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Mary Claire Estes Interview

Interview

Mary Claire Estes is one of the English native teachers that teach in our high school. I met her this year. When I first saw her, I knew she would be one of those cool teachers: relaxed, nice and always with a good joke. Since the school day is right around the corner, I have thought about an interesting article that I could write and I decided that Mary is the best person to ask a few questions. She is like an open book so I was sure I would find out very interesting and amazing facts.

C: Have you ever thought you will travel so much and you will be a teacher in Romania?

M: No, I had never imagined I will teach 4000 miles away from my home.

C: What was or is your dream job?

M: Hmm…..helping people become happier with themselves, maybe through yoga or justthrough self-awareness.

C: Wow! That’s amazing! And what do you want to do when you leave Romania?

M: I don’t know honestly. I know what I don’t want to do: I don’t want to teach in the United States. I have had such a positive experience teaching here that I know it won’t compare.

C: How do you know this?

M: I know this because in the USA all is about testing and everything is very controlled and regimented. I started teaching there in 2002 and it was so stressful and all of the controland testing took all of fun out of teaching. It’s very sad….

C: Yes, it really is. Now, please tell me: Why Cosbuc? Why Romania?

M: My sister worked at the American Embassy here. I came to visit her on Christmas, 3 years ago, and met a British guy (she makes faces). It was a very vulnerable point in my life…and we fell in love and he said: Why don’t you come to teach here? And I said …..sure (she makes faces). So after meeting him in January I moved here in June.

C: Why Cosbuc?

M: Well the relationship didn’t work out, which I expected. And when we talked last year he didn’t ask me back…. that was the double whammy…and I could have moved back to Orlando, but I heard about this job opening and I liked all the positive things that I’ve heard about: the school and the teachers. And I needed a place to live because I was living with my ex and the job here included a free apartment, so yeah…

C: What was the hardest thing that you have faced when you came here in Romania?

M: Not knowing the language, and not understanding the culture from public transportation too…not the lack of friendliness but the…rough nature of the people and I don’t want you to take it personally. I admire the Romanian women for sure. They are just so assertive and strong. I think that American women are too fake!

C: I admire your honesty!What do you like the most at our school?

M: The students! Their honesty and their kindness…

C: Are you talking about the little ones or about all of us?

M: ALL OF YOU!

C: What do you dislike at the job of being a teacher?

M: I dislike….OH GOSH….I think that I dislike the schedule because I don’t really have a lunch and the breaks are so short. I would say that the schedule is too restrictive.

C: And what do you like at this job?

M: Hate to give you the same answer but the students. I try to think at something different….hmmm…the teachers that I work with, the English staff. They are so helpful especially Roxana and miss … I will say her name wrong… Miss Ruse?!?!

C: Yes. It’s correct!

M: And Flori Lungu is new this year and she and I have become really good friends …..Miss Iulia and …..everyone. They are so funny and helpful and thoughtful!

C: And the last question: Do you have a beautiful memory here in Cosbuc?

M: My 9 th grade classes. My group 1 and group 2, you guys are my only 9thgraders. I was honestly so intimidated by you guys, because you were cool and I wasn’t cool in high school. Because I feel like you guys are different than all the other classes, you’ve been so supportive and you know… just honest! And the time spent with you taught me also a lot about myself so that’s why I consider it the most beautiful memory.

C: Thank you for sharing with me all of these!

M: Thank you too!

So this was the interview. I hope you enjoyed it!

Interview

Mary Claire Estes ist eine der Englisch Muttersprachler Lehrer die in unserer Schule unterrichten. Ich habe sie dieses Jahr getroffen. Als ich sie zum ersten mal gesehen habe dachte ich, dass Sie eine coolen Lehrer sein wird: entspannt, nett und immer mit einem guten Witz. Weil der Tag der Schule bald ist dachte ich, dass ich einen interessanten Artikel über sie schreiben könnte. Und entschied, dass Mary die beste Person ist, um ein paar Fragen zu stellen. Sie ist wie ein offenes Buch, also war ich mir sicher, dass ich sehr interessante und erstaunliche Fakten herausfinden werde.

C: Haben Sie jemals gedacht, dass Sie so viel reisen und eine Lehrerin in Rumänien werden?

M: Nein, ich habe mich niemals vorgestellt,dass 4000 Meilen weg von zu Hause unterrichten werden.

C: Was war oder ist das dein ideal Job?

M: Hmm…Menschen helfen macht mich glücklich. Manchmal mache ich Yoga.

C: Wow! Das ist erstaunlich! Und was möchten Sie machen, wenn Sie Rumänien verlassen möchten?

M: Ich weiß nicht, ehrlich. Ich weiß was ich nicht machen möchte: Ich möchte nicht in den U.S.A. unterrichten. Ich habe so eine positive Erfahrung hier gehabt, dass ich sicher weiß, es kann nicht mithalten.

C:Aber wie wissen Sie das?

M: Ich weiss das, weil in den USA alles um das Testen und Kontrollen skursiert. Ich habeda im Jahr 2002 angefangen zu unterrichten und es war so stressig, die Kontrollen und die Teste nahm den ganzen Spaß aus dem Unterrichten. Es ist sehr traurig…..

C: Es ist wirklich traurig. Jetzt sagen mir bitte: Warum Cosbuc? Warum Rumänien?

M: Meine Schwester arbeite an die Amerikanische Botschaft. Ich besuchte sie hier an Weihnachten und traf mich mit einem britischer Mann….. Es war eine verwundbare Stelle in mein Leben.Wir verliebten uns und er fragte mich: Warum kommst du nicht hierher zum unterrichten? Und ich sagte…..sicher…..warum nicht….?  Im Dezember haben wir uns dann getroffen und im Juni bin ich umgezogen.

C: Warum Cosbuc?

M: So die Beziehung hat nicht geklappt, was ich erwartet hatte und ich konnte zurück nach Orlando umziehen aber ich habe von dieser Stellenausschreibung gehört und mir haben alle positive Sache von diesem Job gefallen: die Schule und die Lehrer. Und ich brauchte einen Ort zum bleiben weil ich lebte mit meinem Ex zusammen und der Job hierbeinhaltete eine freie Wohnung, also ja …

C: Was war das Schwierigste, als du hier nach Rumänien gekommen bist?

M: Die Sprache nicht kennen und die Kultur nicht verstehen vom öffentlichen Verkehr bis zu … nicht der mangelnden Freundlichkeit, sondern der … rauen Natur der Menschen und ich möchte nicht, dass Sie das persönlich nehmen. Ich bewundere die rumänischen Frauen mit Sicherheit. Sie sind einfach so selbstbewusst und stark. Ich denke, dass amerikanische Frauen zu falsch sind!

C: Ich bewundere deine EhrlichkeitWas magst du an unserer Schule am liebsten?

M: Die Studenten bestimmt! Ihre Ehrlichkeit und Freundlichkeit …

C: Sprechen Sie über die Kleinen oder über uns alle?

M: ALLE VON EUCH!

C: Was mögen Sie an der Arbeit als Lehrer nicht?

M: Ich mag nicht……OH GOSH…. Ich glaube ich mag nicht den Zeitplan, weil ich nicht wirklich zu Mittag esse und die Pausen sind so kurz. Ich würde sagen, dass der Zeitplan zu restriktiv ist.

C: Und was mögen Sie an diesem Job?

M: Ich hasse es, Ihnen die gleiche Antwort zu geben, aber die Schüler. Ich versuche, überetwas anderes zudenken… .hmmm… die Lehrer, mit denen ich arbeite, das englische Personal. Sie sind so hilfreich, vor allem Roxana und Miss … Ich werde ihren Namen falsch sagen … Miss Ruse?!?!

C: Ja. Es ist richtig!

M: Und Flori Lungu ist neu dieses Jahr und sie und ich werden wirklich gute Freunde … Miss Iulia und … jeder. Sie sind so lustig und hilfsbereit und nachdenklich!

C: Und die letzte Frage: Hast du eine schöne Erinnerung hier in Cosbuc?

M: Meine Klassen der 9. Klasse. Meine Gruppe 1 und Gruppe 2, ihr seid meine einzigen Neuntklässler. Ich war ehrlich gesagt so eingeschüchtert von euch, weil ihr cool wart und ich in der High School nicht cool war. Als ich herausfand, ob ihr anders seid als alle anderen Klassen, wart ihr so unterstützend und wisst ihr … einfach ehrlich! Und die Zeit, die Sie mit mir verbracht haben, hat mir auch viel über mich selbst beigebracht. Deshalb halte ich es für die schönste Erinnerung!

Also das war die Interview! Ich hoffe, dass es Ihnen gefallen hat!

Clara Alexandra Ionescu

Reclame

Student FORUM- know where your vote is going!

As you all know, numerous high schools have been trying to develop methods through which these institutions can reach their highest potential. A project that is bound to ensure progress is the STUDENT FORUM.

What does this actually mean? A few 9th graders are given the opportunity to represent their own high school. They have some time to show their fellow colleagues what they are capable of and what they could do to make their school a better and more pleasant environment. Each of the candidates should prepare their own personal campaign and later on hope to be voted by the others.

Today, on the 6th of June, many candidates from George Cosbuc high school are going to be voted by the 9th and 10th graders.

I have put myself in the shoes of the rest of the students who must meet a decision. How are they supposed to choose the perfect candidate? They couldn‘t possibly pick a person by just admiring their profile picture, so I decided to try to get to know some of the contestants.

I had the opportunity to interview 2 of them, Maria Siscu and Alex Lacatus, both from 9U1. Let‘s see what they have to say for themselves!

Alex Lacatus- 9U1

Good ideas don‘t need a lock! This pun certainly sounds better in Romanian- Ideile bune nu au nevoie de lacăt!

New to Cosbuc, having been here only since the 9th grade, he discovered his love for this school (haven’t we all?) and decided to try to make it a better place.

Future student at SNSPA (politics) and candidate at this year’s Stundents’ Forum, he clearly outlined his goals for his candidature. Let’s take a look!

Expanding breaks definitely will plaster a smile across our faces, not to mention how enjoyable playing music during that time shall be.

Another idea of his is to organize sports tournaments between schools. This would require extra P.E. Practice in Cosbuc, but he is ready to make that happen as well. He wishes to develop our extracurricular activities system, by adding further choices, such as psychology, phylosophy and debates about mental health (intriguing, right?) Something we would benefit from is that he wishes to sign an agreement with a company, which would provide us with the necessary funding in order to print a weekly edition of our newspaper.

Alex seemed very confident when speaking about organising trips and camps which are aimed towards students from more high school. This project is bound to strengthen the bonds between students and also add to their cultural experience (since most of these trips will be outside Romania).

When it comes to how our school looks, he definitely wants to change a few aspects. His desire is to give Cosbuc students a chance to enjoy meals here, without having to exit the school. Besides this revolutionary idea, he also wants to rearrange classrooms and perhaps even bring new furniture, to ensure academic progress. Very beautiful ideas, but it remains to be seen how they will be turned into reality!

I asked him to describe himself in 3 words: Honest; Loyal; Confident

I enjoyed getting to know this candidate and his plans. I look forward to seeing whether he has convinced you or not, but also I can not wait to observe him taking advantage of his power and making Cosbuc a better place.

Maria Corina Siscu- 9U1

The 16-year-old from 9U1 has gained quite a lot of popularity throughout her years spent in this school, mostly due to the fact that she has been here in middle school as well. Her choice of high school was based on her previous knowledge of the atmosphere and teachers.

What would she do with the power if she were to win the elections? The first thing she mentioned was MUN COSBUC- Model United Nations. As far as I am concerned, I was a bit worried regarding the required investment, since this is no cheap activity. She told me to rest assured, since there would be no problem if each child pays a fee of about 150 lei. There would be no available training, so the inexperienced participants would have to figure it out as they go. Very intriguing idea indeed.

Another thing she has in mind is the initializing of workshops and personal development clubs. The teachers? People she knows.

2 very interesting and novel ideas are the following: Music Club (Each child brings their instrument and with the help of a music teacher, they organize monthly concerts); Mountain Club (she has gained experience as a scout and she wants to share it with others)

I am certainly curious to see if these promises ought to bring her votes. Even more curious to see how she shall implement them if chosen. However, it was a pleasure to chat with her and I hope it helped you form an opinion.

Last but not least, describe yourself in 3 words: Stubborn; Creative; Hard-working

Good luck, guys! And may the best candidate win

Alexandra- Diana Bolovan

Student INterviews

School Day Special

The celebration of School Day is right around the corner and we are looking forward to seeing you there! Whether you are already part of our lively little community or you are planning to become, you are welcome to visit our school on “Open Doors Day” on 5 June, from 9 to 14. Until then, let’s take a sneak peek at what some of our students have to say about Coșbuc.

1.  Imagine you are in the 8th grade again. Would you still choose Coșbuc as your future high school? Why?

Adelina: I would choose Coșbuc over and over again, although I didn’t find it easy to get used to at first. But I would come for the seriously approached English subject and for the typical atmosphere and then I would stay for the people, for the teachers and for the colleagues, for how much you have to learn from each of them, if you are ready to listen.
Leia: I had the delight of being in this highschool even before highschool [to be noted that Coșbuc includes grades from 5 to 12], so this question only gives me the chance to remember all those moments, everytime with a grin on my face. One thing I knew for sure in the 8th grade, in all that stress and restlessness, was that I wanted to stay in Coșbuc. This place has helped me to discover myself, find out what I liked, how I want to spend my time, why it’s worth using every second to meet (new) people. It gave me a base; why would I leave my home?

Meet Leia
2.  What did you know about Coșbuc before entering here? What was your first impression of it like?

Ioana: Well, frankly, I barely knew anything about this highschool before diving in. My parents told me it would help my English develop even further than I already had it at that moment. And also it was this highschool or a catholic one. 🙂
I was pretty overwhelmed since I came here in 5th grade, knowing no one, but I pushed through the 12 year old social anxiety and at the end of 5th grade I had already made a bunch of friends who I still talk to even to this day.

3.  How do you think Coșbuc helps you in your carreer?

Monia: Coșbuc has definitely improved my social skills by allowing me to participate in debates on different topics regarding our contemporary world. What’s more, this highschool encourages the students to organise their own events or activities in school, which helped me, personally, because now I am more independent, organised and far more conscientious.

4.  What special opportunities has Coșbuc given you?

Monia: Thanks to Coșbuc, I was able to visit two of my favourite countries, England and Spain, through our exchange programs. This way, I was able to meet people from different cultures, which has given me plenty of knowledge and understanding of how other countries work. Another opportunity that Coșbuc gave me is that I organized an event, „Music Friday”, all by myself. It was an experience to remember because I learned so many things that I am sure will be of help in the near future.

5.  Do you consider that Coșbuc played an important role in your personal development?

Leia: I wouldn’t have been the same person that I am today if I hadn’t stepped in this school. It’s true that I’ve been through so much until deciding where it’s best for me, how I want to live my life and what to believe in, but this whole experience has encouraged me to grow as a person. From every person I met, every smile I saw in this school and every word I heard to every step I took, all these paved the way on which I’m proudly walking.

6.  How would you recommend it in three words?

Adelina: Unexpected, different, surprising.
Ioana: Open-minded, exciting, dramatic.
Monia: Freedom of speech.
Leia: Find your family. I have found mine between these walls.

Die Schulfeier ist gleich um die Ecke und wir sind begeistert Dich dort zu sehen! Ob Du schon Teil unserer lebendingen kleinen Gemeinschaft bist, oder ob Du werden magst, bist Du an unserer Schule am ,,Tag der offenen Türen”, am 5. Juni, von 9 bis 14 willkommen. Bis dann, werfen wir einen Blick darauf, was einige unserer Schüler über ihre Erfahrung sagen.

1.  Stell dir vor, dass du wieder in der 8. Klasse wärst. Würdest du Coșbuc als dein zukünftiges Gymnasium wählen? Warum?

Adelina: Ich würde Coșbuc wieder und wieder wählen, obwohl ich es gar nicht leicht fand, mich hier am Anfang zu gewöhnen. Aber ich würde für den Englischunterricht und die typische Stimmung kommen und dann würde ich für die Leute, für die Lehrer und für die Kollegen bleiben, weil man so viel von jedem lernt, wenn man bereit ist, zu hören.

And this is Adelina


Leia: Ich hatte die Freude, in dieser Schule zu sein, schon vor dem Gymnasium [zu bemerken, dass Coșbuc Klassen von 5 bis 12 hat], also diese Frage gibt mir nur die Chance, mich daran, immer mit einem Lächeln zu erinnern. Eine Sache, von der ich sicher in der 8. Klasse wusste, trotz des Stresses und der Unruhe war, dass ich hier bleiben wollte. Dieser Ort hat mir geholfen, mich selbst zu entdecken, was ich mag, wie ich meine Zeit verbringen möchte und warum es wichtig ist, Leute zu kennen oder kennenzulernen. Coșbuc gab mir eine Basis. Warum würde ich mein Haus verlassen?

2.  Was wusstest du über Coșbuc bevor du hier gekommen bist? Was war dein erster Eindruck davon?

Ioana: Na ja, ehrlich gesagt, wusste ich fast nichts über diese Schule bevor ich „hineingesprungen” bin. Meine Eltern haben mir gesagt, dass es meine Sprachkenntnisse in Englisch verbessern würde. Und ich musste auch zwischen diesem Gymnasium und einer Katholischen Schule wählen. 🙂
Ich war ziemlich überwältigt, denn ich kam hier in der 5. Klasse und ich kannte niemanden, aber ich habe die 12 -jährige soziale Angst durchgesezt und bis Ende der 5. Klasse habe ich mich mit Vielen befreundet, mit denen ich bis heute den Kontakt pflege.

3.  Wie glaubst du, dass Coșbuc deiner Karriere hilft?

Monia: Coșbuc hat bestimmt meine sozialen Fähigkeiten verbessert, da es mir erlaubt in Debates zu verschidenen Themen über unsere heutige Welt mitzumachen. Außerdem, fördert diese Schule seinen Schülern ihre Veranstaltungen in der Schule zu organisieren und das hat mir selbst viel geholfen, weil ich jetzt unabhängig , organisierter und viel gewissenhafter bin.

4.  Welche besondere Gelegenheiten hat dir Coșbuc gegeben?

Monia: Dank Coșbuc, konnte ich zwei von meinen Lieblingsländer besuchen, England und Spanien, dank unseren Schüleraustauschen. Somit konnte ich Leute verschidenen Kulturen kennenlernen, das hat mich viel gelehrt über wie es in anderen Ländern ist. Eine andere Gelegenheit, die Coșbuc mir gab, war dass ich eine Veranstaltung, „Der Musikalische Freitag” allein organisiert habe. Das war eine erinnernswerte Erfahrung, weil ich viele nützliche Dinge für die Zukunft gelernt habe.

5.  Meinst du, dass Coșbuc eine wichtige Rolle in deiner persönlichen Entwicklung hatte?

Leia: Ich würde nicht die selbe Person sein, ohne in dieser Schule betreten zu haben. Es gilt, dass ich durch Dick und Dünn war, bis ich mich entschieden habe, wo es am besten für mich ist, wie ich mein Leben leben möchte und was ich glauben soll, aber diese ganze Erfahrung fördert mich um zu erwachsen. Von jeder Person die ich kannte, jedem Lächeln das ich in dieser Schule sah und jedem Wort, das ich bei jedem Schritt hörte, alle haben den Weg, auf der ich stolz gehe, gepflastert.

6.  Wie würdest du es in drei Wörter empfehlen?

Adelina: Unerwartet, verschieden, überraschend.
Ioana: Offen, spannend, dramatisch.
Monia: Freiheit der Rede.
Leia: Finde deine Familie. Ich habe mich zwischen diesen Wände gefunden.

Patricia Florea

Warum coşbuc?- Why coşbuc?

Why Coşbuc?
A few days ago, I had the chance to interview my classmate from 9U1, Lungu Dara. Sie lived for 5 years in Spain and studied in Madrid, so, I thought that it would be interesting to see how school there really is.
What I wanted to find out from the beginning was why she chose to come here, to Coşbuc. (She could have chosen any high school when she returned in Romania) The answer was that Coșbuc is a bilingual centre about which very nice things are said on the Internet and also… This is also where her sistem came. Now, for Dara, Coşbuc is „a welcoming place with a heartwarming team, in which one can easily integrate.
When I asked her to compare Coşbuc to the school in Madrid, she couldn’t do that. She explained that the two schools are completely different and that was because of the countries. But finally, I found out that what she likes about Coşbuc (in comparison to her previous school) is the schedule: „In Madrid I had classes from morning until evening and it got very exhausting”. Another thing that she finds better is that here there are more activities and clubs available, while in Spain they are not very common. However, Dar a and her sister want to found a club where Spanish can be learnt.
At the end, I asked Dar a to describe Coşbuc through a single word. Hers was: „colour”. „Coşbuc is a place where people express themselves in different ways however they may wish to do it. You could notice this every day on the hallways.“ That was the explanation she gave me.

 Warum Cosbuc?

Vor ein paar Tagen hatte ich die Gelegenheit, ein Interview mit einem Kollegen, Lungu Dara von 9U1 zu nehmen. Sie hat fünf Jahre in Spanien gelebt und auf der Weisheitsschule Madrid gelernt, so dass ich dachte, dass es interessant wäre, die Art zu sehen, wie die Schule in Madrid aussah.
Was ich vom Anfang herausfinden wollte, war, warum sie Cosbuc wählte. (Sie konnte jede Oberschule wählen, als sie nach Rumänien zurückkehrte.) Die Antwort war, dass Cosbuc ein zweisprachiges Zentrum ist, sie fand gute Sachen über die Schule im Internet, und … hier wollte sie auch, dass ihre Schwester käme. Jetzt, für Dara, Cosbuc ist “eine Willkommens-Platz mit einem warmem Team, in die sie einfach zu integrieren sind ”.
Als ich sie bat, Cosbuc mit der Schule in Madrid zu vergleichen, konnte sie das nicht. Sie erklärt, wie die zwei Schulen ziemlich verschieden waren, aber das ist wegen ihrer Länder. Aber schließlich fand ich etwas heraus, dass sie am Cosbuc mag, und sie mag es in Madrid nicht, das Programm ist kürzer : “Ins Madrid habe ich von Morgens bis zum Nachmittag in der Schule gesessen, was sehr ermüdend war”. Eine andere Sache, die sie besser findet, besteht darin, dass es mehr Gelegenheiten für Projekte und Clubs gibt, und dass sie, so einen mit ihrer Schwester organisiert werden, einen Club um die spanische Sprache zu lernen.
Am Ende bat ich Dara, Cosbuc mit einem Wort zu beschreiben. Ihre Antwort war “Farbe”.” „Cosbuc ist ein Platz voll mit Leuten, die sich auf verschiedenartige Weisen ausdrücken. Wie man will. Sie können den Standpunkt jeden Tag in den Fluren bemerken”,dass war ihre Erklärung für das gewählte Wort

Ana Vlasie

Daria

Eine dunkle Wolke ist auf unsere Schule, George Coşbuc, gekommen.

Seit die schrecklichen Nachrichten aufgetaucht sind, hat jeder in sich eine tiefe Leere gespürt.

Niemand ist in der Lage es zu füllen, aber wir könnten etwas tun. Leben! Noch mehr jeden Tag Leben. Wir könnten ein Stück unserer Seele dem Verstorbenen schenken. Teilt ihr eure Leidenschaften und Sorgen mit seinen Geisten, indem ihr jeden Moment umarmt und eurem Geist erlauben, zu wandern. Bis ihr seine Seele erreicht.

Alexe Daria Ioana aus 11U1 (Colegiul Național Bilingv George Coșbuc). Sie hat der verstorbenen Daria Teleagă ein Gedicht gewidmet.

A dark cloud has come upon Goerge Coșbuc.

Ever since the dreadful news have emerged, everyone has felt a deep void inside them.

Nobody is yet to fill it, but there is still something one can do. Live! Live a bit more every day as if giving a piece of your soul to the very person who left us. Share your passions, sorrows, with their spirits by embracing every moment and allowing your mind to wander until finally reaching their soul.

Alexe Daria Ioana from 10U1 (Colegiul Naţional Bilingv George Coşbuc) has dedicated a poem to the late Daria Teleagă.

Când luminile se sting

Şi nu mai e timp de strigare,

De a-ți arăta lacrimile de supărare,

Te scufunzi.

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Te afunzi cu un zâmbet rece,

Înghețat, iar lumea trece

Şi treci şi tu, neobservat.

Suferi şi te strângi în tine.

Urli. Umpli camera de suspine.

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Era un zâmbet ce s-a stins,

Iar pentru un zâmbet au curs

Mii de lacrimi.

Mii de țipete.

Mii de injurii.

Mii de frustrări.

Mii de flori.

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E un drum definitiv,

„Pavat către neant”, am spune.

Dar nu-i adevărat.

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Un suflet a zburat, s-a arătat

Lumii când s-a stins:

A arătat că era un copil scăpat

În tumultul vieții noastre,

Disperat după o rază

De lumină, de căldură.

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Am învățat

Că un copil poate suferi cu adevărat,

Că poate fi uitat, ignorat,

Aruncat, mutat şi deranjat.

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Da, un copil simte.

Să le amintim adulților că el nu minte

Când spune că e trist.

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Iar noi, copiii, să luăm aminte

Să ne-ntoarcem la părinți.

Ei ne-au dat viața, cu harul ei divin.

Ei ne-au certat când am început să ne prostim,

Dar tot ei ne-au îngrijit, ne-au hrănit,

Ne-au alăptat, ne-au îmbrăcat,

Ne-au cumpărat, ne-au motivat.

Deci să vorbim.

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Suntem aici.

Înconjurați de familii, părinți şi bunici,

Noi suntem.

Şi mulțumim.

Mulțumim pentru încă o zi,

Pentru încă o suflare,

Pentru încă o chemare către tot ce e bun.

Plângem acum.

Dar să onorăm ce ne-a adus căderea,

Să dăm exemplu de ce e durerea,

Şi să-nvățăm.

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Nu uităm. Nu uităm, iertăm,

Pentru că-n astfel de momente

Ne uităm în jur, la băieți şi fete…

Şi îi îmbrățişăm.

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Mulțumim, Daria.

BRAINSTORMING

We’ve had the opportunity to get to know the choir of our school (Papillons) and discover the view of our beloved singers regarding this activity.

How about we keep exploring our school and now get to know another “community” of Coșbuc: Brainstorming, the theatre group.

In order to find out what it is all about, Pia Massaci has interviewed Ana Naum (10U2)

Brainstorming
Ana Naum, 10U2
-Spune-mi despre procesul de selecție, cați sunteți, cum funționează?
Păi, pentru inceput, fiecare persoană care vrea să intre, o să se înscrie pe o lista, și o să se pună toate numele în ordine alfabetică. —
Trebuie să fii în liceu ca să intri?
Nu, poti să fii din orice liceu din București, ceea ce mi se pare foarte interesant. Apoi, trebuie să înveți un text, un monolog, o poezie sau poți să scrii tu ceva. Dupa ce reciți ce-ai invatat in fața lor, îți vor pune niște întrebări despre tine, întrebări care nu au legatură între ele. Apoi îți dau diferite situații în care trebuie sa te pui și tu trebuie să ii faci să creadă că se intamplă acele lucruri.
-Are vreo relevanță câți ani ai, trebuie sa fii la liceu?
Trebuie să fii între clasa a 9a și a 12a, asta este singura condiție.
-Ce sfaturi le-ai da celor care vor să intre anul viitor?
Păi, pentru a fi admis trebuie să ai încredere în tine, să nu-ți fie teama, să încerci chestii cât mai noi si abia astept să-i văd.
Poți să-mi povestești o amintire deosebita de la un atelier?
Nu am doar una, sunt multe, sunt foarte plăcute, pntru că începi să cunoști oamenii și să-ți dai seama cum sunt ei si e foarte frumos mereu.
-Tu ești proaspăt intrată, nu? Cei proaspat intrați s-au apucat deja de repetiții?
Tocmai am găsit o piesă, si cei proaspat intrați s-au implicat, cu aceasta piesa vom merge la festivaluri. Este scrisa de noi si am ajutat si la scenografie.
Cine sunt coordinatorii Brainului?
Alexandru Ivanoiu, unatc, Madalina stoica, unatc si Alin negutoiu, care studiaza regie tot la unatc.
-Care e structura atelierelor, cât de des vă întâlniți?
În fiecare weekend, sâmbata și duminica, la Coșbuc, facem cam 4-6 ore sau mai mult, dar nu e obositor, pentru că e o senzație unică de fiecare dată.
-Ai schimba ceva la brain, fie la structura atelierelor, fie la repetiții?
Nu, n-aș schimba nimic, e foarte bine cum e acum.
-A fost ușor să te integrezi?
Nu a fost foarte greu, dar e posibil, nu trebuie să-ti fie frică.
-Vrei sa continui cu actoria, să mergi la UNATC după liceu?
Da, cu siguranță, la actorie sau la coregrafie.
-Ai recomanda Brainul si altora care viseaza sa mearga in directia asta?
Da, aș recomanda. Chiar te ajută să te cunoști mai mult ca persoană și să-ți dai seama ce calități ai, chiar merita.

Brainstorming
Ana Naum, 10U2
-Erzähl mir mal über den Auswahlprozess, wie viele seit ihr, wie funktioniert es?
Also, erstens, muss jede Person die in der Theater Gruppe sein möchte sich auf einer Liste anmelden, dann werden alle Namen in alphabetischer Reihenfolge geordnet. —-
Muss du in Coșbuc sein um akzeptiert zu werden?
Nein, du kannst auf jeder Schule aus Bukarest gehen, was ich sehr interessant finde. Dann, musst du ein Text, ein Monolog, ein Gedicht oder du schreibst selber was, das du dann auswendig lernen musst und vor denen spielen wirst. Sie werden dir am Ende fragen stellen, die nicht wirklich was miteinander zu tuen haben. Dann, geben sie dir mehrere Situationen die du so gut spielen musst, dass sie dir glauben werden, dass die Sachen wirklich passieren.
-Wie alt musst du für die Gruppe sein?
Du musst zwischen der 9ten und 12ten Klasse sein, das ist der einzige Zustand.
-Was würdest du denen raten, die nächstes Jahr kommen wollen?
Du musst Selbstvertrauen haben und keine Angst haben, und versuch neue Sachen zu machen. Ich kann kaum auf sie warten!
-Kannst du mir über eine besondere Erinnerung von einen Kurs?
Ich kann nicht eine wählen, ich habe so viele, alle sind toll, weil du die Leute mehr und mehr kennenlernst.
-Du bist auch neu, richtig? Machen die Neuen bei den Proben schon mit?
Wir haben gerade ein neues Stück, bei den die Neuen auch mitmachen, wir werden mit diesen Stück zu Festivals gehen. Wir haben sie geschrieben.
-Wer sind die Koordinatoren der Gruppe?
Alexanru Ivanoiu, Madalina Stoica und Alin Negutioiu, alle studieren gerade bei UNATC.
-Wie oft trifft ihr euch, wie sind die Kurse strukturiert?
Jedes Wochenende, Samstag und Sonntag, bei Coșbuc, 4 bis 6 Studen oder mehr, aber es ist nie ermüdend, weil es jedes mal besonders ist.
-Würdest du je was verändern?
Nein, nichts, es ist sehr gut genau so wie’s ist.
-War es schwer dich zu integrieren?
Nein, nicht so schwer, man muss keine Angst haben.
-Willst du auch Theater studieren?
Ja, mit sicherheit.
-Würdest du Brain auch den Anderen die Theater studieren wollen empfehlen?
Ja, würde ich. Es ist wirklich hilfsreich und du kennst dich selber dadurch besser.

Pia Massaci

Did you know….

Fun Fact: Wie viele Fußbälle brauchst du? Nun, eine Gruppe von Jungs aus 9R3 beantwortete diese Frage und kaufte innerhalb eines Monats 15 Fußbälle. Der Grund, warum so viele Fußbälle gebraucht wurden, ist, dass immer wieder Unfälle passieren wenn sie in den Schulepausen Fußball spielen. Diese Missgeschicke können die Junge nicht stoppen von etwas zu spielen, was sie alle mögen.

Ein klassisches Beispiel dafür, wie Menschen so viel für ihre Leidenschaften tun würden! Wenn Sie glauben, dass dies ein interessantes Tatsache ist, sprechen Sie darüber mit Ihren Freunden.

Noch etwas: Wenn Sie einen „Rekord” haben oder ein merkwürdiges Tatsache wissen und glauben, dass andere Leute darüber Bescheid wissen sollen, dann nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit mir auf.

Fun Fact: How many footballs do you need? Well a group of boys from 9R3 answered this question buying 15 footballs in the span of a month. The reason for needing so many footballs is that accidents kept on happening while they were playing during school breaks and that couldn’t and shouldn’t stop them from playing something they all enjoy, football.

Here you have a classical example of how nothing can stop you from giving in to your passions! If you consider this an interesting fact, show support for our poor guys and spread the word about their issue 🙂

One more thing: If you think you have a record or know a very odd fact that you think people should know about don’t hesitate to contact me

– Cezara 9R2

papillons choir

VARIANTĂ ÎN ROMÂNĂ

Drag, Last-minute, Puzzle, Unit.
Întrebarea a fost: Cum ai descrie corul Papillons?

Se spune că una dintre cele mai bune metode de a te apropia de o persoană este să cânți alături de ea. Corul Papillons al Colegiului Național Bilingv George Coșbuc cu siguranță are parte de legături extrem de strânse între membrii săi. Când le privești numărul la serbarea de Crăciun, la Ziua Școlii sau la orice altă activitate inima iti foșnește în piept, simțind toată dragostea pe care o emană acești oameni deosebiți. O familie.
Dar cine este corul Papillons? Eu am avut ocazia să vorbesc cu membrii săi și am avut parte de o surpriză extrem de plăcută. Oamenii aceștia se remarcă prin originalitatea ideilor, prin pasiunea lor pentru ceea ce fac. Persoane frumoase, pline de viață și cu păreri inedite.

O repetiție tipică

Prima întrebare a fost legată de cum s-au decis să se implice în corul școlii. Deodata ce ai văzut pentru prima oara corul Papillons in acțiune, este imposibil să nu te îndrăgostești. Fie că ai avut dinainte tangență cu muzica, sau pur și simplu te transformi într-un superstar la duș sau in oglindă de fiecare dată când ești singur acasă, locul tău este la cor. Din momentul în care flacăra aceea ți se aprinde în suflet la auzul melodiilor cântate, înscrierea la cor este inevitabilă.
De asemenea, găsirea candidaților se face și la ora de muzică din cadrul școlii. Fiecare elev trebuie să interpreteze o melodie in fața clasei pentru a primi o notă. Indiferent de talent, nota este bună, însă această „testare“ dă ocazia profesoarei coordonatoare, Mariana Stoian, să „vâneze“ vocile cu potențial și scoate la iveală pasiunea elevilor pentru cântat, ce îi va ademeni mai târziu să meargă la preselecții.

„Dar ce avem de gând să facem cu viața noastră?“ Aceasta este întrebarea.
Puțini participanți ai corului investesc în educația muzicală pentru a urma o carieră în acest domeniu. Câțiva dintre ei au o trupă (O mică promovare: Crimea River; Midnight Party), iar alții se concentrează pe dezvoltarea vocii lor pe parcursul anilor de liceu. Această activitate reprezintă o pasiune, un hobby care le va rămâne aproape de inimă toată viața. Păcat, însă, că acești oameni talentați nu au de gând să se axeze pe această artă care ar însemna o carieră „instabilă si plină de sacrificii“ (spun Ioana Alexandra Nistor si Ana Niță) și care s-a transformat într-o industrie „comercială, neinspirată și superficială“ (spune Andrei Roșoiu- Screech). Am avut parte si de răspunsuri mai idilice unde muzica poate să îți ofere o viață bună, ca de exemplu cel din partea lui Alexandru Șandru: „există Teoria celor 1000 de superfani, anume că dacă există 1000 de fani care consumă tot ce produci- tricouri, suvenire, albume- nu ai de ce să îți faci griji.“
Desigur, participarea la cor ar arăta bine pe CV, demonstrând capacitatea persoanei respective de a lucra in echipă, de a se organiza si de a comunica eficient cu ceilalți.

După tot acest efort, suntem noi siguri că vom fi răsplătiți? Olimpiada de anul acesta s-a dovedit a fi extrem de obositoare după toate orele de repetiții îndelungate. Până acum, în schimb, au dat roade, corul calficându-se în etapa naționala dupa ce au luat locul 1 pe Bucuresti. Wow! De-a dreptul impresionant! Chiar astăzi este faza națională si sunt sigură că toți participanții se simt inspăimântați. Acum cateva zile, majoritatea nu păreau entuziasmați, ba chiar nepregatiți. „Ne punem speranța în doamna profesoară Mariana Stoian!“ Așadar, suntem tare curioși să vedem cum se descurcă elevii Coșbucului, daca o să își depășească recordul de locul 3 pe țară de acum 2 ani, însă, suntem cu toții siguri că au muncit enorm și că merită laudele noastre.

„Îmi place atmosfera, chiar dacă avem o groaza de hibe“ spune Radu Antal când întreb despre colectiv. Primul lucru pe care îl auzi când deschizi ușa să intri la repetiții este o serie de râsete urmate apoi de vocalize intense. Ritualul se reia. Așadar reiese modul de lucru al corului, anume o combinație de muncă și distracție. Rețeta pentru un mediu ideal. Elevii nu vin aici doar cu dorința de a se dezvolta pe ei, dar și cu țelul de a aduce ceva grupului : „Pot aduce ceva aici și știu că o să primesc ceva înapoi toată viața.“ (Ana Maria Naum). Desigur, sunt și momente stresante in care totul pare un dezastru pana în ultimul moment, dar, într-un final, totul pare să se aranjeze perfect. (Gilbert Manea) Relatable, nu? Așadar, corul Papillons este, de fapt, o familie formată din oameni care isi aduc contribuția si care construiesc această comunitate bucățică cu bucățică. Un loc unde dedicația si pasiunea sunt apreciate si unde accentul nu se pune neapărat pe talent.
Ceva dezordonat, stresant, agitat, dar care te face să îți fie imposibil să nu îți fie drag.

PASIUNE; UNIT; DEVOTAT.
~Corul Papillons

ENGLISH VERSION

Precious, Last-minute, Mechanism of cogs and pulleys, Connected.
The question was: How would you describe the Papillons choir?

Some say that the most effective method of bonding with someone is to sing together. Surely the members of George Coșbuc Bilingual High School’s choir get to form very powerful connections through this particular activity. When one watches their performances at the Christmas celebration or other school-related festivities their heart suddenly starts pounding, flooding with all the love these splendid people give off. A family.
But who is the Papillons choir? I had the opportunity to interview its members and I was in for an extremely pleasant surprise. These people stand out through the originality of their ideas, through the passion they bear for what it is they do. Beautiful people, filled with love and exquisite and unique opinions.

My first question was related to when they chose to sign up for the choir. Once you’ve seen them perform on stage it is absolutely impossible not to fall in love. Whether you’ve always had a calling for music or you simply turn into a superstar whenever you’re home alone and the shower becomes your stage, you belong at the choir. From the moment your inner fire lights up when hearing their songs, signing up for the choir becomes inevitable.
Finding possible participants is a process which also takes place during music lessons in school. Every student should sing in front of the class in order to get a grade. Despite some people’s lack of talent, the grade will still be good. However, this procedure is actually a “talent hunt” for our beloved teacher and coordinator of the choir, Mariana Stoian, and also an opportunity for students to embrace their passion for music, which later leads to their signing up.

“But what are we to do with our lives?” This is the question.
Few participants are currently investing in their musical training to further pursue a career in this field. Some of them even have a band (Here’s some promoting: Crimea River; Midnight Party), while some are only focusing on perfecting their voices. This activity is a passion, a hobby which will always remain in their hearts throughout their lives. It’s a shame really that only few of them have in mind to go further down this path, which would actually mean an “unstable” career “full of sacrifices” (Ioana Alexandra Nistor and Ana Niță) and that has gradually turned into a “commercial, tedious and shallow industry” (Andrei Roșoiu- Screech). I’ve also received some rather “idyllic” answers which hint that music could actually lead to a utopian lifestyle, such as the one given by Alexandru Șandru: “There’s this theory called ‘The Theory of the 1000 Superfans’: if there are 1000 fans who buy every single thing you produce- T-shirts, souvenirs, albums- then you have nothing to worry about.”
Of course, taking part in such an activity certainly looks good on a CV, showing one’s ability to work in a team, get organized and manage to communicate effectively with others.

After all this effort, are we even sure it will pay off? This year’s olympiad proved to be hard work due to the long, painful rehearsals. Up until now, however, they’ve been rewarded, having been selected to go to the National phase of the contest after having got the first place on Bucharest. Wow! Truly impressive! Actually, today will take part this final part of the olympiad and I bet they are all feeling terrified. A few days ago, when asked, most of them weren’t really excited, they even felt underprepared. “We put our entire faith in our teacher, Mariana Stoian.” Well, we certainly are dying of curiosity to find out how our dear colleagues have dealt with the nervousness and whether or not they shall beat the record of 3rd place from 2 years ago. But, we are all aware of the fact that they have worked a lot and that they deserve all praise.

“I certainly enjoy the work environment, but there are still a few issues” (where aren’t there any?) says Radu Antal when I ask him about the atmosphere. The first thing one hears when opening the door is a series of laughter afterwards followed by intense training. This clearly shows how Cosbuc’s choir functions, a combination of fun and work. The ideal environment. Students don’t come here with the plain idea in mind of becoming better, but also to contribute to the group with something: “I can bring something here and I know that I will get something in return” (Ana Maria Naum). Of course, there are also moments when everything seems to be going downhill, but in the end, everything gets miraculously back on track (Gilbert Manea). Relatable, right? Therefore, Papillons Choir is actually a family, its members each bringing a tiny piece of their soul and creating this marvelous result. A place where dedication and passion are needed.
Something untidy, stressful, agitated, but which makes it impossible for you not to adore.

PASSION; UNITED; DEVOTED.
~Papillons Choir

-Alexandra-Diana Bolovan

Valentinstagskorrespondenz- Valentinskorrespondenz

Wie war Valentinstag für dich? Hat dein „Crush“ endlich diese Wörter gesagt, die du so sehr hören willst? Oder hat er… hat er dein Herz zertrümmert, weil er mit jemand anderen zusammen ist? 14. Februar ist und wird immer den Tag der Erwartungen sein. Werden sie von der Person erfüllt, die dein Herz hat? Das ist der knifflige Teil…

Coșbuc stellte eine neue faszinierende Aktivität für den diesjährigen Valentinstag vor. Inspiriert von den ewig romantischen Komödien, stellte der Studentenrat eine Kiste auf den Flur und lud Leute ein zu kommen und Zettel zu schreiben. Sie dachten, dass so ein Ding die Möglichkeit bietet, starke Gefühle auszudrücken. Viele Personen nutzten die Chance. Die meisten Zettel waren anonym.
Freiwillige teilten sie in Gruppen (basiert auf den Klassen) und am 14. Februar verbreiteten sie „die Liebe“. In den Pausen sah man viele Leute, die aufgeregt über ihre Korrespondenz sprachen. Trotzdem, konnte man auch die Enttäuschung fühlen.

Nun, was denkst du daran? Ist es wirklich befriedigend deine Liebe zu zeigen, oder ist es noch eine Gelegenheit, um dein Herz zu brechen? Würdest du so ein Zettel schreiben?

Ich muss sagen, dass, auch wenn man nichts am Valentinstag bekommt, keine Aufmerksamkeit vom Crush kriegt darf man niemals stoppen zu lachen. Gymnasium ist die Zeit der Verlegenheit, Enttäuschung, quälende Schmerzen, unmögliche Liebe… Aber es ist richtig exquisit! Jeder elende winzige Teil davon. Also, muss man jede Gelegenheit wahrnehmen, Liebe zu geben.

Valentine’s Day Correspondence

How was Valentine’s Day for you? Did your crush finally say those words you’d been dying to hear or did they…. did they shatter your heart by being with someone else? The 14th of February has and will always be a day ruled by expectations. Will they be met by the one who has your heart? That’s the tricky part…

Coşbuc introduced a new intriguing activity for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the eternal rom coms, the student council placed a box on the hallway on the 13th and invited people to come and send notes to one another. Eagerly thinking that they finally have a chance to take heavy feelings off their chest, tons of people ceased this opportunity. The majority of notes were anonymous. Volunteers split the notes into groups based on the class and spread „the love” on the 14th. During the breaktimes, one could see numerous people excitedly sharing their correspondence. However, disappointment could be felt as well.

Now, what do you think? Is it truly satisfying to declare your affection, or is it just another occasion of getting your heart stomped on?

I dare say that even though you don’t get any notes, your beloved one doesn’t even glance your way and everything seems off, nothing should wipe the grin off your face. High school is a time of major embarrassment, disappointment, excruciating pain, impossible loves… But it is exquisite! Every miserable bit of it! So, I say, take every chance you have of sharing love!

Alexandra-Diana Bolovan