«Elementary» column

Text, or Turn It off? The Pros and Cons of Having a Cell Phone in School

April 24th, 2017; By Mariann Roberts

Let’s face it, we live in a time where cell phones are just about as common as the hands they’re glued to. Cell phones are more than just the advanced […]

The Importance of History for Your Future

April 24th, 2017; By Anthony Teles

History is a peculiar field of study. It is an extremely broad topic with no clear implications on our day-to-day lives. The career prospects seem rather limited compared to other […]

The Farm as a Classroom

April 24th, 2017; By Anthony Teles

In the small city of Hamburg, Iowa, students at Marnie Simons Elementary School are given a unique opportunity. Along with their usual classes, they can also watch over a duck […]

How Drinking Water Can Make you Feel Better

March 27th, 2017; By Laura Sciarpelletti

We’ve all heard that we should have 8 servings of water a day, but why? Water is the most natural, clean thing we consume and our body is full of […]

Connecting with Others through Music

March 27th, 2017; By Laura Sciarpelletti

Everyone loves music—it is fun to listen to and dance to and, for some, even make. But not only is it a pleasurable thing in our day-to-day lives, it’s actually […]

Culinary Explorations of Culture

March 27th, 2017; By Anthony Teles

My grandparents immigrated to Canada from Italy and Portugal. I noticed many similarities between the two cultures growing up. They were both in stark contrast to the Indian neighbourhood I […]

How to Learn About Other Cultures Through Food

March 27th, 2017; By Susan Huebert

Going to a friend’s house for supper can be fun, especially when you get to try something new. If you have friends from other cultures than your own, you might […]