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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The Mad Dash
by Daniel P. H. Teed
The Mad Dash? Or is it The Glorious Shiny A and Bits of H Awarded on Basis of a Point Reward System for Those Who Volunteered a Lot

End of the year, the time to relax and reflect, not on what we will do, but on what we have (or haven’t) done. It is time to see not only what we have taken from the school, but what we have given to it. It is awards time. Damn.

For some of us, this is a happy time as we can proudly claim that our participation is worth the value of various trinkets. Those involved individuals who proudly participated in the school’s myriad activities receive their just desserts, available in both metallic and cloth flavours (note: Gender verification required before awards will be presented). And the reward for those of us who enjoyed the fruits of these hard working peoples’ labours? Why, we get another reason to sit in those oh so comfy auditorium seats. Mmm… glutal bliss.

But is it just for these trinkets we struggle to squeeze a few more points out of the more obscure sections of point allocation, or is there a grander, more glorious reason? Sadly no; it is not always for glory and the Samaritan school spirit that people participate: for some, it is just one more thing to slap on the resume between baby-sitting and Burger King. But does this lower the value of the shiny baubles and square strips of cloth awarded to the worthy each year? Of course it does. But not much, because there are a few individuals, actually quite a few, who really deserve these awards. They have exemplified and embodied and enjoyed the true meaning of these awards, they volunteer and participate for the sheer joy of school spirit, and to these truly honourable people I say hoorah… hoorah indeed.