A Second Diagnosis

“And although it’s been said time and time again, it’s still true that mental illness can be just as debilitating as a physical one. The only difference is that the world doesn’t treat it the same. Even the people who say they believe them to be the same don’t treat them as such. In fact, our country has free health care, but health care doesn’t include mental health, and it costs up to $2000 to get diagnosed. Just diagnosed.” 

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(Conspiracy) Theory 327

“Perhaps it is all part of some bigger plan. Some schools are well known for their bell curves; others are better known for their drop-out rates. Perhaps only a certain number of students can make it through the program, and the waves of assignments are designed to weed out the weak, to figure out which students can sink or swim.”

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The Curse of the Advent of Technology

“When was the last time that you’ve written a letter to someone by hand? People used to spend hours on end perfecting their penmanship, as it is what represents them on paper. Not so much anymore; nowadays, since everything is written on a computer, all the messages using the same Times New Roman or Arial font – even most signatures are digitalized.”

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Embracing Discomfort

“Shortly after the words came out of my mouth, I was told by one of the other campers (who I thought was the coolest) that she found that word extremely hurtful and offensive, both to her and people she loved, and that she would prefer that I didn’t use it around her. I was mortified. Sink into the ground, never emerge again, and live with the ants and moles for the rest of my life mortified.”

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Islamaphobia & Canada

“At the end of the day, though, I think there’s something most of us, if not all, can agree with. No one should ever be susceptible to violence. An attack will always be a gutless act no matter what, what we can do is to think critically about what lessons each of us can take away from situation like this.”

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A Tale of Two Donald

“Has the world moved past your 82-year-old grandfather? You still love him, but maybe you shouldn’t be enabling his outdated views. Maybe they are his racial prejudices, his general xenophobia, or even his opinon that hockey is still a game in which someone’s head deserves to be smashed into the boards. I suppose that by now, my hypothetical grandpa’s has become obvious, but in case it hasn’t, it is none other than Hockey Night in Canada’s resident curmudgeon — Grapes.”

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