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…

Our New-Look Cafeteria

The school year of 2017-18 has brought a few drastic changes to J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, but none are as dramatic as the fully transformed cafeteria that greeted students in September. The familiar kiosks were all closed while a side room was under construction. However, this side room was soon revealed to be the new…

What To Get Your Loved Ones For The Holidays

With the Holidays just around the corner, you might be a little stressed preparing presents for your friends and family. Not only is it difficult to decide what to get others, but it can also be quite expensive.  Allow me to lighten the load with a few gift ideas and possibly some inspiration.  What To…

Creativity = Insanity?

Creativity is a sacrifice many choose. Many great artists have either died very young or simply went crazy. Why? Speaking from a creative mind and some research, I may know one of the answers. As an artist, no matter how good you may be, you are still trying to improve. Trying to push a creative…

Shallow Thoughts on Aboriginal Culture

So yeah, maybe my thoughts were shallow. But at that time, it’s simply the first thing that I thought at that time.   When our school first broadcasted the land acknowledgement, my reaction was: Yay. Now I’ve got a few extra seconds to get to class! Shallow. I know. After reflecting for a while,  I began…

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.  …

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