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The ‘View

Westview Centennial S.S

Our View. Our Voice

Tazlin Jahan

The ‘View is the first official monthly newspaper of Westview Centennial S.S. The name “View” represents both a part of our school name and the fact that we promote the students’ views.

The first paper was printed in September of 2012, but students on the committee worked long and hard to organize the paper beginning in 2011. The paper is an outlet for students by students. It’s a place where students can be heard, share their accomplishments, their work and keep up with school events.

“The View” committee is made up of a passionate and enthusiastic group of students from all grades, representing the diverse student body that makes up our wonderful school.

“The View” is distributed monthly to students by their homeroom teachers, and is meant to be read during D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) on Wednesdays. However, our committee also distributes the paper to students around the school at various times.

“The View” is off to a great start and we look forward to quality student journalism to come!

The following two articles were published in Westview's student newspaper The View, November 2012


Westview fights back Anti-Bullying Week

 By: Tazlin Jahan, Westview StudentAnti-bullying Week took place on November 19th – 23rd, 2012. This week signifies the prevention of bullying and the importance of spreading awareness about the harmful affects of bullying. Westview students were actively engaged and worked diligently in spreading awareness throughout Westview.Bullying is the act of undermining a person’s ability, achievement or self esteem, whether it be in sports, at school, online, etc. It can be inflicted both verbally and physically and this is not acceptable.Anti-Bullying week was established to speak up and stand up to bullying. This is a great opportunity for schools, colleges, and students to get involved.At Westview Centennial Secondary School, we recognize and appreciate Ms. Mackenzie and her PPC and leadership students who took the liberty of creating eye-catching, artistic posters for Anti bullying Week. Their work is beautifully displayed on the 2nd floor of building, and is titled “Stop Bullying”. These students have also presented speeches during morning announcements and have spoken about the recent suicide of a student in Canada named Amanda Todd, whose death was due to her being bullied.Amanda Todd’s tragic death has attracted a lot of attention recently, and it has forced us to look at bullying more seriously and be aware of the harmful effects it can have.Amanda  was a victim of bullying who posted a video on YouTube, and using flash cards explained how she was being bullied, blackmailed and physically harmed by people around her. It is because of Amanda Todd and many other people who have been victims of bullying, that it is crucial we raise awareness of its effects and prevent situations such as this one from happening again.Not only should we solely dedicate this week as Anti- Bullying Week, but also continue to spread awareness about bullying throughout Westview and in our communities, all year long. Let us never forget Amanda Todd and all the victims who have struggled and continue to struggle with unnecessary and damaging acts.


The Movember Movement

 By: Kevin Noguera, Westview Student You  may have noticed many men growing out their  moustaches all month long. Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces across Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s” , as they are called,  these men raise funds and awareness for men’s health, like prostate cancer and male mental health.Many Canadians have been  growing their whiskers to support this cause with  the support of many women in their lives. “Mo Sistas” and “Mo Bros”  raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their growing efforts.Many people don’t think about health issues unless they have to, but in fact we know that by creating awareness of these issues amongst society we create change and we develop the idea that by doing something little,  we can  make big changes in the world. It is easy to let your moustache grow to raise funds for cancer research and treatments. Yet,  many people are not aware of this growing event and they do not  know how that they can easily help.Canada joined the Movember movement in 2007.  In 2011 many Canadians participated,  raising $125.7 billion for the Movember Foundation. This event is held in 21 countries and has the co-operation or 1.9 Million “Mo Bro” & “Mo Sistas” around the world so far.Movember is not only an activity for men’s participation, but also for women, who play a key role in the campaign.  They do this by supporting “Mo Bros” who grow moustaches and raise awareness. In fact most can’t grow a moustache but they but they can still contribute to this amazing cause. “Movember to some people may just be an excuse to grow out a silly mustache, draw one on or even have it tattooed on their finger. I find it particularly heart warming as it represents my father, my grandfather, my brother as well as all men. It is seldom we take the time from our busy lives to consider how much Cancer affects our society. You may not be able to contribute something financially, you can personally take the time to get involved and encourage the men in your life to increase early cancer detection. This is what I have accomplished.”  Said Ashley Lachance, a movember participant from Toronto and a friend from Westview. Who has support this cause for a long time and she is an example of how everyone can be involved in these activities that concerns men, because they are passionate to see a change in the world. Remember that you can also create change by making the people around you aware of the health risks they may face, and by growing a moustache. So keep this in mind, small contributions make big differences.