Writing

In Elections Youth Must Be A Priority

Municipal elections are just over a month away, which means we’re quickly going to be moving into the full-fledged campaigning period of all hopeful council, Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral candidates. As someone who has only had the capability to vote for the last decade, I truly believe that there needs to be more of a shift towards including our youth …

Walking for Canada’s Homeless

I’ve said before that one of my favourite parts of my job is that every so often, I get to meet someone who is inspiring, someone who challenges me to continue pursuing my dream of being a life-changer and a history maker. These people come in all shapes and forms, and from all walks of life, and on Monday morning, …

Don’t Join the Slacktivists

Last week the world was rocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of actor Robin Williams’ apparent suicide. A number of celebrities, political officials and other important figures have died in my short lifetime, but I have never seen the world respond as emotionally and full of grief as it did when this news broke. The news sparked an onslaught …

It’s still all a bit surreal

As I sit here at my desk, staring out into the newsroom, part of me still just wants to laugh. After all, there is more history to my working here than most are aware of, and I think, certainly more than even the staff are aware of.   I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, I was …

The Hunger Games proof our children are angry…

That was the summary of the headline of Maclean Magazine’s latest feature story. That the Hunger Games, with all it’s popularity, is fueled by the intense negative emotions spawning in our children. While the writer does not quite come out and say it, one gets the feeling that he has a large distaste for this kind of novel and feels …

d.u.t.y. rocks Battle of the Bands

Going to a concert, there are three things that determine whether or not the performance is worth it – stage presence, crowd connection and sound. A performance without stage presence is bland. It lacks the adrenaline that makes a concert the exciting thing that it is. A band should not only look like they are confident and well put together, …