You probably all know this great saying - "We're all unique! Just like everyone else". So which is it? Are we unique or are we all just like everyone else? Let's look at it this way.
By Hope Rae - Year 12, Gore High School
John McGlashan College pupil Liam Kernaghan is in piping hot form after becoming the first Highland bagpiper in the school's history to reach A-grade status.
While many of us prefer to keep our bathtubs indoors, Nik Borland took one to the streets last month - and it paid off.
A bid by a group of Dunedin secondary school pupils to rid the city of plastic bags has received backing from the Dunedin City Council.
A "mocumentary" about the life and history of walls, and a twisted and slightly risque version of a Roald Dahl short story has given pupils from three Dunedin secondary schools a clean sweep of awards at the New Zealand Short Film Competition for Students of German.
Take two waste products readily available in Dunedin, add water and Kiwi ingenuity and the result could be a product with vast commercial potential.
A person sighs, shuffles their feet; No thought of the danger they will soon meet; A boy stands in the crowded street, but all alone; If only he had known.
I don't know many people who have the dedication and commitment to stick at one job for 45 years, let alone one where you spend your days surrounded by groups of, at times, "challenging" teenagers, doing too much work for not enough pay.
My yearly ritual of begging my mind to move to the high, safe fields of my grandmother's abode begins.
Music blared into the still night ahead of me.
Blue Mountain College head boy Gavin Stark was ecstatic to be named in the New Zealand secondary schools rugby team.
The sky was dark and daunting as the moon stared out at the looming landscape.
Tourists have been boosting our economy for years, but are they really safe driving on our roads?
My face was a porcelain mask - no emotion apart from cool boredom reflected in my pale green eyes.
The calm before the storm. I am non-living, but my perspective is key.
''Get up princesses,'' boomed Mr Strong, the PE teacher, as he moved around the aisles of beds, shaking each boy awake in turn.
The peaceful silence of night is broken by a slow series of cold echoing thuds.