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A hairy situation Whoever is without hair amongst us, let them be the first to cast the razor
Mar31

A hairy situation Whoever is without hair amongst us, let them be the first to cast the razor

Summer is approaching fast, and that means it’s either time to bring the dusty old razor out again, or leave your body hair as it is. Judgemental looks from other women or raised eyebrows from men are bound to make an appearance along with hairy legs. Women are expected to be hairless everywhere aside from the tops of their heads. It feels like the only alternative is to let everything go au natural, and be fiercely proud about it....

Take note You are not impressing anyone with your unusual taste in music
Mar24

Take note You are not impressing anyone with your unusual taste in music

I’ll be honest. I went through a borderline snobbish phase concerning music. Mainstream tunes were overrated, and if you hadn’t heard of the Blue-Speckled Egg Boys — I wouldn’t be surprised if this band actually exists — then we could not have a civilized conversation. It’s fine to go through this hipster phase if it remains just that: a phase. It becomes a problem when you remain a member of the...

An apple a day Depending on your situation, you may be able to take your mental health into your own hands
Mar17

An apple a day Depending on your situation, you may be able to take your mental health into your own hands

I will admit that I am a hypochondriac. The slightest suspicion has me out the door and in line at the walk-in clinic. Unfortunately, this often leaves me feeling frustrated because seeing your family doctor or visiting a walk-in clinic doesn’t always give you the answers you’re looking for. If something doesn’t feel right, it is worth getting it checked out by a medical professional, but depending on what your problem is, doctors...

The facts on fiction Fiction should be a part of your degree, no matter what you are majoring in
Mar10

The facts on fiction Fiction should be a part of your degree, no matter what you are majoring in

Being in university, we’ve all grown accustomed to reading research papers and academic studies. Unless you’re taking English or literature courses, your novels are probably collecting dust or waiting to be read during a break. But when that time comes around, you’re so tired of reading that you’d much prefer an activity that doesn’t involve consuming long passages of text for hours on end. Last year, when I was drowning in scientific...

Not-so-social media What are the benefits of Facebook replacing face-to-face communication?
Mar03

Not-so-social media What are the benefits of Facebook replacing face-to-face communication?

We’ve all heard the criticism regarding social media — that, as a generation, we’ve lost the art of conversation and are too self-absorbed and caught up with our social media accounts to connect with each other. I have to disagree. Social media is not inherently restrictive and isolating; it is the way that you choose to use it that determines how you connect with the outside world. You could just as well isolate yourself by immersing...