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Three safe ways to be social during winter break

This winter break, I’ll be spending my holiday apart from my friends—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still hang out.Continue...

STEM and the City: Four chic and (actually) easy hairstyles

Am I the only person who feels that Disney gave us misleading ideas about hair? While, ideally, we would all love to wake up to a head of big, bouncy waves—and a prince calling up to our window, for that matter—unfortunately, this isn’t the reality for most.Continue...

‘You’ and ‘Barry’ are quiet commentaries on white male privilege

Joe Goldberg, the protagonist of the television show You , and Barry Berkman, the titular character from HBO’s Barry , have a lot in common: they both want nothing more than to fit in and feel loved, they’re both striving to become better people, and they’re both self-centred killers.Continue...

Tricolour Sex Column: The tea on anal

Sex is very confusing, but there’s one thing I’ve always been certain of: for some reason, straight men are obsessed with anal sex.Continue...

Harry Styles’ ‘Vogue’ cover isn’t a threat to masculinity

If you opened Instagram on Nov. 13, you likely saw images of Harry Styles shared across your friends’ stories.Continue...

How journaling is helping me overcome perfectionism

November 4, 2020: If I’m not my good grades, the hours I put in at the gym, or the clothes I spend hundreds of dollars on, then who am I?Continue...

‘Supernatural’ shouldn’t have buried its only gay lead

If you’re a fan of Supernatural , you might be feeling down for two reasons: last night’s series finale, and the show’s disappointing execution of its final bid for positive queer representation.Continue...

Tricolour Sex Column: The porn gap

Women watch porn—in fact, they make up 32 per cent of Pornhub’s viewership. This may seem like an arbitrary statement, but it’s important in understanding the Porn Gap.

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A Muslim girl’s favourite Christmas movies

Culturally and religiously, I grew up Muslim. As much as I love celebrating Eid, Ramadan, and other Muslim holiday I’m sure they exist, and I ask you don’t make fun of me for not knowing any I was always jealous of other kids who got to celebrate Christmas.Continue...

The rise of the virtual concert

The year 2020 has been the year of cancelled events. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of concerts, festivals, and tours have been cancelled or postponed. With touring being the largest source of income for the world’s most famous artists, it makes sense that fans wouldn’t be the only ones disappointed.Continue...

Feeling beautiful in white-dominated spaces

I came out of high school dripping with confidence. I was secure in the body I had, proud of my features—moments of insecurity were present but bearable.Continue...

Learning to embrace my natural hair

One of the most tumultuous relationships I’ve had in my life is the one I have with my hair.Continue...

Clare & Dale’s romance highlights the odd format of ‘The Bachelorette’

As the almighty Chris Harrison has stated many, many times, this season of The Bachelorette is “unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”Continue...

In global politics, this fall feels like a step backward for women

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone use the word ‘feminist’ as an insult.Continue...

The Kardashians are setting a poor example for pandemic behaviour

It has been almost eight months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Everyone has felt the harrowing effects of social isolation and quarantine.Continue...

Remembering Alex Trebek

On Nov. 8, beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away after a battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek, age 80, hosted the long-running quiz show for 37 years, presenting a record-breaking 8,200 episodes.Continue...

O Canada: The reality of anti-Indigenous discrimination

In the weeks leading up to the US election, die-hard Trump supporters took to social media to announce they’d be moving to Canada if the incumbent president wasn’t re-elected. Canadians took offence.Continue...

The history of Indigenous representation in film and television

It’s not controversial to state that Hollywood has a representation problem. In over 100 years of productions, positive and well-rounded Indigenous characters have been notably missing from film and television. The history of Indigenous representation is a long and messy one, with the absence of Indigenous voices in Hollywood resulting in decades of misrepresentation.Continue...

My decade with acne

My relationship with my skin has never been great. I’ve spent the majority of my preteen, teenage, and young adult life struggling with acne. It’s a little hormonal, a little stress-related, which means pinning down one daily routine that works all the time is nearly impossible.Continue...

Examining the ethics of family vlogging

We’re all familiar with YouTube; boasting about every genre known, its videos range from beauty tips and toy unboxings to gaming videos and everything else in between. One genre which has cropped up in recent years is family vlogging, racking up millions of views and attracting a number of families to give the format a shot.Continue...

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