Ask Angel – The Other Super-Spreader STIs

So I hooked up with this girl at Richview and im like 95% sure I have an STD or something… like I know I forsure caught something cause its itching my uglies and Ive never had this before. Like do I confront her? I mean I have to tell her right cause like its like what if she’s a super spreader. Also im so embarrassed to tell my parents and friends like ugh

– possibly infected
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You Are Beautiful.

By Caitlin Chung

A little girl, about 8 years old, walks into a dance studio for her very first ballet class. She’s wearing pink tights, leather ballet slippers, and a skintight black leotard. Her hair is combed back into a slick bun on the back of her head. Despite her clean appearance, she’s uncomfortable wearing something so revealing, and her head throbs a little from the awkward pulls of isolated strands of hair and dozens of bobby pins stabbed into her scalp. Yet, she is still excited, excited to feel like one of those beautiful ballerinas she admires on TV. 

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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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Ask Angel – My Unfair Teacher

One of my teachers doesn’t like me and it’s affecting my grades. The teacher barely acknowledges me in class and is always in a bad mood when I try to speak/ask questions. My teacher will happily answer the same questions from a different student tho. I don’t know what to do and I think I deserve better marks for the work I am handing in, but I always get roughly the same grade no matter what. How do I get them to acknowledge my concerns without sounding like a brat?

– not a teacher’s pet
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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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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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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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