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Introduction to the Exec Putting Students’ Sights on Teachers’ Rights

The US Elections A Storm to Remember Crisis in Gaza

Guide to Getting Involved at Mary Ward 5 Ways to Socialize Without Technology How to Deal with Being Behind How You can Handle Rejection in 5 Easy Steps

The Gay Straight Alliance Club OKOF Week Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, & Dodge with Deca Mary Ward Hosts CCDSL Conference Community Wrap Up I Art New York

Un nouveau visage Passagers odieux La fin du monde Mots crossés

Sports Psychology for Beginners Why You Should Cheer for Your Team New Athletic Directors

Mickey is the Father The Year of Tech Gadgets John Green the Downfall of Glee Top 15 Movies of 2012 City of Bones: The Next Big Thing? Quick Reviews Wreck-It Ralph Review Marina & the Diamonds Review

Dead Wife’s Crime: Part 1 Questions Poem Art Show Logo Competition

Welcome to the first issue of the 2012-2013 school year. We are excited to work with such a talented group of students. In the hands of our editors-in-chief, Lydia He and Samantha Quinto, and their team of photographers, graphic designers, and writers, this year promises to be another strong one. This issue is teeming with articles created by Ward students, for Ward students. Perhaps (like us) you have yet to experience the brilliance of John Green; if so, check out a review of his craft in the WACT section. Also, be sure to turn to Community to read a piece about our school’s first GSA. The Mary Ward Planet executive thanks our ever-accommodating administrative staff, Ms. Coburn, Mr. Chen, and Ms. Keenan, for their ongoing support and guidance. To all our readers: may your Christmas be blessed, happy, and safe. Ms. Powell and Mr. Démoré

All content ©2012-2013 Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this newspaper, in part or whole, is prohibited without the approval of The Planet executive members. The Mary Ward Planet is the official student newspaper of Mary Ward C.S.S. All members of the Mary Ward community may voluntarily contribute to the Planet. Everyone exhibits professionalism and respects one another in all exchanges while keeping Christian values and practices. All submitted articles, layouts, and photography are subject to moderation. Material submitted is subject to approval by the Executive, staff moderators, and administration. All material must positively support the ideas and spirit of Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School. Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School is a self-directed learning centre located at 3200 Kennedy Road that was founded in 1985. It became a member of the CCSDL (Canadian Coalition of Self-Directed Learning Schools) in 1995.

Andrea Heisz Jercy David Lydia He Faye Zhang Victoria Papuga Kieona George

John Cadavos Ashley Quan Samantha Tjong Andrea Carandang Shannon Cabrio Amanda Tanner

Match the Moustaches Recipe Maze

Cover Des ign

Abbygail Silva Patrisha Ranin Ayla Fleischacker Krysta Sutton Denise Velasco Dan Gonzales

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