Whenever someone asks me what I study in school, my heart always sinks a bit. 

Speaking out: Thank God for my community

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Two years ago, I started volunteering at my church’s youth group. My role was to teach the students, mentor them and listen to them. 

Speaking Out: I want to be a prime minister

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When I was five and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be the first female prime minister of Canada. 

Speaking out: YSN helped me grow in faith

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This summer is a time of change in my life as I move from high school to university. It is also the end of my time as a Youth Speak News reporter. As I begin my new journey in life, it it a good time to reflect on what this past year has meant to me.

Speaking out: Reflecting on my engagement

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I was watching a comedy special by Chris D’Elia the other day where he joked about marriage and it really got me thinking. 

Speaking out: Working through post-grad anxiety

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If anyone had asked me last summer about my plans after graduation, I would have said that I was going to move to the U.S. to complete a one-year postgraduate fellowship with a giant media company. 

Speaking Out: A movie for every single person

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When I left high school I told myself university is where I would find a husband. Well, I have one year left of my bachelor’s degree with no husband in sight. 

Speaking Out: Choosing my Catholic faith

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I grew up always attending Catholic school, from elementary school through university.

Speaking out: Discerning my next steps

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Recently I was able to visit Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont. This site is a national shrine consecrated to the Canadian Martyrs, a group of eight Jesuits who lived in community with the Huron people and who were tortured and killed for their faith. 

Speaking out: Pope’s actions speak louder than his words

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I was surprised at how well Wim Wenders summarized the first five years of Pope Francis’  pontificate in his latest documentary, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word. In the end, it truly deepened my admiration for Pope Francis. 

Speaking Out: My prayer life is an active choice

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This summer is going to be different than summers in the past. After graduating from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College a few weeks ago, I have struggled to maintain a strong spiritual life without the regularity of a school and work schedule.