Wave Blog

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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The Journey from Elementary School to High School

October 21, 2021

It’s safe to say that the journey from elementary school to high school was definitely not an easy one. The immediate transition…

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Books

Wintergirls: A Story of Hope

October 14, 2021

Wintergirls is a novel by bestselling American author Laurie Halse Anderson. This novel takes a unique and realistic approach in dealing with serious…

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Being the Head of An Immigrant Household

October 7, 2021

Being a child of an immigrant is one thing but being the head of an entire immigrant household is another. As the…

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Bridging the Community: An Online Book Club

September 30, 2021

Before the pandemic, one of my favourite weekend excursions was to my local community library. With its seemingly endless aisles of books…

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Life of Pi: More than Survival

September 23, 2021

Reading Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, I came to a surprising realization: survival stories can be way more than just a pursuit to stay…

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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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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…