Spoken word raises awareness on real-life issues

By Terrence Bishundayal

Amoya Reé makes her way to the front of the stage and into the spotlight. She pulls the mic stand closer and gets ready to project her voice. The audience members, gathered for the semi-finals of the Toronto Poetry Slam inside Hot Docs Cinema, quickly quiet down as they wait for the performance to begin. As the audience goes silent, Reé tastes the words to her poem. Continue reading “Spoken word raises awareness on real-life issues”

How poutine is becoming culturally diverse

By Corey-Clayton Lobo

In Warwick, Que. in the 1950s, a customer had asked a restaurant owner if he could add cheese curds to his french fries. In that moment an iconic Canadian food was born. Fresh-cut crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds and steaming hot gravy. This is all a perfect recipe for one of Canada’s most well-known dishes: poutine.The Food Network listed poutine as one of the top 30 “most iconic Canadian food items.” However, as you can imagine, many things have changed in the poutine world since the 1950s. Continue reading “How poutine is becoming culturally diverse”

Electrifying your ride

BY: JULIAN LABANDA-ARMSTRONG Get a car that stays charged up. Students gather excitedly at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus – all ready to test drive the latest buzz on the streets: electric vehicles. Plug N Drive, a non-profit organization that provides information on electric cars and charging stations, spearhead the event as part of a series of pop-ups on university and college campuses in Toronto. According to … Continue reading Electrifying your ride

More than just ink

BY: JAHNELLE SIMPSON Back in the day, tattoos weren’t such a hot trend. Instead, it was only a popular trend amongst those who were considered “rebellious” by society. Tattoos were something people probably hid from their families and employers because it was something no wholesome or professional person indulged in. Tattoos were perceived as disgraceful, trashy, unprofessional and sinful. However, in the new millennium, some … Continue reading More than just ink

Pressed News: The easy way to understand news

 BY: SULLY AKBARI When it comes to picking up the morning paper in the Greater Toronto Area, there are many highly-established news outlets around the city. News outlets such as the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, National Post, and The Globe and Mail feed the city with news on a day-to-day basis. Each of these news outlets have their own online app, and with online … Continue reading Pressed News: The easy way to understand news