I saw this image earlier today, which comes from an article about how Degrassi rented that lime-green van from someone to use for shooting for a couple of weeks.
The girl on the right in the picture above is Canadian actress Meghan Heffern. She is NOT going to be a series regular on the show, however she stated on her facebook page that she “will be joining the Degrassi Cast for a multiple episode arch. She’s going to be shaking things up, and causing trouble for Clare.”
Now THIS gives me hope about Clare’s character becoming somewhat interesting again, mainly because it possibly opens up an avenue of Clare getting into crap other than her just whining about boys.