Lifestyle

The Tricolour Sex Column: The Orgasm Gap vs. the Pleasure Gap

If you haven’t heard about it by now, ‘The Orgasm Gap’ is the concept that some folks, depending on their gender or sexuality, are more or less likely to achieve an orgasm during sexual encounters with one or multiple partners.Continue...

We need to talk about sexually transmitted infections and diseases

Becoming more sex-positive doesn’t mean we’re only open to talking about the good parts of sex. If we want to foster a better understanding of sexual health, we need to change the conversation around sexually transmitted infections and diseases—because the current one is dangerous.Continue...

The fight for paid sick days continues through a pandemic. It shouldn’t.

In 2018, the newly-elected Ford government cancelled all mandatory paid sick days. Since then, health advocates and labour activists have been fighting to bring them back. In a global pandemic with a contagious virus, paid sick days are more vital than ever.

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Snapchat Spotlight gives TikTok a run for their money

In the 2010s, Snapchat was one of the defining social media platforms. Popularizing filters, stories, and streaks, Snapchat quickly grew to be one of the favourite social media apps for teens and young adults.Continue...

Uprooting ‘hustle culture’ and its toxic byproducts

I attended a competitive high school where I took AP classes, made honour roll every year, and graduated with awards—but competition wasn’t limited to academic achievement.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Do you enjoy winter weather?

I can’t think of a more flavourless marriage to one’s environment than living inside a perpetual summer.Continue...

Justin Timberlake’s Queer ‘allyship’ strips ally of its meaning

Apparently, Justin Timberlake is a Queer ally—who knew?Continue...

Everything you need to know about the unfounded QAnon theory

Many of us will chalk the hardships of the last year up to difficult circumstances and doing our best to make it through. Others, however, might go looking for answers and wind up caught in a complicated and deeply problematic web of deceit.Continue...

Hair care by trial and error: Experimenting with the ‘curly girl method’

“How to figure out your curl type.” “Product dos and don'ts for curly hair.” “Common curly hair mistakes and how to avoid them.” These are just a taste of titles from the overwhelming slew of articles meant to guide you through the challenges of managing curly hair circulating online.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Exploring my Queerness

Sexuality isn’t inherently tied to sex, even if society convinces us otherwise. That being said, a lot of the stigma and Queerphobia I’ve faced has been rooted in sex and being hypersexualized. That’s made it difficult to come to terms with my own Queerness, and that difficulty has been amplified by pressure to “come out.”Continue...

Connecting with my grandma during the pandemic

My grandma cries every time my family goes on vacation.Continue...

‘Gifted kid burnout’ is more than a punchline

The concept of ‘gifted kid burnout’ has been around on the internet for a while, but it’s recently found a second wind on TikTok.Continue...

Men: Please watch ‘Promising Young Woman’

Promising Young Woman is deeply controversial. I can recognize why: it’s problematic, even dangerous, and has the potential to be deeply triggering for survivors of sexual violence. Still—it’s a triumph.Continue...

Jojo Siwa’s coming-out story is important for children to see

For a long time, I had no idea what JoJo Siwa was famous for. When I heard her name, the images that would spring to mind were over-exaggerated hair bows, pink Converse high tops, and an over-abundance of glitter. This past week, however, she’s stuck in my mind as the happiest celebrity to come out.Continue...

‘Euphoria’s special episodes are beautifully unnecessary

When Euphoria announced two unexpected special episodes last November, there wasn’t much indication of what those episodes would look like.Continue...

Staff Picks: Favourite course

Winter semester is in full swing. Some of your classes might be getting you down, but we hope there are some that make hours of lectures and homework feel worthwhile. To celebrate the start of classes, a few Journal staff shared their all-time favourite courses.Continue...

The Tricolour Sex Column: Virginity

The definition of ‘virginity’ seemed clear to me growing up: it was the first moment a penis would penetrate my vagina. As I got older, though, my perceptions around losing my virginity changed frequently and were couched in guilt.Continue...

‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ does too much with too little

With a mere six-episode season, Fate: The Winx Saga —a teen adaptation of Nickelodeon’s hit Winx Club series—already lacked the space to do much with the vast world it inherited from its predecessor. While it uses the rich Winx world to its advantage, Fate tries to do too much with the little it has.Continue...

STEM and the City: Pantone has announced the colours of 2021. Here’s how to wear them.

It’s safe to say we don’t need to spend any more time reflecting on 2020—it was the worst. Thankfully, we’ve entered a new year, and with widespread dissemination of a vaccine on the horizon, the prevailing mood is gradually shifting to one of hope and—dare I say—optimism.Continue...

Clubs taught me what my professors couldn’t

January is almost over, and as Journal readers know, the annual search for new student government and club executives is underway. As much as this time is about new beginnings, reflecting on the past helps help shape our goals for the new year.Continue...

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