Category: History

Ancient Civilisations

Junior Arts Fest 2017 by Imaan Suhail, 9A and Zuhura Ismail, 12A The Junior Arts Fest of 2017 was based on the theme of ancient civilisations; students dressed in costumes based on a civilisation of their choice, like the Greek, Roman, and Chinese civilisations…

Ages of Revolution

Senior Arts Fest 2017 by Aminath Eema Asim Every school has that one feature that is seen to be “striking” which ensures it stands out from the rest of them. It perhaps even gives them an identity. Billabong High’s unique feature and event is…

International History Bee & Bowl

History Quiz Competition, Abu Dhabi Billabong High’s teams for the International History Bee and Bowl travelled to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE over the course of five days. Our group consisted of two teams; the Varsity team and the Junior Varsity team….

Dictator Facts You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

By Humam Ahmed Mujah, 11A In 2012, a 14-year-old North Korean girl, Han Hyon Gyong, drowned while trying to save portraits of dictators Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Thus, the government named her school after her. Joseph Stalin’s son shot himself because…

The Demise of the Romanov Dynasty

By Aishath Faathin Maseeh, 11A R: Romanovs dictated oppressive rules U: Until they portrayed themselves as fools S: Spring blooming with promises*, through their abdication S: Soon the Winter of Resentment** was to say farewell I: In the midst of War time, Hope prevalent…

Bloody Sunday

By Jumana Shahid, 11A 22nd January 1905, Released wasps from the hive; Under the power of Tsar Nicholas the II The Golden Days nearly came to an end Shy was he, a timid maiden. His moustache—the one good thing he had then. Though almost…

ROBERT MUGABE: Rose to Power As a Hero, Fell From Grace As a Joke

By Zara Samy, 11A One may wonder how a leader, once regarded a freedom fighter, now holds the title of the current longest-reigning dictator. Ruling for nearly four decades, the president of Zimbabwe, to this day, refuses to cease his power and control—even at…