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Reflection on 2017

In 2014, after my first year of high school, I published my “Looking back at Year 7” blog and unknowingly started a yearly tradition for myself. I have come to appreciate this little tradition because now I can go back and read them to remember the things that excited me…

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Video: Find Out What New York Times Journalist Thinks Really Happened to MH370

In October my favourite aviation journalist and one of my good friends, Christine Negroni, did a fascinating speech on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 and her new book “The Crash Detectives” at Sydney’s world-renowned Powerhouse Museum. I received the exciting honour of introducing Christine to the crowd of keen…

My Reflection on 2016

Happy 2017! The fireworks over Sydney Harbour last night were great. 2016 has drawn to a close, so with this in mind, I have taken the time again (as I blogged in 2014 and again in 2015) to look back on some highlights of my past year. My school St Vincent’s…

Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award – My Poem: It Was A Gift

This week I had the honor of winning 1st place in the poetry section for the 2016 Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Awards. It was a great night at the University of NSW. The award was given to me by Cr Tony Bowen (son of Deputy Australian Prime Minister Lionel Bowen)…

Video: The World’s First Missing Plane – 83 years before MH370

The tragic 2014 flight, MH370 is a flight full of mystery. It was an airliner to take off and never land. Have you ever wondered which was the first plane to take off and never be found again? Well before MH370 captured the world’s attention and produced an unending number…

Stavroula Mavrogeorgis, my Yiayia

5th November 1939 – 31st March 2016 Age 76 https://www.flickr.com/photos/evecogan/albums/72157667169060585/with/26368291271/ Ruby’s speech Yiayia’s life story by Eve Cogan Stavroula Mavrogeorgis was my grandmother and she inspires me still, every day. She is the kindest person I’ve known and what is even more amazing is she has had one on the…

Video: Interview with Alicia Fejer (Lish) and Eve Cogan on Canberra Radio ABC 666

Lish from 666 ABC Canberra asked me to tell my story. It has been a while since I have been on radio, so you can just imagine my excitement when I got an email from Sunday Brunch radio host in Canberra, Lish Fejer! List told me she was running a segment…

Video: My story so far… Do you want to name our new Western Sydney Airport “David Warren”?

Change is in the air again! It has been 3 years since I started my petition to rename Canberra Airport in honour of David Warren, the inventor of the Black Box and air safety pioneer. It has been 3 years since the spark of inspiration burst into a flame when and…

Australia: Let’s Figure Out what is going Wrong on our Roads

I want to reduce the number of car deaths on our roads. I have been thinking about this important idea for some time – mandatory Black Boxes in all new cars. How many times do you notice people honk other people at lights once they have turned green? Why can’t the…

Looking Back on 2015

Year 8 is over, and before I begin Year 9 I want to again reflect (as I did for Year 7) on the highlights of last year, 2015. I have never had such an exciting year to reflect on! The year started well for me at the St Vincent’s Swimming…

Video: Not for Beauty, for Health

My video explains unachievable beauty that photoshopping creates. The video’s goal is to inspire young girls to *not* diet and exercise in the name of beauty, but in the name of health. This is my Assessment for St Vincent’s College, Year 8 Term 3 for Physical Health and Development (PDH).…

Video: The Power of Education

In Year 8 this year at St Vincent’s, I have had to create many videos for my assessment tasks, even Maths. This video is for geography and it was made on Premier Pro and PowToons. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, teach the man…