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VOICES: I found my fantasyland on the ice

VOICES: I found my fantasyland on the ice

Joannie Rochette, Nancy Kerrigan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tessa Virtue; I wish I could add my name to the list of figure skaters who made it to the Olympics. I was only four years old when my feet were laced up into white boots with thin razor sharp blades to stand on. My nose was runny, my hands were numb, but my […]

by Chelsea Lecce· · Opinion, Voices
VOICES: Coming out as bisexual

VOICES: Coming out as bisexual

Growing up, I always felt like I was somewhat out of place, and understanding my feelings was a big challenge. I was bisexual and afraid to talk about my sexuality. At the age of 14, I knew something was starting to change. I would look at a boy, and I would think he was cute. Then I’d look at a […]

by Kayla Paixao· · Opinion, Voices
VOICES: One size doesn’t fit all

VOICES: One size doesn’t fit all

This year, February 1-7 marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) in Canada. Eating disorders don’t discriminate; they affect people of all genders, ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds. This year’s message from eating disorder groups across the country is, “One size doesn’t fit all.”   Dear 18-year-old me, It’s been a few years since you packed up your life and […]

by Jenna Miguel· · Opinion, Voices
VOICES: Preparing for granny to die

VOICES: Preparing for granny to die

Last August, my granny had a doctor help her die in her nursing home. She planned to do it on a “bank holiday, so my family will be able to take time off work and say their goodbyes.” As if any of us would think: “Awh jeez, I have a big meeting that day. I wish I could squeeze in […]

by Jack Hopkins· · Opinion, Voices
VOICES: The ugly truth about Alzheimer’s

VOICES: The ugly truth about Alzheimer’s

Last summer, I knew nothing about my grandma’s condition. My aunt only chose to tell me that she was getting sick and her memory was getting worse. That’s not so bad, right? I mean, “all old people get sick and eventually forget things,” I told myself. But the truth about her condition was much worse than I was ready for. […]

by Julia Lloyd· · Voices
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