Kristen Cussen | Recently, feminism has become tainted by the stereotypical image of a needlessly raging woman. She holds a sign that says “the future is female” in one hand and a megaphone in the other. From her mouth, she spews venom at any man who dares cross her path and roams the internet in search of a good old heated argument full of memes … Continue reading FEMINISM IN 2020
Melanie Valente-Leite | World leaders are avoiding the conversation that is: CLIMATE CHANGE. Fortunately, there are things you can do in your everyday life to help the earth. With inspiration from nature to save our current climate crisis, people can continue to do what they love by using environmentally friendly products. These not only function as an everyday consumer items, but also help reduce global … Continue reading HOW NATURE INSPIRES INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
Pablo Balza | Lost or confused about the decisions about post-secondary? You’re not alone. Many students stress about whether they will be attending post-secondary or not. Feeling worried about your future is normal. It means you care to achieve your dreams, and you hope to become successful. Everybody goes through that point in their lives of figuring out what they want to do, and also … Continue reading WHY DO STUDENTS TAKE A GAP YEAR AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?
Jared Dodds | For most, the beginning of spring is a time of joy. Winter is ending, snow is going away, all the things we wait for as summer approaches. But for grade 12 students, this only means one thing: acceptances for universities are meant to be coming in. So instead of the joy of spring, your every waking minute is filled with anxiety, as … Continue reading ALL ABOUT THE ACADEMICS
Jennifer Kozak | Healing is not linear. It takes time, authenticity, patience, and being kind to yourself. Does that mean that an individual should not date until they are completely healed? No. Of course not. Human beings deserve to be loved in a way that is honest, safe, and respected. Unfortunately, acts of violence against women have been happening globally for generations. While both men … Continue reading DATING AFTER TRAUMA
Beatriz Balderrama Baleeiro | If you ever catch yourself staring at airplanes flying in the sky until they disappear into the distance, if you have ever looked at a world map and felt like something was calling you, your answer might be here. Imagine yourself in a classroom in Athens, looking out at the blue-skied Acropolis perched on the top of a hill to the … Continue reading STUDY ABROAD
John Grant | It was at an early age that Olivia Bahou, a 16-year-old Vaughan native, started having anxious and depressive thoughts that sent her down a spiral of uncertainty and doubt. Imagine feeling melancholic and unmotivated in your adolescence. It was one of her first visits to the doctor about her anxiety that two unlikely worlds of mental illness and food collided to spark … Continue reading FOOD FOR THOUGHT