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Interviews with current Grade 11 students on their IB journeys
Interviews with current Grade 11 students on their IB journeys
Chiara Boehnke and Interviewer Angie Lee May 31, 2022

The IB often refers to the programme as being like a marathon, one that cannot be sprinted and instead must be steadily paced! As challenging as a marathon (or in this case the...

How to best prepare for Exam Season
How to best prepare for Exam Season
Chiara Böhnke, Writer and Editor in Chief • May 3, 2022

Exam season is fast-approaching Marymount students and as much as we may be at a stage of denial, it is key to figure out the best strategies to prepare for the upcoming exams....

Need a Well-Being Boost?
Mibu Tako, Staff Writer • March 22, 2022

After two years of ‘unprecedented’ events, we may have forgotten how to count months on the calendar. In case you were wondering, it is now March, the beginning of Spring and...

History Through the Charts
History Through the Charts
Lucy Daly and Edited by Chiara Boehnke May 24, 2022

History is constantly being made around us, even when we don’t realise it. Whether it’s in the books we read or shows we watch, historical references are everywhere. So it is no surprise that history has found its way into...

The real Mystery of True Crime
The real Mystery of True Crime
Lucy Daly and Mibu Tako May 24, 2022

In recent years, the genre of true crime has taken the world by storm. Whether it’s for the thrill of trying to solve the mystery or for a psychological interest about the minds of criminals, true crime is one of the most popular...

Greece, Summer 2021
8 Ways to Bring Travel to Daily Life
Chiara Böhnke, Staff Writer • April 26, 2022

I’m sure that most are able to relate to feeling frustrated, knowing that this term is the longest stretch of the academic year without a half term break. Here are some ways that you can bring travel to your daily life and...

Interviews with current Grade 11 students on their IB journeys
Interviews with current Grade 11 students on their IB journeys
Chiara Boehnke and Interviewer Angie Lee May 31, 2022

The IB often refers to the programme as being like a marathon, one that cannot be sprinted and instead must be steadily paced! As challenging as a marathon (or in this case the...

Ponytails are banned in Japanese schools – Why? Because they could ‘sexually excite’ men.
Ponytails are banned in Japanese schools – Why? Because they could ‘sexually excite’ men.
Mibu Tako and Edited by Chiara Boehnke May 31, 2022

In a country where conformity is the key to surviving day-to-day life, it is rather unsurprising that the norm for women is to be, or at the least, to look as though they are genuine...

How to best prepare for Exam Season
How to best prepare for Exam Season
Chiara Böhnke, Writer and Editor in Chief • May 3, 2022

Exam season is fast-approaching Marymount students and as much as we may be at a stage of denial, it is key to figure out the best strategies to prepare for the upcoming exams....

From Aztlan to Tenochtitlan: the history of Mexican heritage
Sofia Barassi (edited by Chiara Boehnke) May 17, 2022

I am privileged to come from one of the richest countries in terms of its culture; Mexico. I lived there for 11 years, surrounded by the most heart-warming people, comforted...

Panczyk, Aleksandra
Aleksandra Panczyk May 13, 2022

Aleksandra Panczyk responds to the question: Are some types of knowledge less open to interpretation than others? Object 1: An article from Chicago Tribune about Polish humour...

Pondaven, Emily
Emily Pondaven May 13, 2022

Emily Pondaven responds to the question: Is Bias inevitable in the production of knowledge? Object 1: A world map in my living room (photo taken by me) This 2d world map...

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