No tax on tampons–we really need those things

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Ever try getting through your period without using feminine hygiene products? Me neither. In fact, braving the flow without them seems next to impossible. For the millions of menstruating women in Canada, buying pads and tampons each month is non-negotiable. They are crucial to maintaining basic comfort and functioning normally in daily life. So why […]

 

Relationship status: Celebrating singlehood

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Visiting my hometown for family functions is often less than enjoyable, and not just because of preferably forgotten yearbook photos. Time and time again, I’m asked “where’s da misses?” or, for those who know me better, “do you have a new friend these days?” My extended family mean well, but their pressing question annoyingly reiterates […]

 

Reclaiming “Slut”

Monday, February 9th, 2015
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“It’s time to take the word back. ‘Slut’ is now a compliment: a sexy ass female who running shit and confident. Lady who on top of it, a female with a sex drive” The ‘freaky princess,’ Brooke Candy, celebrates the word slut in her hit single, “Das Me.” In her song, Candy discusses the systematic […]

 

More to love: Understanding polyamory

Monday, February 9th, 2015
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We are brought up to believe in the “soul mate” — the one person who will fulfil our heart, satisfy our hopes and dreams, and make us eternally and inexplicably happy. Some of us are lucky enough to find this person, but as rising divorce rates will attest, most of us are not. So instead […]

 

Grease Street (Feature)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

George St is often highlighted as an key experience in Newfoundland culture and a go-to attraction for any tourist. While most appreciate the idea of a street filled with bars, George Street is often a negative experience. Walking through a crowd of drunks as one gets catcalled, avoids fights, and watches drunken girls get carried […]

 

Make winter your beach

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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 A guide to enjoying (or at least not absolutely hating) winter in St. John’s. As much as I hate to admit it, we are stumbling into winter, and we all know what that means: the post-Christmas haze, seasonal affective disorder, an arduous walk to school…but wait! Before you give up and barricade yourself in your […]

 

My first Newfoundland winter: A love story…of sorts

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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As a native Ontarian, the idea of a harrowing Newfoundland winter seemed romantic and thrilling to me in my first-year—being snowed in with my new best friends, cuddling under blankets, doing quaint things by candlelight. Upon moving here I discovered the true pastime to stave away the cold was drinking. When the first big storm […]

 

Holiday Recipe: Chewy gingerbread cookies

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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The holiday season is upon us, so what better thing to do then share one of my favourite holiday recipes! These chewy gingerbread cookies are one of my favourite treats, and can also be made gluten free with only a slight adjustment. They are also thee perfect treat for a novice baker or student on […]

 

Christmas-ify your classic recipes

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Turning that tried-and-true recipe a new holiday treat As the saying goes, cooking is an art and baking is a science. Some people really hate baking because if you mess one thing up, chances are your product is ruined. Because of this, many people tend to stick to baking goods that they have mastered, and […]

 

Mental Health and the holidays

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Tips from a crisis line worker Hearing “A Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney for the millionth time doesn’t make anyone feel overjoyed. Even out of earshot of public radio, the holidays makes lots of people feel far from wonderful and can sometimes result in depression.  For many students who don’t live at home, the holidays […]