By Michela Rodriguez and Capriale Walling-Moore “So what do you do?” “Oh, I’m a homemaker.” “I see... Do you ever plan on getting a real job?” “Trust me. This is a real job.” “Don’t you want to contribute to our society and economy, though? I mean, you must be so bored! I don’t know how … Continue reading The Job a PhD Can’t Prepare You For
By Nour Kurdi It’ll be the best four years of your life, they said. Enjoy your youth while you can, they insisted. And what better way to do that than to thoroughly appreciate every sleepless night, stressful deadline, and load of homework so graciously bestowed upon us? I mean, what’s not to enjoy? Two essays … Continue reading Welcome to High School
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 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 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