How to Throw a Great Party on a Student Budget

How to Throw a Great Party on a Student Budget Posted on November 28, 2022 As the year ends, we often think of everything we’ve done throughout the year and what we plan to do next year. For me, that’s parties. I’m obsessed with throwing parties. I plan them months in advance. Parties for my parents, my grandparents, my dog… Anyone. But it can be hard to throw parties that look like the ones in movies and shows, especially as a university student on a budget. So, here are some tips and tricks for throwing a Pinterest-Worthy Party with a […]

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Small Island Girl Chasing Big City Dreams

Small Island Girl Chasing Big City Dreams Posted on November 28, 2022 Bermuda From clear blue salty waters to snow covered sidewalks, the transition from living on a small island to a big city has been an interesting one.  As the semester comes to an end, I have now begun to reflect on my first three months of living in Toronto.  They have been challenging, thrilling, spontaneous, tiring, fun-filled, but most of all new.  I’ve been presented with new opportunities, I’ve made new friends, created new memories, and embarked on this new journey as an international student hailing all the […]

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Children’s Animation that is Making a Difference

Children’s Animation that is Making a Difference Posted on November 28, 2022 Over the past few years, children’s programming has seen an increase in storylines that celebrate their target audience: children. These shows, at their core, stress the importance of imagination and play, and tell stories that children can relate to. The medium of animation allows these narratives to cater to the imagination of children by achieving feats that would either be impossible or too expensive in a live action production. Below I have compiled a list of some of my favourite animated children’s television series. The unique prosocial messaging […]

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A Gay Couple on TV Isn’t Gonna Turn Your Kids Gay

A Gay Couple on TV Isn’t Gonna Turn Your Kids Gay Posted on November 28, 2022 Steven Universe (2013), created by Rebecca Sugar, is a show that’s personally touched me in strengthening my sexuality. It’s a children’s show that ran on Cartoon Network from 2013-2019, which cultivated a strong fanbase that primarily consists of the LGBT community and its allies. Throughout the show there were intense loving and hateful relationships illustrated in its 6 years of running. Rebecca Sugar made sure to include LGBT representation within the relationships portrayed, with gay couples shown giving verbal affection, kissing, and even getting […]

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A Newbie’s Guide to Game Marketing

In this episode we take a pause from coding and dive into the world of marketing! There are many ways you can market your game to the worldwide internet and I’m here to help you. So, let’s sit back and relax, destress from all that coding and talk Instagram, TikTok, etc. Plus, another weekly update on my disaster of a game as always!

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get to know me

BESTIES!! Welcome back to night talks. Today I decided to just jump right on to my podcast with no script, nothing prepared, and just have a fun chat with y’all. Tonight you guys get to know me a bit better as I overshare some things about my life and who I am. Tune in every Sunday for new episodes of night talks on SpiritLive’s website: https://spiritlive.ca/podcasts/, or you can now also find me on apple podcasts and Spotify! Join our itty bitty community @nighttalkspodcast on Instagram to get sneak peeks and updates, interact with me, and have a chance to […]

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Coding and the Ups and Downs of Game Development

In this episode we explore the world of coding and how it works with making a game. Of course, as always enjoy the chaos of my struggles with coding. Let’s also take a look into the real struggles and frustrations with game development…it’s okay to get angry sometimes. Anyways, sit back, relax, and listen to the chaos unfold.

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Trying to Develop Healthy Boundaries

In this week’s episode we discuss all things boundaries. As young adults, boundaries are essential. We all live busy lives and do not have as much time as we did before. Alexis shares with Jaelin how she developed healthy boundaries in her friendships and romantic relationships. We also talk about the hardships that come with setting boundaries and how to get passed them.

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