Vancouver high School

New slang and new self-awareness for native teens in Vancouver high schools

Seven native teenagers stand under a bus shelter bench at Commercial Drive and Broadway in East Vancouver. The teens toss jokes back and forth. Some smoke, others pace around. They gesture and talk....

South Asian students on 'Frenchies,' ethnic cliques and the new cool

Ninth graders Amita, Anuja, and Laleh* identify “The Frenchies” as the cool group who reigns supreme at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. The group's nickname refers to French Immersion students – a...