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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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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 Science Stool Struggles

By Lauren Olszaniecki

Richview’s 30-year-old science labs have got to go. More specifically, the stools, lamented by students of all ages, genders and sizes. Even teachers agree that the science labs’ stools are one of the worst parts of teaching. I’ve learned that a significant part of the science department’s limited budget is spent on getting new stools to replace broken ones. 

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