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!
Students are, let’s admit, more on edge than others. We have exam stress, homework stress, parent’s pressures, and everything you could possibly imagine. You name it, us students are stressing about it. Thus, any one little thing can trigger us into having the worst day of our student life, crazy? yes. Here are 13 tiny annoying things that can turn your day into a pretty bad one:
1. Having a bad hair day
Don’t force 2 things: relationships, and ponytails.
2. Not having enough time for your morning tea/coffee
Students who are caffeine addicts, (moi) will definitely understand
You can be stuck in traffic for literally 5 minutes and just get really angry, because tbh traffic sucks.
4. Bad marks
No you didn’t study all that hard for that test, but still, not cool.
5. Phone running out of battery
You also forgot your charger, and now your asking around begging for a charger because that phone right there is your entire life.
Not a rain person at all. Fucks up your hair and clothes and makeup and bag and shoes…need I go on? A wet day is a bad day.
7. Realising you have a massive pimple on your face
The whole day you actually wondered why people were staring at your forehead. Stupid pimples.
8. Trying to contact your friends but then realizing you ran out of balance
Then you also learn that your university ran out of cards, so now you just sit alone in the cafeteria waiting for any familiar face to show up.
9. Forgetting you had a test today
You knew you were forgetting something, so just as you walk in class: surprise!
10. Forgetting to put on deodorant/perfume
You keep low-key trying to smell your armpits to see if they actually smell, and wonder if others can smell you
11. Realising you forgot your wallet at home
Even though there were only Rs. 200 in it, you feel naked and broke. Instant bad day
Now that exam season is almost over (hallelujah), it’s time we start thinking about what courses would be appropriate to take next semester. Let’s not lie, general courses are mostly courses students take to boost their GPA up, because major kay courses are hard enough for them as it is. So we are here to help! We have laid 13 questions you need to ask yourself before enrolling in the perfect course:
1. Is this course relevant to my major?
The most important thing to keep in mind while taking another course is whether or not it supports your major. What’s the point of studying biochemistry when your major is Political Science?
2. Am I actually interested in studying it?
You’ll be wasting time if you aren’t interested in studying a course. 1 and a half hour will feel like a decade.
3. Is the teacher a strict, or an easy marker?
DOES SHE GIVE OUT A’s LIKE A HUG? How hard will you have to work to get an A that is the question? If she’s an easy marker, do not think twice.
4. Is the course easy?
Sometimes your major courses are demanding, its important to make sure you take an easy course like creative writing to balance it out.
5. Will I be able to learn something new?
If this course offers you knowledge that helps broaden your mind, you should take the course.
6. Will it come in handy in my professional life?
How helpful will the course be in your professional life? Make sure it offers you skills and information that can assist you in your future.
7. How will my timetable look?
Nobody wants to sacrifice their sleep and attend 8 AM classes in the morning. Enroll in something that won’t keep you up at night. You deserve atleast that much.
8. Can I get a good grade?
Sometime you take certain courses just for the sake of increasing your GPA. Be thorough and double check with someone who as already taken that course, to see if it’s easy or not.
9. Will the teacher kick me out for short attendance?
Sometimes we don’t feel like attending class, the café seems more interesting than the classroom. Find out if your teacher is strict about attendance policies, because in the end, short attendance comes to bite you in the ass.
10. Are my friends taking this course?
Who doesn’t want their friends in the same class? Apart from having a good time, it is necessary you know someone in the class.
11. Does the teachers take classes regularly?
If your teacher misses classes on a regular bases, its great and all, but the burden of the course will fall on you. So make sure you don’t get stuck in taking make up classes all semester.
12. Am I wasting my time?
If a course isn’t relevant to your major or you aren’t interested, you should definitely think twice about taking it. There is no point in wasting time; instead you should focus on your better courses.
13. Did anyone I know take this course before?
If yes, what did they say about it? Do they recommend it?
What questions do you ask yourself before taking a class? Let us know in the comments below!
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.
SZABIST is known to create and support brilliant minds. And the university just proved that with their very own, Sanjay Kumar.
Sanjay Kumar is a student at the Karachi branch of SZABIST. He’s currently enrolled in BE electronics.
So how exactly did he make SZABIST proud? Well, he was chosen from Pakistan, after a tough competition, to work on the 2030 agenda of a sustainable development goal.
This took place at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS).
Energetic and engaged young people from 185 countries congregated at the Festival.
These were people who have already been actively involved in moulding the future of their countries. They spent a week shaping the main trends in global development for 2030.
Participants gathered for this festival from October 14th to October 22nd.
The main aim of this festival, that took place in Russia, was to engage the youth in the different problems that have arisen all over the world. They then had to present possible solutions. Issues such as global warming and terrorism were addressed. Moreover, various recommendations were presented.
Sanjay was attending to his nation with great pride. Talking about his experience, he had the following to say:
“I also represented Pakistani culture, rituals and customs to the foreign fellows, and tried my best to remove all misconceptions about Pakistan in order to bring about a positive change and success in the world.”
The Festival consisted of a diverse programme that had been planned.
A series of scientific and educational events had been set up. Panel discussions, lectures, conferences, master classes and workshops are a few examples of the same.
Sanjay went on to discuss this wonderful journey:
“It’s a pleasure for me. Indeed, an honor for me. I would like to thank SZABIST for this because SZABIST has taught me how to face difficulties.”
Sanjay also highlighted how the university has taught him the importance of self-worth.
It’s truly great to see people like Sanjay doing such a great job on a global scale. Let’s hope we keep hearing more of such stories.
Have something to add? Let us know in the comments.
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!