‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

‘Tis the season of trashy holiday movies! Y’know, the cheesy movies with actors we’ve never heard of until now? The movies that you love to watch, but secretly tell everyone you’re not into them. Yes, I’m talking about holiday movies. It’s the perfect time to sit back with a delicious drink and snack, ready to […]

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Hey Winnipeg, You Okay?

It’s midnight; I just finished submitting a paper (16 minutes before the deadline), and rather than writing this blog, I started scrolling through Insta stories. But instead of the usual barrage of cute babies, reposts, and so-so TikToks, I’m swiping through nurses crying, anti-maskers striking, bigoted gym owners spouting bullshit, and all of this happening […]

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Relax: Why You Should Take A Bath

Taking time for self-care is very important. Whether you’re reading a book, cooking, or watching the latest Netflix Christmas movie, it’s good for your mental and sometimes physical health. Lately, my routine of self-care has been taking baths. It’s a great way to relax and reduce stress. Plus, I have time to reflect on anything […]

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Nihilism: What’s the Point?

Everywhere I look lately, someone is advocating for something. Maybe it’s my reemergence into the liberal education sphere, the American elections, or the pandemic, but my social media and conversations are littered with activism. It’s wonderful to see my community fighting against injustice, but the lack of progress is frustrating. I find myself wondering, what’s […]

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Why I Love My Body… And Food

For years, I’ve struggled with loving my body. Ever since I finished university, I’ve been struggling to get back into shape, comparing my body now to the body I had in my early twenties. I always thought, if I could just lose this weight and weigh 20 pounds less, I would be happier. Sadly, that […]

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So, You’ve Been Left on “Read”

We all do it. We open a message, read it, and decide not to reply.  Sometimes it’s because we can’t think of anything else to say or we’re not interested in the conversation anymore; sometimes, we glance at the message and forget to reply as we do other things; and sometimes, we choose not to […]

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How to Combat Lack of Motivation

Do you ever just have days where you feel low, with little to no motivation? I have them almost all the time. Perhaps it’s the summer burnout or the fact that we’re living in a global pandemic, but I’ve been feeling low lately.  Last week, I felt like I was on top of the world! […]

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Social Distancing is Social Decency

The past six months have changed almost everything about our daily lives. We’ve gone from crowded lunchrooms and nights out with friends to home offices and zoom parties. Nothing is the same, least of all social decency. Trying to soak up the last dredges of warm weather, I’ve been going for walks almost every day. […]

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Let’s Talk About Journaling

When I was younger, my mom introduced me to writing in my diary, or what we call today journaling. It was a way to get my thoughts out on paper when I felt I couldn’t talk to anyone. I thoroughly enjoyed this because I could write anything and no one would ever see it. It […]

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Let’s Not Fly Away: Flying During Covid

I love to travel, and, like many of you, dislike how Covid doesn’t let me travel. I cancelled two different trips this year because of the pandemic, one of them a four-week voyage back to the homeland (Italy). I was missing the thrill of planning a trip and seeing new places. Luckily, I still had […]

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