YOUNG ACTIVISTS

Jayvon Mitchum, | Greta Thunberg. Stella Bowles. Faith Dickinson. These young people in our generation involve themselves in making a change that could benefit the world and others in it. These young activists are not afraid to show their untapped potential to the world. Even within the city of Toronto.  Students like 16-year-old Bryan Contreas, who is a member of WE Charity, an organization that … Continue reading YOUNG ACTIVISTS

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Francis Commey | We’ve had Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. All great leaders who have pushed for Black excellence, and equality. But, there are still glaring issues in the Black community that aren’t addressed as much as you would think. One of these problems is mental health. For people of colour, the fight against mental health issues is usually quiet. There … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

SHRED LIKE A GIRL

Emily Wilson | Fay Ebert spends every minute she can at her local skatepark in Mississauga, sometimes skating for 11 hours straight. The commitment has earned her the nickname ‘Fay All Day” by fellow skaters. The smallbut mighty girl soars through the air attempting to land that perfect trick with determination etched onto her face. CJ’s skatepark is filled with male skaters in their early … Continue reading SHRED LIKE A GIRL

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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

FROM CLASSROOM TO CONSOLE

Kyle Drinnan | Gamers across the globe have been hearing the same chorus from critics for generations. “Stop wasting your time playing video games!” The story never changes. What you find important is viewed as a distraction by other generations. We play this tug-of-war between video games and school. What if it didn’t have to be this way? What if video games could be positively … Continue reading FROM CLASSROOM TO CONSOLE

DISMISSING THE YOUTH VOTE

| By Galvin Zaldivar This year will be the first time millennials – that is to say those born between 1980 and 1995 – will form the largest voting cohort in the 2019 federal election. However, whenever young people make their first forays into the political arena, they are often underestimated. Whether it’s Doug Ford calling student protesters “good little Marxists,” for opposing tuition changes, … Continue reading DISMISSING THE YOUTH VOTE