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


This newsletter is a compilation of various news articles written by students of Saint John High School. Any student is free to submit an article for inclusion in the newsletter.

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Why Are People Ashamed of Their Colour?
by Alesha Straight
When I was a child, I was ashamed of my colour because I thought I was different from the other kids because I looked different. But when I grew up I began to see that we are all the same; only our skin colour is different. I donít know why people go tanning on the tanning beds or lie out. That makes them look as if maybe they donít like their own colour. When people lie out they can get cancer. My friend got cancer from lying out. Thatís what I think. Some people are not ashamed of their colour. I used to be, because I was the only black kid in my class at Prince Charles. Well, itís still the same here at SHJS: I am the only black kid in this class. But that doesnít bother me now. I am happy being different from other people because I have my own identity.