February 25, 2017

Lifestyle

Lacing up for the Conservative race

Ever since Stephen Harper’s defeat in the 2015 federal election, the question of who’ll be the most the effective leader for the Conservative Party in the Trudeau era has been on the minds of Canadians on all ends of the political spectrum.Continue...

Abstract: The Art of Design

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes TV can stress me out. I get nervous about who’ll come out on top in Scandal, or who’ll get solitary confinement on Orange Is the New Black, or who’ll survive Game of Thrones — just kidding, no one survives.Continue...

Reviewing the Nominees

To conclude my Best Picture journey, I watched the remaining four films, all seemingly on separate ends of the Hollywood spectrum: Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight.Continue...

Unveiling history

This Black History Month is particularly special for me as it’s the first time I’ve explored the wonders of Black history on my own.Continue...

During Black History Month, other communities of colour can join in solidarity

Every person of colour is affected by systems of racism and oppression, but not all of us are affected by racism in the same way.Continue...

How the bullet journal is changing my life

Hi, I’m Ramna, and I’m an over-planner.Continue...

I can't believe you haven't seen that: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

What do you consider a classic film? Is it in black and white? Has it won multiple prestigious awards? Does it often feel like a chore to select it when browsing through Netflix?Continue...

Intersectionality and activism go hand in hand

Feminism has taken up a spot in the forefront of public interest recently due to protests such as the Women’s March and statements made by Donald Trump. But often what I hear is how this prevalence has brought up questions and confusion on how feminism is or isn’t inclusive.Continue...

Oils for your every need

We’ve all heard about the Internet’s obsession with coconut oil. It seems to do everything from cure acne to doubling as shaving cream.Continue...

Reviewing the nominees: Arrival, Manchester by the Sea and Lion

For week two of my Oscar nomination tour, I watched three very different films: Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, and Lion. Let’s dive in.Continue...

Valentine’s Day fudge

This fudge is also easy to customize.Continue...

The Sims and stress relief

If you were a computer-room-dwelling kid during the early 2000s, you likely ran into some incarnation of The Sims franchise. The game series is one of the most successful simulated reality franchises ever made, winning accolades from every avenue possible.Continue...

Broken promises: the dream of Canadian electoral reform is over

Last Wednesday, a spokesman from the Trudeau government announced they’d be rescinding a major campaign promise to reform Canada’s election system into something more representative to all Canadians.Continue...

I took the LSAT for fun

‘11:11’ by the Arkells was blasting on my phone. But it wasn’t 11:11 — it was 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning and I was less than pleased.Continue...

Review: Santa Clarita Diet excels at double negatives

Santa Clarita Diet is "not-not" a lot of things.Continue...

The stories behind the structure: McIntosh Castle

One house, or rather, castle, located on Sydenham Street just a few blocks from campus is more famously known as McIntosh Castle.Continue...

Watching the nominees: La La Land and Fences

My favourite thing about movies is that when you look closely, you can see the combined hopes and fears of the people who made the film.Continue...

Things I wish I’d done before I signed my lease

Being in first year, I wasn’t exactly a seasoned renter when I started looking for places and neither were any of my soon-to-be housemates.Continue...

You are the company you keep

June 2016 — Trump Tower. A lightning bolt flashes over the New York skyline as a small hand pens a contract.Continue...

A summer of experience at the Queen's Biology Station

Contrary to my initial belief, waders — the waterproof overall type garment that fishermen use — aren’t invincible.Continue...

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