THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
Before Pokémon Go there was Pokémon the card game, and Toronto holds claim to being home to the top-ranked junior player in North America. Tenyear-old Adam Omarali from North Toronto has won card game tournaments across Canada and the U.S., and at press time, he was set to participate in the Pokémon World Championships in San Francisco. The prize? A $25,000 contribution toward postsecondary education.
According to a survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, stress levels in Ontario middle school and high school students are on the rise. The survey says that last year more than one in three students in grades 7 to 12 reported symptoms of psychological distress. That is a 10 per cent jump from the last study, which was conducted two years earlier. More than 10,400 students from 220 schools participated in the survey.
A group of high school students from an Ontario secondary school pulled off the ultimate graduation prank. They used an intricate pulley system to assemble the exterior of a car — a Jaguar S-Type — on the roof of their school. The icing on the cake was placing the school mascot, Baldwin the Eagle, in the driver’s seat. Even the school principal was seen laughing at the elaborate stunt.
Baldwin the Eagle