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Dear readers,I am happy to announce that The Messenger has once again been enriched by several excellent articles written by students of AJ_EJTM. It is an inspiring and socially engaged issue and I thank everyone who has participated in its development. I would also like to thank Robert Bičovský who has looked …

The Reckoning with The Rise of Skywalker

In this article I would like to review the latest Star Wars movie Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. It is the last part of the sequel trilogy and as such it concludes the whole Skywalker Saga which originally started in 1977 with the movie Star Wars: Episode …

How to simplify your life (for dummies)

To come up with a topic that appeals to all genders, age groups, a variety of mixed students and individuals is always a tremendous task. Being an impulsive writer, I am coming out of my current feeling of being overwhelmed by all my responsibilities, relationships, duties and homework – not only from school but …

A hero in his own right

Jan Tichý Tom Lom, as he calls himself now, was born Tomáš Lowenstein in Prague in 1924, to the Jewish family of an optician. His father remarried before life with his second wife Anna and their boys was interrupted by the rise of Nazism. Three days before the Nazis entered …

3,2, 1, Say Quarantine!

Nicole McEvoy #QUARANTINE I’ve been scrolling through my phone for the past half hour. What to do? What to do? I have so much on my plate at the moment. And I’m not talking about the fresh-out-of-the-oven frozen pepperoni pizza with sweetcorn on top. Or the slowly melting tub of Magnum. …