Wednesday, 29 May 2013

What's the Point, etc...

We don't want to be too hard on the students who wrote for the new 'student' magazine; they obviously put a lot of effort into scribbling something down in the back page of their planner two minutes before the end of registration, but it is kinda hard not to find the whole thing a little stupid (and that's putting it politely).
As we've highlighted in this blog already, the spelling, punctuation and grammar of the 'student' magazine are appalling (a certified F* at GCSE, or a Merit in BTEC). I know planners don't have spellchecker, but this was organised by the English Department. The English Department. We have to question the capability of our English teachers if they can't read well enough to find errors.

Also, we have to call into question the validity of the content of the 'student' magazine, since none of it actually has anything to do with the students or the school. I hate to say it, but the Buzz is a more relevant read. It actually talks about occurrences at school, not fictitious event that involve members of a pre-pubescent boy band, or 'motivational' images on the back cover, that have more to do with Google Images (I should say Bing, since our school is too stupid to use Google) than our school.

If they really wanted a student forum that reflected the views of students, was decently written, was up to date, was read by other students, and wasn't doctored by the grip of Admiral General Shbhfdvbjhbfvjhdvhbdfkowski's censorship, then they should have probably set up an independent blog written by students who can actually string a sentence together.

Oh, wait...

DISCLAIMER: This Hampstead Trash article has been written to critique the actions of the governing bodies of the school. This is so student readers can hear both sides of the argument, and formulate their own opinions on matters pertaining to their education.