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Cracking the Case on Black Holes

Black holes.  Parts of our unknown universe where the only pictures we have are the images we concoct in our minds. Until now. How are black holes formed? Near the end of their life cycles, stars collapse on themselves because of low fuel. This strong, quick collapse causes the star to explode—a supernova. The future…

Student Voices On The Recent Walkout

On Thursday April 4th, some J. Clarke Richardson students staged a walkout to protest Premier Doug Ford’s new policies. This was not a school-sponsored event and students left school during lunch to participate. A second walkout occurred later but with less traction and attendance. In our ongoing effort to represent the student voice, Eye on…

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…

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