Struggle and Story

Courtesy of the University of Toronto The Thomas Fisher Struggle and Story exhibit typifies the Canadian problem: how can we be proud of Canada’s founders while honouring the victims of colonialism and genocide? Should we want to develop nationalism? Or is nationalism a perverse form of state-worship, forever marginalizing the other? The Canadian historian faces…

Sexaholics, workaholics, zombies and gangsters: an honest account of a 21st century search for romance

As my curly bob falls out of my ponytail at 5 am, I can’t help but think back to my high school self. She used to try and sneakily watch midnight episodes of Sex and the City, idolizing the cosmopolitan lives of Samantha, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. Now, she’s morphed into the be-careful-what-you-wish-for cliché. Midnight…

Innis’ coming of age

Praise and suggestions for U of T’ s most innovative college During the Fight the Fees protests on campus earlier this year, the number of Innis College students visible among the crowd surprised me. Considering the demonstrations were composed of thousands of students, most of whom were from Mississauga and Scarborough, the visibility of students…

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…