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Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle
Oct18

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle

Photos C/O Razan Samara, Jennifer Yee Jennifer Yee is the self-proclaimed love child of Stevie Nicks and Indiana Jones, an identity I realized she’s adopted wholeheartedly as we went on a little adventure around her Riverdale neighbourhood looking for community gardens and a worker-owned natural food market. In recent years she’s delved deep into researching ways she can adopt a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. From making her...

Cut, paste and chill Unleash your creativity while collaging at Sous Bas
Sep12

Cut, paste and chill Unleash your creativity while collaging at Sous Bas

Photos by Razan Samara As darkness claims the end of the first Wednesday of the month, Main Street East settles into a quiet rhythm against the background humming of nearby traffic. Red florescent lights spelling out ‘Sous Bas’ invite passersby down a flight of stairs and into the warm atmosphere of the candlelit space known for long nights of dancing. At the far end of the room DJ Camron rehearses his set. The chanted vocals of...

More than just a performance Sean Leon connects to student through his music and self-made success story
Sep06

More than just a performance Sean Leon connects to student through his music and self-made success story

Photo by Brian Zheng Sean Leon’s burst of energy kicked off Welcome Week’s Aug. 31 concert. Leon’s unique beats were taken in by attentive ears, his anomalous sound pulsated through thousands of hearts as the rhythm swayed concert-goers’ feet and left a little tingle in the fingertips of their airborne hands.      On stage, Leon’s presence is all about the music. He wears no mask and doesn’t hide behind the smoke. In a pair of Tommy...

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience
Aug09

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience

It was suddenly the day before April and I found myself broken down and tired. With exams around the corner, my savings trickling to their end and a general lack of motivation, I needed something to look forward to as I transgress the final stretch of the academic year.  I began to imagine myself sipping yerba mate at a café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, strolling through the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, or even...

A day in the life – Best on Bread
Aug01

A day in the life – Best on Bread

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a vendor at the Farmer’s Market? Chef Grant Whittaker from Best on Bread shares his day-to-day routine with us and takes us behind the scenes on the culinary action. Tag along as we spend an early morning tasting fresh bread at his long-time friend’s bakery, an afternoon at his trusted butcher for the main ingredients and a day at the market, where it all (and some pretty delicious...