The Reckoner is the award-winning student newspaper of Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute. During the school year, The Reckoner publishes regularly on its website and produces printed newspapers which are distributed to the school community. The organization is comprised entirely of dedicated student volunteers: some of the best writers, artists, photographers, designers, and developers of the school. In 2016, the organization was named Ontario’s Best High School Electronic Newspaper and Ontario’s Best High School Volunteer Newspaper by the Toronto Star. The Reckoner has also received other awards since then. To view the previous guards, click the links below:

Eleventh Guard (2021 – 2022)

Tenth Guard (2020 – 2021)   |   Ninth Guard (2019 – 2020)   |   Eighth Guard (2018 – 2019)   |   Seventh Guard (2017 – 2018)   |   Sixth Guard (2016 – 2017)

Fifth Guard (2015 – 2016)   |   Fourth Guard (2014 – 2015)   |   Third Guard (2013 – 2014)   |   Second Guard (2012 – 2013)   |   First Guard (2011 – 2012)

Allyson Wu is a Grade 12 student and the Editor in Chief of the Twelfth Guard. She's in love with summer, and has spent this past one travelling, gaming, and wondering when her pink hair is finally going to fade. Other than that, Allyson can usually be found downloading songs off her extensive Spotify playlists, taking photos of her friends, and constantly running out of phone storage. It feels like there's some sort of correlation between those three things, but she hasn't figured it out yet.

Allyson Wu

Editor-in-Chief

Zahra Ahmed is a Grade 12 student and the News Manager for The Reckoner. If she's not sipping coffee during the school day, she's probably planning her next coffee run. She usually complains about having too much work', or the opposite, having absolutely nothing to do. Sometimes, both at the same time. She takes pride in having taken a selfie with a llama, her obsession with to-do lists, and laughing uncontrollably.

Zahra Ahmed

News Manager Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Li is a grade twelve student neck-deep in nonsense and daydreams. She's spent the past nine years of her life dedicating all of her time and energy to her novel series in-planning "CDP" and has essentially merged her soul with the thing. She landed herself as the Life Manager for the Reckoner by disguising the CDP as content. When she's not drafting up character arcs, rewriting physics, or finding increasingly creative ways to work around residual plotholes from Grade 2, she's... still thinking about the CDP. Seriously dude, get a hobby.

Sarah Li

Life Manager

Amy Jia is the Editorial Manager for The Reckoner. This is her fourth year on The Reckoner now, but the only part of her that has changed is her height (it has increased). If you like bubble tea, books, or food then you know you definitely have something in common with her. She loves making new friends, so don’t be afraid to say hi or strike up a conversation!

Amy Jia

Editorial Manager

Angela Xu is the photography manager for the Reckoner. As the professional procrastinator that she is, she enjoys many activities including soccer, word hunt, thrifting, and drinking bubble tea, all of which she did while putting off writing this bio.

Angela Xu

Photography Manager

Lucy is the Illustrations Manager of the Eleventh Guard. She enjoys volleyball, piano, art, and karate. She aspires to become more fluent in Mandarin and sleep earlier.

Lucy Qi

Illustrations Manager

Carrie Jiang is the Outreach Manager at The Reckoner. She loves cats, watching sunrises and sunsets, listening to music, and sleeping. She also loves exercising, especially running (away from her problems).

Carrie Jiang

Outreach Manager

Anthony loves breaking things, so they decided to make him Web Manager. When he's not sleeping, he's either opening doors that shouldn't be opened or playing Minecraft. He can be found repeatedly driving 140-pound robots into load-bearing walls in 102, because he firmly believes that the undamaged robot is not worth driving. You can bribe him with dark chocolate should you ever need to.

Anthony Chen

Web Manager

Ray is in grade 12 now. Ray is also now the Print Manager of The Reckoner. Ray is pleasantly surprised by this definitely unexpected turn of events. Ray is probably a member of the species homo sapiens and will be pleasantly delighted if you treat Ray as a member of this species. Ray will gladly strike up a conversation if you wish, on basically any topic you want, so please go say hi to Ray. Ray can be found browsing the subreddit HFY and reading random stuff on the internet. Ray wants more friends, go be Ray's friend. Beep Boop.

Ray Hang

Print Manager

"Aamena Koya is a grade 11 student. If shes not chugging her iced coffee shes probably dreaming about getting one. In her free time she is listening to podcasts, lifting at the gym, and reading books. Besides stressing about school she works on personal development and growing her bank account 🙂 "

Aamena Koya

"Aishani is the third-shortest person in Grade 11, anyone who tells you otherwise (perhaps people whose names start with M or H) are LYING. She enjoys looking for hiding spiders so that she can run away from that room immediately, and stubbing her foot in every sharp corner she doesn't notice. "

Aishani Indu

"Akshaya Varakunan is a Grade 12 student and member of the Life Board. As you are reading this, there is a 50% chance she is playing Word Blitz. "

Akshaya Varakunan

"Allan is a Grade 12 at MGCI. He enjoys taking photos of his friends. Check his photos out on his Instagram at @allan.liphotos. He is so excited to be a part of the Reckoner this year. "

Allan Li

"Alvin Young is writer and artist for the Life Board. He likes to draw and write (shocking!), play tennis, and dream. Dreams are a fascinating thing to him, and perhaps one day he'll discover one in real life. "

Alvin Young

"Amy Long has not a single intelligent thought behind those eyes. "

Amy Long

"Andrew Chen is a grade 10 student at MGCI trying his best... He enjoys playing sports, listening to music, talking to friends and not worrying about tests. He loves meeting new people, writing stories and capturing life in the little things. Say hi to him around the halls! "

Andrew Chen

"Andrew Xu is a Grade 11 writer for the Editorial Board. Some of his hobbies include playing chess and poker. He is fluent in English and Mandarin but not French. "

Andrew Xu

"Andy is a part-time tenner and a full-time idiot. Sometimes, he’s also a writer in editorial and news. Most of the time, he can be found performing a magic trick - making his free time vanish. He aspires to aspire, and to reach 6 feet (the only thing preventing him is the ruler you measure with !) "

Andy Sun

"Anjali is a Grade 9 student at MGCI. She's most often found with her nose in a book and her head in the clouds. She loves dogs, the color purple, singing, and a billion other unrelated things. She loves making friends so reach out to her anytime! "

Anjali Gupta

"Anne is a Grade 11 writer for the News board. Some of her hobbies include reading, running, and listening to music. "

Anne Liu

"Annie is a 12th grade writer for the Life Board. She enjoys browsing Pinterest boards and online stores, jotting down poem ideas she’ll never write, and stockpiling blackmail photos of her friends. If anyone wants to cry together to Taylor Swift’s discography, she urges you to reach out. "

Annie Xiong

"Arabhi is a grade 12 student and is excited to work with the Reckoner. She's a music enthusiast - especially for The Weeknd - and loves anything to do with the sky such as sunsets, constellations, and rain. Her favourite show is Brooklyn 99 which she intends to rewatch after submitting this bio. "

Arabhi Kulamurugan

"Caroline Cheng is a Grade 11 member of the Print Development Board at The Reckoner. In her free time, she loves reading, and watching YouTube and anime. She makes it through high school by enjoying the little things in life, like drinking Nestea and listening to Spotify. "

Caroline Cheng

"Chang is a grade 10 student at Marc Garneau Collegiate Insitute, a member of both the Editorial and Outreach Board. Whether it's scrawling down the strings of incoherency he considers writing or fumbling around attempting to finish all of his work, he's constantly in a state of entropic shock. "

Chang Chang Li

"Colleen Chang is a member of the Reckoner’s illustration board. She enjoys walking through neighborhoods, figure drawing, and finding cool movies that she keeps telling herself she’ll “watch later.” She hopes to one day improve her slow typing speed and become a professional illustrator. "

Colleen Chang

"Corey is an editorial board writer. He is the definition of a mess. A glance at his binder reveals all you need to know. A few bad habits along with his disorganized lifestyle makes a prime recipe for landing him in hot water. However, he thinks his quirky way of life isn't all bad and that’s fair. "

Corey Dai

"Daniel is the worst photographer to exist. He has a crippling addiction to nestea that you can abuse if you want him to get work done. Daniel likes to play clash royale in every class he can until his mark drops below 40. Don't be like Daniel. "

Daniel Fan

"Donna started following you. "

Donna Zhang

"Dustin likes Starbucks. He also finds difficulty in straining his neck down to talk to anyone below 165cm. "

Dustin Xu

"Eileen is a 10th grade Editorial writer for The Reckoner. She likes to play painful sports, solve painful problems, as well as find any excuse to use painfully particular diction. She hopes to someday achieve healthy posture and wake up at her first alarm of five. "

Eileen Kuang

" Elizabeth is an artist for the Life board. She is in grade 11 and enjoys listening to music while coming up with different concepts for their art. She looks forward to working with the Life board and is grateful for a reason to neglect their sleep schedule and draw late into the night. "

Elizabeth Wei

"Elliot is a grade 12 student and a member of the print board at the Reckoner. "

Elliot Ngo

"Emily Liu is a grade 12 student and a long time member of the Life Board. She can usually be found playing Word Blitz or the NYT Crossword/Spelling Bee, when she's not busy on the grind. Feel free to say hi to her; she loves to meet people! "

Emily Liu

"Enoch He is a senior in the Web Development Board of The Reckoner. He is constantly battling procrastination every hour of the day, in high hopes of being productive. When Enoch is not worrying about his grades, he is wondering what he will be eating for his next meal. "

Enoch He

"Eric is a grade 11 student and a member of the print board. He loves playing darts; in fact, he is on Canada’s youth national team and is heading to Gibraltar in November to play in the junior world cup. Eric also fiddles with chess and enjoys gambling his luck in the never-ending war of poker. "

Eric Tang

"Flora is in the 12th grade and writes crosswords for The Reckoner. She enjoys reading, running, watching hockey, listening to Taylor Swift & Ella Fitzgerald, and staring very vainly at her own handwriting. "

Flora Chen

"Glenn Huang is a grade 9 student at MGCI and a member of the Print Development Board. He can usually be found listening to music with earbuds in and trying to avoid awkward social interactions. He enjoys playing piano and violin and scrolling through social media in his spare time. "

Glenn Huang

"Grace Pu is a grade 11 writer for the Significant Digits News Board. "

Grace Pu

"master procastinator "

Grace Zhu

"Grant is pro "

Grant Ou

"Han Fang is a Grade 11 member of The Reckoner's Web Development and Print Development Boards. You may find him walking fast in the halls, being clumsy, or (trying to) talk with his friends. He enjoys playing sports such as basketball and badminton, playing chess, and also procrastinates a fair bit. "

Han Fang

"Hania Ahmed is a Grade 9 student and an artist for the Life Board. Her hobbies are painting and reading. She is looking forward to making art for The Reckoner. She hopes that her artwork is admired by others. "

Hania Ahmed

"Hannah is a grade 10 artist for Life Board, & loves travelling, going to amusement parks, and shopping. "

Hannah Xu

"Ivy is a Grade 10 student at MGCI, and she is part of the Illustrations Board here at The Reckoner. She likes to travel, sleep for 12 hours straight, draw, and reread What If? by Randall Munroe for the 60th time (she should probably get the sequel already). "

Ivy Liu

"Jeremy is in Grade 11, which means that he gets all the privileges of being in the older half of high school: Working until 2 am to finish projects, bossing niners and tenners around, and chatting anyone up in the halls. Unfortunately, he has not escaped being a corporate slave to high marks. "

Jeremy Dai

"Jerry Hong is a grade 10 student at MGCI. He is a Life writer and Significant Digits writer for the Reckoner. He enjoys travelling, writing, and playing the piano. In his spare time, you can find him napping, reading, and frantically studying for school. "

Jerry Hong