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Justice & Rights

April 12, 2019

On March 8 of every year, women are celebrated all over the world. It is a day to not only celebrate women and their achievements in history but, to acknowledge many of the issues that women around the globe still face. Issues range from education, reproductive health, violence, and equality. Women have fought to secure rights that we once did not have before.

However, in Canada, we have a lot of women to celebrate, and we woul...

June 30, 2018

Social media giant Facebook is known as an American-based social networking platform that connects users internationally. As a multi-billion dollar company, Facebook has recently become infamous for its privacy breaches with Cambridge Analytica, where Facebook sold user data to the company--a major issue that brought the attention of people all over the world. With its now-damaged reputation, Facebook is still on the verge of...

It was on night of November 8th, 1946, that Viola Desmond’s bold act of defiance made her into the civil-rights icon that she is today. Her little-known story can be compared to that of Rosa Park’s. However, the recognition for her actions is growing as she becomes the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating part our country’s currency.

Viola was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was one of ten...

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...

April 25, 2018

        Actions speak volumes - they have the power to spark hope within people through change. When a particular issue sparks your interest, you may feel the tendency to write or speak about these problems. Although this shows understanding, we must get our ideas out the front door and put them into action. April is a month devoted to creating social change, as well it is Autism Awareness Month. As the lead singer from the Ro...

March 27, 2018

        According to CBC News, on February 26, 2018, Liberal MLA, Mike Morris, came to the conclusion on how to possibly improve the lives of people in our society who are suffering from different types of abuse and violence - by investing the 50 million dollars that were meant for preserving Indigenous languages into extra policing resources. Mike Morris should not have suggested that the 50 million dollars committe...

March 23, 2018

Have you ever owned something valuable only to lose it? A great example is the device you could be holding right now to read this article – a phone. Say you were doing just that, and your friend calls out to you. You leave your phone briefly unattended, and return to an empty desk! But that's just a possible situation, and there's no reason to panic. This guide will explain ways in which you can prevent everyday theft.

To start...

March 22, 2018

What does it feel like not to have a home? Living out in the cold, starving, and not feeling safe. It is a problem where a number of people, including some children located in parts of our city, do not have basic needs. Every day they wake up in the cold, starving, and pleading for money and food. It’s a daily life of constantly searching for hope and having to survive on their own.  As a society, what should we do to help com...

What does bullying look like to you? Bullying can be characterized as intentional aggression and dominance over an individual. It can occur in any setting, to people of any background and age. Bullying can come in various forms, ranging from verbal, cyber, to physical. As with everything, bullying comes with consequences. In many cases, it can lower the victim’s self-esteem, leading to PTSD, anxiety, depression, and ultimately...

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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