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Aurora Zheng

A Rundown on Geocaching

As a child, I was obsessed with drawing treasure maps: the burnt edges, tea stains, big red X, the works. In one Girl Guides meeting, our leaders took us geocaching. You may have heard of it if you’re any type…

A Look at Fair Trade

The dark green labels on your McDonalds cup boasting “ethically sourced Arabica beans.” The frequent Cadbury YouTube ads touting ethical chocolate. The effort to highlight fair trade is becoming more frequent in our everyday lives. It should be a win-win…

Your First Job Hunt

When I was in high school, it seemed there was some unspoken rite of passage — at least, to me — to get a part-time job at around grade 10 or 11. Getting excited about payday and complaining about shifts…

Improving Self-Esteem

Around this time of the year, the school days start to blur together. Being home so often does not make it any easier. The lull in the early spring months is a good time for self-reflection, but more importantly, to…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

On the other side of Valentine’s Day, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. What is behind a romantic date? At the root of gifts, outings, and company, there should be respect between partners. It is important to take…

Strategies for New Year’s Resolutions

Year after year, hundreds of people set their eyes on tackling self-improvement as the clock ticks down to 12:00am, December 31st. New Year’s resolutions: consistently made, but not often consistently kept. That spark of motivation in a new year is…

Small Pets as Gifts

With the holidays coming up, people are starting to think about their holiday shopping. It has been a lonely year for many, so the thought of surprising the family or children with a new pet sounds like a good idea.…

Halloween: The Past and Present

With only a week to go for October, the highly anticipated night of Halloween is approaching. Halloween, as we know it, is very family-friendly and even marketable. Candy sales skyrocket and prices drop while people of all ages look forward…