The Newest Battlefield Game Wasted a Great Opportunity: Opinion

As late as I am to the party, it still remains to me that Electronic Arts’ (EA) new title Battlefield V–at least from how it’s depicted in its first trailer–is going to be absolute trash. For those unfamiliar with the trailer in question, watch it here. How the Western Front was depicted in the official release trailer was…

Escaping the After Laughter: Our Battle Against Mental Illness

For the pop-punk niche, this title may strike a chord. Yes, it is a reference to the most recent Paramore album. However, this is not a criticism of it. Rather, it is a reference to an article published by Paper Magazine, which I believe provides a refreshing take on mental health. On May 30th, 2018 Paramore’s lead…

Relieving Stress: Meditation Tips from a TYJ Writer

Relax, take a chill pill, and leave all the stresses from your life, just for a moment. Meditate! Meditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. This is done in silence or without the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes, or simply as a method…

Striving for Good Mental Health

What can I do to feel joy; a common question asked by victims of depression. It is unfortunate that though they ask this question, there are still a large portion of them that don’t aim to get help. Looking at the issue of depression, most people are educated about the severity of it but without…

Rethinking Disability and Inspiration

Twenty six year old Alex Roca is just a normal young man with a passion for endurance sports, in his own opinion. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, he is set to participate in the Titan Desert, a six-day mountain bike race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. He says his biggest inspiration has been…

Happy New Year, from The Youth Journal

Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from everybody here at The Youth Journal! Over the course of the past nine months, we’ve published almost 200 articles, and attracted nearly 9,000 viewers from across the globe. One of the most remarkable things that I’ve noticed in all this is that if you look at the map,…

Disaster in Mexico DF: an update and how to help

On September 19 at around 2 o’clock, Mexico City and its surrounding areas were hit with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The epicentre of this earthquake was found in the neighbouring state of Puebla. While the magnitude of this earthquake may not be of much concern other countries that are already well-prepared to such disasters, such…

Domestic work in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is a short summary of a chapter I wrote for my MA thesis. With it, I attempt to shed light on the importance of paid domestic work, an occupation that is largely forgotten. Since pre-industrial Latin America, domestic work has been an important source of employment for women due to traditional gender roles…

Distinguishing between Terrorists and Friends: The Buddhist-Rohingya Crisis

The antics of ISIS in the Middle East and Northern Africa have overshadowed equally critical issues that plague lesser-known regions worldwide. The mountainous state of Rakhine in Myanmar is the latest backdrop in a string of ethnic persecutions, defiling human rights decrees. Situated on the Western Coast, Rakhine has been a hotbed of tension for…

ICC: Is Africa ready for Exit?

In recent years, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has received a lot of criticism from African governments. Some have accused it of selectively harassing African leaders, while others are proposing the amendment of the Rome Statute, the principal instrument that constitutes the court. The tension between Africa and ICC intensified in 2015, when South Africa…

Language loss: a cultural, social, and environmental tragedy

Aqilokoq: Snow that falls softly and gently, in Inuit. Cacahkinosew: In Cree, a grey and speckled trout. Etthen: The way a herd of caribou lights up the land, like stars in the sky, in Chipewyan. Each of these words originates from a language spoken for centuries by Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Together, they paint a picture…

The Failed State of the Central African Republic

Many wonder why most of the times very rich African and some South American countries are usually the dens of the most terrifying wars and coups. The Central African Republic was supposed to be the ‘El Dorado’ of Africa due to its rich mineral deposits which comprises of diamonds, gold, uranium, oil, and such other…

Germany and India: Bilateral relations in a nutshell

Bilateral relations between India and Germany are founded on common democratic principles and are marked by a high degree of trust and mutual respect. India was among the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the Federal Republic of Germany after the Second World War. Relations grew significantly following the end of the Cold War and the reunification of…

The Flaws of the Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency is a term that we hear a lot about on the airwaves and in newspapers and magazines, however what does this phrase really mean? What are the flaws of the Imperial Presidency, and is it wise to give so much power to a single executive? We will seek to address the former…

Tiananmen Lies

On June 4, 1989, troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China opened fire on unarmed, pro-democracy student protesters in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. According to most Western news sources, “thousands were gunned down in cold blood, and many more were crushed by tanks”. Right? Well, no. The paragraph you have just read is an…

Britain: A country divided

“If the European Union and it’s divorce bill have taught us anything, it is that nothing is ever truly ‘free’.”

Fellow Liberals: Stop Defending the Mainstream Media

In these times, with the president’s ongoing crusade against the “liberal media”, I have seen many on the Left turn to defend media networks such as CNN and NBC from attacks. And it isn’t hard to see why; we feel as though his attacks are anti-democratic (and to some extent this is true), and these…