Academic Validation and the Student Struggle

Everyone wants to feel accepted by those around them. Whether it’s someone complimenting a drawing that you spent a lot of time on or recognizing the effort you put into your outfit one day. It makes us feel special when…

Students’ Different Reactions to Lockers

Just last week, lockers were introduced to CHCI. First to the grade nines, then the grade tens, and so on. Students were registered to a locker through a Google form, on the floor that their period C class is on….

The Empty Stocking Fund

I’d be lying if I said I was the only one excited for the winter season. Not only are there so many holidays and events, but even if you don’t celebrate anything there’s the excuse for hot chocolate and comfy…

Literacy Test Comeback

By now most high school students are aware that the OSSLT or Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is back. This test will be a requirement for all grade 10, 11, and non-graduating grade 12 students, however, there is an exception…

Can There be Bad Tastes in Music?

Music has been the talk of many for eons. For over 35,000 years we’ve found comfort in the methodic rhythms and charming melodies of both old and new songs — though while we’ve had these sounds in our bones for…

The Re-Opening of CHCI Clubs

Over the course of COVID 19, one of the best parts of CHCI, clubs, was shut down. Fortunately, this year, many are opening up again. Student executives and teachers have been reaching out to the school through virtual and/or short…

The Breakdown On Lunch Breaks

COVID has affected our school schedule in many ways; one being the one-hour lunch break becoming 40 minutes due to the semester change. Although the Waterloo Regional District School Board proclaimed the shortened break since the beginning of this year,…

The Bermuda Triangle Debunked

In the North Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, there lies a region known as the Bermuda Triangle, an area known for many strange disappearances of aircrafts and ships, like Flight 19 for example. On December 5th, 1945,…

How COVID-19 Has Affected School Activities

Pre-Covid, activities would be held in-person face-to-face. Due to Covid restrictions, Grade 9s and 10s wouldn’t be able to meet new people in person, that they didn’t share a class with. Student Activities Council (SAC) has made it so Grade…