Black History Month at Richview

By Diya Saha

February as we all know represents Black History Month. This year due to unforeseen circumstances combined with the pandemic, Richview’s Black History Every Day plus clubRichview’s Black History Month 2022, unfortunately, didn’t have an assembly that we all looked forward to having. Nevertheless, they certainly made up for it by reminding the school in every way about the importance of Black History Month. Continue reading Black History Month at Richview

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Richview’s Revised & Despised Cafeteria Policy

By the Voice Editorial Board

Since Ontario’s return to in-person learning one month ago and with the start of a new semester, Richview students have had to make a number of adjustments, most notably and controversially, regarding their lunchtime plans. Upon attempting to enter the cafeteria at the start of the 2nd semester, students were greeted by bouncer-esque staff explaining that per a COVID-era policy restricting cafeteria capacity, only 150 of Richview’s approximately 1100 attending students are now allowed access to the cafeteria. Richview’s cafeteria, in which students both purchase and eat food, is the school’s only dining environment, i.e. the only accessible location with actual tables and chairs.

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Wear Your $*#%*!* Mask !!!

By Eden Nath & Jessie Wang

We all know the strict protocols given by the city of Toronto about masks and social distancing. So why is it so difficult for some people to respect and obey these simple, straightforward rules? We have encountered many situations where students are refusing to wear their masks, to the extent that it’s making others very uncomfortable, leading to emails to the principal. Why won’t these individuals do their part to help keep our community safe?

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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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How Where You Pee Exposes Your Inner Self

By Emma Padure

Honestly, I hate listening to people complain. I always end up zoning out, paying attention only to the subtle movements of their eyebrows whilst they move from one subject to the next, effectively rendering me comatose. Then, when they finish their complaint, they look at me expectantly, waiting for a grand declaration of my sympathy for their suffering. 

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The Locked All-Gender Washroom

Remington Ross

Richview Collegiate Institute has been making a valiant attempt at being an inclusive school: we have a no-discrimination policy, we talk about diversity and discrimination, and we apparently have an all-gender washroom. Despite these practices, though, Richview’s Christian mascot, lack of girls’ sports, and the fact that our all-gender washroom is always locked, just to name a few, continue to hold us back from achieving true inclusivity and equality.

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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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Untimely Construction At Richview – A Tale of Suffering

By Caitlin Chung

Sitting in French class, watching my teacher explain a lesson on passé composé, I inhale, as any normal person would do after exhaling, and a sharp, nauseating, and even slightly funky stench enters my nostrils. Even through my mask, the smell is unbearable. I quickly glance around, struggling to figure out where exactly it’s coming from. The moment I peer down at my notes with a sigh, trying my absolute hardest to shift my focus onto the list of verbs neatly printed on my paper, I jump in my seat. Aggressive drilling, coming from some unseen part of the building, shakes the entire classroom. The percussion of clanks, bams, and booms seems endless. By the time it’s a break, I go outside to the front of the school, only to be greeted by a painfully familiar scent and song. 

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Richview’s Asian Heritage Month Assembly

By Kasie Tran

Throughout the month of May, the Asian Heritage Club has taken the time to have a meet every Friday and come up with ideas on how to represent the Asian community. When people think of Asia, most think of East Asia – China, Japan, Korea. This is mostly fine, but we sometimes forget that Asia is a large continent that includes South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia. The Asian Heritage Club does an amazing job at representing every Asian community.

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