Category Archives: What You Missed

Mid Week News

Universities across Canada are considering switching their email servers to free servers like Gmail and Microsoft Office, which may save these institutions thousands if not millions. However, privacy and intellectual property concerns are rife because these U.S. servers can potentially be monitored by the National Security Association. Nobody who … Continue reading

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We Need to Stop Blaming Rob Ford

Hear me out. It seems as though Rob Ford‘s life has taken a crazy turn for the worst ever since he admitted to smoking crack last week, and while much of the coverage on him has been hilarious, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why do we Enjoy Mocking Others?

In the aftermath of the whole Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor social media exchange, I was reminded of an embarrassing moment of my own earlier in the week. I’ve been volunteering for school newspapers on campus, but because I am … Continue reading

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“Real Beauty” Does Not Come in All Shapes and Sizes

At least according to Dove. I have been seeing the Youtube video “Real Beauty Sketches” ALL OVER Facebook, and it’s really kind of shocking to me how effective these advertisements are in drawing us in. And to prove I’m not … Continue reading

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Did You Know: 60% of Girls Will Quit Sports Because They Hate Their Bodies?

Well never fear, because the Dove Self Esteem Fund is here! When I first saw the Dove campaign for female empowerment a few years ago I thought it was so great that a beauty products brand was finally trying to … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup: Some Saturday Afternoon Reads

I’m having a bit of writer’s block as of late coming off this flu but it hasn’t quite managed to curb my appetite for reading material and attempting to keep up with what’s going on around me in the world. … Continue reading

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What You Missed: Skinny Girl Lies & More

The weekend came and went with lots of vodka, homework, and random ridiculousness…not all in that order of course but you get the picture. Typical student life. Early on in the weekend I’m in the liquor store with my roommate … Continue reading

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Are YOU worth saving?

We’ve all seen the cheesy horror movies where the weakest link gets the axe first. Typically your reaction is kind of apathetic. “They were stupid so they died” … “Well they should have known better so they got what was … Continue reading

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U of T Has Changed Their Cell Phone Policy During Exams

I didn’t really focus too much on school this past reading week, so it was only really today that I managed to read this email from the Arts and Science Faculty Registrar explaining an alternative to the cell phone policy … Continue reading

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In This Week’s News: Mental Health Day is in October

Apparently Bell thinks the world revolves around them. Earlier in the week I woke up to find my Twitter newsfeed trending to #BellLetsTalk, the company’s own efforts to “raise awareness” about mental health. Throughout the day it became inescapable: posts … Continue reading

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