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Politics Club Launches the SMUS Political Review

Politics Club launches a new publication at SMUS to highlight student writing and to continue political discourse

Should We Lower the Voting Age in Canada?

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'Students of a young age have informed opinions and can make choices that are important to them'

The Next Generation of Engaged, Informed Citizens

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Students in AP Comparative Government and Politics use real-world example to understand the value of being informed citizens
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SMUS in the News: Students Participate in Mock Provincial Election

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CTV Vancouver Island talks to Senior School students participating in a mock election ahead of the official B.C. election
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SMUS in the News: Marvin Nicholson ’89 Pegs President Barack Obama as Groomsman

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Alum Marvin Nicholson '89 and his new wife Helen Pajcic recently got married, with U.S. President Barack Obama as one of Nicholson's groomsmen
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‘We Need Students to Understand the Impact of Politics’

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With the federal election less than two weeks away, the SMUS Review asked some of our politics and history teachers to write about why it's important to...
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AP Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Tour of B.C. Legislature

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by Olivia Roberts, Grade 11 On June 1, all three AP Comparative Government and Politics classes went on a field trip to visit the British...

Malala Yousafzai: Activism or Exploitation?

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Malala Yousafzai is the young Pakistani girl who the Taliban attempted to assassinate because of her activism for the right to education, especially for...
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Diplomat Tony Quainton ’46 Talks Politics

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by Athena Kerins, Grade 10 When I first learned about Mr. Quainton’s impressive career in diplomacy, I expected his speech to be very cagey. I...
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Conflict Unifies Global Politics Students

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by Tessa Owens, Grade 10 student Since October 22nd, Crothall 116 has been transformed into a time-warp portal whenever Global Politics 10 classes have convened....
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A Demonstration of Parliamentary Debate

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by Jim de Geode, Middle School teacher This week, Mrs. Yorath and Ms. Eden’s Grade 5 classes were treated to a Parliamentary debate by four...
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Scholar in Residence: Gwynne Dyer’s Less Dire View

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by Darin Steinkey, writer In his first visit in five years, journalist, author and military historian Gwynne Dyer spoke about his book Climate Wars this...
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Student Group Seeks Justice

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The SMUS Justice Action Group was out in the quad this week to collect signatures for a letter they are sending out to Rt....
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Model UN: Suit Up and Move Out!

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Saving the Committee One Resolution at a Time by Kai Newman, Jennifer Park, Jacky San and Andrew Kang This January, SMUS delegates participated in the annual...
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A Report From the Model UN

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by Nicholas Loughton, Grade 9 This past weekend, members of the SMUS adventures in public discourse club participated in the UVic Model United Nations. All...

Students Get Political as Election 2011 Approaches

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As Canadians are preparing to vote next Monday, the past couple of weeks have seen a lot of political activity, including on the SMUS...

Grade 5 Students Examine the Legislature Building

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by Gordon Chan, Grade 5 teacher One of the highlights of the Grade 5 social studies programme is the annual trip to the Legislative Assembly....

Elizabeth May Talks Politics with the Grade 5 Classes

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by Elise, Hanna and Mattia The Grade 5 students of the Junior School were lucky enough to have the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth...

Peter Johnston Speaks to the Omar Khadr Group

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by Grade 9 student Julia Milden, Grade 11 student Olivia Krusel, and Grade 12 student Kaeleigh Fletcher Last Friday, April 16th, was an incredible and...

Grade 11 Students Get a Look inside Politics

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Grade 11 students, who have a major unit on the Canadian political system, recently gained valuable insight into the world of politics when teacher...

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