The History Behind Holidays Celebrated in April

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

OPINION: Russia’s Invasion On Ukraine: Explained

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

Novak Djokovic: What Happened, and What Should be Done

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

5 Multicultural Holidays That You Might Not Know About

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

What is Seasonal Depression and How Can You Handle It?

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?

The Mystery Behind Who Really Wrote This Famous Christmas Poem

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

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