Captain Marvel Movie Review (with some spoilers)

As the final movie before Avengers: Endgame, Marvel fans expect Captain Marvel to stimulate their appetite for the next big film. However, the movie critically panned. Perhaps because some people just can’t handle the idea of a woman taking the role of a Marvel hero who has also been portrayed as a male. Perhaps not. It follows the…

Three Reasons To Care About French

Did you know J. Clarke Richardson has a French Club? The French Club meets every Thursday after school to practice, read, and learn about French. They do everything from games and community circles, to French songs and art. Unfortunately, French class is often viewed as a chore or a ‘good riddance’ type of subject. I…

CROSSING AFRICA: Mario Rigby’s Journey

What would you do if money was not an object, if family and friends were not an influence?  That was one of the many questions that J. Clarke Richardson students contemplated on October 27 during Mario Rigby’s presentation at our school. Who is Mario Rigby? He is one man who decided to trek across Africa…

Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Now that October 3lst has arrived, many of us are rushing to get our costumes ready.  Halloween is definitely one of my favourite times of the year. After all, who doesn’t like dressing up and free candy? Although it is finally spooky season, it is important to stay safe and also respectful with the costumes…

An Interview With Our New Principal

On October 18th, Eye On The Storm interviewed J. Clarke Richardson’s new principal, Mr. Maharaj.  Mr. Maharaj, our school’s fourth principal since opening in 2001, gave us a more in-depth look at his life and his new job. How long have you been working for the Durham District School Board? I think I started in…

BOOK REVIEW: “Starfish” by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Starfish is the unique story-telling of Kiko Himura, a seventeen-year-old girl with social anxiety disorder. Ridden with memories of sexual abuse, low self-esteem and guilt, she confides in art as a way to escape and portray the emotions she has trouble articulating verbally. Kiko believes she will be able to get away from her problems through…

Tornadoes hit Ottawa–Gatineau area; thousands affected

On Friday, September 21, two tornadoes ripped through Ottawa leaving heaps of damage. The first one is said to be a category EF-3, with winds topping more than 200 km/h in some areas. This EF-3 tornado primarily went through Dunrobin, Ont. and Gatineau, Que. The second twister, an EF-2, ripped through neighbourhoods in Nepean. Currently, there are 30 known injuries with five…

One Small Step For Man or One Big Lie?

    “One small step for man” (First Moon Landing 1969): those five words made Americans so proud in July 1969, as they watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.  They had finally beaten the Soviets at something in the space race and the moon was the biggest prize of all! But for those who have…

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