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[12 Oct 2006|09:05pm]

oceanpark
where did everyone go? myspace?!
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merry christmas everyone! [24 Dec 2005|12:03am]

sillygyrl8
I skipped the X'mas party as I have for the past 6 years...

Merry Christmas and happy new year to everyone!
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two amazing job opportunities [28 Nov 2005|12:06pm]

oceanpark
sorry if this is off topic, but scs girls are pretty amazing and i think this job would could be perfect for one of you

Are you looking to work in a rewarding, multicultural and youth-positive environment? Do you want work on important projects that create positive change in the world? If this sounds like you, you may be interested in working with us…

TakingITGlobal is a Toronto-based international organization led by youth and empowered by technology. We build cross-cultural connections and help young people get involved in development, artistic and media expression and global decision-making.

We are currently looking for two awesome people to join our telecentre.org project team. telecentre.org is a collaborative project supported by IDRC, Microsoft and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). As part of the project, telecentre.org has a website which supports information and communication technology access centres in underserved communities (telecentres) across the globe. Overall, telecentre.org aims to provide a comprehensive and globally accessible support system for everyone involved in the telecentre movement.

telecentre.org French Website Editor and Community Manager Job Description
Qualifications:
• Written and verbal fluency in French
• You understand internet culture and enjoy spending time online
• You are familiar with social and community technologies, especially blogs and wikis
• You write articulately and enjoy sharing thoughts and ideas – in French
• You have worked in the non-profit and/or high tech sector
• You can work in multicultural and “skill-diverse” teams
• You understand and enjoy networking
• You have conducted qualitative and quantitative research
• You are able inspire and energize people
• You think and problem-solve creatively
• You can manage large amounts of information
• You can multi-task and enjoy fast-face work environments
• You have a strong interest in international issues
• You are legally able to work in Canada, and able to work out of our Toronto office

Responsibilities:
• Moderating French-language online discussions
• Researching, collecting, requesting and approving French content for the site
• Responding to French language community questions via email
• Recruiting and organizing French speaking volunteers
• Facilitating, supporting and growing the French language community
• Support community member projects: direct them to useful resources; introduce them to others involved in similar work; or find ways in which the site may improved to better support their work.
• Updating French language content by blogging and working with wiki-based tools
• Working with technical team to co-ordinate site maintenance
• Encourage face-to-face content by organizing and participating in offline events
• Undertake ongoing research, reporting and recommendation development with the support of other team members

To apply:
Send your resume and covering letter to to
Kate Raynes-Goldie
kate at takingitglobal dot org



telecentre.org Spanish Website Editor and Community Manager Job Description
Qualifications:
• Written and verbal fluency in Spanish
• You understand internet culture and enjoy spending time online
• You are familiar with social and community technologies, especially blogs and wikis
• You write articulately and enjoy sharing thoughts and ideas – in Spanish
• You have worked in the non-profit and/or high tech sector
• You can work in multicultural and “skill-diverse” teams
• You understand and enjoy networking
• You have conducted qualitative and quantitative research
• You are able inspire and energize people
• You think and problem-solve creatively
• You can manage large amounts of information
• You can multi-task and enjoy fast-face work environments
• You have a strong interest in international issues
• You are legally able to work in Canada, and able to work out of our Toronto office

Responsibilities:
• Moderating Spanish-language online discussions
• Researching, collecting, requesting and approving French content for the site
• Responding to Spanish language community questions via email
• Recruiting and organizing Spanish speaking volunteers
• Facilitating, supporting and growing the French language community
• Support community member projects: direct them to useful resources; introduce them to others involved in similar work; or find ways in which the site may improved to better support their work.
• Updating Spanish language content by blogging and working with wiki-based tools
• Working with technical team to co-ordinate site maintenance
• Encourage face-to-face content by organizing and participating in offline events
• Undertake ongoing research, reporting and recommendation development with the support of other team members

To apply:
Send your resume and covering letter to
Kate Raynes-Goldie
kate at takingitglobal dot org
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[12 Oct 2005|04:46pm]

kaliqo
in reference to the "unrated, much fatter version of the red blazer" from kathleen's post... (& 'cuz i'm getting a kick out of this today, being the day the issue came out, so hurrah for shameless self-promotion!)

for the section entitled, what are former scs students doing now?

12 october 2005 issue of the tribune


...need a hint? it's the cover photo, folks! (cristina... feel free to laugh to yourself about this one! you know what i'm talking about...)
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[27 Aug 2005|11:30pm]

kaffelinee
what happened to dr. mcgeer? he was one of my favourite teachers at scs. and i don't see him listed as staff anymore on their website:(
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[19 Aug 2005|11:11am]

oceanpark
is this an scs grrrl?

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So. Weird. [13 Jun 2005|08:35pm]

pretentiousgit
Some girl from, I presume, the grad class called me tonight to thank me for my donation to the Bigger Blazer fund. It was slightly surreal. I find myself vaguely hoping that it was a detention chore for her. So if any of you know Tori Something Or Other Starting With It Sounded Like G, she called my house and it was very creepy.

SCS needs to find better thank-yous than having grads call us at our old phone numbers. Seriously.
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Blaaaargh. [19 May 2005|09:17pm]

crustoonoo
Ok, so I know it's been almost three years since I graduated, but I still haven't received my goddamned grad video! So, if anyone knows how to get the 2002 grad vid (i.e. how to get in touch with one Miss Geraldine Dabu) please please please let me know!!! I will shower you with kisses!
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meet up poll [04 May 2005|11:50am]

purelush
Poll #487609 are ya coming?

SCS Meet Up May 26th 8 pm at Gabby's - coming?

yes!
2(25.0%)
no - busy/outoftown/hatey'allwiththepassionofathousandsuns
3(37.5%)
i would come if it were a different date
1(12.5%)
i would come if it were a different location
2(25.0%)
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scs meet up [01 May 2005|01:52pm]

purelush
[ mood | wet ]

thursday, may 26 at 8 pm
yonge and eglington

please leave your suggestions for meeting locations (coffee shops or cafes) in the y&e area in the comments. also you can rsvp there too. if this date is really horrid for all, i'll come up with a new one.

gracias.

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[21 Apr 2005|08:38pm]

sitonthetable
THRILLING NEWS OF WONDERFUL PROGRESS:

The SCS Formal happened just recently, and there were THREE (3) queer couples in attendance. There would have been four, but a certain someone had provincials the next day, and couldn't come.

Not only that, but we all sat at the same table.

And no hassling to boot.
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scs meetup [15 Apr 2005|02:14pm]

purelush
so it's reunion weekend at scs (i think) and i thought it would be fun to plan an alternative meet up for scs so we could meet up with each other, sans teachers, etc. please fill out this handy poll and also leave some comments. it's far in advance but i know that there are probably others like me who would have to book time off work to do this, so i want to be all organize-y.

Poll #475569 scs reunion/meet up

would you be interested in a scs meetup?

yes!
5(71.4%)
no!
0(0.0%)
possibly!
2(28.6%)

When would be the best time for said reunion?

early May
2(28.6%)
late May
3(42.9%)
early June
0(0.0%)
late June
2(28.6%)
early July
0(0.0%)

What time works best for you (check all that apply

evenings
0(0.0%)
weekend evenings
0(0.0%)
weekdays
0(0.0%)
weekend days
1(14.3%)
stat holidays
0(0.0%)

Location suggestions:

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[05 Apr 2005|07:36pm]

pretentiousgit




Learn about "friends" in "ways" you "totally only heard about that one time because the gossip network runs for, quite literally, six years on either side of when you graduated and thus, yes, everyone knows."

Suck It Up, Dyke: the no-nonsense community with many, if not all the answers.
proletariat and mz_pickles are our glorious mods and starters.
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Freakish and ... freakish. [04 Apr 2005|06:59pm]

pretentiousgit
SCS Uniform spotted on eBay.

I'm not sure whether to be amused, delighted that I can finally figure out how to get rid of mine outside the uniform sale (four years later), or vaguely horrified.

Settling on a cocktail. Oh. And all of the above.
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alumni weekend [23 Feb 2005|07:52pm]

purelush
who's going?
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hello... [25 Jan 2005|04:33pm]

sillygyrl8
hmmm.. i landed here after going to alex leitch's rowdy media page. (i wanted to order some buttons for friends for graduation =)).

so here it goes:
name: Jo(anna) Leung
years at SCS: 92-99 (i think?)
Grads of '99! - sigh - almost 6 years already

what have i done since scs: university of western ontario (twice), worked a whole bunch and somehow ended up home in TO, broke and at Centennial College doing a 3 year Business Operations Management diploma (it was much more interesting than economics and accounting!!!). I'm done and just landed a job at Colgate-Palmolive Canada in their planning department - HA to those who never thought I would finish what I started (twice proven wrong now - high school and a post-secondary diploma!). After contract ends, i think i'll head back to school (again!) and finish off a degree at Ryerson.

talk to you all laters,
keep in touch
Jo

MSN/Email: sillygyrl8@hotmail.com
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Biggest Lie Post-SCS [12 Dec 2004|06:25pm]

pretentiousgit
Well, I can guess who's going to be on the blacklist. Again. Anyway.

I actually found that most of what the school selectively taught me has held true, for a given value of True. That's not to say it's not mutable, but the whole thing about Understanding Concepts as versus Memory has held true for my largely arts-based programs. A lot of the things I learned about the school worked that way: precisely the way they were stated to work, and not one micro-metre outside the lines.

The biggest lie the school ever told was actually just a bunch of omissions. Like, for instance, it's possible to drop courses. And nothing bad happens, except you may have to put in extra time eventually. And that you don't need to maintain a +80% average in order to continue breathing. And that hair dye, while unusual, is not actually the same thing as the Mark of Cain. And that you don't always have to be nice to people you despise, but can occasionally just tell them you hate them and then not spontaneously combust. Oh, and that you don't always have to participate until you literally fall over dead, but that after time you may want to. The whole Queer People Are An Actual Group Of People That Exist omission was a bit of a problem for me, too.

But mostly? I actually really value everything I learned at SCS, though perhaps not in the way the school would like me to. I've never learned more about deadlines and how people work, and the grounding in that has been invaluable. It's a shame I can't elaborate without sounding particularly horrible, but the whole experience has cooled off to something amazingly good to have had.

So I think that with a large-ish dose of cynicism used to decode what was being said, they never lied at all. But telling us directly would have made parents angry, so... expediency. I'd still send my kids there.
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biggest lie about post SCS world... [11 Dec 2004|07:38pm]

tiffer
[ mood | deceived ]

What "pearl of wisdom" did SCS tell you about the post-SCS world that doesn't hold true at all?

For me, it's the concept that in high school, you can do well by memorizing info, but in university, you have to UNDERSTAND the information rather than memorize it.

This has been proven wrong time and time again for me, in both science and non-science courses. My superior capacity to memorize when I was at SCS has diminished to nothing, and my understanding of different concepts has gone up. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I would be doing better in school if I had a better memorization capacity rather than understood all the concepts... I'm sure, in the "real world", understanding is crucial... but in university it's not. They don't care whether you understand the role of x or whatnot, they want to know the 5 word-for-word terms as defined by a certain author that encapsulate what x does. If you don't know the terms, you're screwed, no matter what your understanding.

bah sorry I'm just frustrated trying to study for exams... please, share yours (and they don't have to strictly be academic either)

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This is the best thing I have ever seen! [07 Dec 2004|04:47am]

ickleloulou
[ mood | satisfied ]

Hi everyone! I was on msn talking to Geraldine Dabu and she told me about this so I had to check it out. It's the best thing ever! It's so great to know that so many other people hated the school, lol!

Name: Louise Cook
Years at SCS: 3 long long years 1999-2002
Why you might remember me: I was the English girl who constantly complained about the school and how I couldn't wait to leave! I was also probably the smallest in our grade!
Now: Currently studying Hotel Management at, wait for it, George Brown college Toronto (Shock, Horror!!! An SCS student went to....a college, yes one of those dreadful places that is not a university!!!) Trust me Senders was not happy with me wanting to go there but it was a great decision. Plus no universities around here have hotel management courses!
Interesting story: Well in my OAC year I met a guy who I was pretty serious about and I decided that I wanted to stay here with him instead of going back to live in England (which up til then had been the plan) so Senders found out when I told her I wasn't going to uni. She then proceded to take me into her office for a "little chat". She told me not to waste my life on boys and that I would be ruining my life if I stayed and that my boyfriend was probably no good anyway and was only using me because he thought I was going back to England (yes she really said all this!). Well guess what?!!? We've now been together for 2 years and 9 months, we're living together and are blissfully happy, and to top it all off I'm getting way better grades than I ever did at SCS! Take that Senders!!!

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carol service [23 Nov 2004|08:45pm]

purelush
somehow my earlier post was interpreted in a christmas-y sort of way. odd, but i'll run with it. hence: poll!

Poll #390670 carol service

are you planning on attending the carol service this year?

i have to - i'm still a student
2(12.5%)
yes! i love the carol service
3(18.8%)
yes! i'm a masochistic foo'
3(18.8%)
no, no, no.
8(50.0%)

for alumnae, are you going to the post-carol service "decade party"?

i wouldn't miss it for the world!
1(9.1%)
i already said i was a masochist. why stop at the carol service?
2(18.2%)
only if my friends come. strength in numbers.
3(27.3%)
no, no no.
5(45.5%)
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