Category : Opinions

The choice is yours

My Grade 8 teacher, Mr. Whelan, used to repeat the same truism to us students, every day. He would find a way to naturally segue to it after assigning homework or reviewing a test. Whenever a teacher repeats something over…

September 12, 2017

Happiness, then success

If you are reading this as a ‘Type A’ personality, the words productive and happy may not seem like a match. The stress of needing to get good grades may mean fewer hours sleeping, time away from social events with…

August 30, 2017

Voices need to be heard

This week, YouTube has been making headlines due to new restricted content settings. Over the weekend, a number of prominent YouTube creators brought attention to the fact the recently updated settings were causing their videos and, in some cases their…

January 19, 2017

Not just fancy frocks

One of this season’s biggest trends? Political awareness and active citizenship. Over the last few months, fashion magazines have been making headlines instead of just writing them, thanks to critical and in-depth coverage of politics, most notably from Teen Vogue….

January 19, 2017

Protest Still Matters

Over the last few months, my group of friends has spent a lot of time talking about active citizenship and participating in protest activities. I met my friend Heather for breakfast this morning; we celebrated International Women’s Day with eggs…

January 19, 2017