The pleasures and perils of learning to drive

Learning to drive has to be one of the most exciting milestones in a teen’s life. You turn 16 and suddenly feel ready to get behind the wheel and jet off around your neighbourhood, so proud of your new abilities. You beg your parents to whisk you off to the MTO to write your test […]

Building friendship between cultures

How does a country attempt to recover after a disaster so awful that it takes the lives of thousands of loved ones and neighbours? How does a country rebuild homes, schools and businesses when it is grieving so much loss?  These were some of the questions that 20 Malvern students, including myself, set out to […]

Concussions no cartoon gag to laugh at

Imagine a doctor trying to assess an injured limb with no senses. It’s virtually impossible, right? Well, that’s what it’s like trying to diagnose a concussion. It can’t be seen by the naked eye and it is almost never picked up by any medical equipment. It can’t be heard or smelled, and the only one […]

Human trafficking needs to be stopped

Human trafficking is a vicious crime that Linda Bey’s law class at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School has focused on this semester. Her students believe education is the best weapon for awareness. Students were asked to draft editorials on the issue of human trafficking, a problem that many Canadians don’t realize exists in our own […]

Exchange students share views on experience

Eliana Briceno’s daughter, Valeria, is taking part in a student exchange program at Malvern Collegiate Institute, through which she will travel to Spain in March, to attend classes and live with a host family for two weeks. In October, the family hosted Teresa, from Spain, who attended classes at Malvern and took the opportunity to […]

Notre Dame ready to walk it out

Let the walk begin – Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School’s annual walk-a-thon is being held on Thursday Oct. 11. The all-girls school’s Athletic Council is preparing like busy bees for the yearly event. In preparation the students have been visiting organizations and stores around the Beach community for any donations to help out with the […]

Cutting to life’s real priorities

With the new school year underway and picture day quickly approaching, students are more conscious about their image than ever. Malvern C.I. students are no strangers to pressure from the media to conform to a certain image; skinny, long haired-girls and tall, muscular boys. After my years at Malvern, I’ve seen it all. The clothes […]