Where is the Honour?
You disapprove of how I dress. You disapprove of the choices I have made. You disapprove of my ‘westernized’ style of life. You believe I have shamed the family. But do I deserve to die for that? Would that really restore our family’s honour?
It has spanned generations, cultures, and religions. Even in our modern world it has remained prevalent because some things just never change and some of the same twisted notions still remain. There are those who continue to regard women as the presumed property of their fathers, husbands, and or brothers. Those, who believe the “owner” of these women has the right to decide their fate. As a result of this perverse perception, thousands of women, regardless of race, religions, or class, are murdered each year by their family, those who are supposed to love and protect them, in the name of honour. But, let’s get one thing straight, there is absolutely no such thing as honour when comes to murder….read more
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Ted Talks. Who doesn’t love them? They’re inspiring, motivational, educational, free to view online and most of all, they talk about any and all ideas that are truly worth sharing. One of TED’s latest initiatives is “TEDx”, a program designed to give local organizations and individuals the opportunities to independently organize local TED-like experiences anywhere in the world in their communities. Since then, many TEDx events have been held in numerous countries all over the world, one of which was recently held in Toronto, Ontario!
On November 20, 2011 – Universal Children’s Day – 150 individually selected young leaders from across Toronto gathered at the Ontario Science Centre to experience the TED Talk read more…
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Thin Like Her
The competition between peers is what drives girls to lose weight. “When I see how skinny the girl next to me looks, I don’t want to look fat in comparison, so I am motivated to diet until I am even skinnier than her”, quotes Carla*, a grade 11 student at Langstaff Secondary School. When questioned further, the majority of high school girls denied having eating disorders, despite having a constant need to control what goes into their mouths. “The word ‘eating disorder’ sounds too scary. I’m not doing anything bad to my body, necessarily. I just don’t want to get fat”, continues Katie.
Adolescence is a time when both academic and peer pressure increase dramatically. When emotional and physical changes begin to occur, females, who are competitive read more…
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Newer Technology has its Negatives
When you listen to a song by T-Pain or Sean Kingston, have you ever wondered “Hey, why don’t I try to make my voice all robotic like them?” Well it’s not that hard actually, all you need is a microphone and a voice enhancing program such as Adobe Sound booth. Then you can simply start remixing your songs and since electronic distribution of music is so easy, anyone can remix music and start distributing their music online.
The production and distribution of music made electronically needs to be reduced as it doesn’t require much talent, and it can also be used inappropriately. Voice enhancement programs have made production easier, and online music distribution read more…
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Unrest in Egypt
After the successful overthrowing of Hosni Mubarak’s autocratic regime, the so called “Arab Spring” has yet to fully blossom in Egypt. When Mubarak resigned as President of Egypt, he transferred his authority to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces which has led to a wide array of problems in Egypt. Many Egyptians were not very pleased with the delay by the military to bring in a transitional government like the National Transitional Council in Libya and voiced their discontent by protesting at Cairo’s Tahrir Square
In response to the disapproval shown by the people towards them, the military has taken a violent approach by cracking down on protestors leaving many Egyptians seeing déjà-vu of the displaced Mubarak government. Although violence has been rampant in Egypt ever since the military took control, Major General Mamdouh Shaheen of the Supreme Council read more…
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Dear Santa, Thanks for the NBA Season
With winter coming around the block, Santa will be sure to drop the key from his sleigh that will unlock the NBA lockout for the basketball hungry fans.
“The reason for the settlement was we’ve got fans, we’ve got players who like to play and got others who are dependent of us,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern, after the Black Friday meeting.
The NBA is set to return to live television worldwide on Christmas Day, after a grueling fifteen hour meeting, the owners and players announced they had reached a tentative agreement at 3 a.m., which would last ten years and either side read more…
Ego v.s. Passion
“We are all bipolar,” stated Ryan Coelho, founder of Empwr.Me, at the 2011 Youth Connect Forum. Before Ryan found his passion and began his work in the marketing world, he graduated with honours as an aerospace engineer, he flew planes, and could even jump from them. Remarkably, he had devoted months in Northern Ghana, as part of the Engineers without Borders organization, to help local villagers transform theirs farms so that they were farming to earn a
profit rather than to just sustain life. However, despite all his accomplishments and the remarkable experiences he had, Ryan was left unhappy and alone. For him, nothing was ever good enough and he constantly had to prove that he was right and everyone else was wrong. Before, Ryan fed his ego and not his passion. Read more…
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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
When you’re young, everything feels like the end of the world. But it’s not; it’s just the beginning. — Zac Efron as Mike O’ Donnell, in “17 Again.
Do you have to get a ride to your destinations because of the bus strike? Hate how the YRT still haven’t come to an agreement ? Yeah, we hear you out here at CanYouth.
We filmed student responses on how they felt about the YRT Strike. Check out this video on CanYouth TV, the official media component of CanYouth!