Escaping the After Laughter: Our Battle Against Mental Illness

For the pop-punk niche, this title may strike a chord. Yes, it is a reference to the most recent Paramore album. However, this is not a criticism of it. Rather, it is a reference to an article published by Paper Magazine, which I believe provides a refreshing take on mental health. On May 30th, 2018 Paramore’s lead […]

Canada Culture & Religion

The Rise of “Youth Committees” in Canada

Various organizations throughout Canada have sought to develop their own Youth Advisory Committees, which gather information from individuals, generally aged 13-19, but some up to 25. The goal of the committees is to hear directly from young people about how to best engage them to grow their influence. They also offer opportunities for students to […]

World Politics & Affairs

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 […]

Environment & Climate Change

The Dangers of Overfishing: Environmental, Economic and Safety Impacts

According to the World Wildlife Fund, overfishing “occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”.  And right now, it causes serious problems, not just to sea life, but also very real economic and social problems to coastal communities across the world. There are billions of people (an estimated 56.6 […]

World & Society

How Youth Can Get Involved in Peace Building Around the World

International Youth Day 2017 was dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. On Saturday, 12th August, the world was celebrating young peace-builders. This brought a very important question to my mind. Why is it so important for young people to be involved in peace-building? Never before […]


The Homeless Youth Crisis in Canada is Exploding

“Youth are often identified as leaders of this generation, the hidden gems to bring new ideas and revolutions for our society and planet.”