Editor’s Note

Hi everyone.

As February comes to a close, we at the Herald wanted to focus on Black History Month themed content, including book recommendations and highlights on musical and scientific achievements from Black creators, including an interview with a local businessperson, Marie Holloway, who runs the catering business Urban Acorn, regarding everything from running a business amidst the pandemic to dealing with people whose beliefs you differ with on a fundamental level.

Additionally, I wanted to highlight a particular article this time around: Vivian Nguyen, one of our writers, produced a piece on the ongoing Uyghur genocide happening in China as we speak. This atrocity has been going on for a long, long time, and we here in Canada are now currently debating on whether or not it should be declared a genocide. A horror that seems so out of place in the 21st Century is happening right now, and being informed about it is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Not everything discussed in this issue is the most lighthearted, but it’s still important to be aware of those not-so fun things in the world, and I hope that thanks to our wonderful writers, we’ll all be able to take something important as we make it out of this cold winter.

All of you: stay warm, and start reading.

Julian Apolinario,

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