1 Year of Blogging

Wow. 1 year ago, I started The Levine Lowdown. I had one simple goal, to share my thoughts online. I could not have imagined sitting here writing one year later, but I am incredibly thankful for this blog and what I have learnt from it. I have published 146 articles on this blog over the…

Starting University

For 13 years, everything had been the same. Although subjects change, teachers change, and even friends change, school is very repetitive. You wake up in the morning, pack your bag, attend school and come home. There is a clear structure, routine and discipline. University is very different. It is entirely up to the individual. Learning…

A New Chapter

I rarely use this blog to talk about personal topics, but every now and then something comes along, which I consider being worthwhile and meaningful. School is a long 13-year journey. It is your entire childhood and sets you up with the foundations to succeed in adult life. I was blessed to even have an…

The End of School

It is all over. A 13-year journey of growth, obstacles and structure is finished. It is a feeling which is almost impossible to formulate into words. How can you describe all of your living memories in a sentence or short paragraph? There are many things that school is criticised for. Archaic examination procedures, not teaching…

Mobile Phones SHOULD be banned in Schools

In Victoria and many other states across Australia, the question regarding mobile phones has been raised recently. Should mobile phones be banned in schools? Yes. I don’t say this from the perspective of a parent with children addicted to their phones. Or a grandparent still in denial about those ‘stupid electronic things.’ I say this…