Is Silence Always Awkward?

Replayed everyone’s Snapchat stories? Check. Tweeted about Kanye’s latest Twitter rant? Check. Uploaded one of the fifty-nine selfies that you took on Instagram? Check. Perfect, you think to yourself, now I can sit down to get some work done.  As soon as you pick your pen, a loud ding! emanates from your phone, indicating that... Continue Reading →

Where Are We Failing?

Consent awareness is a popular topic in social education these days. During orientation week and throughout the year, Western organizes several consent awareness and education activities. That being said, I have noticed that there is a lot of confusion about what consent really is. As a residence advisor, I often overhear students talking about “consent”... Continue Reading →

Time for Tea

  "Do more of what makes you happy". As simple as the command is, it was something that I struggled with for a very long time. In a way, I think we all struggle to do things simply because they make us happy.  People often have the misconception that happiness grows with material things and that... Continue Reading →

What’s the big deal anyway?

A few months ago the internet blew up in outrage at Kylie Jenner’s braids. They threw around a terms like “cultural appropriation” and “racism” and the sudden attention to a historical problem took me by surprise. So what exactly is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation occurs when someone adopts a practise or style from a different... Continue Reading →

Counting Blessings

Every day comes with a blessed happiness of its own. While it is almost impossible to stop and remember to be thankful for every little blessing, this weekend is a time for all of us to take the time to be grateful. I’m grateful for a comfortable home, good food and clean water. For a... Continue Reading →

Defeating the Beast

So it's exam season....    I’ll be honest: I hate multiple-choice tests. All of those words and choices throw me into a frenzy and my panic often clouds all of the knowledge I have stored for the exam. As someone who’s both failed and passed with flying colours, I have felt both the highs and... Continue Reading →

The World of Blogging

People ask me all of the time how I come up with something to write every week. While one of the biggest challenges of creating something creative such as a blog is coming up with things that you think your audience will like, there's a lot more to it than just coming up with a... Continue Reading →

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