‘I was sexually assaulted on campus.’ Assault is something that can happen on campus even between friends and peers. One student shares their story about how the University dealt with it.
Mar17

‘I was sexually assaulted on campus.’ Assault is something that can happen on campus even between friends and peers. One student shares their story about how the University dealt with it.

WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of rape and mention of suicide. I was a Welcome Week representative in 2012, and I met John Doe*, a fellow rep, through some friends. We didn’t work directly together, but he hung out with us often. I thought he was funny, we had the same taste in music, but I never thought of him as anything more. My friends were close to him, and I liked my friends, so it all seemed great. It was...

Detoxing the truth behind celebrity diets
Mar17

Detoxing the truth behind celebrity diets

By: Sohana Farhin/ SHEC Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah, Salma Hayek, Megan Fox, the clan of Kardashians, Jared Leto and Beyonce, have claimed to use detox diets to lose weight. The most popular celebrity detox diet is known as the Master Cleanse. The Master Cleanse was created by Stanley Bourroughs, a man arrested for practicing medicine without a proper license. The detox diet promises to “cleanse the body of toxins and...

Paintlounge Modern social therapy
Mar03

Paintlounge Modern social therapy

By: Jennifer La Grassa Escape rooms, ping pong bars, board game cafés and now paint lounges — unique social activity locations seem to be in great demand. Over reading week, myself and a few friends went to one of Paintlounge’s downtown Toronto locations. My housemate and I had become obsessed with the idea of social painting after watching fashion blogger Tess Christine vlog about her painting experience. Within the short time that I...

Do I drink too much coffee?
Mar03

Do I drink too much coffee?

By: Michal Coret/ SHEC University students are recommended to sleep seven to nine hours a night. Ha! That’s funny. Thanks, science. With increasing sleep debts due to schoolwork, social life and other obligations, many of us turn to caffeine as a solution to stay awake. Caffeine is the most popular substance on university campuses, and also worldwide, with approximately 70 percent of university students addicted. So how much is too...

Battle scars It’s time to stop stigmatizing breast reduction
Feb25

Battle scars It’s time to stop stigmatizing breast reduction

By: Allison Mizzi/ SHEC In early February, Modern Family actress Ariel Winter shocked the world by attending the Screen Actors Guild awards with visible breast reduction scars peaking out from her dress. Headlines read “Ariel Winter not ashamed of her scars?” and “Winter shows scarred chest from breast reduction.” Fans and critics alike were quick to judge and pick at her so-called imperfections, but the teenager took to Twitter,...

Feline fatale On cats, love and loving cats
Feb11

Feline fatale On cats, love and loving cats

Valentine’s Day serves as an annual reminder that I will likely, one day, turn into a cat lady. This concerns me for a couple of reasons, the most important being that I despise cats. If their condescending, territorial stares aren’t enough to detract from their appeal, then consider that they’ve been known to eat their dead owners’ bodies. Valentine’s Day might incite oozing feelings of passion for some, flowery declarations of love...