By: Gefen Selchen It all began in 1923, when owners and tenants living in what was then known as Spadina Heights were discontent with the public services provided by York Township. On November 30, 1923, the York County Council approved the separation of the neighbourhood from York, and on December 15, 1923, the Village of … More How Our Forest Hill Came to Be
By: Kyle Williams For the most part, the 2021 – 2022 school year has been a rough, yet smooth-ended ride. As coronavirus variants spread within Toronto, it wasn’t too long before many students would eventually get Covid within the school and throughout the TDSB system. Measures began to ease up, forcing 2 weeks of the … More The Extreme Heat Waves in Toronto: Explained
By: Gefen Selchen My Brilliant Friend By Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend is book one of a four part series labeled The Neapolitan Quartet. It is set in 1950s Naples, Italy, and gorgeously unravels the fascinating and intricate relationship between two Italian girls, Lenu and Lila. It describes their upbringing and how their rivalry and … More Five Books To Read This Summer
By: Dani Zeiler As you know, April is a time where there is one random snowfall, the weather generally gets warmer, and flowers start to bloom. It is also the time of year when many religious holidays are celebrated! This year, the Jewish people celebrated Passover, the Christian people celebrated Easter, and Muslim people celebrated … More The History Behind Holidays Celebrated in April
By: Nicholas Pope As many of you know, spring has finally come about despite the temperature still being as ice-berg cold as ever. That means that sooner or later, you’ll run into one of those flowers that really just catch your eye. The type that makes you backtrack on your current journey, doing a 180 … More 5 Spring Flowers That are Totally Awesome!
By: Kyle Williams On the 24th of February 2022, Russian troops crossed the south, north, and east of Ukrainian borders, causing it to be the biggest escalation of military advancement since World War 2. As of the writing of this article, at least 23,000 civilians have been killed from bombings, causing over 4 million people … More OPINION: Russia’s Invasion On Ukraine: Explained
By: Kyle Williams Civils rights leader and activist Martin Luther King Jr once said “A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” In referencing the impact of a movement and the changes it can bring in making a more equal and … More Black Lives Matter: The Impact of a Movement
By: Gefen Selchen Chocolate is everywhere you look, no matter where you are! Here’s a brief history about chocolate around the world. The story starts off in ancient Mesoamerica, present day Mexico, where the ancient Olmecs, and later ancient Mayans were known to have used cacao beans in beverages. A popular drink was one in … More Chocolate Around The World
By: Daria Draskovic Most people have heard of the recent situation surrounding world-renowned Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic. Sitting at a rank of number 1 in the world, he was anticipated to be a massive contender at the upcoming Australian Open. However, this year, things were different. Australia has been globally recognized as one of … More Novak Djokovic: What Happened, and What Should be Done
By: Daria Draskovic Winter is here, meaning the holidays are coming! When many people think of the word “holidays”, more widespread and widely known ones such as Christmas usually come to mind. However, at this time of year, there are so many more multicultural holidays that many of us don’t know about! Here are just … More 5 Multicultural Holidays That You Might Not Know About
By: Zoe Ermatinger DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IS SUPPOSED TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AND FIND WAYS TO COPE. THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO SELF DIAGNOSE OR SELF MEDICATE. Seasonal affective depression (SAD), or seasonal depression, is a type of depression that is related to seasonal change. In more often cases, … More What is Seasonal Depression and How Can You Handle It?
By: Gefen Selchen The poem titled The Night Before Christmas, also known as Twas The Night Before Christmas, and A Visit from St. Nicholas, is largely known to have been written by Clement Clarke Moore. However, what you might not have known, is that not everyone believes Moore to be the true author. The origin … More The Mystery Behind Who Really Wrote This Famous Christmas Poem
By: Nicholas Pope The holidays are almost here and I for one can’t wait! When I think about holidays, a ton of different ideas float into my mind ever so freely, remembering what they’re all about. If I’m going to be 100 percent honest, it sometimes excites me more than anyone could ever imagine with … More Things to Do During the Holidays!
By: Molly Singer Scorpios are born from October 23 to November 21. Here are some facts about them!
By: Gefen Selchen The holiday we now know as Halloween has quite an interesting history. Its origins date back to the 9th and 10th centuries when a festival called Samhain was commonly celebrated in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. Samhain is believed to have Celtic pagan origins and … More The History of Halloween
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
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)
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!
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