A Feel-Good Story

May 17, '20

There is little inspiration these days; it’s kind of a bummer. Like you, I’m assuming, I spend most of my time sitting around, and am generally bored. I get that everyone is in a similar situation, and for that reason I intend to help lighten the mood. It’s hard to find things to write about, when there isn’t much going on around us, so in lieu...

Dissenting on the “Soap Box”

Apr 22, '20

Earlier this year, several public speaking students participated in an art show called “Dissent” located at an art gallery in Duncan. On January 25, the seven Brentwood students presented in front of a live audience on a range of topics including mental health, open-net fish farming, sex trafficking, gender bias in medical treatments, and...

Yeah, Young Eddie Here!

Apr 14, '20

On the first day of spring break, four tenacious young filmmakers headed off early to Vancouver to attend an award ceremony featuring their prized rap video. The journey to this point was tough: many green screens were straightened, too many bars were spat, and too much skill was exhibited. Nonetheless, the work had paid off and this was their big...

A Strong Brentwood Community Around the World

Apr 13, '20

With the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, it was inevitable that the Brentwood campus would close down, putting students, families and staff under stress and our Grade 12s in fear of a year without graduation rituals. Over the past couple of weeks, however, Brentwood has continued to hold classes and tried to maintain a robust electronic...

So, You Think You Have it Tough…

Apr 06, '20

So, you think you have it tough. You think online schooling is “too hard.” You think waking up 10 minutes before class, warm and cosy in your blankets, merely reaching to your bedside table to grab your computer, and making your way to class from the comfort of your king size bed, is inconvenient. You think your internet is “too slow” for your...

Covid-19 Adjustments

Mar 26, '20

The virus that has been steadily increasing its international reach is changing our lives in so many ways. Currently at over 400,00 cases worldwide, many cities and countries are in states of emergency, with governments encouraging, and even mandating, social distancing and self-isolation in homes. The crisis came fast, with limited time to...

A Concert to Conclude Term Two

Mar 13, '20

Every year, the Brentwood Wind Ensemble prepares music for competitive concerts that take place in the spring term. This year, Brentwood hosted a mini-concert that included Shawnigan Lake, St. Michael's and Queen Margaret’s. All bands played pieces from their musical ensembles and shared their different skills and harmonic melodies. Buchannon F,...

A Week in Spamalot

Mar 03, '20

Last week, Brentwood’s musical program performed their much-anticipated production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Preparing since September, the cast and crew members were excited to show us their work through one of the most comedic, enthralling and astounding performances the school has seen yet. The actors led the audience through an imitation...

Java Hut 2020

Feb 23, '20

On Saturday, February 8, Brentwood hosted a very special event called Java Hut. Here, students and staff who have a special talent, such as singing or playing an instrument, could showcase themselves to their classmates and teachers. On the weekend before the students left for their well-deserved midterm break, after five weeks of classes...

Eloquent Rex

Feb 20, '20

There is something inexplicably exciting about seeing something in real life that has previously only been seen on TV. It seems to break some sort of space-time continuum. It is for that reason, and his role as an eloquent Canadian icon, that seeing Rex Murphy speak was so scintillating. With a group of about 20 debaters, we headed to the Mary...

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