Stranger danger?
Mar31

Stranger danger?

By: Jennifer La Grassa As children, we’re told to never talk to strangers. This firm command from our teachers and parents could be what has potentially engrained the avoidant response that we express when confronted by someone who is unfamiliar. When someone approaches me and asks “Do you know where the nearest (insert a location) is?” my brain automatically conjures up the memory of my mom firmly saying, “Don’t talk to strangers!”...

Arranged love knows no bounds
Mar31

Arranged love knows no bounds

By: Sasha Dhesi “Arranged marriage.” The phrase probably causes a shudder down the spine of anyone from a culture who practices it but grew up in the West. I’ve seen countless Indian-American comedians joke that they wouldn’t even let their mothers pick their clothes, let alone their spouse, and it’s a sentiment I share. The cultural difference between my mother and I means we’re always at odds about things as trivial as how I should...

Arcade: A retro take on conventional bars As Hess village begins to change its image, Hamilton gets its first arcade bar for those looking for a cozier place to turn up
Mar24

Arcade: A retro take on conventional bars As Hess village begins to change its image, Hamilton gets its first arcade bar for those looking for a cozier place to turn up

By: Mitali Chaudhary Nestled in the loft of an Irish pub just off of the loud bass and strobe lights of Hess Village is a throwback to simpler times: The Arcade Bar. Retro, cozy and stocked with an impressive collection of classic arcade games, it offers a fresh take on Hamilton nightlife. Arcade’s humble beginnings mirror those of its soft-spoken owner, Justin Kavanagh, who moved to Canada from Ireland ten years ago, and whose...

Let’s talk about genital health Tips to keep your vajayjay healthy, all year round
Mar24

Let’s talk about genital health Tips to keep your vajayjay healthy, all year round

By: Alex Killian/ SHEC People tend to shy away from talking about genital health. It might be personal, but it’s important information. The vagina is a sensitive ecosystem, full of good bacteria (microbiota) that keep everything (including the bad bacteria) in balance. However, it really is a fine balance, and as soon as one thing gets out of hand, you often have yourself an uncomfortable situation. CLEANING Soap and other cleaning...

Leaving the nest (and those who raised you) behind
Mar24

Leaving the nest (and those who raised you) behind

By: Sasha Dhesi A few weeks ago, my mom left the country to visit some relatives. With me in Hamilton and my brother juggling university, work and a research job, neither of us are home particularly often, leaving my dad by himself. My dad started calling me at least twice a day, and began asking me what he was supposed to do for fun now that his wife and kids were too busy for him. I had to confront something I’d never really...

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