2022’s Biggest Night for Music

Posted by Sophia Xavier Lee on  April 14, 2022
2022’s Biggest Night for Music Posted on April 14, 2022 Photo by Grammy A few months ago, I wrote an article about the 64th Grammy Awards nominations. The star-studded list created lots of discussion for fans, and this past week, we got to see who took home a Grammy. On April 3, 2022, the annual award show took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Some of the biggest names in music were in attendance as they had their chance to shine through various performances throughout the night. In this article, I’ll focus on some of the
Karlie’s International Thriller Recommendations Posted on April 14, 2022 I love the thriller genre. From action, psychological dramas, horror, and even romance, thriller is a transformative genre that can be difficult to define, but definitely easy to enjoy. Below I have compiled a very brief list of a few of my favourite international thriller movies that I would definitely recommend to others who are interested in watching movies from around the world. The list below is European/East-Asian centric, and I hope to continue to expand my catalogue over the summer. Similarly to horror, thriller movies can contain topics and imagery that
Things I Wished I Knew at the Beginning of my Degree Posted on April 13, 2022 I moved to Toronto nearly 5 years ago. I was 17, had only left my province a couple of times, and was absolutely terrified. Not only was I nervous to start university, but I was overwhelmed by the big city of Toronto and all of its beautiful chaos. I’m now 22, and only a couple of months away from graduating. It’s been a long and difficult journey: after two years at X, I took some time off from my degree to travel and work on
What Pixar’s Tuning Red Means to Me, a Chinese-Canadian Animation Fan Posted on April 9, 2022 What is more fun than having someone or something tell you about yourself? If you’re like me, you also enjoy taking personality tests and quizzes in your free time. And if you’re also like me, you have definitely been told that you are “such a Sagittarius”. In this blog I will be discussing Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators versus astrology through their ability to provide us insight about an individual’s personality. Are you an introvert? An extrovert? Maybe even an ambivert? Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)

How to Smile: In Different Media

Posted by Imara Belch on  April 13, 2022
How to Smile: In Different Media Posted on April 13, 2022 A few weeks ago I wrote a blog all about how to cry in different media for some much-needed mid-term catharsis. Seeing as we’re at the end of the semester now, it seems fitting to do the opposite so I thought it would be a good time for some light-hearted happy recommendations to take you into the summer.  Songs I Touch Myself Lime Cordiale Cover It’s impossible not to bop along to this song whenever you hear it. The original song is already quite fun but this cover just

Judging the Cover of My Books

Posted by Coen Leung on  April 12, 2022
Judging the Cover of My Books Posted on April 11, 2022 There is no one in the world that doesn’t judge a book by its cover. One of my fellow bloggers even wrote her blog on how to choose a book you may like by looking at its cover! When there are tons of books on the shelf to select from in a book store, the book cover or even its spine can help it catch your attention and lure you to take it off the shelf and all the way to your home sweet home. With that being said,
Navigating First Year, Both Online and In-Person Posted on April 12, 2022 With the school year finally wrapping up and final exams approaching, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how my school year went. It was an interesting one, to say the least – being online for all of the first semester, barely getting interaction with classmates or professors, and doing classes from the comfort of my own room. Definitely not what my fifteen-year-old self was expecting for my first year of university. First semester went well – I met some friends and was able to form connections with

Making the Most of Every Moment

Posted by Olivia Cleaver on  April 11, 2022
Making the Most of Every Moment Posted on April 11, 2022 If anything, the pandemic showed us that we shouldn’t take things for granted because everything can change in an instant without warning. Over the last two years, I think a lot of young people feel like they lost valuable time while they were in lockdown – I feel the same way. But this feeling of lost time has made me more appreciative of every moment and has inspired me to make the most of these moments, even the little ones.  Take Pictures/Videos of Everything Recently, I have started taking
Ways to Make Your RTA Experience Worthwhile Posted on April 11, 2022 Inside the Allan Slaight Radio Institute in the RCC. Photo from the RTA School of Media. After having school virtually for the past two years, I’ve been so eager to get back to campus and start taking part in in-person extracurriculars. There’s so many opportunities that RTA students can choose to be part of, all of which in this article count towards your required 60 Creative Practice Hours! Whether you’re an incoming first-year, or already in RTA, you’ll have a good idea of what you want to volunteer

Upcoming Book to Screen Adaptations.

Posted by Katelyn Gow on  April 11, 2022
Upcoming Book to Screen Adaptations. Posted on April 11, 2022 These past few years in film and television we have seen an abundance of adaptations hit movie theaters and streaming sites alike. From video game adaptations such as Uncharted, to novel adaptations such as Normal People or Dune. There seems to have been a rise in interest for adapted stories. While I would argue that not all adaptations are for the stories’ best interest, it is hard to deny the intrigue surrounding how filmmakers take the words of others and turn them into a visual medium. Taking a story that

Henry’s 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Posted by Henry Wright on  April 10, 2022
Henry’s 2022 NFL Mock Draft Posted on April 10, 2022 Image Credit: Getty Images With the NFL Draft coming at the end of April, I thought I’d put together my first official mock draft. I’ll be going through every pick in the first round, giving notes for each pick along the way. This mock draft will feature trades, but nothing too big.Jacksonville Jaguars: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, MichiganAfter improving the o-line in free agency, the Jags get a potentially elite player at a position of need in Hutchinson.   Detroit Lions: Kyle Hamilton, Safety, Notre DameWhile they could go QB here, I
Five Things to Do this Spring in Toronto Posted on April 9, 2022 Personally, Spring is my favourite season. The flowers are finally blooming, there’s peaceful rain, and warm weather again! It’s like a breath of fresh air after the typical freezing Toronto winter that lasts way too long. With COVID restrictions lifting and the city finally coming out of hibernation, here are five recommendations for fun activities to do in Toronto during Springtime.  5. Cherry Blossoms- High Park Image Credit: Blogto.com This one goes without saying, the cherry blossoms at High Park are always packed during the Spring months,
More than Meets the Eye: Why You Should Watch Children’s Animation Posted on April 9, 2022 Let’s get straight to the point: you should watch children’s animation. I know that for many, content geared towards kids isn’t totally appealing as they can often feel too thematically simple, too slapstick, and just not enough to keep your interest. Though this can be the case, I would argue that it is not often so. Recently, I’ve been watching an excess of children’s content, and though I’ve always loved some of these shows from a nostalgic perspective, I was surprised to find how
What Pixar’s Tuning Red Means to Me, a Chinese-Canadian Animation Fan Posted on April 9, 2022 Attention animation fans! Pixar Animations Studios has just released their newest feature-film Turning Red on the streaming platform Disney+ on March 11th, 2022. Set in 2002, this film follows 13 year-old Chinese Canadian Meilin “Mei” Lee, who is caught in a rift between being the perfect daughter her mother expects her to be and being a fun loving, carefree teenager. On top of that, Mei also has the good fortune of turning into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited! Starring Rosalie

A New Way to Enjoy Boba

Posted by Sophia Xavier Lee on  April 7, 2022
A New Way to Enjoy Boba Posted on April 7, 2022 Photo by Dustin Fuhs Like bubble tea? Enjoy shopping? Looking for something to do with your friends? Check out Benkei Hime at the Eaton Centre to satisfy all of these! This new boba and lifestyle store is the first in North America. With multiple locations in China and South Korea, Jason Wang wanted to combine bubble tea and an immersive retail experience all in one place. From an interview with the Toronto Star, Wang created this environment for people to enjoy a cup of boba and buy something new.