Layla’s dad’s memoirs

by Noémie Caron (Continuation of Layla’s story) When we got to the hospital, I could see it was the time to say goodbye. I wasn’t able to accept it, but, if she’s in pain here, it’s the best for her to go. I asked the doctors if we could talk alone, just the family. –       Hey, I know it’s difficult for you darling, but be strong. For you and for our daughter. I had the best time with you. All the adventures, all the joy and the sadness sometimes. –       I love you so much, sweetheart. Why are you leaving … Continuer de lire Layla’s dad’s memoirs

Interview with Sophie

Have you ever had the chance to talk to people from the other end of the world? Learning about the different lifestyle, government and climate is always fun, and even more when it is a country you don’t really know about! Alice Lemelin and I, Catherine Bergeron, had this chance a few weeks ago. Sophie Steinle, a Swiss 16 years old student, came to Canada for a whole year in the context of a language exchange. Her first language is Swiss-German, and she came in Quebec city to learn French, in the goal to speak all the languages of her … Continuer de lire Interview with Sophie

Charles’s Random Facts of Randomness

On average, a person blinks about 16 times in a minute. Which means you’ll blink about 960 times in an hour. Knowing that a person is awake for 16 hours, this means that you’ll blink about 15360 times per day, 107520 per week, 322560 per month and 5 591 040 per year. Knowing that a blink lasts about 0.2 seconds and that an average person lives for 71 years, that means you’ll spend about 79392768 seconds or 2.5 years in total darkness, excluding the time you spend sleeping! 2.  11 + 2 = 12 + 1 = 13   « Eleven plus two » … Continuer de lire Charles’s Random Facts of Randomness

Drumline des Sentinelles

Juliette Lemelin 2e secondaire Voilà comment je suis représentée. Caisse claire dans une main, trépied dans l’autre, me voici déterminée à épater la foule. Accompagnée de mon frère, de quelques amis et de personnes diverses avec le sens du rythme, je sens la tension monter à chaque seconde qui s’écoule. Placé en ligne telle une armée prête au combat, notre groupe attend derrière la porte de la salle, écoutant le présentateur qui explique le programme de la soirée. Pour ma part, je me situe dans la classe : « Junior Concert », ce qui fait que nous passons les premiers lors du … Continuer de lire Drumline des Sentinelles