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EDITORIAL: The pursuit of self-love

Self-love has been a trending topic on social media platforms for some time now. Through Instagram posts, tweets and articles, celebrities and bloggers discuss the many ways millennials can achieve it. Or buy it. However, social media has trivialized the meaning of self-love. The first thing that comes to mind when hearing the words ‘self-love’ are images of bubble baths, […]

by Sahar Khan· · Opinion
Illustration by Melissa Oro

OPINION: Rude north, strong and free

Canadians are known for plenty of positive quirks: our polite demeanour, our hackneyed interjections (eh?), and our hockey dominance – recent Olympics aside, anyways. But we also have a less-attractive social quirk: an apparent ownership over weathering terrible winter weather. I recently spent time working in London during a severe winter storm, something my British colleagues promptly blamed me for. […]

by Brandon Buechler· · Opinion
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VOICES: Just keep running

It’s a dark, cool morning before school and I remember thinking to myself, ‘why the hell am I not in bed right now?’ — minus the hell because I was about 12 and still maintained the youthful innocence of Grease’s Sandy before she met Danny. It’s about 5 degrees Celsius and I’m jogging in my usual attire – long black […]

by Julia Knope· · Opinion, Voices
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OPINION: Fighting impossible beauty standards

Five-foot-one, 26-and-a-half-inch waist, 120 lbs, size four: these are my measurements, which can be considered ideal in terms of waist and size. But when I go to buy jeans and put on a size four, I still wish I could be a size two. Even though I am the most confident I’ve ever been, I sometimes still fall into the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
OPINION: Representation Matters

OPINION: Representation Matters

I’m less than six weeks away from graduating and I can still remember standing in the middle of a crowded Gould Street during frosh week, feeling pressured to “get involved” with groups on campus. Friends and family would constantly tell me, “the most important thing for you to do is to join groups on campus.” So there I was during […]

by Sahar Khan· · Opinion
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