Black Friday Madness

Black Friday also follows American Thanksgiving. Inferior, yes, but both holidays are theirs to begin with. The idea of starting Christmas shopping early is great and all, but isn’t the whole point of Thanksgiving to, oh, I don’t know, be grateful for what you have?

Dias, Henna, and Delicious Foods!

“During the two-hour event, the young ladies helped themselves to Gulab Jamun, Vegetable Samosas, Pakoras, and Chai. Additionally, Henna and Diya painting were available for the residents to enjoy.”

Age of Anthropocene

“If you’d like to know more and dare to experience this yourself, I guarantee you that there is a place where you will get the results you want — Anthropocene.”

2018 Commuter Don “Cookie Fest”

“Hope is not lost when we have amazing organizations like the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) Commuter Dons, who, with the support of the Office of Student Life, host amazing community building activities.”

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

“It could be argued that Trump has inspired a surge of celebrities with no prior political experience or knowledge to run for these positions of political power. But what does this say about the field of politics itself? That just anyone can wake up one morning and decide that they want to run a country? It goes without saying that someone entrusted with such immense responsibility should surely have some kind of reputable experience in the field before taking on such a task as becoming the leader of a country.”

Humans Of USMC: Katie Pullella

“Katie Pullella is a recent graduate of the Life Sciences Program here at the University of Toronto (U of T). She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science, with double majors in Health and Disease and Biology, as well as a minor in Physiology. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Nutritional Sciences at U of T and is the Don of the third floor of Sorbara Hall — a University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) residence hall.”

Remembering U of T’s Past

“Sitting inside Hart House’s common room and the canons still firing away, I watched as the soldiers marched towards Queen’s Park. To think that could have been me in the 1900s!”

Feeling the Midterm Blues? Head Up North!

“This midterm season, challenge yourself with a different environment and a different activity! You might surprise yourself by learning new skills and you might even be able to study better if you take the time for self-care and tap into your creativity.”

The Gun Epidemic Plaguing the GTA

“By July, it was confirmed that our homicide rate was slightly higher than the historically higher rate in New York City. But New York’s rate has been on the decline, and the homicide rate is still higher in cities such as Winnipeg and Chicago. This small fact has propagated in the media, certainly stirring the moral panic.”

One Fine Saturday

“I had realized in that moment that I had indeed made the right decision. It had been a difficult one. But at 42 I made the choice to leave a good paying and secure job and return to university to finish what I had started several years ago.”

Experiencing CIBC Run for the Cure 2018

“The CIBC Run for the Cure is an annual event that is held in cities across the nation to help raise funds and awareness about breast cancer through a 5K or 1K run or walk. This is a great event that allows you to have fun while giving back to the community.”

A Whole New World

I’ve learnt a lot about how to navigate my life at the University of Toronto (U of T) from my first-year experience, whether it be finding a place on campus to study, eating healthy, making new friends, or how to de-stress during not-so-peaceful times of the semester.