How a Bronze Statue Changed Wall Street

On International Women’s Day, the world woke up to images of a statue depicting a young girl standing defiantly in front of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull”. This statue, known as the “Fearless Girl”, was created by artist Kristen Visbal and installed by State Street Global Advisors to raise awareness about the lack of female representation... Continue Reading →

Music and Politics Are Best Friends

Many of us are music lovers, yet we often listen to songs without analyzing their lyrics or considering the societal implications that may result. For me, music provides an escape from the world’s problems, however, I also seek it to gain more clarity about a situation. As a political science student, I’m always tuned into... Continue Reading →

Braving the Burrito Bowl

When I was travelling through Toronto’s Pearson Airport during Reading Week, I came across a food establishment called Smoke’s Burritorie. It specialized in – you guessed it – burritos and burrito bowls. That afternoon, I just happened to be craving the latter, so you can imagine my excitement when I laid eyes on the menu.... Continue Reading →

Beyoncé is Pregnant: So What?

On February 1, which was also the first day of Black History Month, Beyoncé announced that she was pregnant with twins. In typical Queen Bey fashion, she posted a radiant picture of herself wearing lingerie and a long veil while cupping her round belly. The bright floral background certainly added to the uniqueness of the... Continue Reading →

For Your Listening Pleasure

Over the holidays, I came across an article in The Atlantic titled “The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016”. I had never paid much attention to podcasts before, but was interested in finding more of them to subscribe to on iTunes. The first podcast I had ever listened to was Serial, which features real-life crime stories.... Continue Reading →

Analyzing the VS Fashion Show

I came up with the idea for this article after recalling a conversation that I had with a friend back in high school. It was the beginning of December, and she had asked if I had watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show the night before. I raised my eyebrows and looked at her in disbelief.... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to America

Dear America, I can’t pretend to understand what you’re going through right now, but I can guess that it might be scary. You’re confused, angry and hopeful about what’s to come. Maybe you feel nothing, and that’s okay too. I get it – you’ve been through a lot these past few weeks. Electing Donald Trump... Continue Reading →

Brangelina: The End of an Era

It’s official: Brangelina is over. Cry, yell, scream, do whatever you need to do to get over the fact that Hollywood’s favourite power couple is getting divorced. I, for one, will not shed a tear. Rather, you’ll find me sitting in front of my computer, popcorn in hand. Over the past few weeks, I’ve gone... Continue Reading →

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