Issue 1.2 May 2003

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Newsletter Articles:
Chris Durning Interview
Cyrano de Bergerac
Matrix Reloaded Review

Vitalis Newspaper
Issue 3:

AHL vs. Junior Hockey
Canadian Idol
Coffee House
Decriminalizing Weed
Dumb Warnings
Grad Advice
Hockey Fever
Sport of Juggling
Kiss and Tell
Music for the 21st Century
Pop Stars?
Save the World
Puppy Mills
Homer vs. Peter
When Should School Begin?
Ashamed of Colour?
Student Artwork

Vitalis Newspaper
Issue 2:

Age Discrimination
Bathroom Graffiti
Cell phones
Got Milk?
Internet Safety
The Mad Dash
Mass Media Monster
My World
Nature vs. Nurture
I Never Believed in Miracles
Proud to be a Hound
Public Transportation
Picking on Saint John
Roses, Rubbers & Rainbows
Secret, Underlying Concern
Summer Crossword
War in Iraq
Whose is it now?

E-mail Newsletter
Newsletter Editor:
Paul Saulnier

Vitalis Editors:
Julia Wright
Jessica Vihvelin


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Idiocies of the Cell Phone
by Dave Wishart
I often wonder where technology will take us next, but lately its lead us into a realm where we have far too many ways to, well… waste our time. Specifically I’m talking about cell phones. They have become one of the hottest items on the market, and as demand increases, so do the useless features offered by the manufacturers in an attempt to stay ahead of the competition. Saint John High School is now littered with cell phones whose owners have no practical use for them. The purpose of a “phone”, whether portable or not, is for conversing with others, not playing games, text messaging, or surfing the net. Why is it that we feel the need to find things to distract ourselves when we could be spending that time doing something productive such as, as Cory Kane says, “build a fence”. In all honesty though, spending our precious dollars on musical ring tones is a little ridiculous. Some students do indeed have legitimate reasons for owning a phone, such as Melissa Barrett who says “I own a cell phone so that I’ll always be available for others to call me, like my parents, and so I don’t tie up the home phone line”. Personally, I use my cell phone in emergencies, like in my car, if a problem occurs. This keeps the bill low and the battery high, so no one complains. As far as I am concerned, if you own a cell phone for all the features (and not its practical use) you’re wasting your money. If you have a good reason for owning one, all the power to you.