The Benefits of Going Green

"With so much dietary research taking place over many decades, there have been numerous and sometimes conflicting claims as to what we should be eating to achieve optimal health for ourselves, causing lots of mixed messages and confusion."

Old Man Winter Got You Down?

"A friend of mine from a tropical country has experienced low spirits throughout the season since she came to Toronto, but you would think she were a true northerner by the way she braves and embraces the cold! Maybe you were born here, but winter still gets you down? How can we enjoy the Canadian winter when it dominates half of the year? There are many ways, my friend."

Students of St. Mike’s — V5.0

"I am the founder and President of USMC’s first environmental club. Our mission and our vision is first to re-evaluate and address the way we look at environmental initiatives within our college and then to promote outreach throughout campus. We are just getting started, and many members of our executive team comprise of a core group of students who already make a plethora of contributions toward and within the USMC community."

Students of St. Mike's — V4.0

"What inspired me was really the people in the community. I’ve never experienced such a welcoming community before in my life. In high school I was a very shy person with low self-confidence so I didn’t put myself out as much in fear of being rejected. Seeing the people who were involved in this community made me want to be involved."

The 2018 Mindset

"Through converting your goals into affirmations, such as “I am hardworking” rather than “I will be hardworking”, they will eventually transform into the mindset that you want to live by. Make the 2018 mindset a reminder of being fully active with your goals whether they range from adapting a proper sleep schedule to stepping foot outside of your comfort zone."

A Spin on New Year’s Resolutions

"It’s not very often that we're able to follow through on the resolutions that they proposed for themselves at the beginning of a new year. Creating to-do lists enable us to be more organized and, consequently, more likely to be successful with achieving those resolutions over a longer period of time."

My Winter Song

"Fear, excitement, curiosity, sadness, happiness, homesickness, and more fear. That pretty much sums up what it felt like to be an international student embarking on winter break in Canada, for the first time, alone, 11,000 kilometres away from home."

Books and Where They Came From

"From Egypt, papyrus spread to the rest of the Mediterranean region to places like Greece and Italy, where it was picked up by the Greeks and Romans for their own use. Between styluses and papyrus, it seems safe to say that back then, books and the instruments used to write them were quite different from the kinds we know today."

Students of St. Mike’s — V3.0

"Her readers find it easy to empathize and put themselves inside Chanell’s own narratives. In the process, they naturally become part of a two-pronged initiative geared toward the continued empowerment of women, one that ultimately allows Chanell to promote and facilitate discussion in new and effective ways."

Double Blue Forever: The Basilian Tradition

“There’s great value going into a college like St. Mike’s that has a really strong sense of community, camaraderie, and the sense of other as being important. The sense that they’re supported by not only professors, the student services, but other students. There’s a nice sense of community and that people are working with each other and not going through this alone.”

Faith in the Process

"November 27, I spoke with University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) President and Vice- Chancellor David Mulroney in his office in Founders House. Our conversation touched on the past, the present, and the future of St. Mike’s. It gave Mulroney the chance to present his version of USMC and how he views his term, and gave me the opportunity to ask him some of the more pressing questions on the minds of USMC students today."

Students of St. Mike’s — V2.0

"It pretty much went from a hobby to something we started taking a bit more seriously. What started out as "ooh, this could be a fun Top 10 to do," or, "we all just saw this movie so let’s write about it," to actually discussing when things so should go up, how to capitalize on what’s popular right now, and more. We became more serious about uploading when we saw the kind of views we were getting."

Don’t Lose Your Cool

"From sun up to sun down, it can consume you — if you let it. There is a common meme that states, 'Diamonds are made under pressure,' but the connotation is usually sarcastic."

Reel Talk: Sweet Virginia

"So, when host Norm Wilner announced that we’d be watching a neo-noir Americana film, my first thought was that it was a questionable choice for a Sunday morning. My doubts were set aside five minutes into the film, Sweet Virginia."

No Fixed Address, No Easy Solution

"5,253 are either sleeping on the streets or in shelters, with almost 500 sleeping on the streets on any given night according to the 2013 “Street Needs Assessment.” 33% of these “outdoor homeless” identify as Aboriginal and 7% of all homeless are veterans of the Canadian military."

Students of St. Mike’s — V1.0

"Second-year neuroscience student at St. Mike’s and lifestyle photographer Ethan Deneault has been on a consistent rise. Using Instagram as his primary outlet to showcase his craft, Ethan has managed to capture our vibrant city through his vision and a different looking glass."

All Characters Are Round

"I remember the days that supporting characters were referred to as, 'That girl/guy. You know, the one who just parties or is there to make the protagonist look good.' Well, those days are gone. Now, supporting characters get eulogies and internet memorials. What happened?"