Op-Ed

  • Corporations Favour Profit Over Safety

    We hear a lot in the news these days about rail safety and derailments. But what the general public doesn’t know about, and has never been reported is the amount of work needed to handle especially dangerous commodities.

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  • Why is World Peace a Villain?

    The incredibly bizarre basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest is the anti-thesis of a peaceful man. Yet in September 2011, Ronald William Artest, Jr. legally changed his name to Metta World Peace.

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  • Ontario knocked for special-needs student support

    Ontario schools should improve the way it serves special-needs students, according to a new report, by conducting a wide-ranging review of services and devising a better policy to support connections between schools and their wider communities at a time of falling enrolment.

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  • Beware The iTunes In-App Purchase Scam

    APPLE INC., the world’s largest corporation, has a lot of parents and teenagers feeling scammed by in-app purchases made through an iTunes account.

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  • Will Cellular Devices be the Future of Learning?

    Teachers often complain that mobile phones disrupt lectures and distract students from learning. A young generation of educators though have incorporated cell phones and other modern technologies into the classroom environment. FYOUTH questions whether the future of learning will be dramatically different in a few years.

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  • The Hunter's True Persona

    The Hunter represents the personification of corporate evils. A corporate elite more interested in his individualistic pursuit of power and fame than the business titan to lead a team or an organization to international dominance.

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  • E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe?

    The electronic cigarette is a relatively new product that was created by Hon Lik of Hong Kong in 2003 as a smoking alternative. This product was introduced in North America in 2006 and ever since its creation the concept has caught on like wildfire, either being used to help quit smoking, as a less toxic substitute, or as a fashion accessory. Ranging anywhere from $12- $200 per unit, sales are expected to each $10 billion by 2017.

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  • Terrorists Attack Education for Children

    A successful journey of life often commences with attending school everyday. While students in the Western world may view school as a tedious task, millions of people in third world countries, particularly women and girls, struggle with basic access to primary education.

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  • The Changing Facebook of Egypt

    Youth of the Middle East are increasingly using popular social networking sites like Facebook to transfer emotive pictures of human struggle. In Egypt, young people created a fascinating page on Facebook to raise awareness of the excesses of the military regime in the country. Those instances known as the Arab Uprisings of 2011 were reported on FYOUTH as the cries of young teenagers simply wanted to enjoy basic human rights and freedoms in peace.

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  • MAY-DAY MAY-DAY...MAY-DAY!

    On May 1st, 2012 May Day was commemorated around the globe with political protests and demonstrations by organized labor, or also known as the 99%. The Occupy Wall Street Movement, which formed last year in New York, used the day to spread its message of social and economic inequality that continues to hinder sustainable means of existence for the vast majority of the population.

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  • TRUDEAUMANIA TAKES A PUNCH

    Canada's hotly contested federal election will take place on October 19, 2015. Conservative Prime Minister Harper is ad-punching Liberal leader Trudeau while the NDP lead the polls. Is Trudeau simply taking it on the chin now to win the grand prize?

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  • BIG OIL vs. GREENPEACE

    Big oil was the big winner in Canada’s federal budget in late March 2012. The Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced plans to spend $8 million over the next two years to restrict the political activities of Canadian charities.

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  • OCCUPY LONDON (UK)

    Between 50 and 100 people moved into Paternoster Square with tents and supplies from around 19:00 BST on Tuesday May 1st to further the world-wide mobilization of the masses for MAY DAY!

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  • VILLAIN OF THE MONTH - Carlos Slim

    Over seven billion people occupy this world, but not one person has more money than megabillionaire Carlos Slim. The world's richest man – Fatcat Slim brings $69 billion net worth – is FYOUTH's Villian of the Month because his stacks of money are piled on the backs of traveling young people.

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  • Don't be Hating on the Homos!

    Same-sex marriage has always been a controversial trigger point. This year, though, seems to be off to an exceptionally acrimonious start for the gay community.

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  • HUNTER HARRISON Continues to be Villain of the Year

    Notorious rail-man HUNTER HARRISON is making news nowadays as the self-proclaimed saviour of the great Canadian Pacific Railway. The man that Wall Street loves may soon become the villain to many Canadians.

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  • Youth Unemployment - Trends and Facts

    In April 2011, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a report that predicted unemployment among youths — which the group describes as non-students between the ages of 15 and 25 — would remain at 20 % across Europe for the balance of 2011.

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  • Russia's World Junior Team Wins With a Heavy Heart

    Never before has a squad of teenagers experienced the highs and lows that Russia’s junior hockey team has encountered in 2011.

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  • Young People Need Jobs!

    We are not looking for the return of Steve Jobs. While the iconic entrepreneur responsible for iPods, iPhones and iPads will surely be missed by young techies around the world, the greatest casualty facing young people nowadays is the loss of decent paying JOBS.

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