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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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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…

The cover of Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone is shown, featuring a woman wearing a flowing headdress.
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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…

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Becoming a Vegetarian

June 24, 2021

I have been vegetarian for almost two years now. To be completely honest, it hasn’t been the easiest transition, but it was…

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Creative Writing

Study Techniques to Get You Straight As

June 17, 2021

Life during the pandemic has been an emotional rollercoaster for everyone, including students. It can be so hard to keep up with…

The cover of Patricia McCormick's debut novel Cut is pictured. It features a woman holding up her chin with her fist.
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Cut – I Want to Get Better

June 10, 2021

Cut is the debut of Patricia McCormick, an American author and journalist. In this book, Patricia tackles a side of mental illness rarely…

A quote from Epictetus reads "We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose hoe we respond to them."
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The Academic Identity Redefined

June 3, 2021

As students, our identities are wrapped around our academics, from grades to building the perfect university application. When we introduce ourselves it…

The final move on a chess board is made to denote a loss. A white piece knocks over a black piece to end the game.
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Losing like a Champion

May 27, 2021

My journey in motor racing has been nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster. The best drivers start racing as young as seven…

The cover of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince, which features a small boy wearing a crown, is featured against a starry background.
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Lessons Learned from Le Petit Prince

May 20, 2021

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is one of the best-loved, classic French books and has been translated into hundreds of languages; however, no…

A cell tower is placed over top of a town, showing how the town needs online services to stay connected during the pandemic.
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Moving Towards Greater Equality In Access to Online Learning During the Pandemic

May 13, 2021

As an online learner during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have become very reliant on educational resources and tools available on the internet…

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Walking on Ice

May 6, 2021

It was a frosty winter morning. It appeared as though the entire world had a gray filter over it, not because it…