What’s Happening in Palestine

By Shabahat-Noor Husnain

When you open social media today, your feed is swarmed with posts, stories, celebrities and hashtags – all shedding light on the ethnic cleansing Israel is inflicting onto the Palestinian people. This imposition on human rights is something I care very deeply about and you should too. This isn’t about religion. This present-day apartheid is a reflection of our governments, the United Nations and everyone who chooses to stay silent or neutral on a literal genocide. 

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The 2020 Election

By Katherine Hunt

After four days of waiting, on Saturday, November 7th, the election was called in favour of former vice-president Joseph R. Biden, making him the 46th President of the United States of America. 

The long-awaited conclusion to this election has sparked joy across the United States. Videos from places like Pennsylvania, Georgia, New York, and Washington D.C. have shown people flooding the streets, cheering and waving flags. Many people are relieved because of this historic win, excitement reflected across the country. Continue reading The 2020 Election

The “Troubled Teen” Industry

By Mona Urata

On September 14th, Paris Hilton, heiress and proto-influencer, released a documentary entitled “This is Paris” on YouTube, tackling her fame and the persona she has played for over 2 decades. However, at the heart of her documentary lies the trauma imprinted on her at Provo Canyon school when she was a teenager. Paris has paved the way for other victims to speak up about the abuse experienced at for-profit remote boarding schools known as the “troubled teen” industry. Continue reading The “Troubled Teen” Industry

Two-Tiered Education During a Pandemic

By Noor Rashid

As students, we’ve watched from the sidelines as decision-makers debate the future of education during COVID. Over the summer, everyone was talking about the fate of the 2020-21 academic year. Some students prepared to go to university, while younger public school students waited to hear any information at all. 

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Quebec Dress Code Protests

By Abigail Marshall

On October 7th, 2020, Colin Renaud, a 15-year old boy who attends Villa Maria College in Montreal, wore a skirt to school in protest of sexist dress codes, toxic masculinity, and the rule requiring skirts to be a maximum of 10 centimetres above the knee. 

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Three strikes you’re out?

By Jasmine Miljure

For the three weeks before winter break, there have been three one day strikes that took place across multiple school boards. All students and teachers have been affected and there is still a looming uncertainty pertaining to what is to happen in the future. Continue reading “Three strikes you’re out?”

Indigenous Voices: Doctrine of Discovery

By Madeleine Cho

Before reading this article read: Indigenous Voices: The First Encounter

“They invoked their Doctrine of Discovery. Everything has led us to what we live with today. Trauma, identity issues, loss of culture and language, and land disputes.”
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The Phony Phone Ban

By Jasmine Miljure

On Monday, November 4th, 2019, a TDSB wide “cellphone ban” was placed in effect. Everyone knows that it’s ridiculous and a waste of time and effort. Why? One reason: nothing happened. Continue reading “The Phony Phone Ban”

Indigenous Voices: The First Encounter

By Madeleine Cho

When most of us think of the first European and Indigenous encounter, often we think of the European perspective of the whole affair. There is nothing wrong with this, not at all, but we must remember that to each human encounter, there are at least two sides to the story. In this case, it is the First Nations people and the Europeans. The reason for this column is to bring awareness of the past, present, and future from the perspective of Indigenous people.

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The Fault In Canadian Democracy

By Amar Ramic

On October 21st, 2019, Canadians went to the polling stations to determine the future leadership of the nation for the next four years. Some polls showed a tight race between the major parties, and those polls were correct to a degree, even when they were also incredibly wrong.

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