It somehow manages to hit you in the face and creep up on you all at once.
Gold hoop earrings, small tops and baggy pants pairing, and sneaker culture, are only some of many fashion trends that have originated and popularized by Black culture.
The success and excellence of the Black community are potent everywhere, whether it’s seen in fashion or mainstream media—television, films, or music. However, it’s not always spotlighted. 
I immigrated here with only my parents when I was a couple of years old. They were born and raised in Sri Lanka, and of course, brought those cultural and religious practices into our new household in Canada with us.
Sitcoms are the heart of North American television.
“So… where are you from?”
From a musician’s perspective, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Miley Cyrus’ new release, “Flowers.” It didn’t provide anything melodically or lyrically superior to her prior albums and singles.
It’s no secret to why we weren’t in school in 2020—this small thing called the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all schools for about a year and a half.
Britney Spears was the centre of yet another media circus in mid-January.
A Friday night for some Queen’s students might involve a few drinks and some good memories. As a Muslim person, I like the good memories part, but I don’t drink and I don’t feel there’s a need for it.
The 65th annual Grammy Awards took place this past Sunday. In case you didn’t catch it, here’s a run-down of the can’t miss moments:
I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was 2007, and I was watching my older brother play the new Sonic the Hedgehog game on his GameCube. It was then that my parents came downstairs and told us they were separating. 
The freezing cold, uneven slush on the sidewalks that makes you look silly walking home, chilly winds, and the sun setting at 5 p.m.—these are only a few of the awful things accompanying the Kingston winter weather. Though dare I say, worst of all, is the feeling of coming home after a long day and your skin feeling like it’s never once been moisturized.
Mainstream culture has always been affected by the voices and style of marginalized communities. North American pop culture, especially, is in a unique position, since the US and Canada are home to so many diverse communities all struggling to be heard.
This article discusses disordered eating and body image and may be triggering for some readers. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-875-6213.

Music can change your life

February 3, 2023
Music has always played a big part in my life and certain songs often mark pivotal moments for me. My memories are the most vivid when I can associate them with a particular song. Here are three songs that changed my life and why.
While feeling the burn in my thighs and the wind streaking through my hair as twenty-year-old me biked in circles around the same roundabout for the fifth time, I understood it’s normal to learn things on your own time.
On Princess St., right beside Tommy’s, lies the one and only: Dr. Shawarma. The name is deceiving as Dr. Shawarma offers more than shawarma; it offers heavily underrated South Asian food. 
The relationships we form bring us joy and fulfillment, including friendship, romance, and family. While strong social connections allow us to navigate life in a positive way, other relationships may hinder our wellbeing.
The “cold girl” makeup aesthetic has taken the beauty community by storm this winter, trending on social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram. The look was developed by makeup artist Zoe Kim Kenealy, who found inspiration in Hailey Bieber and other celebrities who are known for their effortless and natural makeup looks.
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