By Caroline Therrien. Photos by Victor Yin.
Alpha’s very own physics team, “Alphagadro,” (named after the famous scientist Amedeo Avogadro) competed in the 39th annual UBC Physics Olympics on March 4th, lead by Ms. Burnaci. This year, 72 teams from 69 schools across the province went head to head against each other in different events, labs, and challenges.
By Sarah Kuhn.
Star Search is one of Alpha’s staple events for students, staff, and community members to witness the overwhelming talent at Alpha! Put on by the Offence, Alpha’s humanitarian club run by Mrs. Borders, this yearly talent show is always an entertaining night for the Alpha community. The event was hosted on February 16th. And this year’s ninth annual competition had a “Starry Night” theme. Members of the Offence ganged together to organize the event and decorate the small gym, transforming the gymnasium into a night sky.
By Emily Ma and Celina Yin. Photos by Victor Yin.
On February 14th, Alpha spread the love in celebration of Valentine's Day!
This year, Alpha’s Visual Arts Council (VAC) and Alpha`s Music Council hosted an amazing event called Crush On You offering paper roses and candies to students and staff. Not only was this idea unique and one of a kind, the flowers looked absolutely adorable and everybody loved them! VAC spent a lot of time creating these handmade flowers, each made with love, and they ended up looking fantastic! For only $2, you could send a loved one or a friend a paper rose and some chocolates.
By Victor Yin. Photos by Danté Wong.
With the seismic upgrade renovations well underway, Alpha is undergoing major changes. On Thursday, February 2nd, a few visitors from the Burnaby Board of Education came to visit Alpha to see the undergoing developments, including Burnaby School District Superintendent Gina Niccoli-Moen, Burnaby School District Secretary Treasurer Russell Horswill, Burnaby School Board Trustee Baljinder Narang, and Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee.
By Sarah Kuhn. Photos by Alpha Enviro.
Alpha’s Enviro Club, the main environmental group within the school, has been active throughout the year. From raising baby salmon in classrooms to organizing events like “Dining in the Dark”, their actions through the school have had an overall positive effect. To spread this positivity to younger students, the Alpha Enviro Club travelled to Lochdale Elementary on January 27th to lead various workshops. At these workshops, members of the Enviro Club taught Students in Grades 2-4 students to reuse newspapers and make newspaper bags.