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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My Lunch At Rideau Hall

On Sunday, December, 11, 2016 I had the honour of attending the Governor General’s annual holiday lunch at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Now you may be wondering how I had this opportunity to visit the Governor General of Canada, so let me tell you. My cousin is  The Honourable Maryam Monsef – Former Minister of…

Land Acknowledgements: A New Step for Richardson

Something new has come to J. Clarke Richardson.  Our school community is comprised of many different individuals, cultures, and religions. Every morning, the students and staff rise for the playing of O ’Canada.  Now, you may not only be hearing the national anthem of Canada at the beginning of the school day. Students Without Borders, has…

Mark Holland Visits J. Clarke Richardson.

On Monday, November 7th, 2016, J. Clarke Richardson welcomed our Member of Parliament, Mark Holland into the school to talk to a Grade 10 Civics/Careers class in a Q&A session. Eye on The Storm’s Yash Desai and Joshua Sankarlal got the opportunity to ask some questions. Eye on The Storm is represented in bold. Mark…

Because I’m a girl!

COR members have successfully run the ‘Because I’m a Girl’ campaign at J. Clarke Richardson, promoting the empowerment of women. They have created a ‘Because I’m a Girl’ banner, sold flower pins, brooches, baked goods and fundraised more than two-hundred dollars in two days. COR, Cultures of Richardson, is a club at J. Clarke Richardson…

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