ISSUE 3 DECEMBER 12, 2012
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OUR SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE!
Check out the Provincial Roundup on page 9!
It’s that time of year again! December has rolled around and so has Censor This! - packed with interesting articles for you to read. We’ve been slaving away and slurping hot chocolate to build this newspaper (sounds difficult, doesn’t it?). If you weren’t able to go watch the KSS production of Secret in the Wings, page 17 is full of beautiful candids for you to see! Feeling extra Christmasey? Take a look at pages 6 and 7 for holiday crafts and recipes. The ski hills and skating rinks have opened and we’ve got articles for the winter sports lover in you! Want to learn something new? Check out our articles on androgyny, suicide awareness or universities. The war between Starbucks and Tim Hortons is on with a vengance on page 11 - root for your favourite! You all know those New Years resolutions that never stick so we put the spolight on those shifty promises on page 16. As always, Censor This welcomes your input, opinions and contributions so if you have something to say send it straight to Mr. Manderioli (Rm 231) or to marzio.manderioli@sd23. bc.ca! Have a great holiday and a happy New Year!
Table of Contents 4-5: News 6-7: Seasonal 8-9: Sports 10-11: Entertainment and Opinion 12: Worldly 13: Seasonal 14-15: KSS Music 16: New Years 17: Secret in the Wings 18: Christmas 19: Holiday Horoscopes and Joke-Off 2
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-Best Wishes, Zoe
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See Mme Hazel in room 237 to order scarf is pictured below
Who is Censor This? General Editor: Zoë Shay Journalism crew: Danielle Beleutz,
Renee Berger, Lauren Boyd, Mishka Miller, Mary Bunka, Harsha Bharma, Sarah Thorburn, Zoe Shay, Esme Jackson, Kolby Zinger-Harris, Julia Roigk, Mackenzie Schermann, Jayden Craigie, Jess D’Vaz, Mr. Manderioli.
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On the covers..
Left: KSS gets into the holiday spirit with a Christmas tree set up in the MPR on December 5 Right: our festive French cover with the many ways to say Merry Christmas!
SLEEPS UNTIL GRAD SLEEPOVER!
photo of tree taken by Zoe Shay
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World News KSS Video One of Top 5 in BCAA Contest
by Jon Derksen
KSS Video Production 11/12 students are in the running for something grand. On November 7th, 2012, a group of advanced students submitted their entry “Before You Go” to the BCAA Dry Grad Video Contest. Days later they discovered they were in the top twenty, and then the top ten, and this past week, the group’s video had squeaked into the top five. Video entries came in from all over the province. According to contest rules, once in the top five, one week is given for people from around the province to vote on the top three videos. The third-place winner receives $1000, second-place $2000 and first place $4000. By the time voting closed on December 5th, “Before You Go” was believed to be in the top two (this is unconfirmed, however). On their website, BCAA said it would be announcing the top three winners during the first week of January. Meanwhile, video production students are on the edge of their seats waiting to find out. $4000.00 would go a long way to help Dry Grad at KSS. “Before you go” was created by Lexi Wuthrich, Josh Frank- From left to right: Tegan Morgan, Lexi Wuthrich, Clinton Pederson, Josh Franklin, lin, Tegan Morgan, Shanelle Connell, Clinton Pederson and Justin and Justin Koren. Missing from the photo is Shanelle Connell. Koren. They spent two months filming and editing the piece. Check the video out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9PbjEeZDrQ. The Dry Grad team would like to thank all the people who took time to vote. BCAA introduced the Dry Grad Video contest as a way to help promote safety and responsibility during the high school graduation season. This is their way of raising awareness among students, staff and parents, and a great way to encourage safe participation. Photo by Renee Berger
Suicide Awareness: What Everyone Should Know
by Jayden Craigie Those who have lost loved ones due to suicide have played an essential role throughout the suicide prevention movement in North America, most especially in Canada. Loss and human suffering are often at the very heart of social change. It is often survivors who channel their pain and passion to shine a spot-light on significant concerns, bring us together in a common cause and challenge us to do something and get involved. We are indebted to those who are affected by suicide for their courage, and the inspiration their stories of hope, healing and resilience quickly bring. Suicide prevention, like suicide itself is complex and requires a multidisciplinary combined approach that includes academics, researchers, front line workers, health care providers, policy makers and those with lived experience. We all have something to learn from each other, all of us having unique and important contributions to make. Experience, passion, research and evidence, policy and practice must all be included, taken into account and carefully considered when developing and promoting suicide prevention strategies and campaigns. Grieving is necessary and we all grieve differently. Grieving takes time and there are no short cuts. For some, grief is private and quiet, for others it may be public and loud, for others it is somewhere in-between. We all need to find expression and outlets for our grief. For those of us who know the pain of a suicide death grief often involves looking for answers, making sense of something that refuses to make sense, seeking to regain meaning and purpose, and finding a way to take action. Sometimes such action includes harnessing our pain to mobilize others and get involved in suicide prevenPhoto taken from Google tion and public awareness campaigns. Public awareness can be inspired and informed by our grief. However, there are concerns if suicide prevention endeavours become the means of expression as to expressing or processing our grief as there are good reasons to keep these aspects separate. Remembering and memorializing someone, regardless of how they may have died is important to the grieving process and healing. We should however be cautious that public awareness campaigns themselves do not become the memorial. It is important to consider the possibility that when one person is featured, those at risk may either overly identify with that person and increase their risk or conversely may not be able to identify with them at all and therefore feel the message does not apply to them. The potential risks of exposure need to be considered, including what might happen when a vulnerable person feels their life has no value, purpose or meaning; that no one cares and are then confronted with very public images and messages that seem to be a direct response to a specific and very real suicide death. While an individually-focused approach may provide comfort to those most directly impacted by that death by suicide, it may not be the best way to encourage a vulnerable person to make different choices and change their behaviour.
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World News End of the World Our Vices: Cellular Coming Soon? Devices
by Jess D’Vaz If you were to ask me what I couldn’t live without I would most likely say my cell phone and iPod. Many teenagers would probably have the same response as me. Why do we depend so much on these objects? These tiny hand held items are something many can’t survive without for a day. What would happen if all the power went out tomorrow? We would have nothing to connect us with the rest of the world. It would be like old times when nothing else would matter except for what was going on at that very moment. I mean I find it rude when I’m talking to someone and they just whip out their phone. It’s just like them pulling a book out while I’m talking to them. Rude much? Reality must just be too boring for us, so we occupy our minds with everything else. I mean what is this sad reality coming too? Photos taken from Google by Renee Berger Everyone has heard the talk about how the world is supposed to end on December 21, 2012. The most popular theory on why the world is going to end is that the Mayan calendar ends on that day. The Mayans were famous for predicting historical events, so many people took it for the truth. Once word got out about this revelation, the rumor spread very quickly and became the topic of many discussions. In general most people are skeptical about the end of the world, but there are some who truly believe the world will end on December 21st and have other theories to back them up. One popular theory besides the Mayans, is the winter solstice that is happening in December. Supposedly, the noonday sun conjuncts the crossing point of the sun's ecliptic with the galactic plane, while also crossing the center of our galaxy on this day. Many scientists agree that at the center of every galaxy there is a black hole, so it may be a possibility that our sun vanishes forever. Another event that is supposed to occur is the reversal of the magnetic poles. Every 750,000 years, give or take a few years, the magnetic poles reverse, and right now we are overdue for a reversal. A pole reversal is around the corner, and if this happens then there will be enough UV radiation outdoors to kill us. One of the theories that has no scientific evidence behind it is that the final battle between good and evil is set to occur in 2012. This day is called Armageddon, and many religious teachings agree that this is going to happen in 2012. Christians also believe that the Rapture, which is the second coming of Christ, is going to occur soon. It is told that on Rapture day Christ will bring all the good people back to heaven with him, while the others are left to suffer in the hell that earth will become. Because apocalypse also means “revelation,” other people believe that on the 21st humanity will simply go through a great spiritual transformation and we will be elevated to a higher level, There are many other theories such as sun storms, catastrophic events (ex. alien attack, environmental disasters, etc.), the Hadron Collider, and so on. In reality, the world is probably not going to end. The idea that so many things could go wrong around the same period of time is absurd, and it is quite suspicious. I think that a few people clung to the idea of the world ending and got too carried away trying to convince the rest of us. If you think about it, the world could end at any given time and we wouldn't know. You can't predict the end of the world, only time will tell.
Prison Break Captivates
by Jess D’Vaz Want to find a show that is thrilling, suspenseful and filled with its moments of humor? Well that show would be Prison break. Prison break is a thrilling show about a brother’s dedication to break his wrongly accused brother out of jail. Michael Scoffield, the main character, purposely gets sent to jail to break his brother, Linken Burrows, out of jail. The series continues for three seasons with a movie at the end. As they break out of jail the show follows as the brothers try and regain what is left of their lives and put the pieces back together. As their stories progress the issues get harder and harder to deal with, and the bigger picture of how absolute power corrupts is highlighted. It’s so surprising how addicting this gripping TV show is. My advice is to get to the nearest TV and watch it right now! You are missing out on a great show.
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Christmas Crafts: Snowflake Ornament by Esme Jackson
Our Christmas trees are up, and have been decorated to the brim. Nevertheless, there’s always room for more. This year, Censor This! is encouraging a little bit of holiday creativity and offering an easy ornament idea to grace your tree for the years to come! First, get your wax paper laid out, and turn up the heat on the glue gun. Once you have your wax paper ready, spread a slight amount of dish detergent and water onto the paper in order to prevent sticking. Now grab your glue and make your shape. We're going to keep it simple here at Censor This! and put together a simple snowflake. Once done, we wait. • Hot Glue and Glue Gun Once the snowflake is dry, peel it off. A second layer of glue may be applied, depending on how • Wax Paper durable you'd like your ornament to be. Now gather your mod podge and spread it out over the orna• Dish Detergent ment and once that's done, gather your glitter and prepare to attack. • Glitter Now's the time to smother that ornament in whatever glitter you can find, and remember, there's • Mod Podge (optional) no shame in layering. • Paint Brush Finally, you're able to let it dry. So, grab a hanger. Stick it on the top of your ornament, and glue it towards the top!. Ta-da! You're done! Remake as many as you'd like, and hopefully they'll prove to • String or Wire last a few years.
What you need:
Jamaican Christmas Cake Recipe by Mishka-Gaye Miller Ingredients 1 lb Butter or margarine, softened 1 lb Dark brown sugar 1 doz eggs 1 lb Flour 2 tsp Vanilla extract 2 tsp Baking powder 2 tsp Baking soda 2 tsp Burnt sugar (found in Caribbean markets) Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste 1/3 cup Rum The fruit mixture includes the following 2 cups 1 lb Prunes 1 lb Raisins 1 lb Currants 1 lb Cherries In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until pale yellow. Add 2 eggs at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and burnt sugar. In a medium bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add slowly to the large bowl, mixing well. The batter will be very heavy. Add about 2 cups of the fruit mixture (more or less according to taste). Mix well. Pour into well-greased and floured cake tins. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Once the cake is cooled (do not remove it from the tin), pour approximately 1/4 cup of Wray and Nephew White Over Proof rum over the cake, be moderate as this rum is 63% alcohol. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Keep the cake in the fridge or a cool place. Check the cake every 2 to 3 days. If it becomes "dry" add some more rum. Continue in this manner for as long as the cake lasts. Fruit Mixture: Chop fruit in blender or food processor. Put into a jar which can be tightly sealed. Cover the contents with rum and seal the jar. Keep in a cool place. It is also great with vanilla ice cream! *Editor’s note: This is an adult’s recipe.
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Christmas around the world by Danielle Beleutz
All year 'round, people are counting down the days to Christmas. It's the same all over the world, except for the different date at the end of the count down. Christmas isn't always celebrated on December 25 as we have gotten used to, and even then the celebrations differ tremendously. In Russia, Christmas is being replaced by the Festival of Winter, though in some parts of the country traditional Christmas celebrations continue on. Instead of Santa Claus, the traditional Christmas figure is Babushka, her name meaning grandmother, who comes around to distribute presents to the children on their Christmas Day, January 7th. Only 1 percent of the Japanese population actually believe in Christ, however nearly all Japanese decorate their stores or homes for Christmas. A Buddhist monk named Hotei-osho acts as Santa Claus and brings the children their gifts. However, most children don't like the thought of Hotei-osho, so they receive their gifts from Santa instead. Instead of spending Christmas Day with family; the Japanese spend the day doing nice things for others, especially the sick people in hospitals. In Holland, Father Christmas is known as Sint Nicolaas or Sinterklaas. He arrives on the last Saturday of November by steamboat from his workshop in Spain. Instead of elves he's got helpers named Zwaarte Piet, or Black Peter, and instead of reindeers, he rides a snow white horse through the streets and on top of houses. December 5th is the Eve of Sinterklaas, where families receive and give gifts. December 25th is celebrated only by the religious Dutch and they spend most of the day singing carols and hymns. Christmas may be celebrated differently all around the world, but the thought behind it is always the same. The meaning of Christmas is to celebrate with your family and to give to and help people in need. Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Zalig Kerstfeest! Frohe Weihnachten!
CHRISTMAS A Different Christmas... CANCELLED! by Julia Roigk
by Lauren Boyd
Christmas is one of the most important holidays in modern times with a large religious and commercial following. But it could shock some to know that Christmas hasn't always been this popular. In the beginning of the 17th century Oliver Cromwell, a puritan and leader of a group in favor of religious reforms, took over England with the help of his followers and banned Christmas because he didn't believe in the custom. Although Christmas was celebrated differently in that time, people still wanted to have their celebration, which resulted in Christmas being re-instated in 1660. The early pilgrims in America from England were again strongly Puritan in their beliefs, making Christmas not an actual holiday in early America. In Boston between the years of 1659 and 1681 the whole Christmas celebration was outlawed and anyone who ignored the law was fined five shillings, valued at around 25 pounds in today's time 40 dollars Canadian. That was quite a bit of money at that time. After the American Revolution the English life style was completely out and that included Christmas. Christmas wasn't declared a federal holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870. The modern Christmas holiday is thought of as being a time to celebrate with family and friends and feel real love.
Days are getting shorter, commercials more obnoxious and cheesy Christmas songs become more prevalent on the radio. All of this can only mean one thing: Christmas is fast approaching! Every year, we celebrate this holiday, get days off school, give and receive presents and have too much to eat. But it seems to me that we are more and more forgetting why we are celebrating December 25, depending on your background. Christmas is a Christian holiday, signifying the birth of Jesus, son of Maria and Joseph, more than 2000 years ago. But the origin of the holiday is even older than that. Long before Christianity evolved, people all around the world in different cultures celebrated the winter solstice, which usually occurs around December 21 and 22. They held feasts in honor of their gods, like the pagan god Oden in Germany or Saturn, god of agriculture, liberation, and time, and Mithra, god of the children, in Rome. Around Solstice the Romans also celebrated Juvenile in honor of the children. Since Western and Northern Europe was greatly influenced by its old traditions when they were Christianized, they most likely adapted their already existing holiday, as Christmas had not been celebrated at all in the beginnings of Christianity. The earliest reference of December 25 as the Jesus’s day of birth dates back to the Chronography of 354, an illuminated manuscript compiled in Rome. As Protestant England didn’t want Pope Gregory XIII, who made the reform on the Julian calendar, to dictate “what day it was,” they continued to use the Julian calendar. Since this calendar is eleven days ahead of our current calendar, people used to celebrate Christmas on what is now January 6. This day is in some parts of England still known as Old Christmas Day. In America, Christmas has a rocky history (see “Christmas Cancelled”) but it was Washington Irving, American author, who re-invented Christmas with the publication of his book The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. in 1819, in which he tells short stories about a fictional Illustration of a 19th century Christmas celebration. Christmas celebration in an English mansion. It is him we have to thank for celebrating Photo by saturdayeveningpost.com Christmas as we do today!
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Winter Wonderland Another Year At Stuart Park Skating Rink! by Brienne Welton After its grand opening in December 2010, the Stuart Park outdoor rink has been a popular feature of downtown Kelowna. The traditional Christmas ambiance, accessibility and free admission make skating a perfect pastime for the holidays.
Surrounded by bright lights, skating on the rink at night isn’t a problem. After special requests from the public in 2011 the rink’s hours have been extended to 11pm. However weather conditions may change, so people are encouraged to call the public skating hotline for updates on the status of the Stuart Park rink: 250-469-8800.
The rink has opened on December 1st to its habitual success. KSS student Paige Briscoe declares, “I’m so excited to go skating there with my friend Willa Holmwood. We’ve never been there before and we’re excited to try it out!” Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 pm, the outdoor skating rink could be the perfect activity for you this holiday season. Go check it out.
Big White is Back!
by Renee Berger
It’s that time of the year again where the days get shorter and the snow covers the ground like a powdery white blanket. This marks the beginning of the ski season and the opening of Big White. This year Big White opened on November 29th and you can feel the excitement as everyone prepares themselves for yet another ski season. Big White is a perfect place to spend this winter season; it is in fact awarded one of the top 5 family ski resorts in the world by the Sunday Times in the UK. Even if you don’t like skiing and boarding, there is tons of other activities that you can do up at Big White. The majority of people go to Big White to ski and board, but there are endless amounts of things to do there. First off, day passes for skiing/boarding cost $65 while seasons passes cost $850 after
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October 14th. As well, if you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, there are lessons available and Big White offers equipment that you can rent. The next most popular activities are tubing and skating. As well as being enjoyable, it only costs $18 for a day pass for tubing and skating. Other activities that they offer at Big White are dog sledding, snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, snow biking, and much more. Big White also has condos that you can rent and a village full of restaurants and various stores. Big White offers something for everyone, so why not spend your winter up at Big White?
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KSS Students Shine! KSS Teams a Fixture at Provincials by Kolby Zinger-Harris KSS is proud of its various sports teams which have now finished their seasons with impressive rankings at their respective provincial tournaments. Notably, the school recognizes its AAA Boys Soccer team and the Senior Boys and Girls volleyball teams. Without a doubt, these players merit some pride reflecting back on their challenging fall season. Team coach Lum Balducci led the AAA Boys Soccer team amazingly this past year. Team captain Joel Burma, a grade 12 student at KSS, certainly worked hard along with the other players to make it the best season the team has ever seen. This was only the second time the AAA team has made it into the provincial tournament. Furthermore, having come in fifth, they placed the highest they ever have. To be sure, the excellent leadership of Balducci and Burma, along with the hard work and devotion of the entire team was what allowed them to rise to a new standard. Not to be forgotten is the Senior Girls Volleyball Team, which also came in fifth at provincials. A perfect example of athletic excellence, the team practised hard during the season and hopes to continue to achieve and improve for future seasons. Last, the Senior Boys Volleyball Team had a most intense provincial tournament. Upon making it into the final game, the entire student body of KSS was buzzed with excitement and awaited
the final match between Kelowna Secondary and Oakland with anticipation. The game was hosted by KSS and it was an exciting night with a packed audience of students and family. The Owls didnâ€™t win this time, but placed a hard-fought second,
The Senior Boys volleyball team players get ready for the game. Photo by Lauren Boyd and Harsha Bahmra nonetheless. The team should be commended for its work ethic and achievements this season. All in all, KSS has much to be proud of
when it comes to fall athletics. Without a doubt, the various teams at Kelowna Secondary prove to be some of the best in the province and will continue to excel standards for years to come.
Team Captain Joel Burma demonstrated fantastic skill and leadership this fall season.
MMA Fighter Elijah Goulding Comes in a Close Second by Zoe Shay Censor This! had a chat with Elijah Goulding, an MMA fighter in grade 10 at KSS. Elijah trains at Toshido MMA in Kelowna with David Lea. Goulding recently fought in Vancouver at Battlefield Fight League with competitor Joshua Lam and lost just by 28 to 29 in a split decision. Mmasucka.com awarded Elijah with fight of the night and his entire team and many supporters are extremely proud of how much effort and training went into this competition. Censor This!: Whatâ€™s the best part about MMA? Elijah: This is a hard question, I love it all. I love the physical challenge. Censor This!: What does it take to be a great fighter? Elijah: A strong will, good attitude and heart, a good coach/team and work ethic. Censor This!: Any words of advice for anyone who wants to get involved in MMA? Elijah: Come to Toshido! Work hard and you can make it! Censor This!: Alright, thanks Elijah for talking to us and Censor This! wishes you the best in your MMA career.
Elijah Goulding (left) lost by just one point in the Vancouver Battlefield Fight League against competitor Joshua Lam (right) in an intense MMA fight. Contributed by mmasucka.com
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by Mary Bunka Somehow it’s not quite Christmas if you don’t have one of your favorite Christmas movies playing as you wrap presents, bake cookies, or do whatever it is that makes it festive in your home. (Personally, I track Santa on NORAD.) Whatever your favorite genre is, there’s definitely something for everyone this holiday season. Censor This! is proud to present the definitive guide to classic Christmas viewing. All movies are based on recommendations from KSS students. 1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (The original with Hermie the Dentist-Elf.) “Let’s be independent together.” This is a classic Christmas movie with some cute songs and interesting characters. It’s the perfect Christmas movie to watch with a younger sibling or cousin. 2. The Polar Express (2004) The Polar Express is a heartwarming Christmas classic that has delighted many children. Though some older audiences find the animation a tad... creepy and the lack of names to be irritating, all can agree that the movie leaves you with a true sense of Christmas spirit. 3. Elf (2003) Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human child raised in the North Pole who sets off, full of Christmas spirit, to find his real father. Discovering that much of Manhattan is lacking in Christmas spirit, Buddy tries to change their opinions and make them believe. It’s a cute film with some funny moments that are sure to put a smile on your face. 4. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) George Bailey has given up most of his dreams to help others, and his life has spiralled out of control. It is Christmas Eve, and he considers suicide. Enter his guardian angel stage left. It’s an amazing, heartwarming movie that will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas. 5. Home Alone (1990) A Christmas classic about every kid’s dream: having the house to themselves. Kevin is an eight-year-old whose family accidentally leaves him behind as they leave for their Christmas vacation. Home Alone is a great movie about the importance of family, new friends, and security systems.
by Mackenzie Schermann “There were no surprises in Gatlin County. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird; if the novel We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of was written within the twenty first century, and nowhere. At least, that’s what I thought. Turns out, I deals with romance and the supernatural. Many couldn’t have been more wrong. There was a curse. allusions in the book are, in fact, directed towards There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave.” Harper Lee’s famous 1960 novel. The authors Ethan Wate was a typical teenager; have made the story come to life; when you read school, sports, friends. Then, he met a girl, it, it feels as if you are there, as if you are the and suddenly, everything he knew changed. one that is telling the story. It is very relatable; the Beautiful Creatures is a novel by Kami Garcia and characters are still trying to figure out who they Margaret Stohl. The duo created the small South- are. The book also uses a lot of imagery; when a ern town of Gatlin, South Carolina; a town where scene is described, you can almost smell the grass, everyone knows each other, and there are no se- taste the food and hear the whisper of the breeze. crets. That is, until Lena Duchannes comes to town. It captures the senses, and the imagination. Also, Lena is the niece of the town recluse, instead of being from the female point of view, as and, as such, is immediately excluded. If that many teen books these days are it is written from a wasn’t enough, Lena wasn’t a normal girl. male’s eyes, which brings out an entirely new per This book tells the story of how these spective that isn’t always seen in novels these days. two met; and how everything changed for Goodreads, a website specializing on rethem; even the way Ethan viewed his bor- viewing books and gathering readers opinions, has ing, cookie cutter, proper Southerner neigh- rated the book 3.79 out of 5, and most of the reviews bors. Even the people with nothing to hide had that can be read are positive, although a few say that deep secrets, ones that nobody would expect. it was too long of a read. However, if you read and Garcia and Stohl have created a remark- enjoyed Shiver, Hush Hush, Night World, Twilight, able blend between a proper Southern town and a City of Bones... I think you will enjoy this book. dark, dangerous secret. The book almost relates to
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Androgyny in the Media by Zoe Shay
Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Proenza Schouler all have something in common. No, it’s not the sky-high prices of their clothing- it’s the pretty face advertising their collections. Andrej Pejic, 21 year old Serbian-born and Australian-raised model is flaunting their designer clothing in magazines, prestigious events and fashion shows everywhere. What’s so unusual about a young, beautiful model posing for pictures? Well, you can find Andrej not only in impeccable menswear suits but also in wedding dresses, high heels and stunning women’s clothing as well. Androgynous models are popping up in major designer collections more and more often as the lines between male and female blur. In his book The Art of Seduction, Robert Greene gives advice in successfully catching the eye of the population: “In a society where the roles everyone plays are obvious, the refusal to conform to any standard will excite interest. Be both masculine and feminine, impudent and charming, subtle and outrageous. Let other people worry about being socially acceptable; those types are a dime a dozen, and you are after a power greater than they can imagine.” Androgynous models have that concept nailed down and the fashion industry has definitely noticed. Androgynes have always been seen as intriguing and have been objects of fascination throughout history. Thankfully, androgyny is being rapidly integrated into media and society as minorities are becoming increasingly accepted in everyday life. Androgyny in fashion is growing into a major trend that we are sure to see more of in the near future. Keep your eyes open for Andrej Pejic, Lea T and other modern androgynous models as well as famous figures from the past such as Annie Lennox and of course, David Bowie!
A great Christmas gift! Put it on your list.
Tim Hortons vs. Starbucks The Official Breakdown! An interview with a fan of each enterprise And what KSS students are saying on the debate below
Tyson Dachwits enjoys Tim Hortons’ Honey Cruller and white hot chocolate
Sydne Cole at Starbucks with a grande Chai tea Latte
by Brienne Welton Tyson Dachwits would choose Tim Hortons over Starbucks without hesitation. From the blue collar atmosphere to the doughnuts (namely the Honey Cruller) and the hot chocolate, Timmies is Tyson's preference. He is truly a devoted Timmies fan. His appreciation for this company goes way back into his childhood when he used to play hockey in their league. “I played Timbits hockey as a kid, so I know firsthand their generosity towards the community” he states fervently. Tyson particularly respects Tim Hortons' support of athletics for kids through their profits. He also likes the feeling and ambiance of Tim Hortons, referring to it as an ‘average Joe feel.' The main advantage Timmies has over Starbucks according to Tyson is the lower price. Tim Hortons offers quality as well as an ample selection of doughnuts, muffins and various other heartier foods Starbucks does not have. Chilis and soups are among the unique aspects of the Tim Hortons menu, which is more meal central as opposed to the simple snacks offered by Starbucks. Another plus for Tyson is the great service he receives from Tim Hortons. “The service is faster than Starbucks because they don’t have to make such complicated drinks” he says, having noticed the long lineups often seen in Starbucks. He proudly supports this Canadian company. When Tyson visits Tim Hortons he is served fast and feels good afterwards about supporting a Canadian company who is in turn supporting kids’ sports. Not to mention the other good feeling of having more money in your pocket in the long run! For Tyson, Tim Hortons is an obvious choice. "Timmies hot chocolate is way better. Honey Crulers are the best! Starbucks is way too pricey."
When it comes to the beverage and snack scenario, Starbucks is undoubtedly Sydne Cole's scene. She loves Starbucks and would definitely prefer it over Tim Hortons. As well as having a delicious unique variety of drinks, Sydne also remarked on the various options for custom drinks. "You can order the drink however you like it." A big benefit of Starbucks in Sydne's opinion is the non-dairy milk option. Those who are vegan are not at all prohibited and could order anything on the menu by simply requesting soymilk. Unfortunately some vegans are deterred by Tim Hortons, who only offers dairy milk. Another item on the menu these two franchises do not have in common also happens to be a favorite of Sydne's. The chocolate chip banana bread is unique to the Starbucks menu and is reported by Sydne to be scrumptious. Apart from the menu, Starbucks has another advantage over Timmies. Sydne's attention is captured by the warm, cozy atmosphere of every Starbucks location she has frequented. Around Christmas time is when their skilled promotion and marketing skill really stands out for her. "The first sign of Christmas is when Starbucks comes out with their Christmas cup." Sydne declared, fondly recalling the cups' adorable decorations of reindeer and snowflakes. She summarizes that she doesn't get that 'warm comfortable feeling' when in Tim Hortons, commenting on its lack of art and comfy couches. She counters most peoples' argument, that Starbucks is too expensive by saying that its fabulous selection, classy style and cozy atmosphere make the price worthwhile every time.
“I like the coffee at Starbucks better, but Tim Hortons has more food. Then again I like the drinks at Starbucks better. They should combine them and make one store!” Collin Wilson
"Tim Hortons has a lot more food, and its way cheaper. The coffee is better, and so are the doughnuts." Miguel Eagleton
"Tim Hortons is an overall better store because their food is better than Starbucks. Their drinks are just as good, it’s also cheaper."
"Starbucks' drinks are higher quality, and they have really good scones!" Paris Morris-Nault
"Starbucks has a better feeling to it, it's more of a comfy setting to chat and relax compared to Tim Hortons, which feels like a fast food place." Lauren Boyd
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by Lauren Boyd
Top places to go in Canada continued...
Eureka, Nova Scotia is said to be one of Happy Adventure, Newfoundland isn't Snowflake, Manitoba is a small community the most beautiful places in Canada in the fall. If you’re a nature enthusiast this is your place with its picturesque views of the rolling green hills and countryside you just can’t go wrong. In the fall months Eureka is at the peak of its beauty with wild, vivid colours and beautiful clear skies. Eureka is a great place for a landscape artist to live with its seemingly endless inspirational sights.
called Newfoundland's most peaceful community for nothing. If you're tired of the stress and anxiety of society, Happy Adventure is your place. Look at the beautiful views and discover how to be one with nature. Enjoy lounging on the serene beaches and catch the annual pirate themed recreation of the discovery of Happy Adventure complete with Pirate ships, people in stereotypical pirate garb and of course planks just waiting to be walked.
Photo from google.com Eureka, Nova Scotia is said to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
Photo from google.com taken in Happy Adventure Newfoundland near a diner in the evening.
in the south of Manitoba close to the US. Snowflake used to be called Hamilton until the whole town was moved so the railway would run through it. Snowflake is in an area popular for its winter sports such as snowshoeing and cross country skiing; it’s a beautiful place to take a relaxing winter time holiday. In a society where too much info coming at you too fast is the problem, a trip to quiet, slower paced Snowflake is the ultimate destination for your relaxation needs.
Photo from google.com Snowflake, Manitoba near a school.
by Dr. Jayden Craigie “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message” Steve Irwin Preparing to go to that college or university for the first time and get a good education? You’ve probably researched all your educational options, checked out a long list of potential schools, and studied hard for finals. You have done everything to prepare, right? There are some things you may have forgotten. MAKE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR YOU. One of the toughest things about choosing the right post-secondary school is going through the vast amount of information available on the thousands of colleges and universities out there. Good places to begin are the Best Colleges 2013 website published online by U.S. News & World Report, Maclean’s university rankings and the 4 International Colleges and Universities website. There are tips for helping to pay for college, an admissions guide, and a college personality quiz. Whenever possible, make a visit to the college or university campus and check it out for yourself. Decide what you want in a university/college, and consider the aspects you’re looking for. Keep an open mind, do your homework on the schools you’ve narrowed it down to, and keep your perspective. GET YOUR FINANCING SECURED BEFORE YOU GO. My advice: save every dollar. College is expensive and every dollar saved now is one less dollar you may have to work for later. Look for grants, scholarships, and any sort of financial aid necessary to help pay for your education. Additional budget advice includes $7,800 per year for accommodation, $5,354 for food, $800 for books and resources, and $1,630 for other expenses. A student, who graduated from Penn State University with a degree in information sciences, paid around $50,000 for four years. He had loans totalling around $25,000. He said many students don’t realize how much debt they’ve amassed until it comes time to pay. “The students themselves don’t really know what they’re getting into.” BE PREPARED FOR AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER. One thing that many never consider when they go to another province or state to attend school is the emotional toll on being separated from the life you’ve known. Leaving the security of family and friends can create a tremendous strain on you emotionally, and even physically. You’re going into a new world full of new people with new and differing social norms. Depression, anorexia, and manic depressive illness can set in if you don’t monitor your situation. Many say staying busy with classes, getting to know more people, and spending time in extra-curricular activities can help. Taking time to pick the right school will really pay off there. Post-secondary school can be one of the most exciting and challenging times in a person’s life. Great changes will occur and you need to be prepared for that. You’ll learn new things and discover things about yourself that you never knew. Post-secondary school can be the experience of a lifetime, so make sure you prepare yourself as much as possible ahead of time, and rely on those around you for help with the rest. Good luck!
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What are They doing for the Holidays ?
L-R: Grace Freiheit - “I’m going to Hawaii for 3 weeks.” Serena - “Sleeping” Photo by Lauren Boyd.
Ashley - “Opening presents and planning for a family trip.” Photo by Lauren Boyd.
Ryan - “I’m going to visit my grandma and go to a christmas party.” Photo by Lauren Boyd.
“Going to Party at Big White :P”- Davis, Doson and Merinda Photo by Lauren Boyd.
Tina Light - “I’m having family over, going Christmas caroling and collecting food around the neighbourhood for the food bank, I might even go cross-country skiing with my family.” Photo by Lauren Boyd.
Madison - “Going to Vancouver for a family trip.” Photo by Lauren Boyd.
Merry Christmas from Censor This! Staff
Left to right Front row: Harsha Bharma, Lauren Boyd, Zoe Shay, Danielle Beleutz Back row: Renee Berger, Brienne Welton, Esme Jackson, Mr. Manderioli, Mishka Miller Missing from the photo are Mary Bunka, Sarah Thorburn, Kolby Zinger-Harris, Julia Roigk, Mackenzie Schermann, Jayden Craigie and Jess D’Vaz photo by Ms. Corinna Nicol
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ROCKS... by Mary Bunka Lyndall Huber is an up-and-coming songstress at KSS. The grade twelve student is a member of the R&B Band and has shown incredible promise. Lyndall got involved this year, her grad year, after auditioning in the fall. We caught up with her between jam sessions to ask about her musical life.
Censor This!: So Lyndall, how much time do you spend practicing? Lyndall: Usually there’s about five and a half hours of practice each week between all the different music classes at KSS. C: Other than the music, what is your favorite part of being a part of the R&B band? L: It has to be how much fun we all have. It really feels like you’re on tour with a real band. C: Are you planning on pursuing a career in music? L: I would love to. The hardest part for me is not knowing where to start. I take it day by day to try to figure things out from there.
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C: What, or who, is your inspiration? L:Musically, I really don’t have a specific person who inspires me, rather it’s the people I meet day to day. There are way too many talented people to just pick one and say that one is my favorite. C: What’s the hardest part of being a singer? L: I’m always afraid because there are so many [singers] out there, with the amount of talent I’ve seen at KSS it scares me to think about how many other people have the same dream as me. C: Any advice for people hoping to audition for any of KSS’ music programs? L: Just do it. I kick myself for even thinking about not trying out. It’s my favorite part about going to school. Really. The R&B Band runs throughout the school year, covering popular soul and blues hits. If you’re ever in the mood for some great music and unbelievable Owls talent, go check them out! Photo contributed from Facebook
KSS R&B band rocks MPR with SOUL Ife Oyodele and band mates do a funky cover of Cee Lo’s “Forget You” in front of KSS students and staff.
All photos on this page by Lauren Boyd
Rave Review by Censor This! staff
On Friday November 30, KSS students were treated to an energetic noon-hour performance by KSS’s very own 17 piece Rhythm and Blues Band. The students, joined by Mr. Wong on piano and Mr. Manderioli on drums and percussion respectively, performed Motown and Soul classics for a very enthusiastic audience.
Handsome, musical and charismatic Mr. Wong... Foreground: bassist Josh Donaldson and lead guitarist Liam Patterson
The band covered Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and 7 other equally infectious tunes. “I was very impressed with Ife Oyodele’s vocals and stage presence. I also thought Josh Donaldson was good on bass guitar and I enjoyed Liam Patterson’s electric guitar solos,” stated Harsha Bhamra. “The group was poised, polished and professional,” added Lauren Boyd. No question, the MPR kids and the rest of KSS got a show to remember. Led by our beloved Mr. Neil Wong, the KSS R’n’B band has been in existence for the past 4 years and is available for hire.
Above: Ife, Kennedy, Cassidy and Lyndall belt it out for their peers
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Happy New Years! Activities for New Year’s Eve by Harsha Bhamra
The most awaited day of the year by many people, New Year’s Eve, is right around the corner. It’s the time to share with friends, family, remembering the past, and hoping good things for the future. It’s time to celebrate the dawning of a new year and the passing of the old year. It’s the biggest party night of the year. Many people go out to parties, staying out until the morning for the countdown to the New Year. Others prefer to stay at home and celebrate in their own special way. Whether it’s in Kelowna, or out of town, with friends or family, your New Year’s Eve should definitely be memorable! There are many New Year’s Eve destinations for everyone. Many people want to resolve to try new things for New Years Eve. If you want adventure or if you want to savour the beautiful sceneries of Europe, then Amsterdam or Berlin might be the place for you. In Amsterdam the celebration begins as early as December 29th. They have many festivals, parties and events happening all around the city. In almost every public place there are throngs of people from all over the world celebrating. Their annual, traditional countdown takes place in a large grassed square in the museum quarter of the city which is followed by an amazing fireworks show.
Berlin is known for having the biggest open-air party for New Year’s Eve. There’s live bands, electronic music, light and laser shows, visual media and countless places for food and drink. The best part is that there’s a live music stage set up where the fall of The Berlin Wall took place, filled with international food stalls, dance floors and more stages. New York however, is the most popular place for New Years Eve! If you would rather stay in North America to celebrate New Year’s Eve then New York City is the place for you. New York City has their annual Time Square Ball Drop. Why not go see it in person instead of on television like every year? It’s not something to do every year but going to New York especially for this event would be a great experience and make a great memory. But if you want to stay home, don’t worry! There are many activities to do in Kelowna. There are so many ski resorts near and at Kelowna that have special New Year’s Eve events planned for visitors. Silver Star has a magical Torchlight parade down their village, and the largest fireworks show of the winter. Also there is a New Years Eve dinner Tour Extravaganza and a New Year’s Eve snowmobile Tour. Big White has many packages to make your
Watch the ball drop in New York City’s famous Times Square
holiday and New Year even better. Among them are Christmas Winter Wonderland Holiday, Sip and Savor and VIP Treatment. They have fireworks every Saturday that can be seen anywhere in Big White and an even more spectacular Firework show on New Year’s Eve with free bonfire and hot chocolate that can be enjoyed with friends and family. So, go and make this New Year’s Eve the most memorable night. There’s something for everyone whether you’re on a budget or you just feel like being adventurous.
New Year’s Resolutions that Never Work by Mishka Gaye-Miller
New Year’s Eve is the time when people reflect on life and their past year. Many people make plans for the new year and think about the lifestyle they wish to change. Most of the time these plans are forgotten by the first few weeks or months into the new year, simply because people forget them or because they were not realistic in the first place. This is a cycle that may never be broken. The most common resolution in North America is to lose weight. Many gyms offer discounts in the new year to facilitate this resolution and they are crowded at the beginning of the year. However the turn out at the gyms slows down by mid-February and is completely back to normal in March. Others vow to spend more time with loved ones, live a healthier lifestyle, get in touch with their spirituality, quit habits like smoking and drinking and be more charitable, etc. To make your New Year’s resolutions be-
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come a reality rather than a fad you should divide and conquer the activities to achieve your desired results. Break larger tasks into smaller ones and make a plan to achieve your goals one step at a time. Another effective method is to create a sense of accountability. Designate a friend, mentor, or companion for sharing successes, monitoring progress and offering support. The benefit of involving others in your goals and plans is instant access to experience, knowledge, and wisdom and it also raises the bar of responsibility. However many shy away from sharing their goals with others so when they do not live up to them they are not viewed as failures, That is why it is important to find someone who has similar aspirations. Since we live in an electronic age, a good way of keeping up with your goals is to store them into your smart phone as a reminder. If you do not own one, another good way is to write them down and place them in
a place you will always see them -like on your fridge door or a poster in your room. Most importantly, make a commitment to yourself and remember the reason your resolutions were made in the first place!
Secret in the Wings a Great Experience! This November, the Night Owl Theater was pleased to present 6 shows of Mary Zimmerman's "The Secret in the Wings.â€? This non-linear play explored visually amazing and darkly accurate versions of Grimm's Fairy tales. Ms. Holmwood, the cast, and crew had a great time rehearsing the play and making these stories come to life each evening. Here are some of the secrets of the play... Isabella Thomson & Anne-Marie Holmwood
On this page in clockwork rotation, see pictures of the cast and crew of the Secret in The Wings All photos contributed by Anne-Marie Holmwood
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NOËL AUTOUR DU MONDE
Quelques-uns de nos élèves internationaux ont été interviewés par des élèves internationaux de ma classe de Français 12, puis toute la classe a contribué pour vous donner une idée de comment se déroule le Noël dans leur pays – amusez-vous en lisant et en apprenant de leur histoire de Noël, autour du monde. -Mme Hazel Noël en Italie Le 24 décembre, pour le dîner de Noël (Le Reveillon), toute la famille vient ensemble pour manger les pâtes tortellini avec le poisson. Avec un sapin artificiel de Noël dans la salle, ils disent «Buon Natale» (Joyeux Noël en Italien) et parlent de «Babbo Natale» (Père Noël en Italien) qui viendra ce soir. Puisque la maison était décorée le 8 décembre, tout le monde peut se reposer, et avec les chansons de Noël de Michael Bublé qui jouent en l’air, la maison est remplie de l’esprit de Noël. Après le dîner, la famille va à l'église. En rentrant ce soir, ils se couchent en attendant «Babbo Natale». Le lendemain, la famille se réveille pour ouvrir tous les cadeaux, et elle fête encore le Noël. Par Peter Cho et Zachary Rintoul
Lucrezia GigIIetti – L’Italie
Noël en Allemagne
Noël en Norvège
Rebekka, La Norvège
En Norvège, les célébrations d'hiver commencent le 13 décembre avec le jour de Saint Lucia, où c'est une tradition qu'une fille porte un peignoir blanc. Ce jour-là, les norvégiens font des poudings de riz avec seulement une amande. L'enfant qui trouve l'amande gagne une surprise – un gâteau massepain! Entre Noël et la Nouvelle Année, les enfants reçoivent les bonbons chaque jour. En Norvège, les gens mettent les sapins de Noël faux et vrai, et ils attendent Julenissen – comme le Père Noël, mais plus mince. La chanson de Noël que Rebekka préfère est «Tenn Lys». Les norvégiens disent «God Jul!» au lieu de "Joyeux Noel!"
Theresa Riehm, L'Allemagne
J’ai une petite histoire à vous raconter. Ma fête personnelle de Noël en Allemagne se déroule comme ça: Chaque Noël je vais à l’église avec ma mère, mon père, mon frère et ma grand-mère qui vit à côté de nous. Après ça, nous revenons et mon frère et moi, nous attendons, chez ma grand-mère, l’enfant Jésus. C’est une tradition, et bien que nous ne croyions plus que l’enfant Jésus va arriver pour nous donner des cadeaux le soir du 24 décembre, nous l'attendons pareil. Mes parents ont une petite cloche et ils le sonnent dès qu'ils finissent les préparations du dîner et de mettre les cadeaux sous le sapin de Noël. Quand mon frère et moi étions plus jeunes et nous pensions encore que l’enfant Jésus existait et arrivait avec des cadeaux, nous étions super excités - j’aime encore imaginer le temps où j’étais jeune et aimais attendre l’enfant Jésus. J'ai toujours voulu le trouver et lui parler.
Par Aislinn Mcdivitt et Sarah Richter Noël en Suisse Par Theresa Riehm Le Saint Nicolas va venir le 6 Décembre et il va laisser des noisettes et de petits cadeaux chez les Noël en Éthiopie enfants. Le soir pour célébrer Noël est le soir du 24 En Éthiopie, comme au Canada, Décembre. On a un sapin de Noël et on le décore on fête Noël. Leur Noël a lieu avec les bougies. Avant de recevoir des cadeaux on le 24 janvier. En Éthiopie, on chante des chansons avec la famille. C'est l'enfant appelle le Père Noël, Jésus. Il Jésus qui va donner des cadeaux. Après le déballage ne neige pas en Éthiopie pendant des cadeaux on va manger le dîner. Il n'y a pas Noël. "Melcam Gena" c'est "Joyde dîner traditionnel mais la plupart mange de la eux Noel" à l'Éthiopien. Le jour fondue. Il y a de différentes fondues et ma famille de Noel tous les éthiopiens vont mange de la fondue bourguignonne. Après ça, nous à l'église. Il y a cinq différentes allons à l'église. Joyeux Noël en Suisse-allemand est: langues en Éthiopie. Nardos Kifle – L'Éthiopie "Frohi Wiehnachte". Annina Schläpfer - La Suisse Par Annina Schläpfer Par Melissa Panza, Javiera Noël en Belgique Mervyn, et Emma McLeod Les traditions en Belgique sont beaucoup semblables aux traditions au Canada. Le sapin et les décorations sont les parties les plus importantes de Noël. Dans sa Noël en Ukraine famille, Fluorine met un sapin, mais elle ne met pas En Ukraine, la fête de Noël est célébrée d'une manière les décorations autour de sa maison. Elle aime beausimilaire et aussi d'une manière différente du Canada. coup les chansons de Noel aussi ! Normalement, elle En Ukraine, Noel est célébré le 24 décembre où ils va à l’église le matin de Noel. En Belgique, il fait ouvrent les cadeaux de Noël le soir. Il y a un Père assez froid, mais il n’y a pas énormément de neige. Noël aussi, mais il est un peu différent de le nôtre. Il Quand elle était petite elle laissait du lait et des est raconté d'avoir été le grand-père d'une petite fille, biscuits pour le Père Noel. Elle célèbre Noel la veille donc en général, comme un symbole, le grand-père de Noël et le 25 décembre aussi. Toute sa famille est dans la famille se déguise en Père Noël. Avant que les gens ouvrent leurs cadeaux cependant, la plupart des Florine Dieu- La Belgique présente pour cette joyeuse célébration ! Diana Illichova-L’Ukraine familles va à l'église. Dans la langue ukrainienne il y a Par : Abbey Jones, Jamie McLean & Dhaamin une petite fille connue sous le nom Snegurochka, mais Clarke à l'origine elle était connue comme la fille du printpar James McNaught emps et au gel. Noël en Espagne et Amanda Schuffels Ricardo et Carlos vivent en Espagne. Pour Noël, ils chantent une chanson populaire, "Belen, campanas de Belen". En Espagne, ils disent "Feliz Navidad" pour "Joyeux Noël" et le Père Noël s'appelle Papa Noël. C'est très similaire ! De plus, Papa Noël ressemble à Père Noël de très près. Le jour de Noël, Ricardo et Carlos vont à l'église. Malheureusement il ne neige pas d'habitude, mais ils mangent les plats délicieux comme Gambas, polvorones et Jamòn Sertano. Par ailleurs, le 6 janvier ils ont une autre célébration comme Noël- nous sommes très jaloux!
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Par Julien Butler, Brea Simpson, Mackenzie Pesl
Censor This! Joke Off: Part Deux Well in our last issue Renee went up against Mr. Manderioli and, let’s face it, it was no contest at all! Mr. M’s lack of humour is the stuff of legend and was really no challenge for Miss B. Fortunately, this month a real challenger stepped up and it’s none other than our beloved Mr. Phil Bakker. Anyone who has had Mr Bakker for science or chemistry knows that he is very “punny” and really ought to be teaching English! Could Mr. Bakker dethrone our reigning champ, “Labergs?” Read below and find out......
Mini Horoscopes SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23—December 21) Linking up with others to have some fun may not always appeal. Don’t take life so seriously go take a bath, let loose. CAPRICORN (Dec 22—January 20) Keep connection with old friends. Mutual friends and colleagues they might show you the way to make a new path.
Renee’s Jokes: 1. What do you call a blind German? A not see 2. Why don't cats play poker in the jungle? Too many cheetahs 3. What does JC Penny and teenagers have in common? Pants 50% off 4. How did the blonde die while drinking milk? The cow sat down 5. What is the award given to the cat with the cutest bum? A catastrophe 6. What do you call a crate full of ducks? A box of quackers 7. How do you know if you're a red neck? You go to the family reunion to find a date
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AQUARIUS (January 21—February 19) Go Shopping and see what you can find. Make this the season that you give others the benefit of the doubt. PISCES (February 20—March 20) Cheer others up! Go give out some random acts of kindness to strangers. Among all of this, you find what seems missing. Who knows what you find. ARIES (March 21—April 20) An optimistic and exciting week ahead brings you even closer to a loved one, enjoy! TAURUS (April 21—May21)To get some peace, you may need to find a quiet corner and even be a bit anti-social for a while. GEMINI (May 22—June 21) A slow start to the week soon host up as you realize how much there is still to get organized! CANCER (June 22—July 23) When launching into the reasons why someone close should not do something, think back. Realising that you were in much the same situation LEO (July 24—August 23) Compassion and love are not quite the same. In being spontaneous next week, you show love. VIRGO (August 24—September 23) After a few difficult months, you are now expected to let your hair down and have fun. LIBRA (September 24—October 23) There may not be everything that you could wish for in your life at the moment. We all need something to strive for and look forward to SCORPIO (October 24—November 22) Being at the heart of things suits you well enough at this time of the year. Bring more satisfaction to every day by letting others help out.
Mr. Bakker’s Jokes: 1. How did the bank robber escape the police who were chasing him? He ran into a meat shop, stepped on the scales and got a weigh. 2.If cis-
your house in San Franco falls apart when an earthquake happens, don’t blame the government or your home builder. It’s the San Andreas Fault. 3. If you have a bumpy landing at the Kelowna Airport, don’t blame the pilots or the stewardesses, because its the ashphalt. 4.Why did the man in Prague play chess while searching for a wife? He was looking for a Czech mate. 5. Are you sure, Mr. Ion, that you were hit by a proton? Yes, officer, I am positive. 6. Why did the white bear dissolve when it went into the water? Because it was polar. 7. Why did Mephibosheth’s report card come home wet? Because all of his marks were below C level.
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ISSUE 3 DECEMBER 12, 2012
Buon Natale God Jul Frohi Wiehnachte
Feliz Navidad Melcam Gena Z Rizdvom Khrystovym
...Et bonne année à tous! De la classe de Français 12 de Mme Hazel!