Imagine yourself sitting at a poker table with cards in your hand wondering if you should put money on the table or fold but you don’t know if your cards are good enough to beat all the other players. What do you do? Take the risk or fold?
In running their winning streak to a season’s best 10 in a row, the Stanstead College Varsity Girls Spartans came up short of advancing to the semi-final of the Two Nations Cup in Brampton, Ontario last weekend
I would like to talk about something I feel very strongly about. There is one thing in this world that I dislike very much, and that is racism. Whenever I see someone being treated differently or badly just because of the colour of their skin or their culture or religion, I automatically get triggered.
Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for Term 1 between September and November 8. For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Head's List and the Chair's List.
This past weekend the varsity boys hockey team took their annual trip to the State of Hockey, Minnesota. As much as hockey is stitched into the fabric of our culture within Canada, hockey and specifically high school hockey dominates the winter scene across Minnesota.
Penalty kicks are among the most stressful moments in all of sports, especially in sudden-death playoffs, and especially for the goalie. But this week’s Diego Badillo Hernandez doesn’t shy away from pressure. Instead, this young man thrives on pressure.
Every successful soccer team needs solid defence, which usually means four defenders at the back. But thanks to AOTW Tamara Wood-Downey and her two defensive teammates, Sophia Farfan and Joliane Legault, this year’s junior girls soccer team has been able to outnumber teams in the midfield by playing with just three defenders.
Imagine yourself having always lived in the same city for 15 years, around the same people every day! Imagine yourself as a little boy, practicing no sports and barely speaking a second language... a classic Frenchy, some would say. When I arrived at Stanstead College from Paris two years ago, I was scared! I barely knew anybody and I had a mere memory of the school. All I remembered was the Admissions office where Mrs. Carruthers bombarded me with scary questions!
Life is too short not to take risks. By a risk, I mean trying something new, exploring different places, meeting new people and experiencing things that are outside of your comfort zone. It may be scary, but challenging yourself only leads to growth with no regrets.
Last year, an injury kept Rosemarie Ladouceur from being able to compete in cross-country running. This year, she is back as a significant force on the team, putting in the time and extra effort to train and showing up to perform at meets.
My name is Ali, and I’m a second-year prefect here at Stanstead. Just about every Wednesday, you hear from someone like me. We live and work in your houses, and you probably know at least some of us by now.
Stanstead College Head of School Michael Wolfe joined trustees Judith Cowen and Ellen Bounsall along with students and faculty this morning to break ground for a new residence exclusively for Grade 12 students.
In our lives, one thing that stops us from doing things is that we are scared of what others will think of us. The judgements of others matter too much. At one point, we all didn’t do something because we were scared of what others would say.
In the last week, the senior girls rugby team, in dominant fashion, completed ETIAC league play (last Wednesday at MVR) and participated in the ETIAC playoffs (Monday at BCS). Over the course of this pivotal week, Mackenzy St-Pierre established herself as the most dominant kicker in the league (and probably out of all opponents we have played in 10s, 12s, 7s and 15s).
Friday, the senior boys traveled to Concordia University – Loyola Campus to compete in the Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA) 7s rugby tournament. The boys are no strangers to this tournament, having won it in the past and losing in the finals last year to host Loyola High School.
As many of you might know, I’m from a very, very small farming community near the town of Brownlee, Saskatchewan with a population of about 50 – that is if I actually lived in the small town… which I don’t, so I guess most of you would see it as the Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, but I just see it as home.
After several months of planning, training and building, we are proud to present you the new Stanstead College website. We hope you will find the site easier to navigate with more options and content than ever. Feel free to explore, but to get you to some important places, here's what you need to know:
My parents have always preached the importance of giving. Giving love, giving kindness, giving joy, giving money, just giving in general. They believe that giving is the most satisfying and humbling act that any human being can do. As a child, I always wondered how giving could bring you joy and satisfaction? I always wondered what my Dad meant when he says: “Giving is part of the circle of life. A circle where one action leads to another.” I was always told that the more you give, the more you will receive.
Headmaster Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for Term 2 between November and March break. For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Headmaster's List and the Chairman's List.
I think everyone has their own definition of perfect. The general definition of perfect is having all the required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics; to be as good as it is possible to be. From this definition, I am guessing most of the people who are sitting here are not perfect.
Games like this are why we joined RSEQ Div II in the first place. The opposing teams are always tough, the opposing players work their tails off and are passionate about basketball, and the opposing coaches are smart.
Over the years hockey, has intertwined itself into the fabric that is my family. Long before I began coaching hockey, I have vivid memories of spending one week every summer in Fort Erie, Ontario at the Leisure Plex.
It wasn’t pretty this past Friday in Cowansville, but your Spartans did enough to clinch the coveted ETIAC regular season banner with a 41-13 victory over an over-matched but hard working Massey-Vanier team.
After a dominant performance at the BCS Invitational two days earlier, this past Monday’s tilt vs Triolet was going to be the true yardstick for how far we’ve come. Last December 8 they basically ran us out of their building, shellacking us 42-16.
Reflections – Sipping at the Stream of Consciousness… musings, observations and the occasional insight from our gold medal performance (St-George’s 38-12, Sacred Heart 50-22, ECS 43-10, KES 40-11) at the BCS Invitational Tournament this past weekend…