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Teenagers, Youth, Highschool

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Martha Henderson

Martha Henderson didn’t expect to get one of the six Young Nature Leadership Grants awarded by Nature Canada this year. “I’m a bit stressed honestly,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Oh no, people are expecting things of me now!’” more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Shot in the Dark Productions

Whitehorse based writer and filmmaker Kelly Milner grew up in the Yukon. She cut her writing teeth doing feature articles for a local newspaper. “I loved that job and it helped me pursue a degree in journalism where I specialized in documentary... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Goodreads.com

Growing up is hard. And the microcosm of high school — with its changing expectations and responsibilities and the push-pull of social dynamics, while, at the same time, you’re trying to establish emotional coping mechanisms and, above all... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Tess Casher

I discovered that I had wisdom teeth at the ripe age of 10. Then promptly put off thinking about the matter, until I was told I needed to get them removed last summer. After obtaining this ominous knowledge, I prepared for the procedure as any... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Erin Brubacher

In Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century collection of novellas called The Decameron, seven young women and three young men entertain each other with stories for 10 days inside a secluded villa near Florence as they tried to escape the Black Death... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Sarah Ott

So what are teen relationships like on Valentine’s Day? Well, the answer may surprise you. It is actually one of the most stressful days of the year. For girls we look to it with heightened anticipation, but there’s also some stress. All of a... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Sarah Ott

That time of year has come again and Halloween is upon us. Goblins, ghouls and vampires are sure to be scouring the streets on the 31st of October in search of the houses’ treasure: candy. But among the 4 foot gremlins, the outlines of lanky... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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August 14, 2014

High school is possibly the five longest years of your life. You spend the first year coming to grips with the fact that everyone has to shower after gym class, then you spend the next four years waiting for the experience to be over. more

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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June 2014

Germany is green and clean — there’s not much garbage, and there are recycling bins everywhere. The people are friendly. Being on a train is fun and comfortable, and riding in a first class compartment is better than flying. more

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

It was a proud moment for 17-year-old Mauricio Ruaz, Grade 12 student at Vanier Catholic Secondary, when someone said, "I'm glad you put Colombia's name up high ... where it belongs." more

May 28, 2009 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

The thing about chefs is that they can work almost anywhere. Because of this, cooking is an ideal job for the restless spirits among us. In a crowd known for its wanderlust, Gordon Parton is somewhat of an anomaly. Parton is the head chef at... more

Feb 12, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon People

I am a geek. I've travelled the length and breadth of the geeky spectrum. In my teens I was cooping myself up in darkened basements, surrounded by junk food and simulated adventuring detritus. My equally dorky pals would pour through ludicrously... more

Feb 5, 2009 12:00 AM Humour

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And the thaw continues. Its only mid-March, but the snow in Whitehorse is almost gone and the theme from the Twilight Zone goes through my head every morning as I splash through puddles on my way to work. more

Mar 25, 2005 12:00 AM Humour