This year marked a return to an in-person event and hundreds packed into the beautifully decorated main room in the City Hall for a sit-down three-course meal, with the winners being announced periodically throughout.
Elena Rotzokou makes the case against exams as a mode of assessment, pointing towards their arbitrariness as well as the negative impacts of their all-or-nothing nature. Rotzokou claims that the unhealthy logic of exams cannot be disentangled from capitalist and neoliberal thinking.
"The end of doomer politics will require the ideal scenario of regime change, and then that the West actually demonstrate to Russians that there is a workable alternative to the way their country is run."
We don’t talk you and me And it’s striking Really How your words no longer Light up my phone The lover bubble we burst through Now we go it alone While couples walk in worlds I’m not part of And I feign understanding As they talk about love
And I look on my life all thin and uneven With metaphors trying When no one believes them Redrafting a life with no object for feeling Relaying the foundations of my self esteem and
Refusing to act out the same old scenes Because I left all that in 2019
Image Credit: Francesca Nava
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