This is not a false alarm, LSE students. With Spring semester right around the corner, this isn’t the kind of news you want to hear but..
You read right. For those of you who were looking forward to new faces, LSE will no longer be getting any juniors in January.
We will only be getting juniors once a year now, and that is in September. Being part of one of the last January intakes; I can tell you it has been one hell of a ride trying to make up for the missed semester. So it’s kinda for the greater good.
Other than that, the university has ended the summer semester last year, so there goes your one chance to catch up on failed or missed courses.
So basically, if you fail a course or missed any; you’ll have to take them in your last year during your thesis or after graduating. That does not sound fun at all. Guess its time to pull up your boots and start working hard, it’s only going to get tougher from here on out. (Par chalo, at least we’re sort of getting a proper summer break now)
What do you think about this, let us know in the comments!
Surviving at university is a struggle. Keeping up to your academics while trying to balance out your social life can be tough at times. The challenging part of your life begins where you have to study for getting decent grades and secure a good GPA. Securing a good GPA is no easy task at all, and given the conditions at FAST-NU, you better be alert! The great success FAST and its graduates possess is solely because of its high concern on grades and studies and strict policies about the matter. However, you may get kicked out because of reasons you might be completely unaware of. FAST operates on a policy called the “DC” which you get as a strike and you are out of the campus on your 3rd strike, kind of like a Baseball game. So here is a complete guide on how to survive and stay as far away as possible from getting a DC during your tenure in FAST.
1. Yaar bhai ki attendance lagwa dena.
Students are required to maintain 80% attendance in all of their courses for the entire 4 year period. Doesn’t sound much but one can see students crying over their dropped courses and FA grades just because their alarms didn’t go off that one morning or the next six, because obviously sleep is more important. Good Luck getting on time for that 8 AM class you totally hate.
2. SCENE OFF HAI!
For all the lovebirds, FAST can be a tough place to show your feelings towards others at least when it comes to expressing it openly. Scene off Hai guys. Hold hands inside the campus or sit closely somewhere alone, DC says hello from the other side. Even if you are just friends with the opposite gender and you both are by yourself, the whole staff will be watching you to reward a DC notice. There can be the exception of Love Garden inside the campus of FAST Lahore, of course and there is a reason why people call it that. *IYKWIM* All the best on finishing your degree with a job and a Rishta. Even with high restrictions and security, the number of single people is surprisingly low. Joke is on you FAST.
3. Sutta is essential.
Shout out to all the Sutta Squad out there! Universities may offer site for smoking. Alas! Such squads cannot be formed in FAST-NU as there is no space allotted to smoking rather there are strict instructions to prize a DC notice on smoking anywhere inside the circles of FAST-NU. But don’t worry boys and girls; there are a number of Khokhas just outside of campus to make memories and squad goals.
4. Don’t get into drugs kids.
Nowadays drugs are common as cigarettes. People have groups in universities to inhale “the good stuff”. Keep such activities outside the campus and there is no DC notice involved here at FAST-NU. Straight departure and legal activity takes place for students who are caught inhaling any type of illegal drugs. Avoid drugs otherwise “dun dun dun dun dun”.
5. Don’t be a badass.
It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself the permission to misbehave and say “Yes I am still going to be naughty”. But FAST-NU offers such students their most valuable possession; the DC notice.
6. Shit! Warning lag gai.
There is a criteria at FAST-NU of direct exit on your third consecutive warning. Warning is awarded to bachelor students with CGPA below 2.0 in their semester and master students with a CGPA below 2.5. Students with CGPA below the required mark in three consecutive semesters are shown the doors without any account. Great way to keep the students motivated. So lose some sleep and maintain that GPA.
7. Must Cheat to pass.
It is self-explanatory that cheating in your Finals, Midterms and Quizzes will get you a DC warning, that’ll fuck up your whole semester. Good Luck in the test of your life.
8. High School Results.
You will be admitted into FAST-NU before your 2nd year result comes out. Don’t make too many attachments if you are not above the minimum requirements. Ouch.
9. Unity is the strongest.
Recently a whole section decided to leave their quizzes and midterms blank in a particular course, showing signs of great unity and strength among themselves as a class. People applauded their bravery but the faculty had other plans. Yes you guessed it right, a DC notice for the whole section.
10. Ragging the freshies.
While freshman are an integral part of the university, as you might be studying with one of them by the time you graduate *JK*, it is a common trend in universities that fresh batch must be ragged by the senior batches to give them a “warm” welcome. Ragging can go to extreme levels at some institutes, but not here. Ragging is completely banned in FAST NUCES and is not among the options to welcome your juniors.
You might wonder FAST might not have the ideal facilities. But you are WRONG! There is nothing unfair about their strict policies. These restrictions help you maintain your studies and you get to learn more than you think. After all no one should forget the prime reason why students come to universities. It also only gets you to the right thing to keep you on the straight path. Besides, there are a lot of other activities on campus that you can take be a part of to make your life interesting and exciting and create countless memories down the road. It might be difficult during the course of your degree but it is a completely different feeling once you graduate and always have a special place in your heart for your time at FAST-NU.
When your eyes are barely visible through the dark circles underneath them. It’s the last chance to up your GPA if you want to graduate on time and you have TONS of readings to complete. You can’t enjoy the Fall because kya yaar, rona aa raha hai. You can’t remember what you studied all year long and nothing makes sense anymore. Finals week is here.
As students, we wonder why the feeling of dread hits us as bad as last year. Shouldn’t we get accustomed to the stress and the self-doubt? However, each time you are caught up in a frenzy of papers, deadlines, and responsibilities, you need to take a step back and remember the following;
1. Put your mental health first
If you’re not getting enough sleep and you feel like your lungs are collapsing with every breath you take, stop studying. Clear your bed of all loose papers, get a glass of cool water, light a sweet-smelling candle, dim your lights and just cuddle in your blanket. Breathe. Realize that you will pull through, just like you always do. You’ll be okay.
2. Don’t be too hard on yourself
You don’t have to complete 10 chapters in one day. Let yourself switch the laptop off when your mother knocks at your door asking for some advice. Help your little sibling out as they struggle to complete their homework. Treat yourself to a piece of chocolate cake each time you complete a chapter (okay maybe not each chapter, but you get the point na). You are not a stranger in your own body. Treat it with kindness.
We have grown to know procrastination like the back of our hands. It is hard to snap out of the daze when you feel overburdened with life. However, this is your battle alone. Get a calendar. Make daily, achievable goals. Tick them with a colored pen each time you complete a task. Before you know it, you’ll have revised your entire syllabus once before finals week, giving yourself time to breathe as everyone starts to stress out.
4. Your parents only want whats best for you
I know you hate when your dad looks at you with silent disappointment and it makes you want to shrink into a ball. I know it seems like your mother will always think of you as the silly little boy who can’t make decisions. But, don’t forget that your parents love you FOR YOU. They always have and they always will. A set of bad grades might piss them off momentarily but at the end of the day (literally), they want nothing more than for you to be happy and healthy.
5. Your professors won’t hate you if you ask for help
Believe it or not, that tough, intimidating professor who looks like they could solve the toughest calculus problem was once a student, just like you. They know what its like to be overwhelmed with studies and know how you can’t talk to your parents about your panic attacks. If you are slightly unsure of any concept, take an appointment and meet up with your professors. Tell them honestly what you don’t understand and don’t shy away from them.
6. Take out time for yourself
Lately, being a college student is all about skipping meals, smoking 10 cigarettes a day and shutting yourself in the library till the early hours of dawn. Be better. Go for a run to make use of all that extra energy in you. Eat healthy instead of stuffing your face with pizza five times a week. Read a book that makes you realize how beautiful life is. Stare at the sunset and feel all your problems disappear into thin air. Pray, even if you’re not religious.
7. You know more than you think
Its human nature to doubt yourself and panic each time your friends ask you, “Aur bhai, kitna parha?” Take it slow and take it easy. You’re not half as dumb as you’re convincing yourself to be. There’s a reason you’ve got this far. Believe in yourself.
8. Realize that the misery is only a week long
One week of hell is all that is coming your way. Strive hard and work sensibly because, at the end of the week, nothing you studied will matter. You will never be tested on it. The knowledge is yours to keep, forever. You have winter break to look forward to as all your friends come home for the holidays. You have to catch up on your shows and all you have to do is breathe, without a worry in the world.
Friends, remember that you’ll be okay and you’ll come out stronger than you went in. Best of luck for your finals, break a leg! Tag your friends in the comments to show some support and realize that some things are more important than exams.
On December 7th, Kinnaird College For Women’s Studies is hosting a jam-packed event in celebration of the beloved poet, Habib Jalib!
Habib Jalib’s beautiful poetry, his determination, and the love for his country is recognised all over the world. Being a progressive poet, Jalib wrote against the military coups of General Ayub Khan and Zia-Ul-Haq and protested in the streets against the Hudood Ordinance alongside women.
Habib Jalib was and still is widely read.
This is because he took the complex ideas of socialism and distilled them into indigenous politics, poetry, and humour. He was a voice for the masses, and his words instilled a greater joy and evoked a sense of pride among them.
To commemorate Jalib’s work, the Literature department is hosting an event with honourable guests. Oh, and a free concert by Laal Band!
The guests that will be attending this tribute include Tahira Habib Jalib – daughter of Habib Jalib – Abid Hassan Manto, a prominent literary critic, and the famous Punjabi poet, Baba Najmi.
At the end of the event, the socialist band “Laal Band” will perform for all the students and faculty present.
The guests will first get a chance to discuss and speak about the illustrious poet, including his life, his work and especially his politics.
Habib Jalib was not a revolutionary who was confined to his poetry. Rather, he was a revolutionary in his life as well. He refused to take a single penny from the government even when he fell ill. In fact, he told former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who insisted on taking him abroad:
“Yeh jo baaqi ward main paray hain, woh nazar nahi arahe?”
The same charisma, determination, and sense of nationality cannot be seen today in Pakistan.
It’s important to pay tribute to the heroes who stood up for what was wrong and worked hard for a better future. We keep poets like Jalib, Iqbal, and Faiz alive because they teach us that a pen is no less than a sword, and you can make all the difference in the world with just that one tiny, but mighty sword.
His patriotism and literary brilliance can be seen through his work:
“Khet waderon se le lo Millain luteron se le lo Mulk andheron se le lo Rahe na koi Alijah Pakistan ka matlab kya La Ilaha Illalah… “-Habib Jalib
Let’s hope we keep such great men alive and keep celebrating them for being awe-inspiring figures.
Alright, I know this is going to sound hypocritical, considering it’s coming from someone for whom Riverdale is a guilty pleasure (I watch it IRONICALLY only, okay?), but honestly, why are TV shows about schools and universities becoming so unrealistic? I mean, nobody carries a Gucci purse to school, Blair. And nobody wears pearls to school (looking at you Veronica Lodge). And while yes, school/college/university is a trying time for many, surely it isn’t full of as much drama or romance as the media would like us to believe.
That being said, I feel as though THAT is precisely why we watch these shows in the first place, because they allow us to break free from the realistic constraints of this world, and step into the fabulous world of whatever fictional high school you’re choosing to attend. Below are ten shows that gave us all totally unrealistic expectations of School.
1. Gossip Girl
Nope, not even rich high schoolers from New York can look THIS fabulous on the daily. And I fail to believe that ‘finding their soulmate’ is the most important thing in their lives, while they’re in high school, HIGH SCHOOL I SAY. Also, how did they even manage to balance their unending social lives as well as school work and extracurriculars so well? Seems like sorcery to me.
Okay A) there is too much teenage angst in this show, and B) there is too much teenage sex in this show. Doesn’t even ad to the plot. Nuh-uh.
Yes, bullies do exist. But no way would bullies get away with randomly throwing slushies in your face. There would be some sort of consequence to repeatedly throwing a freaking drink in someone’s face, however minor.
What school on Earth allows its students to play paintball inside the school building? What sort of school offers courses like ‘Learning!’ and ‘The History of Ice Cream’? What sort of school has a cross-dressing Dean who is a little too emotionally invested in one particular group of students? (That’d be cool, though.) In all seriousness though, Community is a work of art, and if you haven’t seen it already, you really should.
5. Gilmore Girls
No way does a girl with barely any extracurriculars get into THREE Ivy Leagues. Also how does she end up getting accepted into Chilton 2 months into Soph year? Why wasn’t she informed on time? And then, Rory graduated Yale on time, despite having taken an entire semester off. Where’s her summer semester, I ask you?
6. One Tree Hill
Okay again, so much drama. There’s like, five people in this show and they all keep dating each other in varying combinations.
7. How To Get Away With Murder
Law school is nothing like its shown on this show. To begin with, rarely do you study cases from your own century, let alone current, on-going cases. Also, no professor would let a FIRST YEAR CLASS help in on-going cases, or talk to defendants, which would basically mean that Attorney-Client privilege is basically an imaginary concept.
8. Pretty Little Liars
No high schooler is out solving a murder case. Oh, also, dating your teacher is kinda sorta gross.
9. Teen Wolf
Okay since when have high school students had such amazing abs? No seriously, this is NOT what an average high schooler looks like. Also most high schoolers aren’t supernatural mutant wolves, js.
Good Lord, where do I even begin? Is it with Veronica’s unrealistic high school attire (pearls and pencil skirts?) or the turning of the school newspaper into the Jason Blossom Murder Investigation Headquarter™? Oh, or maybe we could talk about the time when the Principle endorsed a student-run militia assembled by Archie. That seems kinda sorta definitely totally unrealistic. Also Cheryl is totally creepy and no normal teenager talks like that, or walks around in thigh high heels for that matter.
What do you think? Which other fictional school gave you unrealistic expectations of real-life schools? Let us know!
Who isn’t dying to hear the super spicy details of Kinnaird ki larkion ki confessions? Let me be the first to tell you, they are everything you thought they would be and much MORE. The sources? They will remain anonymous of course, mwahaha. So sit tight and let the excitement commence:
1. Once my friend offered me her burger and then after I ate it, she told me ‘iss mein keera tha.’
At least you got some protein?
2. I accidentally farted in front of my senior and she told the warden that ‘isnay mujhse badtameezi ki hai.’
Hmm, talk about a superiority complex.
3. I ate the chocolate that my roommate’s boyfriend gave her, and she still doesn’t know about it.
Who can say no to chocolate though?
4. Whenever the university office talks to my ‘mom’ for permission for a pass, it’s really just my roommate pretending to be my mom.
Woah, okay. Kinnaird peeps be schemin’.
5. I broke my roommate’s headphones, and then I was like ‘OMG, who did this?’
Playing dumb always works.
6. I stole my roommate’s new dress and wore it before she could, and she still doesn’t know.
I hope she doesn’t find out!
7. A student was writing an application against the warden to the principal, and another student ratted her out.
That’s some serious ass-kissing.
8. One time I broke my roommate’s Beats, but then fixed them and put them back like nothing ever happened. She never found out.
That is really quick and slick work.
9. I forgot to take off my tag on my new shirt and I walked around campus all day unknowingly and my roommate never told me.
She must really hate you.
10. One night my roommate trimmed my eyelashes of only one eye while I was sleeping.
11. My roommate started talking to a guy she met online and she really liked him. Little did she know that guy was me using a fake account.
That’s some crazy prank.
12. I read my roommate’s secret diary and she still doesn’t know.
Hot gossip alert!
But also potential Kinnaird drama alert.
13. One time I was picking my boogers and I flicked them and they accidentally landed on my roommate’s food.
14. Once, I stained my roommate’s bed sheet, and when she saw it I was like, “Haw, yeh you tab ka hai jab tumhay periods huay thay“
When social media was down the other day, we were SO glad snapchat wasn’t because it’s definitely everyone’s go to. I mean common, Instagram, Facebook, even WhatsApp copied the ‘stories’, so snapchats gotta be doing something right, right? Speaking of doing something right, one thing students are definitely good at, is snapchat. So here are the 13 types of students you see on snapchat everyday:
1. The Selfie Obsessed
Okay, so this person is literally obsessed with themselves. They will put up 5 snapchats, in university, of literally the same angle of their face.
2. The Filter Freak
So this snapchatter puts filters on everything. Form themselves, to teachers, to stray animals, even the cafeteria lady.
3. The Foodie
Even if they are in University, or go out from University, this person HAS to put up a snapchat of every meal.
4. Snapchatting Teachers
This student absolutely loves to put up snapchats of their teachers, with funny filters, with funny drawings, everything. It’s just their thing.
5. The One That Needs To Capture Every Moment
There’s about 25 snapchats from this student every single day, just literally snapping every moment he gets in University.
6. The One That Puts Ugly Snapchats Of Friends
You gotta watch out for this one, because they will snapchat you at the ugliest angle and put it as their story.
7. The Vlogger
This super cool kid believes everyone loves to hear their stories everyday, and listen to them talk about what happened to them in University.
8. The CCTV Footage
Unfortunately because of their phone, everything this person snapchats looks like CCTV footage. Sorry, not sorry.
9. The Word Lover
These are the students that like to rant, write lyrics, or just simply write long captions. This usually happens over a black picture.
10. The Artsy one
Makes a whole 10 seconds video of light and shit, #existentialism
11. The Weather Man
Oh, its so beautiful! Let me snapchat the weather!
12. The Groupie
You get low-key jealous because this guy has the biggest friend group in University, and is constantly snapchatting selfies with them.
13. The Draw-er
This student loves to draw on people, buildings, literally anything with snapchat tools and make art.
And then, there is YOU! Which one are you? Let us know on the comments below!
Everyday in University we face different situations, and every student tends to react in their own way. But if you think about it hard enough, we are all the same. We can all relate to these two types of students to our own friends, even our own selves. Let’s cut to the chase and take a look, shall we?
1. Waiting for the teacher to come to class
Students that end up reading their novels
Students who sing their heart out while doing a dance number
2. Teacher cancels class last minute
“I did not wake up at 7 am for the teacher to cancel”
3. During Exams
Students who show their whole paper
Students that cover their exam and not let anyone cheat
4. 8 AM Classes
Students who are dressed up and have their hair done
Students who come in whatever they wore to bed
Students who read every word off the slide
Students who act like they’re your new teacher
6. Class Discussions
Students who get into a debating competition in 2 mins
Students who say stupid things just to make everyone laugh
7. Getting food from the Uni’s cafeteria
Students who are always asking friends to buy them something
The students who actually buy them the food
8. During a lecture
Students who actually listen and write notes
Students trying to complete their neend from last night
Students who are actively participating in every single club known to man
Students who would never be caught dead at any club event or meeting
10. When the teacher asks questions
The students that shoot their hand right up to answer
Students who sink low in their seats and hide from the teacher so she won’t pick them
11. Reading out loud in class
The student who reads way too slow and mispronounces every word
The Student who uses that fake accent every time they read
12. Due Dates
Students that ask in class when the assignment is due, then ask you when they get home, and still hand in the assignment 4 days late
Students who finish their assignment way before it’s due and give it to others to copy
13. Test day
“Koi teacher ko yaad na karaye kay ajj test hai”
“Miss ajj apnay testleyna hai”
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!
Every year in November, Kinnaird College For Women’s Studies holds a charity week where students from every semester can set up stalls and earn money for charity.
So here is the gist of it: Every day of the week is allocated to a semester or two, and they can set up their stalls in certain areas of the college. There are various games that are set up, different students bring different food (who can say no to a good home made biryani?), and there’s also fun activities.
The College has a different aura every time charity week comes around. There is music, food and it is all for such a great cause!
Different activities also take place and every student purchases a ticket (proceeds going to charity of course) to attend that activity. For example: exciting scavenger hunts, jam sessions, and crazy dance offs! These activities are organised by the student council, and they make sure every penny is given in the hands of the college.
So, where do these proceedings actually go?
As it’s famously said, charity begins at home, thus a portion of this charity goes to Kinnaird’s lower staff. All the workers i.e Ayya jee‘s, custodians, peons etc. are sometimes in need of money, apart from the pay they already get from college, so if any of them are do need extra cash (for a funeral, or wedding), Kinnaird itself is the first to help out and provide them with this facility. The other portion goes to different organisations such as Eidhi, and Shaukat Khannam.
Props to Kinnaird College for setting amazing examples for it’s students!