• Opinion

    Fall into fashion

    Despite the sadness that inevitably comes at the end of summer, I find myself quite excited about the upcoming autumn. Perhaps it’s a combination of my love for the holidays, my preference for cooler weather and the fact that I was born in November. But I also can’t deny that I’m partial to fall fashion. With the overbearing heat of the summer, the intolerable cold of the winter and the dreariness of spring, fall is really the only time of year you can truly exercise versatility with your wardrobe. You can dress certain pieces up or down, and you are basically guaranteed to look good as well as feel comfortable.…

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    Letter from the Editor: Fall 2021 Edition

    Hi, Welcome to the second volume of Youth Mind magazine! Whether you’ve been here since day one with The Persistence Issue or you are a first-time reader, Youth Mind could not have done this without you. Thank you, dear readers, for your support in making this magazine what it is today as we go into our second year. If you’ve already skimmed to the bottom of this letter and realized Ramona’s signature isn’t there, I suppose it’s time to introduce myself. I’m Emma, the new managing editor, and it’s really nice to meet you all! I worked on the summer issue as a contributing editor, and I am absolutely honoured…

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    Thank you and keep reading | Letter from the Editor: Summer 2021 Edition

    Hello, We are finally here. Welcome to the fourth and last issue of Volume 1 of Youth Mind. In some ways, I can’t believe we made it this far. After all, we’re a grassroots magazine that heavily relies on funding for us to create our quarterly issues. But in other ways, I’m not entirely surprised. I have a wonderful executive director, Sheri Adekola, who is passionate about our work, and always manages to find a way possible to make our publication thrive. I have a wonderful team of editors, reporters and social media coordinators, who are just as passionate when it comes to our work. Throughout the past year, we’ve…

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    Taking action is worth it | Letter from the Editor: Spring 2021 Edition

    Hi, I’m writing this to you freshly after finding out I’ve been rejected by one of my dream jobs. For those who don’t know me personally, I was looking forward to this job, very much so. I remember preparing every day by consuming even more news than usual and thinking of more effective ways to communicate such news, (if it wasn’t obvious, this was a journalism job) and thought of scenario-based questions that they would ask. I studied the publication that I would potentially be working for, inside out. I did the interview and was proud of it, because I stayed true to my heart. And then, fast forward to…

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    Letter from the Editor: Winter 2020 Edition

    “Hi, I’m sorry for the delay in responding. I’ve been: – Keeping up with delivering the same output of work while having resources that helped maintain my well being become less accessible thanks to COVID-19 – Worrying about the long-term consequences of this pandemic – Trying not to let my mental health decline get the best of me – So tired. Just so tired,” is what I’ve been wanting to say for the past several months. I had many plans in communicating with you, fellow readers, as a means to connect. I planned on sending weekly newsletters. That reduced to bi-weekly newsletters. That then turned into monthly newsletters. And now,…

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    Letter from the Editor

    Hello, I hope this finds you well. Scratch that. You don’t deserve a message that’s similar to a business-like email. (You’ve probably received too many of those greetings, anyway.) Instead, treat this message like a text from a friend (except longer and probably more grammatically correct). So, let’s start again. Hello, how are you? This year has been A LOT, hasn’t it? Remember when we thought Cats would be the only horrifying thing we would deal with as we entered a new decade? Clearly, we were wrong. We’ve seen so much tragedy in the past few months: wildfires in Australia, a plane crash in Iran, a plane crash in India, deadly shootings…