February 2021

Culture

Feb 19 2021

Building a Technicolour Bookshelf

Sofia Rathjen loves to read. But the Alberta Grade 8 student noticed something missing from the books at her school library. Not many characters look like her. Sofia is part European, part Latina, and part Afro-Colombian. She’s read lots of books about people of colour...

Sports

Feb 12 2021

Shooting Star

It’s been an unusual year for the Toronto Raptors. Thanks to the pandemic, the NBA season started two months late. It’s ten games shorter than usual, too.  The Toronto franchise has had its highs and lows so far. The first blow was learning the team couldn’t play in...

Environment

Feb 05 2021

Mount Merapi Erupts

Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, erupted January 27. The blast could be heard 30 kilometres away. For four hours, the volcano spat out red-hot rock and ash. A hot cloud of gas rushed down the slope, coating everything in grey ash. Lava spilled out of the...