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What is Earth Day?

April 22nd 2021 is Earth Day, but what does that mean? To start, Earth Day is an annual event that marks the birth of the modern environmental movement. It was first celebrated in 1970 with the purpose of increasing people’s awareness about the state of our planet. Today, over a billion people from over 190…

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March Madness

March Madness March 15-19  ¨In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021¨ said Stephen Lecce, Ontario´s Minister of Education. March break was certainly a break many students were looking forward to. Many individuals were upset about the news. At J Clarke Richardson, our goal…

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Easter

What is Easter? Easter is the principal festival of the Christian Church.  Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion.   Why is Easter Celebrated? Christians celebrate Easter as a joyous holiday as it represents the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament.  It also represents the revelation of…

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Students vs Teachers: Virtual Learning

Students vs Teachers: Virtual Learning ¨All publicly funded schools in Ontario closing for 2 weeks due to Covid- 19¨, reported all local news, the day things took a turn for the worst. Both students and teachers were excited about the 2-week break but what was supposed to be just a short break from school turned…

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Pink Shirt Day – J Clarke Richardson

February 24, 2021 Pink Shirt Day On February 24th, around the globe, we all wear Pink Shirts to show our support against bullying.  Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007, when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink….

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Opinion: Why Donald Trump Should Go To Jail

On January 20th, the controversial 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, left his office as the President and has been succeeded by the 46th President, Joe Biden. Before Trump left office, the United States Congress’ House of Representatives impeached Trump on a charge of an incitement of insurrection, based on his actions surrounding…

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COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

Vaccines take around 2-5 years to develop, according to the history of vaccines. However, with advanced technology and research on outbreaks from the past like SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (middle eastern respiratory syndrome), scientists were able to develop a promising vaccine for the coronavirus disease in a short time. The vaccine for…

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Food Drive

On November 17th, our school, J Clarke Richardson, hosted its official food drive. They worked with Feed the Need Durham to collect items to help those in need. During these times especially, Richardson’s help was welcome. Student Government hosted the food drive from November 17th until December 11th. They encouraged students with posters, videos, and…

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