Engineering students make a splash at Danforth

Teachers, staff, and student council members found themselves under a watery siege at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute after becoming willing targets in the school’s annual trebuchet contest on June 2. A type of medieval-era catapult, trebuchets can be loaded with different counter-weights to accurately hurl wall-busting weapons or, in Danforth’s case, water balloons, at a given range. Reid […]

Danforth students heading to national science fair

Eat dots. Not too many. All greens. To borrow from food writer Michael Pollan, that is basically how life ticks in the artificial ecosystem designed by Evan Farrell and Max Musing, two Grade 12 students in the MaST program at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute. It looks simple, but their computer program tests a big idea. […]

PHOTOS: Students test skills at Danforth C&TI

After baking for a big hotel, the AGO, a small bakery in France and another in Riverdale, Kent Lin returned for one morning to where it all began – the kitchen at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute. On March 11, Lin was among the many judges watching high school students sautée, bake, and weld their […]

Hawks soar as city basketball champions

It took some heart-pounding overtime, but the Danforth Hawks clawed their way to victory last week at the city basketball championships. “It was quite the nail-biter,” said Tyrone Smith, head coach of Danforth Collegiate’s senior boys’ basketball team. Ahead for most of the Feb. 17 final, the Forest Hill Falcons managed to sink a game-tying […]

East End students protest trustee’s Tweets

Sixteen year-old Malvern student Georgia Koumantaros had already thanked the committee and stepped away from the mic on Oct. 22 when Sam Sotiropoulos, the school trustee she had just accused of making homophobic and transphobic remarks on Twitter, added an unexpected comment. “I almost figure she was doing more than expressing her own opinion,” said […]

Student mixes it up at Skills Canada

Seventeen year-old Catherine Mathewson has an eye for colour, and for cars. Mathewson’s car painting skills just won her a silver medal at the Skills Canada trades contest in Mississauga, adding extra shine beside the bronze she won in Vancouver last year. But by size alone, the Grade 12 student’s biggest prize is the blue […]

Danforth volleyball team looking for fifth city title

Danforth’s co-ed volleyball team had to dig extra deep for their May 1 win over North Toronto. The game went a full five sets after Danforth, facing a loss, pushed back with a series of deep-court spikes. “We started off slow, but we managed to pull through,” said Limay Hu, a Grade 11 student and […]

No boys allowed at engineering contest

A speedboat race is making waves at Danforth Collegiate by linking the words “girl” and “engineer.” During last month’s Grade 7 skills challenge, girls from eight schools met in a Danforth classroom to design Styrofoam speedboats, fit them with propellers and hand-picked motors, then race them down an eavestrough full of water. “Ladies and gentlemen!” […]

News in Brief

An open house to discuss planned improvements to Williamson Park Ravine will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 5) at L’ecole Elementaire Catholique – Georges-Etienne-Cartier, 250 Gainsborough Rd., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Proposed upgrades to the park, located between Gainsborough Road and Wildwood Crescent, include installing a staircase on the eastern slope, a small water […]