Knightwatch

Nepean High School's Newspaper

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We have news articles, artwork, writing prompts, recipes, creative writing, club pages, and so much more! Have a look around! 

JANUARY ISSUE

Unique Study Hacks for Exams!

Ashley Sutherland

Finally, the first semester is over with, and we all get to enjoy a fresh new start. I can say, without a doubt, that exam/summative season was incredibly stressful for everybody! Complete long projects, studying intricate concepts and trying our very best to understand math, who wouldn't be stressed? Today I am going to be listing 5 unique. . .

New Semester, New Me?

Jenna Lynsey

Finally exam season is over and it feels like life is good again. The sun is shining on my skin, the birds are chirping and I feel like life is light and breezy once again. Smiles in the hallways become three times bigger, a weight the size of human history... 

CLUE 2024

Senuga Ranmadugala

This year, the Nepean theater department is set to present their riveting adaptation of the iconic film "Clue" brought to life on stage. Clue will be the spring production for 2024, a production that is molded by the theater department each year. Auditions have. . .

Gender Expression: The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between 

Anonymous

In my opinion, all the worst parts about being a woman don't actually have anything to do with physically or mentally being a woman. Instead it's all of the expectations, stereotypes and restrictive laws men force on us that make it a negative experience. This artwork that I did for Gender Studies class shows how suffocating gendered expectations. . .  

DECEMBER ISSUE

Sophie Campbell

On a chilly Thursday night, the students lucky enough to get a ticket in time rushed themselves to school at 7 o’clock to an event of dancing, laughing, and fun! Decorated generously, the usually active gym in the basement of Nepean High School was more prominently filled with happy students. Ever since COVID-19 many senior students. . .

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Maya G.

On Tuesday, December 5th, we had a book sale from 8:30am-3:30pm in the Nepean library to support one of Ottawa's amazing independent bookstores, The Spaniel's Tale. There was lots of selection, fiction and nonfiction, new and older books. . . 

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Anonymous 

“Show of hands, how many of you would drop the case.” A sea of hands was raised in the drama class, two people sat isolated. In a world driven by money and greed, I can’t help to wonder how many of my classmates were genuine, myself included. Benevolence by Fanny Britt is a dark comedy play shown. . . 

Anonymous 

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Anonymous 

On a daily basis society turns to movies and plays for entertainment. Most media is targeted towards escapism and overall enjoyment. Forever Young: A Ghetto Story by Darrah Teitel and directed by Sarah Kitz has such an. . . 

NOVEMBER ISSUE

Seren Dube

See live jazz music Monday, December 11th in the Nepean auditorium! 

The Nepean All-City Jazz Band (known to many as 'NACJB' or simply 'All-City') comprises musicians between the ages of 15 and 19 drawn from all over the greater...

Ashley Sutherland

 The auditorium, usually dim and empty in the evenings, was filled with light and laughter this past Monday. Why? The Nepean Children’s Theatre production was finally underway, holding their second performance and first to the...

Sophie Campbell

This November I had the important opportunity to participate in the Remembrance Day assembly, shown to the entire school. On Remembrance Day it is crucial to acknowledge those who served and fought for Canada and the sacrifices they made in the process. Brought together, Ms. Tobin’s grade 12 history and some...


Sasha LeFrancois De Beer

The Nepean Drama department is made of so many classes and clubs...

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Maya G.

For those who don't know, the Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of all those in the trans community whose lives were lost due to transphobic violence. This year the 20th fell on a school day, which...

OCTOBER ISSUE

Senuga Ranmadugala

This year's children's theatre will be displayed in multiple venues across Ottawa under the name, 'The Pirate's Pearl'. It was directed. . .

Maya G. 

Since it's now officially fall, I thought it would be appropriate to kick off the season by sharing my favorite fall recipe - pumpkin pancakes. They're a nice treat to have in the mornings, while not being too sweet, and can be topped off with fruits, nuts, butter, syrup, or whipped cream. . . 

Kiandra Reddie

Oh god.

What have I done?

I killed someone in the backyard at a halloween party.

All this just because he stole my great grandmother’s ring that I wear on my finger. . .

Bird

As fall arrives, there's one signal that truly ushers in fall’s presence – the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Some adore its return while others rue it, but regardless it’s an undeniable sign that the weather is turning, cold beverages are out the window, and it’s time. . .

Ari Viner Lemelin 

I saw the play Bear Grease on 12/10/23 at the NAC. This was a very interesting play to watch. Firstly, there were no main sets. This made it very interesting to watch. The use of a screen at the back of the stage was compelling. Secondly, although. . .

Anonymous 

Nepean’s sports division is diverse, we have teams dedicated to rugby all the way to golf, including wrestling. The team is currently coached by Mr. Menard, who worked with students during practices and tournaments. . .

Sophie Campbell

On a dark October evening children from across the continent will take part in a lively tradition dating back to the time of the Celts. Halloween is so important to many North Americans, with some spending thousands of dollars on decorations alone. So this begs the question, why. . .

Kiandra Reddie

I was born on January 7 in the night.


I hear that makes me a criticizer.


I am in fact not a criticizer, I am afraid to give others my own. . .