HOW NATURE INSPIRES INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

Melanie Valente-Leite | World leaders are avoiding the conversation that is: CLIMATE CHANGE. Fortunately, there are things you can do in your everyday life to help the earth.  With inspiration from nature to save our current climate crisis, people can continue to do what they love by using environmentally friendly products. These not only function as an everyday consumer items, but also help reduce global … Continue reading HOW NATURE INSPIRES INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST CONCERT

Nicholas Rahmon | As Jonathan Joubran, AMEX employee by day and Raptors Hype Man by night, sat patiently on his computer in the early hours of May 2011 for OVO Fest tickets and his spot of 700th in line brought him to the available tickets, it was at that moment he became committed to seeing all of his favourite artists live. “I started out listening … Continue reading HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST CONCERT

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COSPLAY

Nathaniel Marksman | Picture this, you are in downtown Toronto minding your own business, walking along the sidewalk when all of a sudden, you see Super Mario. Beside him is Ash Ketchum and Sailor Moon. Taking a closer look, you realize it’s cosplayers who are enjoying their time at a convention, laughing, socializing and doing all the silly taunts you would expect their character to … Continue reading THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COSPLAY

DATING AFTER TRAUMA

Jennifer Kozak | Healing is not linear. It takes time, authenticity, patience, and being kind to yourself. Does that mean that an individual should not date until they are completely healed? No. Of course not. Human beings deserve to be loved in a way that is honest, safe, and respected. Unfortunately, acts of violence against women have been happening globally for generations. While both men … Continue reading DATING AFTER TRAUMA

YOUNG ACTIVISTS

Jayvon Mitchum, | Greta Thunberg. Stella Bowles. Faith Dickinson. These young people in our generation involve themselves in making a change that could benefit the world and others in it. These young activists are not afraid to show their untapped potential to the world. Even within the city of Toronto.  Students like 16-year-old Bryan Contreas, who is a member of WE Charity, an organization that … Continue reading YOUNG ACTIVISTS

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Francis Commey | We’ve had Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. All great leaders who have pushed for Black excellence, and equality. But, there are still glaring issues in the Black community that aren’t addressed as much as you would think. One of these problems is mental health. For people of colour, the fight against mental health issues is usually quiet. There … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

SHRED LIKE A GIRL

Emily Wilson | Fay Ebert spends every minute she can at her local skatepark in Mississauga, sometimes skating for 11 hours straight. The commitment has earned her the nickname ‘Fay All Day” by fellow skaters. The smallbut mighty girl soars through the air attempting to land that perfect trick with determination etched onto her face. CJ’s skatepark is filled with male skaters in their early … Continue reading SHRED LIKE A GIRL