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 Loyola High School’s Student News Organization     Montreal, Quebec, Canada     Last update: February 21, 2017     

The Loyola News

The Loyola News is a student organization that presents school news and other topics of interest in print, video and audio formats.

Half day holiday

February 21 - At Thursday's Student-Teacher hockey game, three weeks of shooting practice paid off for Mr. "Rocky" Pasquini when his precision shot from the blue line earned the entire school a half day holiday. The half day will be on the Friday heading into March break, therefore dismissal on Friday March 3rd will be at 11:40 a.m. Thank you Mr. Pasquini for taking the time to look up before your final shot! Class 3B, who I believe won the "Robbed Blind" contest at the opening ceremony of the Ed Meagher tournament, now has the full day off on March 3rd, and finally, the winning class of the Chuck-A-Puck contest last Thursday has a free pizza lunch. Unfortunately, in the excitement of Rocky's introduction on the ice, we have lost track of which class won the Chuck-A-Puck, but no doubt Ms. Adams will figure it out before the date of the free pizza lunch!

Manga contest

February 21 - Calling all manga artists! On March 23, all interested artists will have the opportunity to create one panel of a manga story. If you are interested in participating in this co-operative story, you must sign up on the pillar outside the teachers' workroom before spring break.

Debate team provincials

February 21 - Senior debaters Ethan Carlyle and Alexander Lopez represented Loyola at the QSDA Debating Provincials at Selwyn House this last Friday and Saturday. The team faced tough opponents and defended their positions over the course of 6 individual rounds. While they did not walk away with the trophy, the showcased hard work, creative arguments and dedication that made Loyola proud. Well done, Warriors.

Jonah Smith wins three medals at swimming championship

Congratulations to all 12 swimmers who participated in the GMAA Swim Team finals last Thursday. Special Mention goes to Jonah Smith who won gold in Backstroke and Butterfly and silver in Freestyle. As well, special mention goes to our captain, William Stone-Barney for his strong leadership and to our only Juvenile swimmer, Mathieu Brawley for being the fastest senior swimmer, winning gold in Breastroke. Thanks to all swimmers and managers for your hard work this season and we'll see you in the pool next year.

Loyola Winter Carnival comes to a close; attendance was up

February 19 - The 2017 Loyola Winter Carnival came to an end on Saturday night with the closing of the senior dance. According to Mr. J.P. Mancini, the co-director of Student Services, “The carnival was an incredibly successful event. Although we continue to work to improve the spirit of the school, this year saw increased attendance at Mountain Day and the dances. On behalf of the student council and MS. Adams, I would like to thank the staff for their support and the student body for their cooperation and spirit.”

Wrestling team wins gold

February 17 - The Loyola wrestling team won the GMAA city championship on February 16 at Kahnawake Survival School. The Warriors completed their perfect season by repeating as GMAA champions. Loyola took home a total of 22 medals, 7 of them gold, in one of the most remarkable wrestling performances in recent years. Congratulations Warriors! Click on the team picture above for an enlargement. Click here to view pictures of the competition on our SmugMug site.

Junior Robotics

February 16 - After months of robot planning, building and programming, yesterday saw the Junior Robotics Team visit Ecole St. Laurent to compete against 15 other schools from Quebec. After some tough challenges the team just missed out on a qualifying position. All team members are congratulated on a great season and their hard work and perseverance.

Loyola hires new principal

February 13 - Mr. Tom Malone has been named as the next Principal of Loyola High School. He will be assuming office August 1, 2017. Read more on Mr. Malone

Loyola Model UN

February 13 - Seven Loyola students participated in this past weekend's Marianopolis Model United Nations. Congratulations to Alessandro Cordi who earned an Honourable Mention representing Serbia, and to Matthias Lee Poy-Paxman who won the gavel for Outstanding Delegate representing Romania.

New VACC submissions

February 13 - Recent submissions by Enrico Di Salvo, Alexandre Quesnel, Anthony Tortolano, Simon Bérard, Colin Ahern and Kevin C. Thompson are now available on the the official VACC website.

Loyola Science Fair

February 6 - Congratulations to all participants of last week’s Science Fair. The Fair was a huge success and the judges were all very impressed with the students’ level of professionalism and dedication to their work. Congratulations to following top-scoring project partnerships: Kaelan Olney and Matthew Coppola as well as Anthony Bonta and Matthew Venditti. This year's Mukerji award for exemplary effort was shared by the team of Anthony Mirarchi and Benjamin Goyer as well as Matthew Montoni. Click here for a complete list of medal winners. Click here to view pictures of the event on The Loyola News SmugMug site.

The new DeLane Podcast

February 11 - The new DeLane News Network, featuring Gavin Delaney and Tommy Lane, is an audio news program that deals with current news and events related to the Loyola High School community. The show also features interviews with Loyola students and staff members. Coming soon.

Volume XIV, Issue II of The Loyola News is now available

December 20 - Volume XIV, Issue II of The Loyola News is available today in the cafeteria. The twenty-page edition covers numerous topics, including the cancellation of Loyola Drama’s production of Lord of the Flies, exam preparation, deadly droughts, the Deep Web, Movember, the Juvenile soccer team and much more. Click here for a  full colour PDF version

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New pictures

Please visit our SmugMug site to view a wide variety of photographs of curricular and extra-curricular events at Loyola High School. The most recent gallery features photographs from the Loyola Science Fair.

Venture Magazine

Loyola’s arts and culture magazine, Venture, is now accepting submissions. All forms of prose and poetry, as well as photography and other art work are acceptable. Deadline is March 3. Go to the official VACC website for more details.

Please check out the photo page of Mr. Tom Reynolds which features many excellent pictures from a variety of Loyola events. Password: Loyola