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?

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Newsletter Editor:
Paul Saulnier

Vitalis Editors:
Julia Wright
Jessica Vihvelin


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Bathroom Graffiti
by Alexandra Saunders
Bathroom graffiti: whether you’re a guy or girl you see it everywhere. Slogans of so and-so loves Mr. Right and then the response of “he’s mine,” followed by multiple expletives. Then there’s the guys’ bathroom where slogans of a sexual nature are usually found, as well as who is sleeping with whom and so on and so forth. But no one has said anything until now; the sad thing is that the newest type of bathroom graffiti is anti-war related. I understand where the janitors are coming from, and I certainly understand that cleaning marker off the wall must be a hard task. But think of the message this person is trying to send. Posters are not a good way to do things anonymously, even if it is done after school. The cameras in all the hallways would record someone walking into a bathroom with paper and tape, and give it away; also posters can (and will) be torn down. Therefore, this person felt obliged to write things in the bathrooms because she would reach a broader audience. One thing that bothers me though: why was the announcement made before that bathroom graffiti artists if caught would be suspended? Ever since I first came to SJHS in grade nine every year there has been an abundance of bathroom graffiti, and no one has said anything about it. I guess that anti-war slogans are more offensive than “So and so is a *unprintable word*”.