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Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...

Casual Instagram is back—and it’s a breath of fresh air

I’ve grown accustomed to the performativity of Instagram.Continue...

Is it really a new year, new me?

For as long as I can remember, during the week leading up to New Year’s Eve, I’ve written in my journal with renewed fervor.Continue...

Ranking places I’ve cried on Queen’s campus

For the past few weeks, I’ve felt the existential dread of graduation creeping up my spine.Continue...

Parting with my roots is more difficult than I expected

In April of 2019, I moved back to Prince Edward County for the final time.Continue...

Preparing for my biggest adventure yet—a semester abroad

It’s been a dream of mine since high school to study abroad.Continue...

Unpacking the ‘written by a woman’ TikTok trend

A recent TikTok trend celebrates real-life men who are "written by a woman" and criticizes women who are "written by a man."Continue...

Adele’s ‘30’ is an album I can listen to with my mom

30 reminds me of why I fell in love with Adele in the first place.Continue...

‘Red’ grew up with me in ‘Taylor’s Version’

When the original version of Red was released, I was in middle school.Continue...

‘Barbarians’ boldly rewrites history

In the year 9 CE, the Roman army fought an alliance of Germanic tribes in what would be known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.Continue...

Distance doesn’t make the heart grow fonder

From a young age, I vowed to never lose myself in a relationship. My greatest fear was to have a romantic partner chip away at my dreams until I was a watered-down image of sacrifice and devotion.Continue...

Getting home safely as a woman still isn’t guaranteed

As a woman, getting home safe after a night out is often a major cause of concern.

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Letting go of my fears of the world ending

I spent my childhood waiting for the world to end.

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'Eternals' breaks the Marvel mold

In 2008, Iron Man was released to rave reviews.Continue...

The Astroworld festival disaster is a cautionary tale

Nobody involved with the Astroworld festival disaster is innocent.Continue...

@simran changed the game for brown girls everywhere

I distinctly remember the first time Simran Randhawa showed up on my explore page. She was wearing a crop top, ripped jeans, and a saree draped around her shoulders and waist.Continue...

I’m going to stop performing my queerness for validation

I experience an enormous amount of pressure to perform my queerness to the perfect rhythm.Continue...

‘You’ season three is a portrait of white mediocracy

In the latest season of You , new parents Joe and Love Quinn-Goldberg are as hot and murderous as ever.Continue...

Confessions of a closeted theatre kid

It’s rare for me to tell people I love theatre.Continue...

Why I lose all social finesse trying to work out at the ARC

It seems as if every time I walk into the ARC to work out, I’m either a witness to or participant in a cringe-worthy social moment. After three years of this madness, I can’t tell if I’m the problem or if the ARC is cursed.Continue...

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