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May is recognized to be the month of mental health awareness. This originated in the U.S during the 1940s, and slowly started to catch wind around the world. But society hasn’t been quite open about mental health, and it is still seen as a taboo topic to talk about in many cultures. It’s only been in the last 20 years that people have been more open about mental health and have tried to destigmatize it. So readers, let’s do so...

June 28, 2018

        In society, we are led to believe that it is morally unacceptable to think about

ourselves in a positive light. We hear and see things that lead us to believe that we are not

good enough, and that our flaws define the core of who we are as a human being. We seek

confirmation and acceptance from others, yet in our heads, we are our biggest criticizers.

This mentality is one of the reasons why so many of us have in...

June 2, 2018

        When I was little, I would fight my sister over the last chicken wing or chip, seeking an instant satisfaction for my taste buds. Now, looking back at the decisions I made as a child, I recognize that my young brain did not process anything beyond what was within my direct field of vision. A huge part of my journey to plant-based eating has been expanding my field of vision to see the impacts of my food choices that do...

World Immunization Week took place last month from April 24th to April 28th, and aimed to raise awareness about the significance of vaccines and to vaccinate people from across the globe against preventable diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths per year and is cost-effective at the same time. But this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) used the cam...

Vancouver, BC - The sun shone brightly as runners lined up at Queen Elizabeth park Sunday morning on May 6th, awaiting the sound of the horn which would signify their start. Ahead of the Windermere Running Club was the looming challenge that the members had trained every Tuesday and Thursday morning for. Many members of the running club were going to tackle their very first half marathon hosted by BMO and RunVan.

The race began...

sen·ior·i·tis

ˌsēnyəˈrīdəs

noun - humorous

a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.

(Google 2018.)

Throughout my five-year journey in high school, I never believed that “Senioritis” existed, or let alone that it was an actual word. It was my first hand experience of the demoralizing disease known to students everywhere that has made me...

February 24, 2018

Last Wednesday afternoon, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz took away the lives of at least seventeen individuals in a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school. Many others were injured while families and the community were left to grieve over their loved ones and were in fear for their own safety. The result of this incident left a wave of discussions as many advocated for the strengthening of gun laws in America - voices that...

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