5 Things You Never Knew About Ancient Egypt

5 Things You Never Knew About Ancient Egypt Posted on December 10, 2021 I’ve always been super interested in Ancient Egypt. You wanna know why? It’s full of secrets and mysteries! There are a few things that really surprised me about Ancient Egypt when I studied it last semester. Here are the most interesting, weird facts about Ancient Egypt that you probably were totally unaware of: 1. Only the rich people were mummified Image Credit: Ttatty from discovermagazine.com Yes, that’s right! Only the elite bothered to mummify themselves. They believed that in order to wander around the afterlife, you had […]

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MLB Free Agency: Why Choose Toronto?

MLB Free Agency: Why Choose Toronto? Posted on December 8, 2021 Despite taking a huge step forward in the 2021 season and winning 91 games, the Toronto Blue Jays missed the postseason by just one game. Entering 2022, the Jays seem primed to make a playoff push but will need to make some moves in the offseason to help get them there. Toronto has historically never been a big free-agent destination, but recent signings of all-stars like George Springer and Hyun-Jin Ryu have shown that more and more players are willing to come north of the border to play baseball. […]

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The Wonderful World of Sally Rooney

The Wonderful World of Sally Rooney Posted on December 7, 2021 Like many others, over the past year the Tik Tok algorithm has led me into the depths of Book-Tok. Leaving me with countless saved videos and screenshots of books to add to my Amazon wishlist. Among titles such as The Song of Achilles and Where the Crawdads Sing was the small romance novel Normal People. This novel written by Irish author Sally Rooney had me stuck to my couch from the moment I opened it to the moment I closed it. The first thing I noticed about this novel […]

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All you need to know about Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender

All You Need to Know About Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender Posted on December 6, 2021 Ian Ousley, Kiawentiio, Gordon Cormier, and Dallas Liu, photo from Netflix While the release of the original animated Avatar: The Last Airbender series was almost seventeen years ago, its impact can still be felt today. Since its release, the fictional universe has expanded tremendously with the creation of a sequel series in 2012 titled The Legend of Korra, as well as canon comics developed by the original creators of ATLA, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.  Fans have been longing for new animated content […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Journaling

Everything You Need to Know About Journaling Posted on December 3, 2021 When I was making my New Years’ resolutions last year, I wrote “make journaling a daily habit.” I had seen a lot of videos about it and thought I would give it a try. It has now become something that I do regularly and with exam season right around the corner, I think it is more important than ever. Image Credit: verywellmind Why You Should Journal Journaling is beneficial in a variety of ways. First, it is good for our mental health. Journaling is a way to get […]

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An Evening With Silk Sonic – Album Review

An Evening With Silk Sonic – Album Review Posted on December 2, 2021 After over eight months since the release of the duo’s hit single, ‘Leave The Door Open’, pop icon Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak have come together for, ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’, narrated by the legendary 70s Bootsy Collins. If I’m being honest, I don’t know if I would have been excited for, or have even listened to this album if it were made by anyone else. When it comes to more straight up throwback projects as opposed to experimenting on a genre or period in music, […]

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An Intro To Queer Icons

How to Judge Books By Their Covers Posted on November 26, 2021 Like many other queer kids, when I was younger I was obsessed with Glee. It was the first show I ever watched that showed multi-faceted queer characters, and I remember really connecting to Kurt, Blaine, Santana and Brittany.  Another obsession ensued when I discovered Rupaul’s Drag Race. Something in the campy performances and over the top runways stuck with me, and I idolized queens like Bob the Drag Queen and Katya.  These characters and performers were people I could relate to and look up to, slowly helping me […]

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Red (Taylor’s Version): An Album Review (Karlie’s Version)

4 Moments When Movies Turn into ASMR Posted on November 25, 2021 After months of nail-biting worthy anticipation, Taylor Swift has finally released Red (Taylor’s Version) on November 12, 2021. If you were anything like me, the release of Red in 2012 completely changed the trajectory of your life forever. While it is bittersweet saying goodbye to Red, this re-recorded version offers a new sense of polish, momentum, and purpose. Red (Taylor’s Version) also allows fans to rest easy while being fully aware that we can enjoy an album that Taylor Swift has once again taken rightful ownership of. With […]

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How to Judge Books By Their Covers

How to Judge Books By Their Covers Posted on November 26, 2021 I judge books by their covers. Unashamedly. And I’m pretty sure you do too. Book covers are super important in getting readers’ attention, and once it does, you’ll find that they can tell you a lot about what’s in the book- like a lot. As I’ve been reading more and more this year, I’ve begun to notice some trends and design choices in book cover art that make it immediately obvious not only what the book genre will be, but also some significant plot details without ever reading […]

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Five Winter-Friendly Activities to Do in Toronto

4 Moments When Movies Turn into ASMR Posted on November 25, 2021 With the cold weather approaching rapidly here in the city, it can sometimes feel impossible to find weather friendly, cheap and fun things to do. Here are five fun and inexpensive things to do in the city this winter which can hopefully relieve some stress from exam season:  Art Gallery Of Ontario The Art Gallery, also known as the AGO is a relaxing place to spend a cold winter day. Located just down the street from the university, at 317 Dundas Street West, it’s a short walk or […]

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4 Moments When Movies Turn into ASMR

4 Moments When Movies Turn into ASMR Posted on November 24, 2021 I must say ASMR videos can be polarising. Some people search up ASMR videos on YouTube almost every night before going to bed while others find watching a person making random noises and sounds weird or sometimes sexual. I myself think that ASMR is a really interesting medium or art that definitely has its place in the world. For those of you who don’t yet know what ASMR is, here’s the definition: ASMR refers to “autonomous sensory meridian response”, a tingling sensation from the scalp and downward that […]

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Support Black-Owned Small Businesses this Holiday Season!

Support Black-Owned Small Businesses this Holiday Season! Posted on November 23, 2021 Image Credit: CBC.ca Ever since last spring, there has been an uprise in support for Black-owned businesses, especially those that are local to the community. Whether that is buying their products or helping them grow their social media presence, people have been actively seeking out these businesses. But sometimes it isn’t always the easiest to find these businesses on the Internet.  That’s why Kerin John created an Instagram page to showcase local Black-owned businesses called “Black Owned Toronto.” The success of the page has even allowed them to […]

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4 Accounts of Alien Contact That Actually Seem Pretty Believable

4 Accounts of Alien Contact That Actually Seem Pretty Believable Posted on November 22, 2021 Do you believe in aliens? After reading these stories you just might be convinced…Here are four of the most believable alien abduction stories recorded in recent history.  Matilda O’Donnell Macelroy’s Alien Interview Image Credit: ancient-code.com What would you say if I told you that there is an entire transcript available of an interview between a military nurse and an alien? Would you believe me? Matilda O’Donnell Macelroy was working in the military’s medical unit when the infamous Roswell spacecraft crash took place in 1947. This […]

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Analyzing the Jack Eichel Trade

Analyzing the Jack Eichel Trade Posted on November 21, 2021 Well, it’s finally over.  Last Thursday, former 2nd overall pick Jack Eichel went to sleep as a Buffalo Sabre and woke up as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights.   The full trade details go as follows: BUF Acquires: Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuch, 2022 1st (Top 10 protected), 2023 2nd VGK Acquires: Jack Eichel, 2023 3rd Jack Eichel in his new threads (Photo courtesy of @JackEichel via Twitter) This trade concludes a long-lasting saga between the Sabres and Eichel stemming from the disagreement in regards to how they were […]

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Live Sports Are Back and So Is Toronto

Live Sports Are Back and So Is Toronto Posted on November 20, 2021 When I came back to Toronto in late August, the first thing I did was go and see a few Jays games with my friend. Finally being able to see live sports with a big crowd after well over a year was incredible and for the first time since I’d moved here for school, Toronto felt alive. When you walk down the streets on game days you’ll see hundreds of people in jerseys and shirts and hats heading to see the game and it’s something that the […]

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