OPINION: Punching Down: Why Dave Chappelle’s The Closer is Worse Than You Think

By: Emily Lindzon Minutes into his new Netflix special, The Closer, Dave Chapelle follows an antisemitic joke with the words “it’s gonna get worse than that.” Oh boy, did it get worse than that. After sitting through a confusing hour of hateful ‘comedy’, I feel the need to break down some especially problematic aspects of … More OPINION: Punching Down: Why Dave Chappelle’s The Closer is Worse Than You Think

OPINION: The Problem with Orange Shirt Day, and Why No One Takes It Seriously (and how to fix it)

By: Kyle Williams TORONTO – It was recently Orange Shirt day, and it came to my attention how little orange shirts were worn during such an important day. Even I myself was not aware to wear an orange shirt despite the multiple announcements at school in the past days. Also, my attention span, that of … More OPINION: The Problem with Orange Shirt Day, and Why No One Takes It Seriously (and how to fix it)

Pride Month 2021!

By: Ellaha Salehy June 15, 2021 June is known internationally as Pride month, a time where members of the LGBTQ2+ hold celebrations and recognize the heroes of the past that made it possible for everybody to be themselves. There are a lot of people that bring up the question “Why is pride month important?” or … More Pride Month 2021!

Teen Mental Health During Quarantine

By: Ellaha Salehy On February 26, 2021, Sick Kids hospital released a study showing how COVID-19 has affected youth mental health. The researchers surveyed over 1000 parents of kids and teens from 2 years to 18 years old. The study focused on six different categories of mental health; depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, irritability, attention span, and … More Teen Mental Health During Quarantine

Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Importance, Origin, and Forming Strong Connections

By: Maha Omer Every year on May 21st we celebrate Diversity Day, officially known as Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This international holiday recognizes multiculturalism, ethnic backgrounds, and races. We commemorate Diversity Day by acknowledging different cultures and deepening our understanding of the importance that cultural diversity holds. The 1965 Immigration Act gave us … More Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Importance, Origin, and Forming Strong Connections

Biden Orders U.S. Intelligence to Further Investigate COVID-19 Origin

By: Sonika Humar On May 27th, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence officials to reinvigorate their efforts in determining the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, this time aiming their focus on the possibility that COVID-19 could have been produced in a Wuhan Laboratory. This order came months after he dismissed it as a fringe … More Biden Orders U.S. Intelligence to Further Investigate COVID-19 Origin

World’s Oldest War Caused by Climate Change

By: Daria Draskovic In the 1960s, 61 human skeletons were excavated in the Nile Valley, and were long thought to be the casualties of the world’s earliest war. However, these skeletons, which are more than 13,000 years old, have helped to prove that the warfare was caused by climate change. According to NASA, “Climate change … More World’s Oldest War Caused by Climate Change

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of All Charges

By: Daria Draskovic On Tuesday, April 20, Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer arrested for George Floyd’s death, was found guilty of all charges, which included second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. In May of 2020, 46 year-old George Floyd was arrested by Chauvin for allegedly trying to use a fake 20 dollar … More Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of All Charges

Leaked Footage of ‘Pyramid-Shaped’ UFOs is Real, Pentagon Says

By: Sonika Humar On April 12th, 2021, a leaked video catching flashing, triangle-shaped objects flying around a US warship has been confirmed to be authentic, as said in an official statement made by the Pentagon. They also confirmed that the video was taken by US Navy personnel, although they declined to officially label the objects … More Leaked Footage of ‘Pyramid-Shaped’ UFOs is Real, Pentagon Says

Justin Trudeau to Cut Down Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

By: Francesca Chernous Thursday, April 22 – Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Government have made the decision to work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40-45%, or 296 megatonnes, compared to 2005. The prime minister announced this during an international climate summit, which was brought together by United States President Joe Biden.  Furthermore, he mentioned … More Justin Trudeau to Cut Down Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities in April

By: Daria Draskovic Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and help others, all while strengthening important skills and meeting new people. These opportunities can be hard to find right now, but there are a number of virtual volunteering opportunities that are available for high school students! Check out some of … More Virtual Volunteering Opportunities in April

Yukon Puts Out New Gender Inclusive Policy

By: Ellaha Salehy Yukon recently took a progressive leap and extended health care coverage to include more surgeries and procedures, most notably including changes to the body to match an individuals’ identity. According to CBC, this seems to portray Yukon as a more socially progressive territory than the provinces and signals growth for Canada as … More Yukon Puts Out New Gender Inclusive Policy

“I Just Didn’t Want To Be Alive Anymore” Harry and Meghan’s Explosive Interview With Oprah

By: Francesca Chernous Trigger Warning: discussions about suicide On March 7, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which provided some insight into The Royal Family in Britain. The couple officially left their royal duties last March. They now live in Canada with their son, Archie.  One of the most crucial things that … More “I Just Didn’t Want To Be Alive Anymore” Harry and Meghan’s Explosive Interview With Oprah

International Women’s Day: History, Meaning, and the Continuing Fight for Equality

By: Daria Draskovic International Women’s Day falls on March 8th, every year. However, this event is more than just a date. It represents the millions of women around the world fighting for gender equality, and recognizes the amazing contributions women have brought to all fields of society. This all started in the early 1900s, a … More International Women’s Day: History, Meaning, and the Continuing Fight for Equality

Op-Ed: Confronting Injustice Beyond Black Squares

By Cagla Hatun Arslan, Tatiana Clarke, Gabriela Ribeiro-Oliveira A victim. George Floyd was a victim. There is no “but”. There is no explanation for his murder. There is nothing to doubt about his character. There is no excuse for George Floyd’s death. Stories of victims have been told, and that is not recent. There is … More Op-Ed: Confronting Injustice Beyond Black Squares