My Muslim Life

by Abdulrahman, Age 12

I am not the person some people think I am. I can be thought of as a bad person because I am a Muslim. There are a lot of Muslims around the world. In fact, almost a quarter of earth’s population is Muslim, most living in the Middle East and North Africa*. We shouldn’t judge people by their looks or religion. Continue reading

My Best Friend

“This moment was so significant to me, because as silly as it sounds, this stuffed animal helped me overcome some insecurities. He was there for me when no one else was. He was there when times were confusing.”

by Brittany Conley

As a young child, I was always soft spoken and could barely look anyone in the eyes.
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Miami S.W.A.T.

by Jake, Age 11

It’s not a glamorous job, but it takes a brave person to be involved in a S.W.A.T. team. Just over 70% of victims at Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami are treated for gun wounds.

The Miami Dade Police Department is an intense force. S.W.A.T. stands for Special Weapons And Tactics. S.R.T is a division of the S.W.A.T. team which stands for Special Response Team. They have two armoured trucks and one truck isn’t that armoured—it’s used for warrants or other dispatch calls. Continue reading

Dress a Girl

“I’ve created this editorial because I feel it is an important cause. I hope you feel it is as important as I do.” Faye, Age 11

Can you imagine a simple dress being like the ball gown you’ve wanted for your whole life? Dress a Girl Around The World is a nonprofit organization that asks people to make dresses for young girls in less fortunate countries. This is an important cause because every girl deserves to feel beautiful. Also, most young girls in these countries have dresses made out of old, ripped, and stretched rags. It is amazing to create a dress while picturing a smile on someone else’s face. If you make a dress, be sure to use cotton, as most people wash clothes in a stream with rocks. Continue reading

Sabrina Guo

Sabrina, Age 11, has been featured in Galaxy News of the Cherry Blossom #62 issue of BAZOOF! You’ll find it on pages 20-21. Here are additional photos and video links to enjoy!

“This is a selfie I took on a vacation with my family.”

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ABAJUB Digi-Mag

Here is an update on the upcoming new digital companion to BAZOOF! magazine called ABAJUB!

Well, this has been a very fun and learning process, putting together BAZOOF!’s first digi-mag. It has taken longer to complete than expected, with a new platform being put in place, but it will be well worth the wait!

The first copy will be FREE to everyone and will launch very soon! Check back for updates.

ABAJUB is a custom designed digi-mag to be read on any device. It carries the same themes as BAZOOF! being: Live Healthy. Build Character. Express Yourself. but will have some new twists and a different feel! There are interactive elements with video, clicks for extra reading, sharing comments, page jumps and more. Special features are from youth themselves, sharing the good things they are experiencing in their lives and how they view the world around them.

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Memories of Scratchy

by TeLeni Koochin

I knew I always wanted to be a mom. Growing up in a family with seven children, I never saw life complete any other way. Even being a parent this long, I can still feel sometimes like I’m just playing  house— especially when I hear the clothes dryer going, the lawn mover humming outside, or the smell of mop water as I’m cleaning floors. Continue reading

Don’t Walk!

by Tania Staniscia

One day a friend and I stayed after school to help our teacher tidy the classroom. When we finished wiping the chalkboard, I told my friend I would walk home with her even though it wasn’t my usual route.

My mom cautioned me never to walk the direction my friend lived, because it was a high traffic area. Despite her warning, I ignored Mom’s advice. Continue reading

Super Agent Jon Le Bon!

How would you like to wear your pajamas to the park or to school every day? How about wearing a tuque on your head no matter what the weather is outside? If you think that would be fun or interesting, you’d definitely want to meet Alex A. Continue reading

Where’s the You?

by Jackie Poon

One evening our family joined my grandparents for dinner in Kerrisdale, a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood in Vancouver. After dinner I decided to walk back to my grandparents’ condo with my two year old son, Daniel, to enjoy some cool fresh air and the clear starlit sky. I knew the area fairly well, but though I was confident with my directions, before long we were lost. Continue reading