This summer I’m saying fuck it to slaving away and missing all the fun. If I want to take the full 12 days of Bluesfest off, I’m doin’ it.
Whenever anyone asks, “What are you going to do after school?” I can now bravely tell them I’m going to be a journalist. (If I’m being 100 per cent honest, though, , I want to be Oprah. Seriously, I’m not joking.)
Rick Ross’s upcoming concert in Ottawa has been met with criticism by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) and Carleton University students.
The African-Canadian teen filed a complaint against the Ottawa Police Services, bringing them to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Aiken said the only reason he was pulled over was because he is black—essentially, he believed the police officer in question was profiling him based on his race.
Magazines like Essence and Ebony, both of which are black female interest publications, were created because of the lack of black representation in mainstream media. The articles found within the pages of these magazines are completely different from those in Glamour and Cosmo, and for the right reasons. Who else will report on the specific minority issues faced by black women if not black women themselves?
In his book, Gray attempts to break down gender differences in simplistic and non-scientific ways; for example, he says, “Men need to learn to listen” and “Women deal with stress by talking with each other.”
Sounds simple, right? But science wouldn’t be so quick to reduce gender to a simple catchphrase or rudimentary rules of thumb.
There are many who believe that romance novels are the trashy reality TV shows of the literary world, and that may be—but just like Honey Boo Boo draws in millions of viewers weekly, a good Harlequin will keep most anyone coming back for more.
Our online culture currently supports pro anorexic and bulimic behaviour—called pro-ana and pro-mia sites—and thin inspiration websites. Our society’s obsession with people’s outward appearance is harmful to our own well-being. Whatever happened to just eating right and exercising? Whatever happened to caring more about who people are on the inside than what they look like? There’s a reason eating disorders are on the rise among young people, and a lot has to do with our fat-shaming culture.
Bill Nye the Science Guy delivered an exciting and motivational talk to nearly 5,000 admirers at the Convention Centre on March 14.
“It’s a problem we all face time and time again: how do we protect ourselves from shade? It was clear to us that too much shade was being thrown. Good, honest, hardworking people needed a way to protect themselves, and the sun just wasn’t making the cut,” said Ali.