By Emily Ma and Victor Yin. Photos by Ryan Carpio.
On Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd, hundreds of students, parents, staff, and faculty packed into the drama studio for Game of Tiaras, presented by Alpha Theatre Company. The play was written by Don Zolidis and was a satirical combination of Shakespeare’s King Lear, Game of Thrones, and Disney princesses.
By Hannah Sidhu
This track season, Alpha had a great turnout, with many grades participating. Alpha students took part in sprints such as the 100-metre dash and longer distances like the 1500 and 3000-metre races. Many of our athletes qualified for the Provincials which is an absolutely amazing achievement, considering only the top two in the Lower Mainland get to participate.
“I loved seeing so many Juniors that came out, and they all did fantastic!” said Rai-Ann Leung, the Alpha Track Team Coordinator. “I hope next year we’ll have more participants so we can have more of a team aspect.”
“Each and everyone was so supportive and encouraging,” said Kelsey Kanyamuna, a Grade Eight team member. “I could hear them cheering me on during my races!”
To make these accomplishments even more extraordinary, several students qualified for the Finals, which only the top eight in the entire province have the opportunity to attend. Let’s make next year even better!
By Shahrazad Amin
On May 4th and 5th, 2017, Alpha students made their voices heard by participating in the Student Vote. Everyone had the opportunity to vote for our local Burnaby North riding candidates: Janet Routledge for NDP, Richard T. Lee representing the BC Liberals, and Dr. Peter Hallschmid representing the Green Party of BC. With the election booths situated in the Cafeteria, students had the opportunity to vote on their own time before classes, during lunch, and after school.
By Holly Duerichen
Every year alpha celebrates English literature by having literacy week from Tuesday April 18th to Friday April 21st. Literacy week has been a tradition here at Alpha for a number of years, featuring many fun activities! The activities were hosted in the library during the lunch hour of each day, along with a scavenger hunt that lasted throughout the whole week. The activities included jeopardy, scrabble, a spelling bee, and a Shakespeare quote recitation! Students who participated were given treats and students who recited a quote from Shakespeare got cake! Students and teachers already look forward to literacy week next year.
By Nadiya Scratchley
We all know that school is a serious learning environment, but who's to say that should stop us from having some fun and showing some school spirit once in awhile! This is why Grad Council brings us spirit days where students are encouraged to dress up in themed clothing. This year we had a Western Day, Dress Like Your Teacher Day, a Throwback to Grade 7 Day, Alpha Apparel Day and of course, 90s Day.