High School/Secondary School

Be afraid … be very afraid!

As the days grow dark and the cool air settles in, Yukoners begin to turn their attention from campfires to pumpkins, embracing the spirit of Halloween. The City of Whitehorse bristles with spooky events for all ages. One of the largest and most-sought-after Halloween fixtures is the annual MAD Haunted House, presented by the Music, …

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Teaching language through song from Québec to the Yukon

Multilingual Quebec musicians Andrée Levesque-Sioui and Kyra Shaughnessy are in the Yukon this month for a series of workshops with high-school students. The workshops are aimed at promoting bilingualism in the Yukon and are conducted in French and the Huron-Wendat First Nation language.

Women in Whitehorse – Part 2

From the river to the mountains, Whitehorse is a picturesque place. However, it’s the people that make Whitehorse truly breathtaking . Beauty is found in Yukoners weaving their unique skills and talents into the tapestry of the north. This is the first in a three part series about three particularly extraordinary women of Whitehorse. Teagyn …

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Gender Equality

The more scientists, experts, and the general public collectively study the concept of gender, the more questions arise. And in the realm of high school, these questions become more poignant and utterly colourful. Hence, when the panellists who came to the Yukon for the “Because It’s 2017: Gender Equality and Diversity” event at the Yukon …

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A Yukoner at Heart with a Lot to Give

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an Arctic research hub. Bronikowski came to the Yukon in 2009 for an exchange year, after finishing Grade 9 …

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Teen Valentine

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 sudden we have to figure out our partner’s likes and dislikes …

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The kids are alright

If you fear for the future – the future of a world threatened by environmental, economic and moral collapse – then I know just the tonic for you. Attend a high school graduation ceremony. You may be able to smell success, but “potential” has a feel. And that is what will overwhelm you when you …

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Seeing With Both Eyes

My first introduction to the CHAOS program involved driving up Grey Mountain to meet a group of grade 9 students and educators as they completed an extended hike on their final day of school before summer break. CHAOS, which stands for Community, Heritage, Adventure, Outdoors and Skills, is a new experiential education program for Yukon …

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