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The best insights often come from our peers. Wave Blog is dedicated to amplifying the voice of young Canadian writers through the publication of blogs written by youth for youth. Interested in writing for Wave Blog? Learn more

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Moving Forward: Transitioning to High School

September 16, 2021

As we’re all well aware, change is a huge part of life. Maybe you once had to move or perhaps you adopted a…

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Prioritizing Interest over Income

September 9, 2021

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” We’ve all been asked the question by teachers, parents, and classmates alike….

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What A Freshman Year!

September 2, 2021

Who knew this pandemic would rapidly become a global pandemic that had the potential to shake the world and my first year…

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Books

A review of A Court of Thorns and Roses

August 26, 2021

Many of my friends have recommended the book A Court of Thorns and Roses, which made me add it to my “To Read…

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FOMO In Our Lives

August 19, 2021

Many have experienced the fear of missing out, a.k.a. FOMO. As its name suggests, FOMO is the feeling or perception that others…

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No Regrets

August 12, 2021

When I was a child, my mother would tell me to never give up and that nothing was impossible. Like all other…

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Metamorphosis: How Moving Impacted My Life

August 5, 2021

When I was a child, my parents spent more time working rather than being at home. My days were filled with people-watching…

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Rethinking What it Really Means to be “Gifted”

July 29, 2021

Honours. Academic. Gifted. Every school has programs that separate the alleged elite from the ordinary. Meant to provide sharp students with an…

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Stress and Shooting: My Experiences with Stress in Competitive Gaming

July 22, 2021

At ten years old, I had my first stress-induced migraine. I was the leader of a group project and had five people…

Mya Barnett, winner of the Kids Write 4 Kids Contest, poses with her newly-published book, The Big Red Balloon.
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Kids Write 4 Kids

The Positive Impacts of The Kids Write 4 Kids Contest: My Personal Experience

July 15, 2021

My name is Mya Barnett, and I’m a previous Kids Write 4 Kids contest winner! I won in 2016 when I was…

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Books

Children of Blood and Bone: Cake with Asparagus

July 8, 2021

Throughout my time being stuck at home during this pandemic, I have indulged in many books. Children of Blood and Bone was recommended to…

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Balancing My Part-Time Job and School

July 1, 2021

During the Covid-19 pandemic, my schoolwork started piling up more and my job became stricter with rules and regulations. The amount of…