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  1. This is rather silly actually. I can understand people like Captn Marth, but I cannot agree with them. Morals and ethics are important, but to take a hard stance with them is absolutely silly. If the world was truly black and white, then why do we have colours and shades? There are times when you report someone and times when you don't. An example of a need to report someone was if their acts could affect your potential success. i.e cheating in a formal exam. There are no if's or but's, it WILL affect you. Another person getting a higher mark will hurt your chances. As well, this is a rather narrow view of the problem. "It is unfair that the students cheat, but isn't it your fault if you were not admitted to university because you did not consider to work hard enough for it, or failing to consider the chance of a third-party conducting malpractise?" I'm not saying you shouldn't prepare, but you can't possibly factor in cheating for every exam you study for, nor can you work against it. Reporting them for cheating IS a step you can take to prevent your work from being unfairly considered. Morals are important yes, but you have to also understand that the real world is not moralistic. A reed will survive a storm better than a tree, like they always say. If you must adapt, you must. And reporting someone for your own good should not be compromised, unless you can benefit otherwise. Social benefits ie among friends is considered as a benefit.
  2. I honestly believe that the real problem lies in the fact that many Feminists believe that Equality = Same. They can't get around the fact that men and women are equal, but NOT the SAME. Women are naturally physically weaker; it's not just conditioning. Do I have a penis because of conditioning? Or will I be able to have babies if I condition myself to? Maybe it's time we started realising that to be treated equally isn't the same thing as to be treated like you are the same. Men and Women aren't the same.
  3. Thanks for the help guys! I enjoy Art, so I'm going to stick with that. I guess I can always take a 4th HL - history- and just take Chem and Math AP. ...Maybe...
  4. I'm just starting IB this year, and I have absolutely no idea what to choose. I'm currently taking Physics HL, English HL, and Arts HL. I'm really hoping to get into either Architecture or Law in University, with Engineering as a back up. Is Art HL worth the time and effort put in? I know a lot of people who say it is a huge amount of work, and not very worth it. Should I drop it and take up another Science? Or take History HL. (I'm actually done gr. 12 Chem, so will that help me in Chem HL?) Any opinions?
  5. I really wish we had a dislike button right now. Don't be a prude. It's nice to be honest and work your ass off and get into a good University. It's much more intelligent to work smarter and use half the energy to get in.
  6. Do what I'm doing. Supposedly American Universites don't force you to declare your major. Take an easy course you are good at and excell at it. Apply for a major that is based on your HL courses, say you are taking them, get in. And declare a different major when you have to.
  7. Anything by Teresa Teng. An example is Wo de Xin or 我的心
  8. Thanks for the help! About taking another Science Hl, I'm actually already done GR 12 Chemistry because I skipped a grade in Science and took it in the summer, so I'm thinking Chem HL can't be 'too' bad. The problem is that I'm reluctant to give up HL Art, as it mgiht be my only leverage to get myself into a top notch Ivy league school. (I can't compete in Math or Science, as there's too many gifted Asians out there) That's why I'm left in a connundrum, and as I have no siblings in IB before, I have no idea how hard each course really is. I'm planning on taking AP chem if I'm not taking HL Chem, but I'm not sure quite what to do. Plus only the 3 core sciences are offered at my school. The reason I've dabbled in such random stuff is because I have an interest in Architecture/ Engineering, Law, and Medicine. O.O They are all so different, hence the Chem and Physics, Art and English.
  9. Hmm... I'm wondering if it's OK to stick my schedule on and ask for opinions as well. English HL Math Enriched Sl (It's just Math SL but for people who already did gr 11 Math) History SL (might decide to take HL) Art Hl Physics HL Japanese AB initio SL Is it too easy? I'm really hoping to go to the States for Post-Secondary, but I'm worried my Schedule is either too light or looks like crap. Should I take a Science instead of Art? Help please!