Imagine moving to a new country. The stress of finding a new home, a new job, a new school for your kids, and new friends. Now imagine not being able to speak your new country’s language.
I am a communications student specializing in journalism at MacEwan University. Money quickly became a large factor in my decisions, including my choice of school to attend. I decided to take the first two years of my degree at a college with tuition costs nearly half that of Edmonton rates, but needed to transfer to a university to complete my degree.
Even after making financially stringent decisions, my student debt will fall slightly below the national average of $27,000, as per the Canadian Federation of Students.
Meet Sean Dunster and Sebastian Barrera.
Both help at-risk youth. Dunster’s approach is through wrestling and motivational presentations, Barrera’s through community development and public art.
Dunster’s path into wrestling took many twists and turns. “I was always a misfit because of my size, so I called my pro wrestling character Massive Damage.” He trained for football, then bodybuilding, until a pro wrestler recognized that Dunster’s frame and athleticism was perfect for the ring.