Lifestyle

What’s the deal with Squishmallows?

In 2017, Squishmallows, a new line of soft toys by Kellytoy, hit the shelves. Only four years later, you’d be hard pressed to find a young person without one somewhere in their bedroom.Continue...

‘Hi, how are you?’: Learning to reconnect remotely

I can’t believe it will be March in less than two months. It doesn’t feel like it’s been almost a year since I was franticly packing, booking overpriced plane tickets, and finding a way to get to the airport as announcements of borders closing and rising COVID-19 cases broke daily.Continue...

Why normalizing pronoun sharing is a simple but important step

Including your personal pronouns in your social media bios, your email sign-offs, and your introductions is a small change that cisgender people can—and should—be making. Why? It’s the simplest step toward normalizing pronoun sharing.Continue...

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ doesn’t properly depict addiction

While stylish and bingeable, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit fails to portray an authentic struggle with addiction.Continue...

The Capitol raid could change North American social media for good

On Jan. 6, thousands of Donald Trump supporters who believed the 2020 presidential election had been ‘stolen’ from their candidate stormed the United States Capitol. Two days later, the president was permanently suspended from Twitter.Continue...

‘Fresh Prince’ reunion reveals the emotional journey behind the iconic sitcom

’90s Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was one of my first real crushes: there was something about the way he lit up a room wearing baggy shorts and a ridiculous pattern that somehow looked good, and the way booming voice made everyone, including my parents, genuinely laugh.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: What is Taylor Swift’s best album?

Though any personal favourite Taylor Swift album is valid—I will always be attached to Red , for instance—no one can deny that, objectively, her best is Folklore .Continue...

Travesty in the ‘Ton: ‘Bridgerton’ slips up

Without holiday plans to look forward to and with the incoming frost chasing us all indoors for good, I entered a lull in November—then the Bridgerton trailer dropped.Continue...

I thought I’d outgrown my eating disorder. I was wrong.

The story goes that if you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will instantly leap out. However, if you put a frog in a pot filled with room-temperature water and heat it slowly, the frog will stay put until it boils to death.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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Staff Picks: Best holiday song

The snow has arrived in Kingston, and with it comes end-of-semester assignments and exams. But we should keep our chins up: the winter break is right around the corner.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...

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...

‘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...

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