Asking for Someone’s Pronouns

While it can seem a little daunting sometimes to ask someone about their pronouns, it can be helpful to lead with your own pronouns when introducing yourself to another; this helps create an environment in which others may feel more…

15 Queer Books and Shows for the Summer

Happy pride month Gaels! Enjoy some queer media this summer with our suggestions!  By Emma Assad and Bethel Eshetu   BOOKS   1. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller When petty thief Sal Leon steals a poster from a royal…

The Importance and History of Pride Month

Pride Month is during the month of June and is a time to celebrate and uplift the 2SLGBTQIA+ community while also bringing awareness to issues affecting queer people around the world. But what many might not know is how Pride…

College vs. University: Is One Better Than The Other?

For students, choosing which post-secondary pathway they want to go down is an integral part of planning their futures. Although there are several pathways from which to choose from, it’s commonly believed that university is the best option when looking…

Why Do Students Procrastinate?

Students are always told not to leave all their assignments to the very last minute. They’re warned that if they do so, they’ll be scrambling to finish before the deadline and end up submitting something that doesn’t reflect their best…

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…

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…

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…