Why Elon Musk Deserves to be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Tyler Wang

Elon Musk is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2021. Is this a bad thing? Many of the world’s critics think so. The Guardian opens its piece on Musk with the following: 

“Time magazine’s decision to make Tesla billionaire Elon Musk its person of the year for 2021 has been criticized because of his attitude to tax, opposition to unions and playing down the dangers of Covid.” – The Guardian “Naming Elon Musk person of the year is Time’s ‘worst choice ever’, say critics.”

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Movie Review: House of Gucci

By Ben King

6/10

“Father, son, and house of Gucci”, proclaims Lady Gaga in the very first trailer for Universal’s House Of Gucci, a true crime biographical drama about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci. The instantly iconic – and memeable line from Gaga cemented the film as one of the most anticipated releases of 2021. With big names attached to the project (Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino), House Of Gucci looked to be a delectable thanksgiving treat. Alas, the film committed the biggest cardinal sin in Hollywood history – being a bore. 

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The 2021 Communal Fatigue

By Kiyari Kufat

Can you believe that 2021 is finally over? It seems it was either a really great year or a terrible year for most people. However your year was, I’m sure it was far from normal. The past few years have been pretty crazy, but this one has been especially stressful and by the end of it most of us were feeling pretty drained. There are several possible reasons for this communal fatigue, some of which are clearly related to COVID.

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Superfluous Spending, Sales and Sustainability

By Safia Osoble

The season of excessive shopping has finally arrived. Black Friday recently passed, and the sales were… eye-wateringly unpleasant. This year during Black Friday, I limited myself to three articles of clothing, each an essential that I could see myself wearing countless times. The key question I ask myself when shopping is, “Do you actually like it? Or is it just a trend?” Many people, including myself, unconsciously buy a surplus of new articles of clothing because we see others wearing them. A couple months later, they will lie neglected in my closet. This is because fast fashion companies unethically mass-produce trending clothing items in order to reach the target audience. A lot of the time, they make a huge profit. We want to believe we are part of the brief, but fabulous, emerging movement or fad. We give no thought to the hard labour that created the item, and when it’s no longer trending, we won’t wear it anymore. 

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Diversity ≠ Inclusivity

By Remington Ross

As a society, we love to throw around the words ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusivity’ interchangeably. Although these words share similar meanings, they are in fact different. An educational conversation with Stephanie Croisiere (she/her), Anti-Racism Diversity and Inclusion Lead, from the Ministry of Long-Term Care, helped me realize how we need to change our day-to-day vocabulary.

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Does Being Kind Lead to Trouble?

By Caitlin Chung

A couple of weeks ago, someone I know told me about an unfortunate and embarrassing experience they recently had in the parking lot of an Etobicoke Walmart. They encountered a man who asked them to lend them some money to pay for their taxi fare on their way back – the taxi behind them, a black Toyota, supposedly only took credit cards as payment. 

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What Our Year Will Look Like: A Chat With Richview’s Grade 10 Representative

By Eden Nath

Hello Richview! The student council is looking great this year and with Covid restrictions lifting bit by bit, we might be able to have some great in-person events! I got a chance to speak with this year’s grade 10 representative, Samantha Chin, who gave us some intel on how the student council is looking and what some of their great plans are.

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58 Things to Appreciate Now and Look Forward to Later

By Ana Downes

It is undeniable that this year has been difficult. Throughout the course of the pandemic, we have been tested on our resilience and our ability to stay optimistic despite bleak circumstances. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, over 50% of Canadian residents reported worsening mental health since the beginning of the pandemic.

For over a year, we have been constantly bombarded with negative headlines surrounding COVID-19. We have watched as the numbers of people falling ill have skyrocketed, our economy has taken a devastating hit, and virtually every aspect of our lives has been altered significantly. 

It is important to remember, however, that this is temporary. As much as it may feel as though we are stuck in this situation forever, this pandemic will eventually become but a milestone of history and our lives will return to some degree of ‘normalcy’. Until then, we must continue to do our part to prevent transmission, stay safe and very importantly, stay positive and optimistic. Even in the darkest of circumstances, there is always hope. You know what they say – the rainbow always appears after the storm. To veer away from all of the negativity we have been experiencing, I have compiled a list of 58 (seemingly small but significant) things to appreciate now and look forward to when normal life returns – one reason for every week we have spent in quarantine.

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Tell Us What You Are Most Excited To Do When The Pandemic Ends

We asked some of our readers to tell us what they are most excited to do once the pandemic ends. Here is what they said:

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