Spotify’s handling of Covid-19 Misinformation

Spotify has come under fire recently over concerns of Covid-19 misinformation spreading on its platform. These issues have always been around for social media companies like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Following the 2012 US election, Facebook…

Change for the Homeless in our Community

On Friday, November 26, 2021, Waterloo Regional By-law and Police destroyed the encampments of the homeless living at Charles and Stirling to evict them. People were reported to have been seen crying and holding one another while their homes and…

The Feeling of Time “Flying By”

March 2020. Blink. Summer of 2021. Blink. January 2022. Sound familiar?    Time might be marked in days, weeks, months, and years, but that doesn’t mean it feels as regular as it’s supposed to be. A common feeling as we…

An Anecdote of an Immigrant Kid and her Lost Childhood

Dear reader,   People often ask me why I joke all the time. It is because of something that happened to me seven years ago today. It was not traumatic, just an event that caused me to miss all out…

Lunar New Years For Vietnamese Culture

Tết, also known as Lunar New Year, is on February 1st, 2022. Tết celebrates the new year and the upcoming spring.  During this time, festivals are held and there, one can see dancing dragons, traditional foods, and music; it is…

Fast Fashion: How it Affects The Environment

Fast fashion is a type of clothing that is mass-produced in large quantities at a low cost. Websites such as Shein, Romwe, and AliExpress are all examples of the fast fashion industry.  The popularization of these websites occurred around 2020…

The Issue With Queerbaiting

Queerbaiting arose in the early 2010s, and is defined as “The practice of implying non-heterosexual relationships or attraction (in a TV show, for example) to engage or attract an LGBTQIA+ audience or otherwise generate interest without ever actually depicting such…

Postponing Post-Secondary

Over the last year, a large percentage of schools, including prestigious ones like Harvard and MIT, discovered the number of students taking a Gap Year has dramatically increased.    With the uprising of contradictory terms like “remote experiential learning” and…

Dealing with Burnout

As we near the end of the first semester, burnout is very common among students. Staying awake in class becomes harder, assignments and homework appear more daunting, and everything is overwhelming. Fortunately, the winter break is upon us, and is…

The Impact of Fast Fashion

Think about your Instagram feed for a second: Have you posted any 2 pictures wearing the same  outfit? Chances are you haven’t, but it is not your fault. This is the effect of a trend that has seen rapid growth…