A Case for Free Education

Under current frameworks existing in both the US and Canada assumptions of meritocracy areused to justify the acquisition of student debt. However, deconstructing these narratives reveals theproblematic underlying classist and prejudiced barriers that await for less privileged youth. The average annual cost for post-secondary education including transport, tuition, and living in Canada was $19, 498.75

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Cross‌ ‌Country:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Tenacious‌ ‌Tale

‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌ever‌ ‌run‌ ‌before,‌ ‌then‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌how‌ ‌it‌ ‌feels‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌your‌ ‌lungs‌ ‌burning‌ ‌up‌ ‌in‌ ‌your‌ ‌chest,‌ ‌your‌ ‌heart‌ ‌beating‌ ‌so‌ ‌fast‌ ‌you‌ ‌think‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌heart‌ ‌attack,‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌legs‌ ‌wobbling‌ ‌like‌ ‌jelly‌ ‌underneath‌ ‌you‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌try‌ ‌and‌ ‌slog‌ ‌your‌ ‌way‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌mile.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌sensation,‌ ‌yet‌

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Concentration Camps in Xinjiang and How to Help

WARNING: SENSITIVE CONTENT AHEADThe Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the largest region in China located on the western border. Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, India, Russia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Xinjiang is mostly desert and mountains and has many natural resources, including oil and natural gas. The Uyghurs are a Muslim ethnic

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Four Teens Share their Experience of Life at Home during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an entirely new set of challenges to collectives and individuals internationally. Many of us are only able to peak into the lives of others via one dimensional social media posts or what they feel comfortable telling us on calls. And while seeing others can be uplifting the worry that you’re

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Socialization from the Teenage Perspective

How I have used my personal style of communication to build relationships with friends, family, and other adults Talking may seem like the single easiest, most consistent aspect of our young lives. We might find ourselves talking to a teacher about how the homework made absolutely no sense. Sometimes we talk to a crush after

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What Would the World Look Like Without Volunteers?

Considering National Volunteer Weeks is April 7 to 13, it’s important to recognize how necessary and important volunteerism is in society. Every aspect of society relies on volunteerism to some degree to survive. Frankly, the world would be chaos without dedicated volunteers. What would happen if volunteers simply disappeared? Seniors would be without meals, mothers

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