White poppies first came out back on Armistice Day in 1933. At that time there was a lot of domestic and international tension. Plus, many were concerned that the countless lives that had been lost in the war to end all wars would now be followed by an even worse war. The white poppy was a symbol of this concern by mainly women who were mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men killed in the First World War.
The white poppy has become a representation of our inability to resolve conflicts without turning to war. Many wars later and after the many lives taken for our so called freedom, the white poppy continues to remind us of the world’s failure to put a stop to war. While the red poppy raises money for the British Legion, the white poppy’s goal is to promote debate and gather support for resistance to war. It is a symbol of grief for EVERYONE harmed by war. However, more importantly it signifies a commitment to work for a world where conflicts are solved without violence and with justice.
Support both the red and white poppy campaigns and wear both close to your heart!
-Gurjita Gadey, Grade 12
Hey Warriors! You guys made it through the first month of school! I know right, it’s already OCTOBER; which of course means another issue of the Windermere WORD! However, I know what you all must be thinking right now, why is the Word coming out in the morning instead of lunch? Well, we thought it was time for some change! Most newspaper’s get delivered in the morning and most people read the newspaper in the morning so, the committee and I thought that we’d go for a more “real” newspaper release. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the articles in this month’s issue because your peers have worked really hard on writing those articles and the committee has worked just as hard to put it all together. In addition, if you have any feed back for us or would like to write for the Word, don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com. New Writers are always welcome!
On the Behalf of the Committee,
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Hey, warriors! This month’s issue is packed with some excellent content, including an article about over-commercialized holidays, such as Halloween! Speaking of Halloween; what’s your costume going to be? Remember your manners when going trick-or-treating, and check the weather before you go out – October’s been a rainy month so far! Sit back and read about movie reviews, horoscopes, climate change and more! Also, find out who won this month’s Warrior of the Month. Enjoy October’s issue of the word – 2 issues down, only 8 more to go. For me, personally, I’m really excited to see the Word take off – as we are expanding our newspaper by distributing it to the elementary schools! This month’s issue is a mix of seasoned and new writers – wish them luck in issues to come! A big, huge, colossal thanks goes to the committee and everyone else who contributed to this month’s issue of the word! Keep it up!
Valerie Wong, Editor
To all aspiring writers out there, the Windermere Word is looking for fresh faces to write for the upcoming issues of the Word. Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
With playoffs just around the corner, can you feel the buzz around the city?! The Canucks have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL since the beginning of February and it has definitely made a difference in the standings! Currently, with a record of 41-25-9 and 91 points, the Canucks sit at a tie for fourth place.
Many people were skeptical back in January when the Canucks lost 9 straight games at home, but who would have thought that they would bounce back and win 11 straight home games? A franchise record in the making! While winning all these games and Calgary going through a tough stretch, the Canucks have pulled themselves within a few points behind the Flames for the North West Division Title. It’s mind boggling; at one point they were trailing ten points behind the Flames and now just only one.
By: Gurjita Gadey, Grade 11
All aboard the Canucks Bandwagon! As the Canucks turned things around in February, boasting a record of 9-2-0, there have been a lot of quiet “fans” coming out and showing their presumed support. Where were these so called fans in January?
By: Gurjita Gadey, Grade 11
Although the Canucks lost their last game before the All Star break, they still had a very good game. They were playing against the San Jose Sharks and were up the whole game 1-0 with the help of Taylor Pyatt. However, with forty seconds left the Sharks were able to rally up a goal to take it into overtime. Plus, they were able to take advantage of a Vancouver penalty in overtime to win the game. Unfortunately, the Canucks weren’t able to get the two points they needed but at least they got one.
by Gurjita Gadey
The Canucks are past the half-way point of their season, having played 44 games and with a current record of 22-17-5. They have 49 points and are currently sitting in 2nd place in the Northwest Division and 5th in the Western Conference. However, it is a close race with the teams behind them who are just down a few points and who also have some games in hand…
by Gurjita Gadey
It’s that time again – hockey season is back! the 2008/2009 NHL season gets on its way on Thursday, October 9th, 2008. However, you can still catch some of the pre-season games on TV this year. Now on to the Canucks, they’re back this season with a totally new looking team; with players like Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison, and Trevor Linden gone, it is truly the end of a great era but the start of an even better one with Roberto Luongo leading the way. With new additions like Pavol Demitra, Steve Bernier, Darcy Hordichuck, Ryan Jhonson, Kyle Welwood and more, this year should be very interesting. They’ve started the pre-season defeating the San Jose sharks, Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers twice thus giving them a 4-0 record. I know that the Canucks are predicted to finish near the bottom of this year’s season but just remember that anything is possible when one has heart and puts in the effort. They might be the underdogs but you should never write them off because everyone has an equal shot at winning the Stanley Cup. Who knows what this new season is going to bring us?
GO CANUCKS GO!