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Call it what you want, “WAP” is overdue

“WAP,” the highly anticipated collaboration between Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, has set tongues wagging over its explicit lyrics and raunchy music video.Continue...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ is a storytelling triumph

On a seemingly ordinary Thursday morning, Taylor Swift threw fans for a loop with a simple Tweet and an Instagram post detailing the midnight release of her eighth album, Folklore.Continue...

Confronting my relationship with body positivity

When I was in the third grade visiting family in Bangladesh, I wore a lot of short skirts and shorts to keep cool in a tropical climate.Continue...

The conflicting sides of 'Hamilton'

The much-anticipated Disney+ release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit Hamilton landed in our living rooms amidst a confluence of global, political, and social justice movements.Continue...

TikTok is proof that we can't outrun toxic diet culture

While traditional media may have eased up on the promotion of diet culture in recent years, social media allows anyone to grow a platform and advocate for dangerous standards of beauty. On TikTok, gaining that platform is now easier than ever.Continue...

Don’t roll the credits on the movie theatre experience

I saw Avengers: Endgame , the highest-grossing film of 2019, in a packed theatre. I'm a casual fan of the Marvel franchise, but I still remember the moment the audience burst into wild cheers when—spoiler alert—Captain America summoned Thor's hammer. It was hard not to be swept up in the excitement of the crowd that showed up that night, which was the whole reason I wanted to be there.Continue...

'365 Days' is alarming, not sexy

Have you been thinking about sitting down to watch 365 Days? My advice: don’t.Continue...

Learning to outrun anxiety

A lot of people hate running. It’s not the easiest sport to like—it can feel boring, interminable, and even painful. However, growing up, my dislike of running went a bit deeper than most.Continue...

How police television shows contribute to 'copaganda'

Cop media wrongly idealizes the police, regardless of how diverse it gets.Continue...

The ups and downs of 13 Reasons Why’s queer representation

13 Reasons Why wrapped up its run a lot like it started: angering conservative parents and making headlines.Continue...

Confronting your white privilege requires self-reflection

To be born white is to be born into the path of least resistance. To be born white is to be born historically ‘Canadian.’ This perception needs to change. To become true allies to racialized groups, white people must recognize their privilege as a problem only they can solve.Continue...

Navigating relationships through COVID-19 distancing

For many students in relationships, maintaining a distance of two metres between themselves and others has, for the past four months, included their significant other.Continue...

What we can learn about white celebrity activism from Lea Michele

The death of George Floyd has forced even the most privileged people to confront the realities and persistence of anti-Black racism.Continue...

Is now the right time to bring back the NBA?

The NBA’s plan for returning to play has proven to be no simple mission.Continue...

Harry Potter and the anti-trans author

When authors reveal themselves to be problematic people, it’s difficult for fans of their works to know how they should proceed.

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Recognizing being white-passing as a privilege

I was born in Baghdad to Iraqi parents who fled war to Amman, Jordan. Although I grew up as part of a marginalized Iraqi community in Jordan, I was also part of the majority of the population, adapting to the Jordanian accent and identifying as both an Arab and a Muslim.Continue...

The Half of It proves breaking down barriers doesn’t happen perfectly

Flawless storytelling and perfect writing isn’t where Netflix’s new film The Half of It draws its success. Its story carves a place for itself as a thoughtfully portrayed LGTBQ+ experience in the messy, dramatic, and sometimes clichéd world of coming-of-age movies.Continue...

How Animal Crossing: New Horizons is helping people through social distancing

For those of us who have been stuck at home for the past two months, the most recent addition to Nintendo’s classic Animal Crossing video game series couldn’t have launched at a better time.

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Never Have I Ever is a hilarious, candid approach to life in high school

As hard as it might be to admit, high school was an awkward time for most of us. Mindy Kaling’s latest TV creation, Never Have I Ever , embraces this awkwardness with open arms.Continue...

The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of celebrity activism

Celebrities are just like the rest of us—if you discount their privilege and ability to create meaningful change with enviable ease.Continue...

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