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 As some of you may know, 2016’s fall issue ended up becoming a not-so-wintery holiday edition because Miasya and I were scrambling to find enough articles to publish at all. By the time it was finalized and distributed, Christmas had come and gone, and though we got several excellent submissions, the final … Continue reading Student Journalism: In Memoriam or Ad Infinitem?
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 Amy Zhang Two-Thousand-and-Sixteen has, arguably, been one of the craziest years in recent history, from widespread creepy clown sightings to the massive public outcry after the killing of a gorilla, but the forefront of the entire year has been dominated with the U.S. Presidential election. For almost two years, the process has been worn … Continue reading Make America Great Again: Trump’s Shocking Victory and How It Almost Didn’t Happen
By Abigail Potter It is the artist’s privilege to take reality and convey it the way their perspective shows it, but he can also be misleading. The artist can warp and twist the way things actually are, changing it as easily as metal fresh out of the forge. Once again, the artist has taken up … Continue reading Welcome To the Jungle?