Opinion

May 27, 2020

The information in this article is a matter of my personal opinion and is in no way a substitute for professional advice.

To be honest, I have been worried about the fact that I am not too worried about COVID-19. What an interesting thing. This is not to say I don’t doubt its severity and the duty I have to myself, to the country and to the world in slowing its spread. I’ve also felt bad about graduation events being possibly c...

April 20, 2020

I am sure we’ve all seen the horrifying images constantly on the news bulletins, packed hospitals, overloaded morgues, and understaffed and underprotected healthcare workers risking their lives to safeguard the health of our nation. These are constant reminders of the severity of the crisis we find ourselves in at the moment.

While Ontario is doing relatively fine right now, with 10578 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 553 deaths an...

April 20, 2020

L'écriture sur soi est un type d'écriture qui couvre plusieurs genres de littérature, comme l'autobiographie et le journal intime. De nombreuses autobiographies et journaux intimes, comme le Journal d'Anne Frank, sont écrits, publiés et lus partout dans le monde. Mais pourquoi écrit-on sur soi? Selon moi, on écrit sur soi pour deux raisons principales. Premièrement, on écrit sur soi pour contribuer à notre propre bien-être à t...

February 11, 2020

I've wanted to be a forensic anthropologist or pathologist since I was 9 years old. For those of you who don't know, forensic anthropologists analyze skeletal remains to figure out information about a person or the manner in which they died. Forensic pathologists analyze corpses through autopsies to determine the cause of death and manner of death. 

So, basically, at 9, I decided I wanted to work with dead people for the r...

February 11, 2020

A little warning: the following deals with philosophical questions on the ethics of being informed by the news. Some may find them discomforting.

During the second week of the Winter break, I was happy to visit some of my family in a small city in Alberta. It’s not such a small place that unlimited wifi is inaccessible, like it is at my Aunt’s house in the country. In fact, wifi is provided around the city by a tower! As usual,...

February 11, 2020

          The words “nice” and “kind” are oftentimes used interchangeably. One can see how this makes sense: both connote goodness. But, to me, there is a distinct difference between the two. 

          To me, niceness denotes politeness and pleasantness. To be nice is to be agreeable, to treat others with respect, and to say “please” and “thank you.” These are all very good things, and hence, this beha...

December 24, 2019

Typically I would not talk about my personal beliefs as they are personal to me and do not affect anyone else; however, I have noticed a change in the culture of students around me. It seemed as though my classmates had doubts about the importance of many human constructs, which lead me to having a nihilistic awakening and a changed view on life. I am writing this article in an effort to help them through what they are dealing...

December 24, 2019

To quote James, a scientist who debated flat earthers, “human beings can’t replicate the whole body of science every single generation. At some point, you have to trust what’s already been discovered and proven and move on to the next thing. Otherwise we’re not going to advance at all.” Indeed, it would be absurd to leave every child to discover all scientific knowledge by themselves. Rather, we should teach them what we alrea...

November 12, 2019

A little warning: the following deals with philosophical questions that could make some uncomfortable.

Sometimes, you may stop yourself and rethink what you are doing. This happens every so often to me. For example, how do I really know my way around the school? I take it for granted that somehow my mind can subconsciously guide me from class to class. I’ve also managed to catch my mind subconsciously controlling me when, more...

November 12, 2019

Girls and women across the world are met with barriers that would not be placed in front of them were they not women.

Plan International is an independent charitable organization which moves to advance and advocate for children’s rights and equality for girls. One of their most well-known and major projects is the Because I Am A Girl initiative. This initiative provides support to girls and women, allowing them opportunities t...

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