New Beginnings

Welcome back! We’ve missed you here at The Storm. From growing our writing team and getting a new editor, to celebrating the very first “Thunder Pride” day and welcoming our new chaplain, a lot has happened in the past month. We are so eager to finally share these milestones with you in our first issue of the year – each milestone and article signifying fresh starts and new beginnings!

As students, teachers, or parents, we have all experienced the feeling of butterflies the night before school – We can’t sleep, our minds wander, and our hearts race. Yes, you may simply call this nerves and fear, but what we are truly feeling is excitement for the unknown and wonder about what is to come. Throughout this issue and this year, we will together celebrate these new beginnings and embrace change.

Throughout this issue, you can read all about the exciting new beginnings in our community in and out of school, from Hannah Thomas’ interview with our new Chaplain, Danielle Tucci’s discussion on life as a “Niner”, Mario Russo’s sports piece on the Maple Leafs, and more! Aside from the major milestones and events celebrated here, there was one event that truly embodied the essence of this issue.: The grade 12 Sunrise Breakfast.

On Friday September 8 , 2017, grade 12 students gathered at school at the early hour of 6:30am to watch the sun rise, kicking off their last year together. Now, there is something to be said about a group of tired students willingly rising before the sun. Why would they do it? Could it have been simply for the delicious breakfast after? Maybe. But, no doubt, as they watched the sun rise, they saw the reason they all came together. That the sun was not just there to start their day and make a great Instagram picture, but instead to remind them, and all of us, that there is always a new day, the sun will always rise, and no matter where we may roam in the future, the same sun will always shine upon us, keeping us connected. So, as the sun shines on you today, let it remind and inspire you to conquer new challenges and face new frontiers. From all of us at The Storm, we wish you a great and successful new school year!


Melissa Gatti

– Editor of The Storm