Participants run to cherish time

In the annual Inter-House Cross country race held on Nov. 19, Saira Mehra, Class of 2020, claimed the first position. Breaking the girls record — again —  she was “satisfied” with the results. Faisal Qadir won the senior boys race. As the Grade 11 and 12 crowds headed up for their races, excited chatter about potential […]

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Writhing to stop

Breathe in, breathe out. Forcing myself to regulate my air, I put pressure on all of the muscles in my diaphragm, forcing it to contract. I cry out in pain because of the lack of oxygen. Once more, I force myself to breathe properly. I sit in the crowd, letting the words of my homeroom […]

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Reflections on online connections

I connect to the Wi-Fi, type in my username and password, and enter the screen. Headphones on, charger plugged, desk lamp off; the screens lure me with the ecstasy of escapism, delaying the return to reality, again. Through the bright little rectangular monitors, I step out from my bedroom. I jump from Instagram to Whatsapp, […]

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Team effort makes my ego bow

Right, left, one, two, swish! And an uproar of glee. It was entirely my world, with my glory, with my trophies. When I first joined my old school, I was a mediocre basketball player. Though I made it on the team (barely), I was clearly the worst in the squad. I couldn’t cross-over, my shots […]

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Who do you look up to?

As youngsters, it is common to find ourselves being fascinated by superheroes and animated character on televisions. As a kid myself, I was awed by a robot cat and its magic pocket in the TV series: Doraemon. Inspired and pulped up by this character, I was determined to make a magic pocket once I grow […]

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