Youth Speak News

What is Halloween? What is the meaning of this mysterious holiday dedicated to goblins, gremlins and ghouls? 

Youth encouraged to be politically engaged

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Grace Rogalski utilized her power as a young Canadian Catholic voter for the first time in last month’s federal election

Speaking Out: An ode to a cherished friend

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Three weeks ago, the world lost one of the kindest, most thoughtful, intelligent, adventurous people to walk the planet — and I lost a friend.

Catholic youth keep Fatima message alive

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A crowd of 100,000 pilgrims gathered in the Cova Da Iria Oct. 17, 1913, straining their eyes up to the sky over Fatima, Portugal, expecting a miracle. Suddenly, the sun burst forth from the rain clouds and danced in the heavens, emitting brilliant rays of light, as the masses, frightened, watched on.

Speaking Out: Social benefits to Facebook shutdown

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It was 10 years ago at Tony Romo’s Steakhouse Restaurant in Calgary.

High school gridiron star earns national spotlight

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Matthew Ljuden still has no clue who submitted his name and highlight tape for consideration in NFL Canada’s Way to Play High School initiative.

Speaking Out: Nuanced approach to mental well-being

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I was scrolling through my news feed on Twitter last week when I stumbled upon a quite shocking meme.

St. Robert student creates app to treat Tourette’s

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Jerry Di knows what it’s like to live with Tourette Syndrome.

Speaking Out: There’s no room for sexual violence

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The week of Sept. 6 was the first time many Canadian undergraduates were back on campus for in-person classes for the better part of two years — and for some like me, it was our first week ever on campus.

Resiliency tested in third pandemic school year

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As students returned to school this month, they were confronted by the challenges of yet another scholastic year marred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking Out: Striking a seasonal balance

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) tells us that “to every thing there is a season.” As the days grow shorter and the nights colder, it is time to reflect upon summer accomplishments and prepare for the months ahead. Doing so allows us to become more in tune with the seasonal movements God created for us, and by extension, more in tune with His wishes for our lives.