Sophomore Saturday: Myra Jamin


Jamin likes music, writing, and playing video games.

Anna Lee, Staff writer

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: Hi, I’m Myra! Ever since I was young, my hobbies have mainly consisted of anything creative or entertainment related – music (violin, viola, piano, and of course listening), writing, reading (I was a big Harry Potter kid), crafting, video games, etc. I’m also an avid language learner; I’ve been taking German and Mandarin since I was 4, and I’m currently in the French 4 AC class at Huron.


Q: How is this year’s learning different from last years? 

A: Some classes I find better than last year’s, but sometimes I find myself reminiscing about the teachers and things I learned last year. I think I have learned much more this year, but the memories I have of last year seem more enjoyable than the ones from this year. Mainly, I’ve been looking forward to my junior year – though it’ll be stressful, I’ll finally be taking classes that I know for a fact I will enjoy.


Q: Which classes have you found the most interesting and why?

A: Psychology is by far the most interesting class I’ve had this year, maybe the most interesting class I’ve ever taken. It stands out from the other core subjects, and it’s the field I’m planning on going into in my future, so I’ve really enjoyed all the lectures and class assignments we’ve been given. Ms. Kapali is a really fun teacher as well!


Q: Describe something that surprised you coming back to school this year that you weren’t expecting?

A: I didn’t expect to know so many of the people in my classes. Of course, I wasn’t friends with all of them, most of the time not even acquainted, but it was interesting to match names to faces, especially after the 3 months of summer apart. It was also funny to me that I knew my classmates and they didn’t necessarily know me; it made those icebreakers we all love to hate that much more interesting.


Q: What are your thoughts about personal project? What were some challenges you faced? What did you do for it?

A: For my personal project, I created a miniature diorama from scratch featuring scenes from 4 of my favourite fandoms. Personally, I found Personal Project a great excuse to branch out into new creative techniques, but most of my friends found it a hassle. The main challenge I faced was time management, since the project I chose to do was so time-consuming. 


Q: If you could change one thing from your freshman self, what would it be? 

A: I would have appreciated the time I was able to spend with my friends more. It sounds cliché, but it’s true – I never realised how much I depended on texting for communication instead of in-person speaking until this year. I wish I’d realised how much I should’ve cherished the moments with my friends. Relationships are important in high school, be it platonic or romantic, and you really need to hold onto the ones you find important, because high school schedules have a great way of separating you from all your friends.