Media

Don't dismiss pop music just because it's mainstream

Gone are the days when emotional pop songs from artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men topped the charts AND received public acclaim. In today's music landscape, if you want your music to be considered 'good,' the typical advice is to avoid the pop genre at all costs. But why is music considered ‘bad’ just because it’s made for a majority of people to enjoy?Continue...

Male birth control coverage in the media misses the mark

If you want to believe recent headlines, cargo shorts will be the closest thing to male birth control for now.Continue...

When it's no longer just clowning around

Amid the purported “creepy clown epidemic” that’s terrified North America this year, Canadian Tire has discontinued clown-themed décor and costumes.Continue...

Catfights galor(ified)

Women’s representation in the media is much like a boxing ring. Imagine Taylor Swift in one corner and Katy Perry in the other. The media is both the referee and commentator, egging them on.Continue...

Reading between the lines

Last Saturday, I had a revelation. Sometimes, sexism doesn’t manifest itself as words but rather a lack thereof.Continue...

Fight childhood obesity with screens

Children are becoming increasingly influenced by media and are almost constantly engaged with TV or its other forms. This should be seen as an opportunity to educate, not exploit.Continue...

Reelout wheels out of Kingston

The Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival screened its closing gala to an enthusiastic crowd this past Saturday, wrapping up an entertaining, illuminating and educational nine-day celebration of sexual and gender diversity in film.Continue...

Two films win big at Kingston’s annual Focus Film Festival

This past Thursday evening, audiences were treated to a dazzling spectacle of cinematic achievement as 15 diverse films competed at the 13th annual Focus Film Festival.Continue...

Then and now: communication through the ages

In 2015, getting in contact with someone is hardly ever a problem. From calling, text message and email to Snapchat, Skype and Facebook, there are a multitude of ways to chat. This generation is known for being in a constant state of interaction, but it wasn’t always this easy.Continue...

ASUS to reassess Tartan

Tuesday’s ASUS Annual General Meeting (AGM) saw few disagreements on all but two motions — changes to the Honorarium Committees and the removal of the Queen’s Tartan .Continue...

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