Bell Let’s Talk Day 2021

By: Kathan Kapoor Image Source Bell Let’s Talk Day 2021 is on Thursday, January 28. Everyone is encouraged to join the Canadian conversation that is driving the world in confronting the stigma around mental illness, and sharing ideas to promote mental health. In September of 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation. At the time, the vast majority of Canadians were not talking about … Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk Day 2021

O Canada

By: Zopash Raja Over the past few weeks at MD, our national anthem has played in different languages. Our school is proud to represent a variety of diverse and beautiful cultures. In a video from CBC News, O Canada has been sung in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Punjabi, Inuktitut, Ukrainian, Mi’kmaq, Mandrain, German, Cree and Italian. In Canada, one in five people speak … Continue reading O Canada

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

While the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the already-existing issue of gender-based violence, which has, unfortunately, existed for many decades. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a campaign to challenge prejudice against women and members of the LGBTQ2+ community.  This year, the campaign started on November 25 (International Day for the Elimination … Continue reading The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

MD Students Making Life Better For Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Diya Shah MD students went out of their way this year to help out vulnerable members of our community in lockdown. These students are living in very stressful circumstances by undertaking voluntary initiatives throughout the year. Here are some ongoing projects that MD students currently have taken a part of with long term care homes and their residents: Last May, students in Grade 10 … Continue reading MD Students Making Life Better For Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

MD’s “Season’s GREENings” Holiday Challenge!

By: Vinothan Siriranjan Happy holidays from the Eco Team! The winter holiday is a joyous time of year often spent on celebrations, get-togethers, shopping, eating delicious food and many more joyful events. Along with all of the fun, the holiday season brings a heavy load on the environment. That’s why our school’s Eco Team wants you to have both a fun and sustainable holiday this … Continue reading MD’s “Season’s GREENings” Holiday Challenge!

Introducing Ourselves!

Meet the Mustang Messenger! Our student contributors have written about themselves and their writing interests: Hi! My name is Mariam Imran and I’m a grade 12 student. I like to write knit and bake in my spare time and my favourite subjects are Chemistry and Math. This year I’m a part of equity, MIB and obviously the news team. I’m interested in writing about social … Continue reading Introducing Ourselves!