The lost-and-found's just a big bin, completely unattended on a lonely stretch of hallway?
Not unlikely, the lost and found bin at my school was the same way.
How does Fiona get away with drinking so much champagne? Wouldn't her mom notice it was missing? It's not exactly cheap.
Well, Fiona was living alone half the time.
Manny's parents being cultirally conservative Catholics causes issues with her being at Degrassi in the first place - Ontario has publicly-funded/free-to-attend Catholic parochial schools note and only Catholic ones - it's a holdover from a political compromise in the original British North America Acts, not a matter of education policy.
Even if Adam wasn't thinking about how stupid texting while driving is, wouldn't he have stopped as soon as he got a signal anyway because of how easily he could've lost it again out there in the sticks?
Declan. After attracting girls like moths to a flame in Season 9 and spending the summer with Holly J, he's now in prep school in New York while she's back at Degrassi. This means he really does have a Girlfriend in Canada. Really. Honest.
Season 1 of Degrassi had Emma ordering a veggieburger for Sean. Okay, harmless, except for the fact that he might be allergic to soy and she has no way of knowing this. (Then again, soy is everywhere]].) Season 3 had Rick ordering a salad for Terri. In the case of Emma, this and her "healthy eating" experiment foreshadow her eating disorder, but it also implies her relationship with Sean is unhealthy in some way.
Fiona is a lesbian who is in love with Holly J. This put her behavior in season 9 in a completely new light - she's never been in a sexual relationship because she is not attracted to men, she uses Riley as her own beard, and the reason why she was bitchy towards Declan/Holly J is because she was attracted to her, and was trying to break Declan/Holly J up so either A) she could have a chance at her or B) get rid of her so she wouldn't admit the truth to herself.
It seems a little off that Eli is acting so overprotective of Clare once Fitz returns into mid-Season 10 that it's quite unnerving, but it makes sense when you consider his perspective: his last girlfriend was killed in an accident that he blames himself for, and his rival who previously tried to stab him is back and is in close proximity with his current girlfriend.
Girls get a choice of skirt or pants, but there's no corresponding item that guys can wear but girls can't, because Audra Torres probably had a hand in the new policy, and while she trusts Simpson won't make Adam wear a skirt, neither is she willing (consciously or otherwise) to give Adam something else to establish his masculinity with.
The uniform looks better with the cardigan than without, especially from a distance. Tamp down raging libidos and improve the school's image in the community = ugly and unappealing clothing when viewed as one would another student in school, everyone all nice and preppy when viewed as one would a random kid walking or riding the TTC to school. Check and check.
And one last bit of Fridge Brilliance on the way out; retiring the uniform pants are a problem for Zig, but the shirts apparently aren't. A lot of small urban convenience stores like his family's sell assorted blank T-shirts at around 2 for $5, meaning they probably paid a dollar or less each for them.
Campbell's too short to be a pro hockey player. At only 15, he's still growing - but given how messed-up he is that's a lot riding on a factor (future growth spurt) entirely outside anyone's control.
Zig seems kind of awkward in standing closeup scenes. Being 6' tall before his fifteenth birthday, even if he's always been tall for his age he wouldn't be used to being taller than so many adults and so much taller than almost all girls yet.
In Dallas's first episode, he gives Drew a condom before the party, joking that he might "Swipe his V-Card". Although in the second half of the season it's revealed Dallas has a 3 year-old son. No wonder he was promoting safe sex.
"Snake" Simpson was 15/16 when he walked into the boys' bathroom and saw Claude's dead body with its' face blown off. A couple years later, one of his best friends killed a child while driving drunk and went to prison for ten years. During his teaching career, he's seen a school shooting leave a promising young athlete paralyzed and a bright, well-liked kid stabbed to death in the street, seemingly randomly. Within his first few months as principal, he had to deal with a hazing incident, punish a hate crime that could've led to devastating injury as mere bullying (involving the same Mama Bear as the previous one), and discovered narrow aversions of prostitution, rape and another knifing-in one night! Tell me, what runs through this guy's head when he tries to sleep at night?
In Season 6, a character named Nic had a group of kids beat Toby up. On the site, it says that he probably transferred schools. What is really creepy is how almost his ENTIRE GANG, except a guy named Johnny, did not come back in Season 7 to Degrassi. What is interesting is that his school burned down. Maybe Johnny was absent if Nic and his gang burned the school down.
Also, in a season two episode, Paige sings a song about rape to drive away her rapist Dean which was pretty cool and heartwarming at the knowledge that both Hazel and Ashley know about her rape, also that we know that Paige is going to get the help she needs o move on with her life.... but then, you realizeDean was at a talent competition for young teenage girls.''Holy Shit.''
Campbell and Self Harm: he's never been caught. For all we know he's been doing it for years. Neither he nor what he inflicts on himself fit the "cutter" stereotype, and what's one more cut/bruise/scar on a hardcore hockey player? Something really creepy happens later in the season.