Articles by: Zeinab Saidoun

An inclusive face in fashion

An inclusive face in fashion

Shahad Mahdi grew up believing that she was an artist, always wanting to draw, paint and start her own business. But as a Middle Eastern, Muslim woman, the mainstream media was not what she saw in the mirror. So that’s when she put her talents to work.    Mahdi is the woman behind Black Orchid, a clothing and accessories brand […]

by Zeinab Saidoun· · Features
OPINION: Ridiculous prices, awkward photos.

OPINION: Ridiculous prices, awkward photos.

Graduation. A jolly good time for your family to cry a little and take all the credit for raising such a brilliant child, a child who is now roughly 40 thousand dollars in debt. As convocation day creeps up, e-mails will start coming in reminding you to book your graduation photos. Remember in high school, when you wore your favourite […]

by Zeinab Saidoun· · Opinion
OPINION: The struggle of paying to work

OPINION: The struggle of paying to work

The conversation often starts with a friend asking me why I work so much. They’re asking simply because they care about me and can’t stand to see me work seven days a week, running on five hours of sleep. I remind myself that this is just temporary, only a few months to go. I double up on my under-eye concealer […]

by Zeinab Saidoun· · Opinion
Racialised Students’ Collective Hosts These Words of Mine

Racialised Students’ Collective Hosts These Words of Mine

The Racialised Students’ Collective held its first Black History Month event of the month on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Student Campus Centre. These Words of Mine is a showcase celebrating black excellence through various forms of art. Local artists expressed themselves through poetry, original songs, music and spoken word. The event was open to the general public and to […]

by Zeinab Saidoun· · Arts & Life, On Campus
The perfect fit

The perfect fit

The Newell Building has captured a lot of history in the more than 100 years it’s stood on Ontario Street. But what was once a home to a printing and shoe company now houses a mix of studios for artists and creatives, including Four Fifty Five. Antique typewriters and trinkets fill the shelves, and a large painting of a man […]

by Zeinab Saidoun· · Features
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