The Hijab is a philosophy which represents the idea of modesty that is essential to practicing Muslims. The headscarf worn by Muslim women is a physical manifestation of this ideology. After reading this I hope you will have a better understanding of the hijab. Thanks to Hiba Siddiqui, a graduate of 2015 currently studying at Wilfrid Laurier, for providing her insights: Q: What is the … Continue reading Hijab: What’s Up With That?
BY O. SHAHID The school’s new student body leaders were elected this semester. Natalie Woodland was elected as Prime Minister, while Muqtasid Mansoor was elected as Deputy Prime Minister. Recently, the news team approached the new DP to find out more about him, the process of election, and parliament itself. Muqtasid is a Grade 10 student who is quite involved in extracurricular activities. Although slightly … Continue reading An Interview with the Deputy Prime Minister
BY V. NG The food cart in guidance. Photos courtesy of M. Trevisan Every morning, students can count on Student Services to have a table laid out with breakfast foods, so that students who haven’t had the chance to have the most important meal of the day can stop by to grab something. Naturally, food items do not appear out of thin air, so to … Continue reading The Breakfast Basket Program
BY N. JAFFARY AND JASMINE KAPOOR Last year Gabrielle Monaghan, then a grade 9 student, took the initiative and started a chapter of DECA at MDHS with the help of Mr. Riggs. She shared her experience with us to encourage other Mustangs to join the fun. What is DECA? DECA is a program that offers students a chance to prepare for future careers in the … Continue reading Club Feature: DECA
BY H. TAYLOR-SINGH Brittney Botelho travelled across the world to Sweden for a year long exchange program with Rotary Youth, coming back to MDHS to complete her Grade 13 year of highschool. We chatted with her about everything from a typical Swedish lifestyle to Ikea. Inbound Exchange Students to Sweden 2014. What program did you exchange through? How did it work? I did my exchange … Continue reading Adventures of our International Exchange Student, Brittney Botelho
BY N. JAFFARY What is different about this year from others? Any stand out events that happened? We’ve had an amazing semester so far, we have celebrated a number of wonderful things! We had a great start to the year with Excellence Night when alumnus Mark Saunders, the Toronto Chief of Police, returned to the school and gave an inspirational speech. MDHS was also fortunate … Continue reading The Latest Word from the Head of the Herd
BY N. JAFFARY Photo courtesy of MDHS Facebook page: facebook.com/miltondistrict This year we have two amazing new leaders of Student Parliament; Natalie Woodland (Grade 11) as Prime Minister and Muqtasid Mansoor (Grade 10) as Deputy Prime Minister! Here are a few questions answered so that you get to know your school leaders! Why did you join Student Parliament? Natalie: Student parliament is the place for … Continue reading A look at Student Parliament!
Hey Mustangs! This “Teacher Feature” is to help you create a stronger bond with your teacher and see the school through their eyes! To kick-off this feature we have Mrs.Macintyre sharing her insights. Q:Why did you become a teacher? A: Since I was a high school student I have wanted to be a teacher. I cannot remember wanting to do anything else. I coached for … Continue reading Teacher Feature: Mrs. MacIntyre
BY E. OWENS We all have our ‘first days’. First days of work, clubs and school. The first day of high school is a very important one. This year’s grade 9s are being asked to talk about their first impression of their first day. Saher Shaikh has chosen to share her experience. Saher Shaikh. “Before I came to high school, I thought I would get … Continue reading High School Impression
BY AUSTIN SMALL Recently a group of students sat down with MD’s very own principal, Mr. Caughlin and asked him some intriguing questions. Q: What’s your favourite word and why? A: My favourite word is actually on a book in this room. I’d say it’s my favourite word because I use it a lot. The word is “awesome”. It’s got a great and positive meaning … Continue reading Mr. C’s Hot Seat