By: Julia Gordon I confess to making a mistake I daresay many have already made; I listened to social media. After being on hold at the public library for literally months, I finally got the chance to read some of the acclaimed series prominently featured on my Instagram feed. I’m not too proud to admit … More I Read Three of Bookstagram’s Most Popular Books – Are they Worth the Hype?
By Fariah Hasan Portrait painting or portraiture is an art form in which a human subject is depicted, as interpreted by the artist. Portraiture is an ancient art form that has been dated back to at least ancient Egypt and has served various purposes throughout history. The most common motive behind portrait painting in the … More Portraiture: A Timeless Art Form
By: Theodore Botman AI, or artificial intelligence, is a software that is rapidly becoming one of the most important things in current culture. It is very skillful at mimicking human writing and is able to write paragraphs using even the most obscure prompts. Below are two paragraphs, one written by AI and one not. Can … More Toronto Maple Leafs: Can You Tell the AI?
By: Eray Tanburoglu On February 6, 2023, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the countries of Turkey and Syria. This event was devastating, with 14 million people being affected and 1.5 million being left homeless. It was classified as the deadliest natural disaster in Turkey’s modern history. Eray spoke online with a family member living in … More The Survivors of the Earthquakes of Turkey/Syria
By: Gefen Selchen It’s spring! But was this season in which the buds start to bloom and the days lengthen always referred to as spring? The answer is no. In old English this season was referred to as “lencten,” meaning “the time of lengthening days.” This then became lent or the lenten season, (lencten is … More Was this Season Always Called Spring?
By: Julia Gordon To put it nicely, Toronto doesn’t always have the nicest temperatures in the early spring. We can try to stay optimistic, but there’s still always going to be that day in March that drops to -20℃, or that freak snowstorm in late April. So how can the average concerned student know what … More Forecast For This Spring
By: Gefen Selchen In honor of this past Valentine’s Day and the upcoming poetry contest, here are some short poems about love, relationships, and what makes us human. For William Stafford By Henry S. Taylor 30 August 1993 Someone we love, old friend, has telephoned to let me know you’re gone—and so you are. I … More Quick Poems about Love in its Many Forms
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