Nelson Mandela: The Fallen Father

By Patrick Barrios: Nelson Mandela was born on the 18th of July, 1918. He was raised in a small village and was the first in his family to attend school. By 1943, he was studying law at the University of Witwatersrand and joined the African National Congress. In 1962 Mandela was arrested and in 1964 … Continue reading Nelson Mandela: The Fallen Father


Senior Boys Volleyball: A Golden Year

By William Wu: “Front hands, three swings, watch the dump – FLOOAAATER!” Three years ago, the Lisgar Junior Boys Volleyball team lost in a heartbreakingly close semi-final game against Samuel Genest. Two years ago, the Junior Boys, consisting of many of the same players, were eliminated once more in a semi-final game against Samuel Genest. … Continue reading Senior Boys Volleyball: A Golden Year

A Contemplation

By Luka Stojanovic: On University: I have reached that point in my life where every second question I hear is, “What are you doing after high school?” That question daunted me for quite a long time, but more recently I answer these questions with a confident demeanor by saying, “I am going to university to … Continue reading A Contemplation

Increase Your Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

By Tristan Montoya: We live in an age of multitasking. It's not uncommon for high school students to find themselves watching TV, texting, and using Facebook or Twitter – all while supposedly studying for tomorrow's test. While most of us are able to divide our attention between multiple activities (such as chewing gum while walking), … Continue reading Increase Your Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

La Nuit Blanche

By Miriam Ahmad-Gawel Though it was a windy, rainy, and chilly night in Ottawa on September 21st, pockets of the city and Gatineau were lit up bright and lively for the celebration of Ottawa-Gatineau’s second Nuit Blanche. Inspired by similar festivals in other cities, Ottawa’s La Nuit Blanche brings together local and national artists along … Continue reading La Nuit Blanche