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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 21, 2019

The limit to human imagination does not exist. In the article “Usain Bolt’s Split Times and the Power of Calculus,” Steven Strogatz investigates the nature of motion and change and how mathematics can be used to model Bolt’s record-setting race. Through explorations of various methods of modeling the 100 metre dash, Strogatz contrasts the demise of historical paradoxes with the accomplishments of modern differential calculus....

June 21, 2019

Have you ever thought about learning a new language? If you have, you’ve probably thought about learning the most popular languages such as English, Mandarin or Spanish. What if I told you that there’s an even better language you can learn? One that you can use wherever in the world you go to-- from Canada to Japan or even Greece. Well, let me let you in on a secret, this universal language I’m talking about is the simple and...

June 21, 2019

"When we're looking for solutions to complex problems, we often find that nature has already done the job far more elegantly and efficiently.”  — Associate Professor Adrian Dyer, RMIT University (Melbourne)

The world is full of intricacies and mysteries left unexplored. On the subject of nature and the capacity of potential in organisms, it is fascinating to be able to discover the connections that can be made in non-human orga...

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...

April 20, 2018

It was April 2nd when Oklahoma teachers decided to take action for the sake of education. Tens of thousands of teachers from all over the state of Oklahoma marched towards the state capital of Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout page on Facebook, nearly 30,000 teachers confronted the Oklahoma State Capitol. They demanded the state provide $3.3 billion over the course of three years for improved benefits, s...

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