On the 9th of January 2020, my New Media English 10 class visited CBC Vancouver. We had the opportunity to learn about the day to day efforts of journalists and so many more jobs within CBC. When we first arrived, we were taken into a room and learnt a lot about how CBC makes their podcasts and how they all have specific roles and everyone knew exactly what they had to do. We were able to walk through the entire building, it was incredible seeing people working so hard. We learnt a lot about how cameras and mic’s are used when creating podcasts or news casts. We had an interview around the whole place with our day tour guide, Scott. He showed us all how CBC films and how focused and on task everyone has to be in order for everything to function properly. Our class learned about some of the insane hours specific people have to work depending on their role in the company, it can vary from 2am to 10am or 3pm to 11pm. A lot of people working at CBC were so focused on there job, some of them didn’t even say “Hi” but I guess I can let that slide. We learnt that one piece of technology can dictate what 100s of thousands of Canadiens are seeing, which is a little scary to be honest. One thing I found interesting is that when doing a news broadcast, nobody runs the cameras…nobody. Our trip to CBC was a success in my opinion, it was very informational and interesting.
My wonder question for this project was “How long will it be till we are capable of discovering the whole universe” I chose this because its genuinely a question I would like an answer to. I have been wondering about this for a long time, since I was very young I would always think about what things are up there in that “big place” known as the universe. I wanted to research more into it and learn more about this specific topic.
I learned a lot of things throughout this process, some of these things are that our universe is constantly expanding and getting bigger and bigger (3) . I learned a lot about the amount of time it would take to get to these planets and galaxies, for example ours, the Milky Way would take around 100,000 years to get too (1). In my findings, it showed that it honestly may be impossible to access all of our galaxy at any time though out human existence but I believe that if we can advance technology a whole lot more, and when I say a whole lot more, I mean a whole lot more, we could eventually keep progressing farther and farther in our goal to discover the whole universe. One source said that if our planet wasn’t constantly expanding, it would a matter of time that we would be able to discover our universe (3). I learned that some scientists believe that our universe could be one enormous sphere, sort of shaped like the earth, while others believe that it is one flat non ending space (2).
Within the topic of space, I was interested in learning more about the size of the universe. I enjoyed this project because it allowed me to research and learn more about the universe. I learned multiple things that will help me further my learning in the space part of science 10. This project gave me freedom to research something I am interested in and learn more about that certain subject. When doing this project I learned various facts about the universe and really how small we are compared to our universe. I really saw how far we are from discovering the whole universe and it may even be impossible. In conclusion this project was a success for me in my opinion.
Source 1. “NASA How big is our galaxy” by Shelly Canright
Source 2. How big is the universe? By Nola Taylor Redd
Source 3. The limits of how far humanity can go in the universe? By Ethan Siegul
It’s a very Merry Christmas at Riverside
Riverside Secondary decide to give back to their employees with exciting Christmas party!
By Mateo Brazinha
The event took place in the library after school on December 10th, 2019. “There’s some crafts, there’s cookie decorating, colouring and a few other things,” said Mr. Hyde, Riverside’s Vice–Principal.
“It’s really something nice for the staff to be able to bring their kids in,” said Hyde.
This event continues on the tradition of Riverside students giving back to the community as the co op students at Riverside Secondary organized the event, according to Hyde.
During the party, “Santa” shows up and then there are opportunities for the children to take pictures and gifts handed out.
For setup, the Christmas activities take place in the library every year and volunteers monitor each of the stations. Ms. Johal and the counsellors organize the party together and this year, Ms. Jackson helped out in organizing, the co-op students who also volunteered for the event.
Gifts are bought prior to the party by parents of the children and are placed under the tree located in the library and when it is time, “Santa” gives each child their present.
Mr. Bruneau joined in on all the festivities and dressed up as Santa, as well as Mr. Giles and Mr. Hyde who dressed up as his elves.
Approximately 15 kids showed up to enjoy the joyful Christmas party!
Some steps we talk to accomplish this project is communicating with each other outside of school and being efficient with our time during school hours. This podcast was done on time as our group was responsible with our time management. We had to record for several days as there were a lot of bloopers and a lot of mistakes throughout our previous attempts but when we really focused and stayed on task, we finished. We met the grade 11/12 art students so that they could make a very good podcast cover and as you can see they did a fantastic job. We did a lot of research to complete this assignment so that it was done its maximized potential.