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E/V – Surface Waves (Ocean Waves)


Ocean wave is an example of a surface wave. They travel along the surface of the Earth, on oceans, like the name suggests. They travel a bit slower than other waves, and slowly dissipates when it reaches shallow water level. The most common ocean waves are generated by the friction of the wind and the ocean surface. Other energies that pass through water can also generate ocean waves, that causes it to have a circular motion.


Like surface waves, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (that generate p and s-waves) can cause an ocean wave called tsunami. They roll the shore and can reach lands, which can cause destruction.

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Racism: Then and Now

Back then, racism was more violent.

Wars started because of discrimination against people of colour, especially the blacks.

Some wanted to separate the whites from the blacks. Interracial adoption wasn’t legal. No marriage between the races.

Violent actions were made.


Both blacks and whites created their organization against each other.

The blacks created an organization called the Black Panthers, which used violence against whites and the Jews. The black race used this against the racist whites. Though, they had to face constant threats, brutal attacks, and death threats from white police and KKK.

KKK (Ku Klux Klan) was created by the English immigrants who migrated to America in the Post-war Depression. Claimed true Americanism by making America an all-white country.


Social rules that discriminated against the other races were made.


Nowadays, racism is placing stereotypes and prejudice to people.

Although it is a huge improvement of society’s racism issues, the violence that others took and the degrading words that others tell about people are not excusable.


Also, the false and negative assumptions about someone is a thing that must be taken out of our society today, because, for example, if you’re black, people assume that you’re ‘dangerous’ and up to no good. And it’s a sad thing that they have to go through that.

In fact, there was a case of a black person being shot just because he was deemed as “dangerous,” and the person felt threatened so he decided to shoot him, which is a very stupid reason why you would kill someone. He even claimed that it’s for “self-defence,” even though the black man did nothing to him.


Sometimes, racism leads to bullying; mocking them for who they are.


In my opinion, albeit racism has improved for the better, it still hasn’t changed. The lingering hate against each other- or each other’s races, rather, still exists. Some people are still mistreating others from their skin colour and origins and I think that it’s very disgusting. Like was said earlier, although the level of discrimination has decreased, we cannot ignore the violence, bullying, and sometimes even killing. Even though the slavery system was abolished, others are still suffering from the tight grip of racism; they are treated unjustly and unequally, which hasn’t changed in any way, comparing it to ‘racism’ back then. 

“A person’s worth is not based on their skin colour, where they came from, or their race. A person’s value comes from who they are, and not what they are.”

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My Graduation Plan

  1. Healthy Living
    1. This year, I am jogging to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).
    2. Next year, I will do yoga and jogging to meet DPA requirements.
    3. Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for healthy eating and stress management in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.


  1. Course Credits
    1. I need 80 credits to graduate. A typical course is worth 4
      1. 48 of them must be from required courses.
      2. 28 of them must be from electives.
      3. 16 of them must be from Grade 12 courses.
    2. At the end of this year, I will have 40 credits.


  1. Community Connections
    1. I need 30 hours of work/volunteer experience. To show I completed this, I must show proof in the form of a pay stub or reference letter.
    2. I can start accumulating these hours in Grade 10.
    3. My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through working at Tim Hortons.
    4. I will also need to complete a reflection that includes employability skills, what I did, and how I benefitted from this experience. It will be 200 typed words minimum.


  1. Career and Life
    1. In addition to updating my resume, I will also create post-secondary plans and financial plans to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.
    2. When I graduate, my current plan is to go to a university.


  1. Interview
    1. To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found on the GT website.
    2. My interview will be with a Riverside staff member.


  1. The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:
    1. Counsellor (Ms. Johal)
    2. Grad Transitions Teacher (Mr. Thomson)
    3. Mrs. David


In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them on the GT website.

I will complete Grad Transitions 12 whenever I have English 12. If I have it in 1st semester, I must complete everything except the interview before the sale of Winter Ball tickets. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of April.

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Modern Sonnet

Sonnet Assignment 




This throbbing heartbeat seemed eternity

Days crying, sorrowed face reflects the moon

In fragments of ethereal vanity

Daylights disappeared, fading into tune


The feeling utterly felt was lament

The autumn twilight took my breath away

Dusk’s wind froze, albeit my cheeks not resent

Daze embraced shadows, leaving me in grey


Those sombre eyes, staring elegantly

Dance of our heartbeats, passions and desires

These walls around me are breaking gently

Dazzles of the monochrome world, like fires


Those feelings felt with beauty are treasures

The darkness gained colours, turning to blurs

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Weekend Article / Poem

Document for the article and poem: Click here



Find Out What Jerrico 
Does on His Weekends

The super slothful Jerrico wrote on what he does every weekend. “Uneventful,” he said, “My weekends are very uneventful. This past weekend, I barely did anything. I just slept, ate, watched T.V., take a bath, read, ate, slept, and ate again.” He said with a proud face while proclaiming that his lazy and simple life is the most relaxing.

From what he said, he never goes out of his bedroom unless he wants to get food and eat. “I’m always locked up in my room, wrapped in blanket during the weekends. Of course, I also help my parents in house chores, but I rarely do it. Yes, I am very lazy,” he said. He claimed on one of his interviews that he never liked going outside, “If possible I would like to be wrapped in my blanket in my room for a long time,” he added.



Sunday’s Indolence

Going home in a rush, I quickly succumb into sloth.

The bed, as if its a temptress, seduced me.

The blanket, her sister, wrapped me around her arms.

My eyelids, like the heaviest stone,

I couldn’t open them up.

The moment I awaken from the slumber that took 8 winters,

Yawns escape from a mouth, a stomach growled.

The yellow light,

Coming through the window,

Touches my face, as if caressing me.

Two feet stand up,

Walking towards the Eden that satiates the stomach’s hunger.

Two hands reach out for the ripe and smooth green lushes,

And the crispy and salty chips.

After a stomach wasn’t famished anymore,

A hand immediately grabs a dead wood of knowledge and stories,

Containing ink sculptures inside it.

Before I knew it,

An ephemeral eternal bliss went by,

And the ecstasy I experienced gives me a heartache.