This student gallery opening showcases grade ten art students' popcorn drawings. Free popcorn was given to visitors to eat while looking at the artwork.
By: Cameron Gilliland
Over the last few weeks, comic book fans have had to make a choice, Marvel or DC. Judging by the last couple of weeks at the box office, they chose Marvel. Out of the two films, I have seen Thor and I must say it is a fantastic film, hence it’s a pull at the box office. Justice league got a poor review from critics and this was reflected in its box office returns. Unlike justice league, Thor 3 released in Europe before opening in the U.S. or China. Word quickly spread to these other markets about how good the film was. When the numbers rolled in after it’s world wide release on Nov. 3rd, Thor had made $121 million in its opening weekend. Justice League was supposed to turn DC into a more reputable brand after the success of Wonder Woman. However, after a 40% review on Rotten Tomatoes it didn’t look good for DC’s supposed juggernaut. After its world-wide release on Nov. 17th Justice League opened and only made $96 million, which is quite embarrassing. Thor 3 managed to hold on at number 3, making $21 million dollars. By Thor 3’s third weekend in theatres, it has already grossed over $700 million worldwide! If Thor 3 keeps a steady pace, the film could crack $1 BILLION. For next weekend, I predict Pixar’s COCO will take number 1 grossing $100 million, Justice League will place second making $45 million and Wonder will place third making $10 million. What are your plans? Email your response at email@example.com
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By: Emily Sakaguchi
The first report card of the year is out, and students are not impassive in this event. Gobbling up the information, sharing it with others, they mull it over in their minds to see how everything added up to the percentages before them. They receive the report, along with the ubiquitous warning: this grade is inaccurate; don’t take it to heart. Alright, so if a student doesn’t like a grade in one class, it’s not the end of the world. The marks are derived from few evaluations, assessments which will be worth almost nothing by the last report card. One mistake on a short quiz can make a noticeable difference in a person’s average. Likewise, having few evaluations means that marks can be artificially high; it’s very difficult to give an accurate representation this early on in the year. So what are the teachers saying, while we gape and gasp at these numbers on a page? Don’t get too excited. Your mark is subject to go down! Or, that grade isn’t you, and it will probably go up! Since what’s being sent home every November is a very incomplete picture, we can think of it more like an update. In some parts of Canada, even though the November report card is still present, it’s not much of a surprise by the time it comes around. Online platforms, such as the Calgary Board of Education’s HomeLogic, are essentially an all-year-round report card. Teachers input grades, and how each evaluation is weighted, then an average is calculated at the top, making for an always up-to-date, always accessible report. They can even add comments and feedback. So, when the November report card comes around, it feels more like an update. Here, in TDSB schools, even though we may not have the luxury of getting grades back the moment a test or an essay’s been marked, it doesn’t mean we have to lose sleep over the November report card. Is it necessary? Maybe. Is its data truly accurate? No. Assuming we can let go of the stress associated with report cards, is it helpful? Yes. In short, while this report card isn’t the most representative, or even the most purposeful document, it’s a nice way to have all our grades so far organized into one place to let us know how we’re doing. November report cards are mostly for students, so don’t let it hurt you; let it help you, instead.