysoon. You think Britain would mind giving me a hand?" Then, Tony Blairreplied, "I don't see why not. When's a good time for you?" And thePrime Minister and the President chit-chatted away, choosing attackdates, weighing pros and cons of using bombs, deciding how many troopsto send abroad.

Observando el Día de los Muertos

By Veronica Ramirez | Oct. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

El 31 de octubre los norte-americanos celebran el día de Halloween. La alegría es de ir a pedir dulces de casa en casa disfrazados. Muchos decoran sus casas con calabazas. Los hispanos le dan otro sabor a su festejo. Aunque viven en otro país muchos de los hispanos de Centro y Sur América mantienen la costumbre de celebrar el Día de los Muertos aunque sean de diferentes países.

Las noticias

By Veronica Ramirez | Oct. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Aunque este año escolar Northwood abrió, la población de estudiantes en Blair subió. La capacidad de la escuela es de 2,830 estudiantes pero actualmente hay 3,369 estudiantes. Hay 49 estudiantes más del noveno que el año pasado. Muchos estudiantes escogieron a Blair como su primera opción para los programas académicos que la escuela tiene. Este incremento ha causado problemas a la escuela. Ha causado que muchos profesores veteranos anden flotando de salón en salón. Hay unos profesores que tienen que dar clases en salones con pocas facilidades.

Mes importante para los hispanos

By Ria Richardson | Oct. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Verónica Rosales, del undécimo grado está sentada con sus amigos durante el almuerzo 5B. Todos están riendo y hablando pero Verónica se ve sorprendida por lo que acabó de oír. Ella no sabía que era el Mes de la Herencia Hispana.

Republic of Azerbaijan

By Fidan Karimova | Sept. 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Prior to becoming a part of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, also named the "Land of Fire,” for sporadic fields of fire gushing out from its petrol fields, was acknowledged as a place where development of many civilizations took place. The independent Azerbaijani Democratic Republic was proclaimed on 28 May of 1818, and in a short time achieved remarkable results.

Finding myself in the Congo

By Feza Kikaya | Aug. 29, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Being aware of my heritage has never been a problem for me. My ancestors were never slaves; no matter how much stories of the Slave Trade cause me to shudder with disgust, they never truly hit home. My parents have always been able to pass down ancient family traditions and share tales of life as a colonized peoples. However, I never truly understood what it meant to belong to a country of people until I visited my place of heritage, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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