Wise words from Moyca Disini, Riana Lago, Audrey Buhain and Mica Tan Interviews by Gabby Uy and Chloe Siy-Yap It’s that time of the year again: the coffee brews stronger and the eyebags sink
Xuanlin Tham served as the Editor-in-Chief of Winston before graduating to the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Now, we catch up with her as she shares how she’s adjusted to university and life in Scotland.
Aidan Curran, Abigail Ngan, Amanda Dee, and Gio Ty share their insight on what it’s like taking each of their optional courses, maintaining a balanced academic and social life, and navigating through the IGCSE final exams. Learn from the best, and you’ll ace the test.
Catherine Kawpeng, graduate of 2017 and former managing editor of Winston, and Ian Kawpeng, graduate of 2018 and former head of service learning, share their experiences at The University of Toronto. They provide insight on their academic curriculum, the hurdles they’ve faced and most importantly, what college is like with a sibling.
“I want, at the end of the day, that they will hear our voice, that there is someone who will fight for our rights.”
Norman King, the first Aeta to earn a University degree
I open my apartment door eager to see the familiar violet azaleas lining the walkway nearest my apartment building. My lips curl into a smile as I pass by a large bunch of daffodils. I run my fingers across their velvety petals; each touch fills my heart with happiness. However, seeing a cluster of yellow tulips nearby, I tear up. Nostalgia washes over me as these delicate flowers evoke memories of my time with you.
Kyla Uy served as BSM’s Head of Student Council and Habitat for Humanity President before graduating in 2018. Here, she shares her tips on how to navigate the University of Pennsylvania’s rigorous academic curriculum and the changes she’s made since IB.
To celebrate this Chinese New Year, Crissia writes about how Minnan Yu is an integral part of filipino-chinese culture.
1, 2, 3 breathe.
Maia Siy-Yap’s passion for art is unrivalled. At BSM, she designed everything from prom visuals to graduation hoodies. At Winston, she’s known for her revolutionary art direction and self-proclaimed title of “stubborn old lady who refuses to leave.” Today, she revisits us with an insider’s perspective on studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins: her journey to art school, making the jump from art to design and adjusting to the strenuous workload.