Why is this still a thing?

The Earth Hour Edition Earth Hour: an annual event where middle-class families crowd around the living room table, playing board games by candlelight in the name of environmental sustainability. While noble in its intentions to raise awareness about energy conservation in an industrial, coal-burning economy, the reality of the lack of ecological benefits is the…

Is U of T anti-Semitic?

Last month, the Algemeiner, a New York based Jewish newspaper, published their first annual list of the “Worst Colleges for Jewish Students, 2016.” The University of Toronto came in third place, preceded by Vassar College and Columbia University. I have to be honest—I don’t read the Algemeiner, and I didn’t pay much attention to the…

An outsider looking in

What it means to be Canadian and apathetic towards hockey Hockey was introduced late into 19th century, as a means of winter entertainment in an otherwise dreary season. Who would have thought that one day this Montreal based game would take Canada by storm. During play offs, game season, and the Olympics, hundreds of people…

Saying goodbye to Honest Ed’s

Beloved Toronto landmark to be redeveloped in 2017 Honest Ed’s in the winter is a spectacular sight. Unfortunately, this is the last winter that Toronto will be able to glimpse the glory of Honest Ed’s brightly lit signs and thousands of tiny, flashing bulbs. Located on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor, the beloved store…