YCMHS News

  • Dear Grads, The end is near. Its June and in a matter of weeks we will be graduating and I know that pretty much all of us cannot wait to walk across that stage and get our diploma, to walk out the doors of the school for the last time and never look back. This is a very exciting time in our lives and we just want to be done, but I want to say, take a minute to stop and appreciate everything. Take time to remember the first time you walked into the school and maybe got lost looking for your class the first day. Take the time to thank the teachers who made your high school experience easier because ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2015, 8:24 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • Don't Hate Just Because They're Grade 8 This past Friday, May 8th, the grade eight students from Maple Grove came to YCMHS for orientation day. Unless you were a lucky grade nine who stayed home for the day, most of you probably noticed them milling about in the lobby. While its easy for us to just ignore them or instantly dislike them, there are a few things we as current high school students should keep in mind.1) We were all new students at one point. As a 13-14 year old, going from a school of about 400 students to one of over 1100, the oldest students to the youngest, it's quite a terrifying scenario. Similar to our own first days here at YCMHS, they ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 8:52 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • The Chilling Truth About Snow Days Nova Scotia's Minister of Education, Karen Casey, has made many proposals about what should be done to make up for the accumulated snow days. This includes the idea of opening schools on Saturday, an idea that has many parents and teachers concerned.The idea of opening school on the weekend has been the focus of much debate and arguments among both teachers and parents, and has caused parents to develop a false view of Karen Casey's intentions.If the citizens of Nova Scotia would choose to look into what has been done instead of what should be done, they would understand that the Minister of Education has and is continuing to find a way to make up for ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 8:50 AM by Viking Chronicles
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World News

  • 7.9 In Kathmandu by Joal MacLeod The Earthquake on Saturday, which originated outside of Kathmandu, was the worst to hit Nepal, a landlocked nation between India and China, in more than 80 years. The Earthquake that hit was a magnitude of 7.9 with aftershocks of magnitude 5 or more. More than 5000 people were injured, with the number of injured and dead expected to rise in the following days. Nepalese police officials said that more than 700 people died in Kathmandu alone. The Earthquake was strong enough to be felt all across northern parts of India, Bangladesh, China’s region of Tibet and Pakistan. The Earthquake triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. An avalanche triggered by the Earthquake struck a section of Everest’s base camp ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 8:49 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • Ebola - The Disease Sweeping the World Current events are the things that we constantly hear about and think about, the past few weeks we have been hearing a lot about the West African virus known as Ebola. This sickness is concerning for many as you can have it without knowing that you do have it, while it is still experimental there is a vaccination being created and tested as we read articles and think about it. Though the vaccination is being created and worked on in Canada it is being shared globally due to the high risk of it spreading not only in Canada but internationally. Though Ebola has similar signs to the flu it is worse and could cause death. Unfortunately because the disease ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 8:16 AM by Viking Chronicles
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Student Submissions

Opinion

  • The Weather Gets Warmer, The Skirts Get Shorter We all know that with warm weather comes a shorter skirt, spaghetti straps and flip flops. Although the school dress code is always in place, it is sometimes easy to ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 8:46 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • Meadowfields Abundance; YCMHS Poverty? Over the past few years since the opening of the new high school, a popular topic of discussion is that Meadowfields Community School is provided with the most advanced technology ...
    Posted May 6, 2015, 5:14 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • Prom Drama by Joal MacLeod It's almost prom season and people have been looking for the perfect dress to wear, and from what I have seen on Facebook everyone is going to look out ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2015, 8:31 AM by Viking Chronicles
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Sports

  • YCMHS Sports Updates - October 6th-17th Last week YCMHS played against West Kings for soccer on October 6th. Varsity girls won with an astonishing 7-1, though they won't be hosting regionals, and the boys won 6-2, making a comeback after being behind 0-2. There were 4 goals by Alberto, 1 by Hudson, and 1 by Gordon. Way to go Vikings! On Friday we played hockey against Parkview. An entertaining game sadly resulted in a loss of 2-4, with goals by Thomas Surette and Ty Duffus. That's the recap on sports this week! This Friday the 17th, the hockey team plays against Forest Heights, and the boys varsity soccer team plays regionals. Don't forget to catch a game! Laken Thibeau
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 8:11 AM by Viking Chronicles
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Entertainment

  • Nothing Much to Do by Joal MacLeod Nothing Much to Do is a modern adaption of Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing, which is a comedy, so no one dies. Or do they? You’ll have ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 8:41 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • Top 5 reasons why the book is better than the movie: 1)      There are so many more details in the book that you would not get in the movie, for instance, the thoughts of the characters, descriptions as well as 2 ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 8:15 AM by Viking Chronicles
  • Epic - Book Review The book Epic by Conor Kostick is currently circulating around my classroom -one copy of it in fact, which is resulting in a bit of a waiting list. Its popularity ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 8:28 AM by Viking Chronicles
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Spotlight

  • Spotlight! on… The Newspaper Club In the past few years, students at YCMHS have made several attempts at starting a school newspaper. However, while a few articles were always created, The Viking Chronicles, as it was named even then, always died out after just a few months. Nonetheless, here we are, trying it again! Most of us may not have much experience (or any experience, for that matter) in the field of journalism, but that won’t keep us from making another attempt. Let’s face it though, our school's supplies of paper aren't exactly plentiful, and we don’t want to charge you any money, so we’ve decided to publish our articles online instead, ready for easy and quick consumption by ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 8:39 AM by Viking Chronicles
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