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‘The Batman’ takes risks that pay off

The Batman is the dark antithesis to contemporary superhero movies.Continue...

‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ headcanons, part one

In my household, the antidote to graduating in six weeks is revisiting Degrassi: The Next Generation. Unbearably Canadian and quintessentially teen, Degrassi is a must-watch, and is even getting an HBO Max reboot soon.Continue...

Analyzing the newfound appreciation for Indian remedies

As a brown girl, it feels like 2022 is my time to shine.Continue...

‘Euphoria’ is haunted by the spectre of Sam Levinson

Euphoria is, at its core, a tremendous piece of art. Its cinematography, soundtrack, and performances are chillingly beautiful, and it’s brought to life a cast of diverse and intricate characters unlike any seen on television before.Continue...

Curbing the winter blues

March. The dampest month of the year.Continue...

Abortions, apathy, and forcing empowerment

On Feb. 1, I took a pregnancy test in a campus bathroom.Continue...

Abhishek, ‘Love is Blind,’ and when misogyny meets internalized racism

This season of Love is Blind comes with considerably more racial diversity than the last. It’s fun to see women of colour on reality television, living out lighthearted narratives that don’t explicitly exploit their trauma.Continue...

2022 winter fashion

We all love a fun winter moment, and I’m dishing the latest winter fashion trends that everyone seems to be rocking. I’ve added some suggestions to help you master these looks on a student-friendly budget.Continue...

Starting to fall in love with my Blackness

Racism is inescapable.Continue...

Confessions of a Black girl: Abandoning stereotypes and redefining my identity

I would describe the first few decades of my life as a 21 year-long identity crisis.Continue...

I stand firm in my voice and deliver

bell hooks made sense of the paradox of my life. Where loneliness often left a void, loving myself in solitude made me whole.Continue...

My top five favourite romantic comedies

I’ve meticulously curated a list of my favourite romantic comedies, just in time for a Valentine’s Day—or post-Valentine’s—marathon.Continue...

Fighting mental health stigma starts from within

Growing up, the only time I can remember learning about mental health was through my hockey association’s charity.Continue...

The balaclava trend exposes a double standard when it comes to Muslim women

While fashion has taken a keen interest in head coverings, be it through balaclavas or a simple scarf, the implications for Muslim women sporting the same attire are vastly different.Continue...

What COVID felt like as a vaccinated 21-year-old

Since I saw the headlines of a new, deadly virus being discovered in 2019, I existed in a state of blurry anxiety.Continue...

Breaking down the realities of imposter syndrome

I sat in the lecture hall with my laptop and binders on the desk in front of me. All around me, my classmates were busy typing away as the professor spoke. I had no idea what they were writing, but I kept thinking I must have missed something important.Continue...

Pandemic food trends I’m taking with me

During the pandemic, I’ve transitioned in and out of several food trends that have kept me busy during long nights at home. With another lockdown under our belts, I’ve dipped back into my favourites.Continue...

Finding a language I can call my own

Ever since my family immigrated to Canada, I’ve been trying to find the perfect balance between Russian, the language of my family, and English, the language of my new home.Continue...

Girlbossing too close to the sun

Since the eruption of the #girlboss era, I’ve seen the term emerge as a driving force for feminism and die as a meme making fun of a capitalist-propagated attempt for equality.Continue...

As an older sister, ‘Encanto’ felt like a love letter

When I watched Disney’s Encanto , I felt like the movie was designed for me.Continue...

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