Sciences Humaines 11 students were in for a treat after Mme. Ferrari invited Vicki Huntington, Delta South's representative at the Legislative Assembly, Wednesday, September 25th, into their classes. As the students were studying the government structure, she started off by explaining her position as an Independent. Speaking on her motive to become an Independent, Ms. Huntington said "As an Independent, my issue was governance, it wasn't power... so I can devote myself to issues of democracy." Currently, a lot of her time is focused on the issue of decreasing agricultural land due to the high position Delta holds with migratory birds. At the moment, Delta has the highest concentration of raptors in all of Canada but, according to Ms. Huntington, we're in danger of starving them out. She hopes to develop a coalition about these problems. Another approaching issue she was asked about is that of the future Tsawwassen mall. "I think our businesses [will] have to create very sharp destinations to attract people," she replied, "It would be very sad if Tsawwassen and Ladner became a ghost town." She also mentioned that the owners of the mall were reconsidering its construction but it is unclear as to whether they will change their minds. Senior students have the chance to join Ms. Huntington in the Delta South Legislative Youth Advisory Council where they can give her the youth perspective on issues of today. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
After fundraising for more than a week, South Delta Secondary School scheduled the Terry Fox Run on a not so sunny Friday, September 27th, 2013. Student Council raised approximately $1050, donated from students and staff, a significant difference from last year's $600. Students ran or walked a 3 km route starting at the school, continuing up 6 Ave to English Bluff Rd and back down 8A Ave while being cheered on by Link Crew and Student Council representatives at allocated spots. Though the sound of squeaky shoes could be heard for the rest of the day, the rain did serve as some motivation for students to start running. Check out some of the photos below!
From September 16th to September 19th was staff appreciation week at South Delta Secondary School. To get it started, on Monday, September 16th Link Crew passed by each and every classroom, including Guidance Counsellor offices, asking if any of the staff wanted some cookies, tea or coffee. Then, from the 16th to the 18th of September, any student could write a compliment to their favorite staff member about their talent and support in the Main Hallway. Then, on Friday the 27th, all the staff members got their compliment grams with the legendary Mr. Bundhoo getting the most.
By: Eva Monti
Last Friday, September 13th marked this year's Grade 8s' annual kick-off to their upcoming high school years! Provided by Link Crew, the day at Deas Island Regional Park consisted of many fun games and activities. Different clubs from around the school set up a couple activities, including Slam Poetry and theatrical sports. South Delta Secondary did a phenomenal job picking activities they knew we, the Grade 8s, would like. One of the activities, PlayPodz, where one just played video games, was very popular. And on top of that, compliments of the Deas Island Regional Park retreat, the Grade 8s were given tie-dye SDSS t-shirts! The activities were so creative and original that I'm sure all of the Grade 8s hope it will be continued in the future. All I know is that it was way better than we had expected!
For many people around Tsawwassen, the new school year can be seen with a sense of renewal, hoping to start the year off fresh. However, the night before the first day of school is known as 'Hell Night' where the graduates of the corresponding school year take to the streets, traditionally causing hundreds of dollars in property damage. It's typically viewed as a nuisance for the Delta Police, who are spread thin annually to cover North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen with just enough officers to keep the damage to a minimum. This alcohol driven rite of passage is viewed as a destructive and costly occurrence that happens yearly that local residents wish would never happen. However this year there was minimal damage, other than a few tags of graffiti on South Delta Secondary. Could it just be for graduates looking to unwind? Their last act of rebellion before piles of homework dictate their lives once more? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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