By Miasya Bulger 4th floor The fourth floor fountain is like the second floor’s less popular cousin. It looks newer and shinier than most of the other ones so you automatically trust it, even though there are some suspicious chemicals constantly being poured down those nearby lab sinks. Let’s just hope they’re not the same … Continue reading Ultimate Rating of Lisgar Water Fountains
By Amy Zhang What was unthinkable ten or fifteen years ago is undeniable now; social media plays an incredibly influential part in daily life and cell phones keep people connected at all times; they have essentially become an extension of oneself. While those who use social media are often frowned upon or dismissed as the … Continue reading Social Media For Social Justice
Thought to be the largest single-day protest in American history, the Women’s March on Washington took place on January 21st, 2017, the day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was attended by an estimated half-million protesters, and among them was Lisgar’s very own Mme. Valérie Leloup. Lisgarwrite co-editor Olive Nugent sat down with her … Continue reading The Women’s March on Washington: Interview with Mme. Valérie Leloup
By Aliaa Mohamed Students at Lisgar are constantly overwhelmed with the scary prospect of what to do at the end of their four years. To be better equipped, we are told that we should take as many AP courses as possible. But, you might think, why would I put myself in such a stressful position? … Continue reading Are My AP Courses Enough For You, Harvard?
By Olive Nugent We’ve all been there. You sit there every night, doing your other homework, trying to push down the niggling dread as your beat-up, dog-eared copy sits reproachfully on the corner of your desk. After math, you say, once I’m done that Spanish homework, I’ll get through Chapter 7. And so, after you’ve … Continue reading How To Handle Bad Class Readings
By Charles Zhang At Lisgar, there are plenty of great ways to show off your academic prowess to your peers, as well as impress future universities. Of course, I’m talking about contests! Lisgar hosts a plethora of contests for all the maths and sciences, in any style and at any grade level, from full solution … Continue reading Lisgar STEM Contests: A Wealth of Opportunity
By Miasya Bulger Step One - Take Precautions: Tell all your friends that you want to hang out then immediately become inactive in every group chat you’re in. That way, when nothing ends up happening, no one will blame you! Make a study plan for exams. Tell yourself that this year, you will be productive … Continue reading How To: Staycation
By Irene Grose High school is scary in a lot of ways - but one one of the biggest stress factors is figuring out what the heck we're supposed to do with our lives after graduation. And so, with so many careers out there, it's common to focus on the boring, overrated jobs that everyone … Continue reading So You Want to Be an OC Transpo Driver
By Tegwyn Hughes - Editor Many grade 12 students are excited to move into a dorm room this fall, as they take their first steps into adulthood and go to college or university. Many of them may also be wondering - when should I start packing for university? Is it too early? What do I … Continue reading The Senior Scoop: When do I Pack?
By Margot Ghersin - Editor Fashion trends come and go constantly, and it takes a keen and astute eye to keep up on the latest style. Throughout the years, Lisgar Collegiate’s halls have seen punk-rock leather skirts, frilly jackets, bell-bottom pants and everything in between (thank goodness those last ones are gone!) However, a recent … Continue reading Three Cheers for Blanket Scarves!