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Vogue 73 Questions with our Outgoing Editors in Chief… but shorter

By Alessia Anderson and Zara Oong



What’s your favourite time of day?

Gian

My favourite time of day is the early afternoon, because it's when the Sun feels the warmest, and in my opinion everything appears most beautiful in this light. I love to lie in the sun and relax with my friends, and this also tends to occur during lunch in the early afternoon, so that’s easily another reason why I love it.


Nicola

My favourite time of the day is when the sun is setting, mainly because it’s so pretty and also because it is the time of the day when I’m able to concentrate more on the work that I need to get done.

What do you want your life legacy to be?

Gian

That’s a big question, but I want my life legacy to be one that others can build upon. I hope to make lasting governmental change, and through this share love, kindness, and even just greater human decency.


Nicola

I would want my life legacy to be one of kindness and inclusion, and of making the world a better place for all those who are less fortunate

Describe Loreto in 3 words?

Gian

Loving, inspiring, benevolent.


Nicola

Welcoming, passionate, supportive

What are your plans for after the HSC?

Gian

My plans after the HSC involve studying Politics/Political science and pursuing postgraduate Medicine.


Nicola

My plans for after the HSC is to go to university, potentially studying an International Relations degree

What is your vision for the Mary Word?

Gian

I would love for The Mary Word in the future to become integral to student life and voice within Loreto. To see the newspaper continue to support increased writing skills and confidence in communication is a critical part of this vision.


Nicola

My vision for the Mary Word is a newspaper where everyone can express their opinion and inform others about things that they’re interested in

What will you miss the most about high school?

Gian

I will miss the growth and opportunity that Loreto has provided on a day to day basis- I will also miss the constant development and self-expression that came with being able to participate in many different extracurriculars.


Nicola

I think I will miss seeing my friends every day, and weirdly, I think I’ll also miss the structure it brings to life

What advice would you give to your year 7 self?

Gian

Relax, then when you need to do work develop a healthy life balance that places yourself first. Form a strong support system, it will be important later.

Nicola

Put yourself out there, and don’t be afraid to fail. Which is easy to say in hindsight, but keep trying.

How did you cope with the stress of year 12?

Gian

I’m a ballet dancer, so I would cope by going to the studio or when that wasn’t an option, playing piano. Personally, listening to music is wonderful, but I find being able to lose myself physically in it very freeing.


Nicola

I would listen to music whenever I felt particularly stressed. With everything that’s going on in the world, I also made sure to just not be on social media for a day or two, to not have to listen to the constant stream of bad news.

What is your favourite moment from Loreto?

Gian

One particular day that remains vivid in my memory is a year 8 geography excursion to the Blue Mountains. It was early on in the ‘Loreto’ experience, and just being in such a beautiful location with people I adored was amazing. It was a perfect day, and we all fell asleep together on the bus back down. That being said, I loved Far North Queensland and especially WABIAD also, and an honourable mention must go to the amazing Friday night CSDA debating which made my Winter every year. There are so many memories that I will forever treasure.


Nicola

My favourite moment would have to be between Loreto Day last year, our Far North Queensland trip in 2017, or doing Write-A-Book-In-A-Day with my friends.

How would you define yourself in three words?

Gian

Audacious, driven, verbose


Nicola

Loyal, responsible, conscientious

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Gian

Quite honestly, the best piece of advice I have received is “It’s ok to not be ok”. Especially coming up to senior years, I found that I it was important to rely on the support of those around me, and to reach out if I was struggling to understand a topic. I often had high expectations of myself, however, once I got over this block I improved a lot in my work and general mental health.


Nicola

For exams, the best piece of advice I’ve received is that I will never sit that specific exam again, that I won’t have to do that one again. For generally, the best advice I’ve received is to focus one day at a time, and if I can’t do that, to focus one hour at a time - what am I going to do in the next hour, what do I need to get done?

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