Believe or not, no matter what age, size or ethnicity you are, you can change the world. With anything in life, there are complications that come your way. Today I will explore the challenges that might come up when starting up your own organization. Firstly, my name is Sheliza Kassam and I am only 16 years old. I started up [...]
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In Moneysense’s Best Places to Live in Canada 2013, Canadians saw a surprising revelation – Calgary topped the list. For both the best large city and best overall city, Calgary was first. Moneysense arrived at this conclusion using numerous factors, including unemployment, crime, and weather. After seeing Ottawa take the top spot for the last three years in this survey, [...]
Often deemed the most persecuted minorities in the world, the 800,000 Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and 200 000 that have fled to neighboring Bangladesh face one of the most prodigious plights of human rights violation in the world. The Rohingya people were once a part of the Arakan state, until it was invaded by the Burmese, who [...]
Watch this clever Youtube video, Jonathan Reed’s poem “Lost Generation” demonstrates a very subtle way of rethinking global and personal issues. 0
Last Friday, I was delighted to talk like babies, make cricket legs dance to music, and get “insider’s tips” from university students at Discovery Days in Medicine by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and our own University of Calgary. Though the hands-on activities were great (taking apart a human brain… model, looking at cancerous cells under the microscope), what I [...]
When I finally returned home this summer after seven weeks of being away, I found something rather surprising waiting for me. I suppose you could take it as a “welcome back” present from my mom. The object itself is actually rather commonplace- one of those solar flowers that moves its petals when exposed to sunlight (see picture on the right). [...]
With Neil Armstrong’s recent passing and the United States Presidential election happening soon, more and more people have become focused on space and the portion of the American budget NASA will receive in the future. Though NASA’s budget has been rumored to be getting decreased, what will the future be for humans and space exploration? Before the economic crisis of 2007 happened, [...]
This will be a cynical post about general teenage angst. Just a heads up. But fear not, I’ll include relatively helpful facts and information so that my complaining is tolerable. I think it’s acceptable to have a disclaimer here: I’m not a Dean or anyone important, so if my facts are wrong, don’t shoot the messenger. I blame the faulty [...]
Have you heard of Encounters With Canada? It’s a camp that allows you to visit Ottawa and learn what your future may look like. They offer several camps: Medicine and Health, Arts and Culture, Canada Remembers, Ecology and Environment...
Have you ever wondered how to make a commercial? Or where the product idea came from? Recently, youth all around Calgary have been participating in the big JA pitch. Every Junior Achievement Company has created their own commercial to promote their company. The top three companies with the most votes get to compete in a competition held in Edmonton. This [...]
Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? In today’s society, people don’t realize that there are constantly new jobs available. Everyone is under the assumption that they have to be a doctor, engineer or scientist. NO. There are plenty of other options where you can make money and have a happy life! According to msn.com, [...]
Over the past 150 years, humans have advanced technologically at an increasingly rapid pace – we’ve gone from horses to cars; cars to planes; and planes to spacecraft. Nowadays, people (at least in the developed world) drive cars more often than not; there are flights across the globe on a daily basis; there are even flights to outer space for [...]
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) had recently finished mapping the surface of our moon. With its wide angled camera, over 4,000 images were taken over the course of a month in seven different wavelengths in different resolutions. Scientists then took the images and put them together like a puzzle and created the following map: This map uncovers large areas in which titanium [...]
It’s been forever since I’ve made a YAA post, however, I thought I’d take some time and write an opinion blog about something that is quite near and dear to my person right now. For most Grade 12s this year, September will mark a change, a change from the dreary monotony of high school. For most Grade 12s, September will [...]
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all which may appear to give one piece of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very [...]