Nelson Lee

Garneau Utopia: The Results are Out!

The survey was conducted in two sections: the paper ballot found within TheReckoner and the in-person interviews conducted by myself and two fellow Editorial members: Andrew L. and Nicole P. Both portions of the survey lasted for a week within the month of March. In total, 5% of the school was surveyed with 34 paper ballots submitted and a total of 58 in-person interviews conducted. The results of the survey are as follows: Students found that a Utopia Garneau would consist of cleaner washrooms (35%), better school events (33%), and a less crowded cafeteria (14%). All three options were widely discussed during the conversations we had when we conducted in-person interviews. Students also discussed the need for cleaner washrooms and readily available toilet paper as well as better school events. Lastly, the request of a less overcrowded cafeteria, to my surprise, was generally from students sitting outside the cafeteria. I originally thought that students who ate lunch in the cafeteria would complain about how it was filled to the top, but instead, it was the people who crave to sit in the cafeteria. This is likely due to these students’ desires to eat lunch in the cafeteria but find it too overcrowded to do so. Sadly, Garneau student’s favourite things about our school are repetitive, routine events, such as Friday Early Dismissal or Spare Periods. When asked what their...

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To Unify or to Divide?

On 16 June 2015, Donald J. Trump started his US presidential campaign by alienating a significant portion of the electorate, saying, “[Mexicans are] bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.” Despite many saying that such narrative marked the ridiculousness and the death of the campaign — before it really started — Trump railed on, promising to build a grand wall dividing the U.S. border with Mexico to keep aliens out. It was no surprise then that on election day, his competitor Hillary Clinton won 66% of the Latino vote [1]. Thanks to previous election results and his continued attitude...

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