An Open Letter to the Extremist

Written by Rachel Priya Oh come on, you know what I’m talking about. We’ve all been there, or at least had friends who were stuck in this ‘extremist’ mindset bubble. This is the guy who says “Alright guys, see y’all after my semester wraps up!” and the girl who goes, “Well goodbye fun me and…

PhD Life is…

“Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com By Claire Grant In this article we will look briefly at some of the challenges and joys of PhD life on campus. PhD life is: 1. Independent. A solo act in itself, you can make your PhD as sociable a journey as you want, but the end result…

A cliché from me to you, with frikkin’ love

By Thamindri Aluvihare The cliche goes something like this; “If you ask me, I wouldn’t know to say that THIS was the moment that I realized that I’m moving on with my life, but for all I know, somewhere along the road, I had” Contrary to popular speculations and much adored clichés, I am fully…

Too Cute For Words? Part II

  By Parvin Sandhu Once, when I went to the pet store to purchase dog food, I came across some dogs too big for their tiny cages, and told the owner, “That cage is too small for this dog, don’t you think?” His response was, “That means you have to buy them faster.” This shows…

Too Cute For Words? Part I

By Parvin Sandhu In recent years, there has been a new trend of purchasing “too cute for words” pets from pet stores. Be it a cute Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Siberian husky, or even an exotic animal! When I was 14, I desperately wanted a pet after visiting my friend’s home where they had a Shih…

“Got the answer wrong? Move to the Faculty of Arts”

By Vinanie Wijesoma On Friday, 22 March 2013, my statuesque Economics professor posed the following question to my soporific class, which scantily filled Auditorium 2: “Does y4 multiplied by y5 equal y9or y20?” Having spent the first 25 minutes of class with my head down and my eyes glued to a riveting article written by…