Demystifying Ramadan: What You Need to Know

BY IMAN UMAIR-QAISER Many students at MD celebrate Ramadan, an Islamic event where Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown for a month. If you are curious as to why Muslims fast during Ramadan, great! Curiosity is a natural human trait that is a derivative of our constant thirst for knowledge- you’ve come to the right place. Here are some FAQs about Ramadan, answered by a … Continue reading Demystifying Ramadan: What You Need to Know

Coming Up: Fashion Forward Open House at EC Drury

Fashion Forward is an initiative within the Halton District School Board to help provide all Grade 8 and 12 students with the opportunity to access formal wear in a safe and welcoming environment. Students are welcome to choose from a variety of new and gently-used formal wear that have been donated for this event. All formal wear is available at no cost to the students. … Continue reading Coming Up: Fashion Forward Open House at EC Drury

Are you Lacking Vitamin B12?

BY TITHI MAYANI Image Source Let’s face it, high school students often aren’t the best at eating healthy. Trying to balance extracurriculars, academics, social life, and jobs often leaves us too stressed and too short on time to worry about personal health and diet. However, it may be possible that a lack of vitamins in your diet may be adding to your stress. A common … Continue reading Are you Lacking Vitamin B12?

Semester 2 Is Well Underway

A MESSAGE FROM MDHS Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, February is the start of Semester 2 and provides us with an opportunity to continue what is working well, improve on existing practices and to start new things as we continue to live our values of Belong. Elevate. and Respect. Our student achievement continues to be an area of excellence. Over 94% of our students have … Continue reading Semester 2 Is Well Underway

Opportunity Falls Silent

Iman Umair-Qaiser The internet was taken by storm when NASA officially announced their beloved Mars rover, Opportunity, died after the last attempt at communication with it failed. Opportunity and its twin, Spirit, were both planned for 90-day missions back in 2004, and they both exceeded expectations. While Spirit powered down after falling into a crater in 2010, they both made breakthroughs in research on Mars, … Continue reading Opportunity Falls Silent

Trudeau’s Tactical Town Hall

Eli Vodarek-Berman Last Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a town hall right here in Milton. Despite the chilling -20°C weather, over 1200 Miltonians made it out to hear the Prime Minister speak and answer their questions—this high turnout being notable given that Trudeau’s Liberal Party has never won the riding of Milton. The event took place in a town hall format. This is a … Continue reading Trudeau’s Tactical Town Hall

Halton District School Board invites students, parents, staff and public to complete online Have Your Say survey

Via the Halton District School Board ​​​The Halton District School Board is inviting students, parents, staff and community members to participate in the online engagement survey: Have Your Say. Topics for feedback include learning opportunities, communication, involvement in schools, technology use, equitable and inclusive learning environments, and transportation. The surveys are open for all groups from Feb. 1 to March 29, 2019. The information gathered … Continue reading Halton District School Board invites students, parents, staff and public to complete online Have Your Say survey

Eco-Friendly Tips for the Holidays

By Ben Hartshorn With 2018 coming to a close, Winter Break is just around the corner! Keen to keep it green? Here are some tips and eco-friendly ideas to help save the Earth this holiday season. Bring Along Reusable Bags! Whether you’re grocery shopping, buying clothes or finding the perfect gift for that special someone, you’ve probably noticed how many plastic bags are used and … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Tips for the Holidays

A Day in a Wheelchair at MDHS

By Tithi Mayani Editor’s Note: This article does not mean in any way to bring down the school. There are several wheelchair accessible classrooms, and we are fortunate enough to have had an elevator installed within the last decade. This is meant to be an eye opener that even seemingly accessible buildings will have some flaws that able-bodied people won’t always notice when designing it. … Continue reading A Day in a Wheelchair at MDHS