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...

Taking it to the textreme Why we need to talk more and text less
Mar24

Taking it to the textreme Why we need to talk more and text less

When it comes to texting, there are two kinds of people: those who reply right away, and those who don’t. I’m a pretty strong advocate of the former. I like to think replying in a timely manner, particularly when someone needs something from you, is the courteous thing to do. Sometimes, however, that isn’t the case. As much as I hate the archetypical teenager who’s glued to their phone in literally every family movie ever, it used to...

‘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...

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...

6 ways technology is ruining our lives It’s time to get cynical about society’s new toys
Feb25

6 ways technology is ruining our lives It’s time to get cynical about society’s new toys

By: Rob Hardy With society having been in the digital age for about two decades now, we are not unschooled in the many problems that technology can bring, along with its purported conveniences.  But with the explosive outreach of global communication and new smartphone apps every day, old problems are multiplying and morphing, while new ones are also rearing their ugly heads. Viruses, Malware and Spyware are expanding their reach It...

Taking out the trash Loving the “Internet’s boyfriends” without shame
Feb25

Taking out the trash Loving the “Internet’s boyfriends” without shame

Increasingly referred to as the Internet’s new boyfriend, Oscar Isaac succeeds many of the most well beloved male stars before him. He joins the ranks of the magnificent Idris Elba, the gentleman of the decade Tom Hiddleston and perhaps the fairest of them all, Benedict Cumberbatch, whose ascent to fame was fuelled by his breakout role as everyone’s favourite sociopathic detective Sherlock Holmes. Most of us were introduced to Oscar...