NYC vs Toronto food

Posted by Jacqueline Soave on  December 5, 2022
NYC vs Toronto food December 05, 2022 It’s no secret that NYC is one of the most famous cities in the world, gathering millions of tourists per year to experience the culture through sightseeing. Many people come to NYC expecting the food to be amazing, since that’s kinda where people go to live out their chef dreams. I can’t deny that some of NYC’s food isn’t absolutely incredible, but it’s not what you would expect.  After living in Toronto for about 5 years of my life, and NYC for 10, I can confidently say Toronto is where I’ve had some

Netflix: The Fallen Series’ Edition

Posted by Mya Butterfield on  December 5, 2022
Netflix: The Fallen Series’ Edition December 05, 2022 Netflix is the number one streaming service in the world, highly noted for containing the best TV series and movies to watch at your disposal and is probably the platform I use quite frequently to indulge in such.  But being so distinguished is not the only thing the entertainment platform is notorious for.  As Netflix grew in popularity, so did their content.  The production of their original movies and series attracted audiences and kept them longing for more, including myself.  But with the growing number of original series being produced, the numbers
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
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 and
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
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 married. It

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 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 most popular artists
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