Grades: Earned or Bought?

By: Chris G. and Owen M. Grade 12 is one of the most stressful school years, as students work on gaining their credentials for post-secondary programs. Many prestigious programs require averages upwards of 90%. Achieving such grades requires a lot of effort, right? Well, not for everyone.  Most students toil many hours with their heads in their books to achieve these high grades. However, not … Continue reading Grades: Earned or Bought?

No Cuts to Education

By: Sapna Humar and Abi Parameswaran In March 2019, Doug Ford’s Ontario government announced some major changes they would be implementing in the current education system. These proposals were immediately met with backlash, and for a good reason, as they will unquestionably have negative effects on students and teachers alike. If you aren’t aware of the current government plans for the education system, here’s a … Continue reading No Cuts to Education

The Mystery In Space Programs

By Ethan Blumberg I have always asked myself why the Canadian and American governments annually spend enormous amounts of money on their respective space programs and different international space initiatives. The scale of the spending has led to a constant debate in both Canada and the United States for many years. While I do understand the global importance of space exploration, I believe that the two … Continue reading The Mystery In Space Programs

Six Podcasts by Grade 11 Students

These podcasts were written and recorded by FHCI Grade 11 English students. Amelia talks about biracial identity: Andi’s interviews about ads and body image: Jules talks to fellow “sneaker heads” in this podcast: Evelyn discusses conspiracy theories: Emma talks about school spirit (and the lack thereof) in this podcast: Sandra’s interviews about gender and sexual identity: Continue reading Six Podcasts by Grade 11 Students

Aboriginal Minority Rights

By: Sabrina Negeri In collaboration with Editors The best predictor of future behavior is often past behavior. In the past, not only has the Canadian Government idly sat by as horrendous crimes were committed against Aboriginals, many attempts of reconciliation have failed. Aboriginals had been in North America for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived and slowly started taking away their rights through oppressive … Continue reading Aboriginal Minority Rights

How the Canadian Government is Continuing to Fail Aboriginal People – Opinion

By: Rachel Nirenberg The Truth and Reconciliation report, published in 2015, contains ninety four calls to action, each with several subsections. If followed to the letter, the Truth and Reconciliation report could greatly ameliorate the circumstances faced by Aboriginal people both on and off reserve. However, if history is any indication, it is unlikely that the report will be implemented completely by any Canadian government. Two … Continue reading How the Canadian Government is Continuing to Fail Aboriginal People – Opinion

A Separate Quebec – Opinion

Please note: the following is an opinion piece By: Brandon Kaufman In 1980, Quebec held a referendum that asked if its citizens desired a province with “sovereign-association” to Canada. Sixty percent of Quebecers rejected this change in dynamic. In 1995, another referendum put it more bluntly: Did Quebec wish to separate from the rest of Canada? This time, the results were far slimmer. Only 50.6% … Continue reading A Separate Quebec – Opinion