VICKY QIAO – String lights, Christmas trees, garlands and wreaths – holiday spirit hit the City of London as soon as December arrived. Yet walking down Dundas St. in Old East Village, nothing seemed festive other than the Michael Bublé song playing through my headphones. Abandoned shopping carts; scattered newspapers and
HAYLEY TUBRETT – The notification bell rings and your phone lights up. You see that someone snapchatted, messaged, or sent you a follow request. Is your immediate impulse to pick up your phone and check your notification? If so, then you’re not alone. For many university students, that reaction is
MARIAH BRENDERS – The large, bright café is filled with sounds of chatter, clinking crockery and a whirring espresso machine while employees steadily serve the morning rush. A line forms in front of the long granite counter as customers peer at the daily special scrawled on the massive chalkboard menu.
MEGAN KING – An anonymous Londoner is encouraging her community to compliment each other in 280 characters or less. A Twitter page called “Kindness Matters” works to encourage the London community to exchange niceties and support one another. The page founder, a London journalist who wishes to remain anonymous, founded
EVA ZHU – “Don’t worry, if Jasmine does anything, we’ll just rape her” was one of the many messages that circulated in a private Discord server aimed at harassing Jasmine Lam. Lam, who’s currently finishing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto, has been the president of both UofT’s
EVA ZHU – Last month, millions of students frantically packed to go home as universities made the abrupt decision to move courses online to curb the spread of COVID-19. On March 11th, the World Health Organization labelled COVID-19 a pandemic. The next day, universities across Canada began cancelling in-person classes.