The Student Voice of St. George's School

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The Student Voice of St. George's School

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The Student Voice of St. George's School

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St. George’s drops complimentary agendas

Garde M. and Harmanjot U. compare agenda options.

In an effort for the school to become a little greener and save some money, St. George’s financing department has decided to cut complimentary planners usually given to students at the beginning of the year.

Every year, students go to their advisors after summer break. Usually the first advisor period includes questions regarding summer activities and ends with the adviser handing out that year’s agenda. This 2012/2013 school year ,students from grades eight to twelve were thoroughly confused. This year they would not be receiving agendas and would instead have to buy their own from the school store for ten dollars or take a trip to Staples.  Alternatively, students were permitted to use their smart phones or computers to jot down due dates.

What intrigued me to write this article was to see if students and teachers were affected by this change.

Mr. Bucifal, the king of organization and the man in charge of the resource room, had this to say. “I don’t really think most of the kids use the paper agendas. They are all using their phones now.”  Many students on campus admit to not using the paper agendas in the past.  Grade eleven student Michael Chang had a different opinion. “Yeah, I actually need an agenda this year–the one year where I feel like I really need one, they cut it.” Like many others, Michael is referring to grade eleven as the toughest year at St. George’s.

In the meantime, the school store is actively advertising their supply of paper planners.


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Tristan Taylor
Tristan Taylor, Staff Writer
Tristan Taylor is originally from Toronto, Ontario, but he moved to Vancouver when he was four years old. He currently attends St.Georges and is in his grade eleven year. Tristan has a wide variety of interests including rap battling, beatboxing and acting. Besides having hobbies in entertainment, Tristan one day hopes to become a detective for the Calgary Police Force. Detective work interests Tristan as he has a strong passion for justice. Tristan has an interest in English and especially enjoys his English eleven courses. Outside of school, Tristan pursues entrepreneurial feats by being a middle man in a clothing company. On weekends, Tristan enjoys shooting pool downtown with close friends. Things Tristan wishes to improve on this year are his GPA and his leadership role in the school. Tristan strongly believes that "there's always something else waiting around the corner."  Believing in this helps him never stay down for long.

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    Jordan SidooOct 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Bring them back!

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    gzhangSep 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Great observation…Didn’t actually realize how the school has dropped the prep books until this is brought up here. There are definitely both pros and cons to this decision, but it’s positive to see that the school considers the environmental consequences of prep books.