SPOTLIGHT ON ELECTIVES: Hairstyling and Aestetics

In 2017, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate launched a new elective course known as Hairstyling and Aesthetics. This popular course, open to all genders, has been getting a lot of attention within the school community recently. The course is taught by Mrs.Tran, a teacher who is a specialist on cosmetology. The course teaches aspects of hairstyling…

Why Are You So Sleepy?

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? Most likely it’s not the recommended 8-10 hours. This could be contributing to why you’re falling asleep in class. Maybe you shouldn’t blame your ‘boring’ teacher? It’s common for a teen to develop inconsistent sleep schedules as we have school early morning and stay up…

A POEM: A Glass of Seasons

Raven hair entangles his sins, and pierces the rose, darkness pours freely. The petals of demise taken in the chilling breeze A drunken groom wonders aimlessly in the chill after Autumn, the darkness to bright to squint against. It’s as though he’s living a glass half full. His blood is too much for her.  …

The Sun Is Also A Star – Book Review

The Sun Is Also A Star is a heart warming yet quite depressing romance novel. It follows the story of Natasha, a girl of science and data, and Daniel, an unlikely poet. Both opposites, yet attract one another. Although, these high school seniors have issues much larger than the two of them. Nicola Yoon really…

Wood Meets Engineering

Richardson’s robotics team, Stormbots, competed at two three-day long competitions over the March Break. This year’s robotics challenge, Steamworks, is based around a steampunk theme and encourages students to gain a finer appreciation for steam-powered machines. The first competition was held at Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Center, where Stormbots eagerly competed with the utmost tenacity….

BAKING UP A STORM: 3 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken

Hi everyone and welcome back to Baking Up a Storm! I think you’ll all be happy to know that I’ve discovered a BAKED version of popcorn chicken using potato chips! Who doesn’t want a slightly healthier version of popcorn chicken so we don’t feel as guilty for eating it?! This recipe is fool-proof with only three ingredients which…

Richardson Visits Queens for Model WE Day

J. Clarke Richardson students involved in “Cultures of Richardson (COR)”, “Students Without Borders” and the social sciences had the opportunity to visit Queens University in Kingston on Saturday February 4th in order to participate in the second annual Model WE Day. Queen’s “Free The Children,” or FTC, is a social activist group moderated by Queens…

Cultures of Richardson’s Annual International Day

Last December, COR (also known as Cultures of Richardson), successfully ran their annual “International Day” promoting the various cultures in our school. The club has created many important ways to empower cultures within the school community but this has to be one of the biggest and most successful ways. Cultures of Richardson is a club,…

A PERSONAL ESSAY: My Greatest Deception

Have you ever felt death? Have you ever sank into it’s inky, little blanket? Most likely, the answer is no because you’re here, reading these words. Although, if you’ve ever been so close to death that you saw “The Light”, then you have felt the fear of death only. There is a large difference between feeling…

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