Gene-Editing; Saving the World, or Killing It?

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Imagine a world where disease is non-existent, and everyone is in perfect health. However in this world, everyone looks the same, acts the same, and are virtually all-around identical. Editing DNA with modern technologies raises too many ethical questions, which is why I believe that gene editing for diseases, that are not terminal, should be illegal. 

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Outer Banks – TV Show Review

By Ella Algar and Olivia Emmerson

*Spoilers*

Outer Banks debuted on April 15, 2020. Created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke, Outer Banks has already been nominated for several awards and has won three so far, namely the MTV Movie + TV Award: Best Kiss, People’s Choice Award: Favourite Drama TV Star, and People’s Choice Award: The Bingeworthy Show of 2020. It takes place in the Outer Banks of North Carolina however, it was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina.

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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Review and A Protest

By Sathya Siva

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

– To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960

I first read Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a couple of months ago. For those who aren’t familiar with the award-winning story, it was first published in 1960 and has since become one of the great classics of American literature. 

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Oxford High School Mass shooting: Who is to Blame?

By Lochlin Emmerson

On November 30th, 2021, a 15-year-old student named Ethan Crumbley opened fire in Oxford High School, the school of which he attended. He killed four of his classmates and injured eight others. It is believed that Ethan fired upwards of 15 shots while walking the halls and tugging on classroom door knobs. Ethan fired the first shots in the hallway as students were traveling to their next class, putting hundreds in harm’s way. Although, within five minutes of the first shots being fired, Ethan was placed in police custody. Subsequently, news broke that Ethan’s parents are going to be charged. Usually, parents of shooters are completely unaware of their child’s actions or intent, but this time, it was different. 

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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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Vaping is Not Cool

   Disclaimer – I’m going to remain anonymous to protect my well-being, especially since I’m not graduating any time soon. Also, despite this being an opinion piece, I don’t intend to slander anyone in particular, but rather use this opportunity to share some valuable information on this harmful, and potentially deadly practice. 

         “Vaping is not cool,” is written in bold, black letters on a colourful sign situated above the empty space separating the boys’ and girls’ washrooms on the first floor near the main entrance. Why am I starting off this piece with a heavy emphasis on this sign, do you ask? Well, dear reader, one of the most ironic parts of this school, that I’ve personally noticed, is having a sign that speaks nothing but the truth in front of washrooms filled with high schoolers who disappointingly choose to deny it. I’m not referring to everyone who uses the downstairs, and even upstairs washrooms, only the people who deliberately attempt to ruin their health in secret, as a result of peer pressure and the will to be “cool.” 

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Richview’s Election Mishap

By Lauren Olszaniecki

Richview’s 2021 SAC Elections were executed in a fairly entertaining, yet disappointing series of blunders. In fact, Richview may have ended up without an SAC this year, if not for the *rumoured* actions of one electoral candidate… Thankfully, though, our school administration was eventually able to run the vote… by Google Form. 

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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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What’s Happening in Palestine

By Shabahat-Noor Husnain

When you open social media today, your feed is swarmed with posts, stories, celebrities and hashtags – all shedding light on the ethnic cleansing Israel is inflicting onto the Palestinian people. This imposition on human rights is something I care very deeply about and you should too. This isn’t about religion. This present-day apartheid is a reflection of our governments, the United Nations and everyone who chooses to stay silent or neutral on a literal genocide. 

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The 2020 Election

By Katherine Hunt

After four days of waiting, on Saturday, November 7th, the election was called in favour of former vice-president Joseph R. Biden, making him the 46th President of the United States of America. 

The long-awaited conclusion to this election has sparked joy across the United States. Videos from places like Pennsylvania, Georgia, New York, and Washington D.C. have shown people flooding the streets, cheering and waving flags. Many people are relieved because of this historic win, excitement reflected across the country. Continue reading The 2020 Election