The Hemlock

The School newspaper in English of Liceo Socrate, Rome
Dear readers,
It is with great pleasure that we introduce the first issue of our school online newspaper in English.
This publication is the result of the work and dedication of a group of passionate students who contributed to lay the groundwork of what is intended to be a platform to showcase the talents and creativity of our school community.
In this first issue, you will find a variety of articles covering various topics, ranging from topicalities to reviews and global issues, including creative content related to school subjects. This includes an absolutely stunning series of interviews to a Viking, some highly original Love poems inspired by J.Donne for the use of paradoxes and a real challenge for Shakespeare’s enthusiasts, a few creative extensions to The Tempest! 
Our hope is that this newspaper will spark inspiration and motivate all students who have ideas and experiences they want to share.
We welcome your feedback and contributions for future issues, so If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us at
L.L. and the staff of The Hemlock


Letterboxd – App review

Are you a cinema lover? Do you enjoy reading film reviews to discover interesting facts about your favourite films? If so, this article is definitely for you! Today we’re talking  about a wonderful app (available on iOS and on Android) called “Letterboxd”. Letterboxd is an unusual social media because it is not used to share […]

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Global Issues

Saturday, February 18th: “Azione Studentesca” hits once again

On a Saturday morning, precisely on the 18th of February, in front of the Michelangiolo highschool, six students assaulted two of the teenagers who were about to enter the school. Clearly, as confirmed later by Digos,  the six students were leafleting for Azione Studentesca and this probably led to a verbal fight, which then transmuted […]

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The high price of cheap clothes: the fast fashion industry

We all have been told a million times that “when you’re young, you’ve got all the time in the world”.  But it seems like even for young people, in today’s world, being able to slow down or even stop is the greatest of luxuries. We often find ourselves stuck in the frenzy of our everyday […]

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Art and Entertainment

Little Women (2019) – review

Little Women is an American film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It is the seventh film adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott. It chronicles the lives of the March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Meg is the most mature of the sisters, Jo wants to become a writer, Amy is […]

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The Canterbury Tales Illustrations

The Canterbury Tales: stories within a story. Thirty Pilgrims – each of the them represents a part of England’s middle-ages society – going to Thomas Becket’s Shrine tell each other tales and short stories to pass the time and teach moral lessons. Here, we have illustrated one of the Wife of Bath’s tales. Irene Costanzo

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