Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Why Santa Claus is White

"I have always thought of Christmas Time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."
                                                                                                   Charles Dickens

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Top Ten Anti-Heroes of 2013

(By S Mavima, J Ricotta, and T Nemmer)

A week ago to the day, CNN continued its recent annual tradition of celebrating the Heroes of the Year; individuals who have distinguished themselves in their selfless dedication to mankind. 

The reason the heroes are worth celebrating is because of the overwhelming negativity and anti-heroism in the world against which their good deeds are justxtaposed. 2013 was no different. Here at RSS, we have taken the liberty of compiling our counter-list of this year's anti-heroes. While (some of) these individuals may not have done the worst things imaginable, they have definitely carried themselves in ways that have left us fully entranced in our detestation of them! The list is not necessarily ranked according to the gravity of misdeeds, but rather, their ability to command our attention. Without further ado, here it is: The Rogue Scholar Society's Top Ten Anti Heroes (2013)!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nematambudziko. A legend moves on.

Nelson Mandela

It’s not an ordinary day today. We have been bidding farewell to a legend for a while now – but no matter how long we have been doing so – nothing can match the day we have to say the final good bye. Being in South Africa at this point in history – is more than an honour. Never have I felt like everyone is in solidarity, one, living Ubuntu – sharing a history. It’s one of those days people will never forget – “where were you when you heard Tata Madiba died?” Everyone will have an answer – and I am pretty sure most will remember the details, and if that fades – the feeling experienced in that moment never will.