Why is the World Silent on the Political Arrest of Diane Rwigara?

On 3rd May 2017, Diane Shima Rwigara announced her intention to vie for presidency in the 2017 general elections of the Republic of Rwanda which would pit her against popular but highly controversial incumbent President Paul Kagame among other candidates. Three days later, nude photos of her were posted on social media in an attempt…

A Brief History and Analysis of Iran–Israeli Relations

Iran calls Israel “The Little Satan.” Israel calls Iran “the greatest threat to [its] security”. It’s evident that Israel and Iran don’t exactly have warm relations. But, Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel in 1948. Under the Shah of Iran before the 1979 Islamic revolution, the two countries did enjoy close and…

The Westernisation of Second-Generation Chinese

Toronto; the largest city in Canada. With a total population of almost 3 million, 10.8% of all Torontonians were of Chinese descent as of 2011. But despite having Chinese ancestry, many Chinese-Canadians are vastly different from their peers who have grown up in China. I currently attend a Toronto high school. Of my classmates, over…

Joseph Kennedy III: A New Face

Kennedy. Does that surname sound familiar? It is one of the most popular surnames in the United States of America. Joseph Kennedy III is a thirty seven year old U.S Democratic Representative, he is well known in Massachusetts’s political spectrum. He currently made a speech which brought him into the spotlight nationally and internationally. He…

The Voices Are Heard: Reflecting On The Iranian Protests

Iran was built by protests. To observe this concept, one does not have to look far into the country’s history. Take the 1979 revolution as an example; a nation once secure under the very foundation of the Pahlavi dynasty was soon met with the swift uprise of an Islamic Republic. A change so powerful yet…

Edible Ethics: Revamping How We Approach Disease, and its Downfalls

Gene editing has become a paragon of innovation in the scientific community. Specifically, the use of CRISPR-Cas9, has triggered an abundance of different applications. However, it has also triggered just as many ethical concerns. These ethical concerns are often not made clear to the public; only those involved in highly technical communities are made aware…

The US Government just shut down. Now what?

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s Inauguration as President. Thousands are marching in the streets, Congress has run out of money, and the government just shut down. Here’s how it works: each fiscal year, until congress comes up with a detailed budget resolution, federal funding is allocated month by month, through a type…

Dougald: Rhymes with Googled

Leader of Manitoba Liberals Hosts “Reddit Ask Me Anything” In an effort to acquaint himself with Manitoba voters, Dougald Lamont, newly elected leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, opened to himself up to questions from Reddit users. After being live from 9 PM EST to 10 PM EST on Wednesday, he was able to answer…

The President Who Cried Wolff

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has gotten a mixed response, to say the least. Regardless of the claims of ‘fiction’ coming from the White House, it sent ripples through the American populace. Sales have soared since the release of the novel, quickly climbing to the top of the bestsellers list….

Rethinking Disability and Inspiration

Twenty six year old Alex Roca is just a normal young man with a passion for endurance sports, in his own opinion. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, he is set to participate in the Titan Desert, a six-day mountain bike race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. He says his biggest inspiration has been…

Happy New Year, from The Youth Journal

Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from everybody here at The Youth Journal! Over the course of the past nine months, we’ve published almost 200 articles, and attracted nearly 9,000 viewers from across the globe. One of the most remarkable things that I’ve noticed in all this is that if you look at the map,…

An Open Letter to Andrew Scheer.

When a potential Prime Minister has a problem with upholding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all citizens have reason to be concerned.