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Written by: Emily Fata It was a time when I was a preteen in transition, knowing full well the gravity of my words and actions, yet lacking the maturity (by choice) to ignore this truth. I was the new girl in school, desperate to make friends in my grade seven class, regardless if it was […]

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 Emily Fata  April 5th, 2017   

Ken

Written by: Tim Morton   You were a new kid in my grade 2 class, an outsider as the rest of our class had been together since kindergarten. I remember that you were very quiet and kept your head down, that you seemed clumsy or nervous and did your own thing. You were very shy […]

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 Emily Fata  March 31st, 2017   

Elect Kindness Instead

Written by: Emily Fata   With the recent resurfacing of Trump supporters, I could not help myself from reacting to this through a blog post. Working for Student Unity Project (and keeping to one of my New Year’s resolutions, which was to do everything humanly possible to never be a bystander), I feel that writing […]

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 Emily Fata  January 10th, 2017   

In 2017, Resolve To Be Kinder

Written by: Emily Fata   As 2016 draws to a conclusion, I’m sure many of us are contemplating not only what this past year has bestowed upon us – both the happiness and sadness, the clear times of success and the confusing times, as well – but also on what 2017 will usher in.   […]

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 Emily Fata  December 30th, 2016   

Healing Humans, One Paw at a Time

Written By: Vanessa Liegghio Living with several major mental health issues left me feeling alone and misunderstood through the course of much my life. So when I ventured out on my own, leaving my childhood home where my parents live, I was worried it may have a negative effect on my health. After a few […]

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 Emily Fata  August 14th, 2016   

‘Trump’ the Bully

Written by: Vanessa Liegghio It is difficult to decipher which is more terrifying: the fact that a big bully like Donald Trump is even eligible to run for president of the United States, or how large of a following he has generated. Since the start of the American presidential campaign and Trump’s official declaration of […]

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 Emily Fata  August 14th, 2016   

150 Apologies – Making Peace with the Past

Written By: Vanessa Liegghio Have you ever looked back at a time in your life wishing you could take back an unkind word or inappropriate action? Is there someone you wish you had treated differently or had the chance to make amends with? Well SUP is now giving Canadians a platform to do so. Student […]

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 Emily Fata  August 13th, 2016   

I Was Bullied: Part Two – A Recollection by Emily Fata

Written by: Emily Fata   This article is a continuation from a previous post, in which I discussed my experiences with bullying growing up. When high school finally started, I was nervous to begin in a place where I knew nobody, but my parents reminded me that I had transitioned well during the previous move […]

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 Emily Fata  August 13th, 2016   

I Was Bullied: Part One – A Recollection by Emily Fata

Written by: Emily Fata   It began when I was just five years old – that was the first time that I became self-conscious about the way I looked. In a class filled with girls predominantly sporting their hair in short bobs, mine nearly fell to my waist. This was not a good thing in […]

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 Emily Fata  August 13th, 2016   

What Does Bullying Prevention Look Like in Canadian Schools?

Written by: Emily Fata   In our nation, the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS), established by our government with the goal of reducing crime and victimization, has created a document entitled “Bullying Prevention in Schools” in collaboration with the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). In brief, they have identified the different forms of bullying (physical […]

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 Emily Fata  July 31st, 2016