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  1. For all fans of the Big Bang Theory show : Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait... The Earth began to cool, The autotrophs began to drool, Neanderthals developed tools, We built a wall (we built the pyramids), Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries, That all started with the big bang! "Since the dawn of man" is really not that long, As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song. A fraction of a second and the elements were made. The bipeds stood up straight, The dinosaurs all met their f
  2. I did mine in History and I got an A !!! I was pleasantly surprised, because for some obscure reason the teachers at ou school don't give the predicted marks by subjects.
  3. I took a year off just before starting the IB, actually. I went on an exchange with AFS in Scotland for 5 months and then worked full-time for the rest. I think it was a good thing, because my English got better and then I got the cash to pay for the IB (quite expensive in my case), otherwise I could not do it.
  4. The Adam Lambert version of Ring of Fire ! Incredible voice ! Incredible song ! Never thought I would like country.
  5. I have an Eee PC from Asus. Love it ! Love especially 9,5 hours lifespan of the battery ! Great for school who don't have plugs for computers.
  6. Our school has a very limited choice. Mandatory: French HL English A2 SL or English B SL (depending on your level of English, you can't choose) Then, we have the choice between three options: Social science option: Anthropology HL Psychology HL Biology SL Math Studes SL Health Option: Philosophy SL Physic HL Biology HL Maths SL Sciences Option: Philosophy SL Physics HL Biology SL Maths HL But, May 2009 was the last time our school offered the social science option. Luckily, I had the time to do it before they closed that option. So, not a lot of choices...
  7. Actually, I don't remember a time where I've dreamt of school or classes. It's probably because I try to clear my mind of school before going to bed. Gotta love TV !(I've had more than one dream about tv shows though...)
  8. Basically, use Propaganda? really? [...] I'd just wait it out until the country needs something else and comes to their senses. Best example of this is Obama's election! it is good for a nation to experience both sides of politics.. No, it's not propaganda. When community messages are for the development of "good" social behaviours, it cannot be considered propaganda. When the government asks the public through ad campagnains to drive to the speed limit or to go out and vote, or to be kind to our elders... it's not propaganda. Education: it can be better oriented as to encourage the develop
  9. Funny, I study much better at school, than at home. At home, there are way too many distractions (tv, internet, parents asking you to do chores ...). I never took some time off from school for "mental health" reasons. I'd feel guilty afterwards and I would'nt like begging for course notes like some in my class did frequently. I don't know if they ever got them...
  10. Extremist parties should be allowed, if only for the reason that throughout History they managed to put into the light some promblems and some underlying current of thought. (Hitler was elected) If people actually voted for a party that denies the holocaust, that promotes racism and homophobia, it shows that these people are actually scared of immigrants, of different religions and of different sexualities. In my opinion, it should be a wake up call for the UK. The country (althought unstable at the moment) should try to pinpoint the potential reasons why these two candidates were elected and
  11. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. A very interesting non-fiction novel...
  12. Go with the one you prefer. If you think the programme seems more interesting in U of T, then go for it. You are the one that's going to "suffer" through it. As long as you are happy, that's all that matters. Besides, does the reputation of a school really matter in the long run ? Do you plan on doing research ? About McGill, you said students are "bound" together by "culture" ?!! You should know there is still some animosity between the Francophones and the Anglophones and that the two cultures are radically different(well from my perspective !).
  13. It is history as it could go in the History of mentalities branch. I did my EE in history in that branch and it wasn't a problem. Maybe you could do something about the practise and the theories regarding antisemitism in Germany during *insert period*. In "practise" you could either include laws and talk about the theories part of antisemitism (like extreme darwinism) or you could put the laws in the theory part and see how they were put in practise (to what extend... for example). The problem with a question that would include the "Final Solution" is the question of defining it (though it co
  14. Maybe you could try to contrast the ideology and see how the law(s) were applied ?
  15. Our school also decided to stop the IB, well the school's social science branche anyway. The main reasons are the fact the teachers are tired of teaching it (it's a lot more work), there is a programme change in psychology coming or already in progress (I don't really know), there arem't enough students take the programme and there aren't enough funds. So people in Quebec aren't able to take Psychology HL and Anthropology HL anymore...
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