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T1s Join Midterm Madness

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By Lude Edens

April 21, 2020

Exam rooms full of students, being told to start reviewing weeks before, studying for long hours into the night, and, of course, undergoing stress. This is all part of the midterm experience that high school students in T2, T3, and T4 have been required to go through for years. However, this year,...

Math Syllabus Changes for the Class of 2021 — for Better or Worse?

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By Yujia Wu

January 13, 2020

Math can be fun, even if it is daunting at times. However, the difficulty of math class has changed somewhat. This is partly due to the revision of the math syllabus. This calls into question whether the adjustments are beneficial or harmful in regard to students’ knowledge and academic performance...

Importance of Sleep and Good Eating Habits

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By Zeran Fei

January 6, 2020

Take a moment to think about what was the last thing you ate for lunch at school. Was it a sandwich? Chicken? Ice cream? Or maybe nothing at all? Now think about how much sleep you got last night. Did you reach the recommended amount of 9 hours? Probably not, right? We get it. You’ve been anxiously...

Dos and Don’ts to Choosing IB Courses

Dos and Don’ts to Choosing IB Courses

By Eren Levine

April 17, 2019

Choosing IB courses can be extremely difficult and pretty scary sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. These are the classes you’re going to be taking for the next two years, so it’s important to make sure you are choosing your courses for the right reasons. But what exactly does that mean? The pro...

How to Better Balance School and Sports?

How to Better Balance School and Sports?

By Camilla Keh

February 14, 2019

Over the past few decades, college admissions have become increasingly competitive. Whereas the overall average acceptance rate for an Ivy league school (including Cornell, Harvard, etc.) was above 20% in the 1980s, this figure dropped to below 10% in recent years. Nowadays, “good” schools not only look for strong academic profiles but also strong extracurr...

Advice for Students Facing Depression

Advice for Students Facing Depression

By Luca Hanlon

February 2, 2019

We all know what depression means. It is a mental illness that currently plagues over 300 million people worldwide and causes serious impairments in people’s daily activities. If you are feeling the pressure, here are some tips on how to juggle depression and the IB workload. Dr. Amy Horowitz, an...

Tips for Science Students

Tips for Science Students

By Yujia Wu

February 2, 2019

Have you ever wondered why we need to learn science in school? Would it ever be useful in real life? But still, parents and colleges expect good grades. Even if you hate or are extremely fascinated with science, these simple methods below can help you out! Trust me. My personal struggle as a student ...

Resources for IB Sciences

Resources for IB Sciences

By Sora Kanosue

November 18, 2018

At first glance, taking science classes in the IB can seem like an intimidating ordeal, full of IAs, tests, and lab reports. However, there are a few tips and resources that can help alleviate some of the stress you’re feeling. You’ll still need to put in time and effort to do well in your class...