Continue reading “Ask Angel – Socially Distanced Friendships”
Before the pandemic my friends and I were so close, now we barely hangout, they still hangout without me and I see it all the time on Snapchat. I really care about them and thought that they felt the same about me…do I confront them?– left behind
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.Continue reading “Richview’s Revised & Despised Cafeteria Policy”
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?Continue reading “Wear Your $*#%*!* Mask !!!”
By Abigail Brown
With almost everything closing again and the new Omicron variant spreading like wildfire, it’s getting more and more dangerous to not be vaccinated. Not necessarily in the sense that you might get sick, but more in the sense that it’s too controversial to keep your vaccination status a secret.Continue reading “Vaccination Obligation: Do We Have to Share our Status?”
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.Continue reading “What Our Year Will Look Like: A Chat With Richview’s Grade 10 Representative”
By Katherine Hunt
Television has changed a lot since its invention in the 1950s. It’s transitioned through technological changes of the times; going from black and white to colour, and from a big box that sat on the floor to a flat-screen that we hang on our walls. The technology is not the only thing that’s evolved, however, with the invention of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon the way we watch television has been fundamentally changed.Continue reading “Television and The Pandemic”
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.Continue reading “58 Things to Appreciate Now and Look Forward to Later”
By Natasha Kangrga
No doubt, you’ve heard of the pandemic film, also known as the genre of films about widespread viruses, plagues, and diseases. Today, we associate the pandemic film with COVID-19, and from March 16th to March 20th, several pandemic films have found their way into the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. We don’t need them.Continue reading “The Problem With Pandemic Films”
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:
By Mona Urata
On Friday, March 15th, Youth in Control hosted a Kahoot game night after school via Zoom.
Youth in Control is the host of the annual M.A.D.D. assembly, as well as a yearly attendee of the Sunnybrook party program. In past years, Youth in Control has held impaired goggle workshops that mimic the eyesight of someone who is under the influence, as well as fundraisers such as bake sales.
This year in place of the usual events, a Kahoot was held. Contestants were required to answer questions about mental health, substance abuse, and Covid-19. After each question, a member of Youth in Control explained the correct response, educating contestants.Continue reading “YIC Kahoot Night”