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Let’s make ‘vapin’ in the boys room’ a thing of the past

By Gerry Chidiac / September 5, 2019 /

In 1973, the band Brownsville Station released the song Smokin’ in the Boys Room. At…

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Giving voice to our concerns and desires validates democracy

By Gerry Chidiac / August 29, 2019 /

One of the most important tasks I have as a public school educator is empowering…

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Are electric cars really a solution to the climate crisis?

By Gerry Chidiac / August 22, 2019 /

American actress Alexandra Paul summarized the sentiment of much of the world when she said,…

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The essential values of having courage and being kind

By Gerry Chidiac / August 15, 2019 /

Though The Walt Disney Co. has been criticized for changing traditional fairy tales to make…

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Superhero movies teaching us the wrong lessons

By Gerry Chidiac / August 8, 2019 /

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards once said, “I don’t think rock n’ roll should be…

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Questioning government is fundamental to democracy

By Gerry Chidiac / August 1, 2019 /

Jewish-American songwriter Bob Dylan tells us, “Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel…

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Compassion and acceptance pave the way for a better life

By Gerry Chidiac / July 18, 2019 /

Compassionate people are happy people, and compassionate people understand that everyone is simply doing their…

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As crisis builds on the U.S.-Mexico border, Canadians are silent

By Gerry Chidiac / July 11, 2019 /

The Cambridge Dictionary defines a concentration camp as, “a place where large numbers of people…

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How a journey through hardship can inspire your life

By Gerry Chidiac / July 4, 2019 /

There’s a medieval legend about an alchemist who discovers how to turn common materials into…

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The Raptors elevated basketball to an art form and lifted us all

By Gerry Chidiac / June 27, 2019 /

In our age of enormous salaries for professional athletes and overpriced tickets to sporting events,…

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