Living in a Former Communist Country as a Teenager: Romania’s Battle with Progress

During the 24 years between 1965 until 1989 when Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania’s communist leader, ruled the country, Romania underwent severe changes and the nation had to endure brutal restrictions and injustices. For instance, Romanians were not allowed to speak out against the government, religious freedom was non-existent, there were food/water shortages, people were not able to change homes or jobs freely, any form of birth … Continue reading Living in a Former Communist Country as a Teenager: Romania’s Battle with Progress

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Why There Shouldn’t Be Catholic Private Schools In Canada

In some provinces of Canada, our tax dollars fund both the Catholic and Public school boards. In the last few years, education reformers have been pushing to change this system. With increasing diversity, lack of funding and ethical issues, why should we have to pay to fund two separate boards instead of just combining them?   In Ontario, most of a school’s funding comes from … Continue reading Why There Shouldn’t Be Catholic Private Schools In Canada

An Increase In Female Candidates For November’s Primary Elections

After one of the most arguably obscure, insane, and frankly unbelievable first halves of a presidency America has witnessed, change might be upon us come the November midterms. And this change will be driven by women.   This female push follows the highly controversial reign of 45th President, Donald Trump. After seeing his administration implement atrocious and unjust policies, such as the latest immigration policy … Continue reading An Increase In Female Candidates For November’s Primary Elections

Developing Countries Should Not Be Punished for Global Warming

With every tree cut down, the world is growing more and more concerned. We are slowly starting to realize the unavoidable price of destroying mother nature. The conversation around global warming is getting more and more substantial among us with each passing day. The Paris Climate Accord is one of the most common examples of global initiatives taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is a global … Continue reading Developing Countries Should Not Be Punished for Global Warming

Red for Ed: Arizona Teachers Protest

On Thursday, April 26, Arizona educators marched in a sea of red to demand more funding for schools and pay increase. In 97-degree weather 10,000s of teachers, students, and supporters marched to the Arizona Capitol. The movement started a few weeks back. Arizona teachers wore red shirts to school to show their involvement and support towards Red for Ed. They staged walk-ins before school, protesting … Continue reading Red for Ed: Arizona Teachers Protest

Why You Should Be Allowed to Vote at 16 in the UK

In most of the UK, the voting age is 18, apart from in Scottish Parliament and local elections, where you can vote at 16. The Welsh Assembly is also considering allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections there, but in England, the government is continuing to keep the voting age at the legal age of adulthood – 18 years old. Personally, I believe that … Continue reading Why You Should Be Allowed to Vote at 16 in the UK

#MarchForOurLives and #BlackLivesMatter – an OpED

Classes are resuming as American students return from a spring break consisting of weeks that have captured the nation’s attention – in two very, different ways – regarding the exact same issue: gun violence. On March 24th, 2018, members of Never Again MSD in coordination with Every Town for Gun Safety led the March of Our Lives rally in Washington, with young student activists leading … Continue reading #MarchForOurLives and #BlackLivesMatter – an OpED

Why Guns Are NOT Necessary

Featured photo taken from CNN showing Tyra Heman, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, protests in front of the school where seventeen people were killed on February 14, 2018. Weaving different events with similar qualities and outcomes. A disastrous thing will occur, to which we say that we will get better and that this will never happen again. But this ‘promise’ never endures. … Continue reading Why Guns Are NOT Necessary

Bermuda Becomes First Country to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this week, Bermuda became the first country to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage. Just last year, the Bermuda Supreme Court ruled in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry, but this act in favour of equality has been repealed by the combined influence of Bermuda’s governor and the socially conservative, Catholic majority population. As Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas territory, many … Continue reading Bermuda Becomes First Country to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Donald Trump’s Turbulent UK Visit Still Going Ahead

Trump’s racist, xenophobic, sexist and islamophobic policies have induced ferocious retributions from not just America but activists and believers of equality worldwide. And following this months ‘Women’s March’, where tens of thousands of people came together to protest Trump for the second year running, it is evident that demonstrations against his Presidency are not easily backing down. It’s no surprise, then, that over 1,860,000 people … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Turbulent UK Visit Still Going Ahead

Let the Players Protest

America – a country built on the backs of minorities and slavery. The land of the free that to some, may not be so free. With terrorism, poverty and other casualties within America, NFL players kneeling for the National Anthem should be the least of your worries. It started with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. That is … Continue reading Let the Players Protest

The Heat on Pyongyang: How Resolution 2371 Affects North Korea

Resolution 2371. This UN resolution probably means very little to the common person, but to North Korea, this was a “gut punch” of a resolution as the United States UN representative Nikki Haley stated. North Korea throughout 2017 has been engaging in various ballistic missile tests and this resolution effectively punishes them in a very extreme way for doing so. North Korea’s export revenue has … Continue reading The Heat on Pyongyang: How Resolution 2371 Affects North Korea

Tennessee Judge Offers Inmates An Unconstitutional Ultimatum

Just when I think the justice system can’t get any more lawless than it actually is, some fool with a gavel or legislative power forgets that the people they incarcerated are, in fact, real people and not cattle. Most recently, the fool with the gavel is a judge from Tennessee who offered repeated offenders a ‘deal’: a month of off jail if inmates agree to … Continue reading Tennessee Judge Offers Inmates An Unconstitutional Ultimatum

The Blunt Truth About Marijuana

Marijuana has been at the forefront of many political debates recently. With the amount of attention and controversy surrounding it lately, it seems like the substance and use of the substance is newfangled. In, reality marijuana has been an important factor in the health and recreation of people for millennia.   The first recorded use of reefer dates all the way back to 2737 BCE … Continue reading The Blunt Truth About Marijuana