Zoe Barret

Science’s half-decade of evolution

Frontline science is ever changing. Every week, you can tune into the BBC’s science section and see how a lab has ‘developed’ a new cure for cancer, or we hear about a novel invention of forms of green energy pledged to revolutionise how we power the world. Amid all these...
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Posted Feb. 28, 2024


Night-time was shining. Two of us had just finished eating in the park; A moonlit dinner of hummus and cheese bread, An unusual and dedicated delicacy. We met all of you – our friends – in the road next to the restaurant. Happy hour was over, in theory perhaps. While...
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Posted Feb. 18, 2024

Interview with Yaëlle, refugee action volunteer

Yaëlle and I have been friends since high school – we have seen each other’s paths to (young) adulthood since leaving the Pays de Gex (France) where we partly grew up. After finishing school, Yaëlle went to Paris and studied Literature and Humanities for two years in prépa in the...
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Posted Dec. 4, 2023

Greetings and Goodbye

We met, and no one really knew each other. We had fun anyways, so it didn’t matter. The rooms were nice, the kitchen smelled awful So disgusting, in fact, it spelled university. We were happy. We met when the sun was up, sweatshirts tied around our waists. We changed time....
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Posted Nov. 11, 2023

Anatomy of a Fall Review

Anatomy of a Fall, or L’Anatomie d’une Chute, emerged as the winner of this year’s prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Masterfully directed by Justine Triet, this remarkable film portrays the events following the death of Samuel Malewski, a teacher and writer found dead in front of his...
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Posted Oct. 21, 2023

The Little Snake: Equality among disparity and solitude

There once was a snake with a funny rigid hat, which looked like a straw hat, but wasn’t actually made of straw. The snake was very sociable indeed. His slithering, far from being sly, made him a discrete and pleasant companion; he was able to adapt very easily to the...
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Posted Aug. 17, 2023