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The unbearable lightness of Grand Theft Auto

The unbearable lightness of Grand Theft Auto

Franklin Clinton is a gangster. A real two-bit thug. And as he stood there in his baggy pants and hoodie, in the dusk, in a rain-slicked, graffiti-strewn driveway in a simulated parody of L.A. County’s Compton, all Franklin wanted to do was play with his dog. “Go get it, Chop,” he called out through the speakers of my TV. A […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Opinion, Voices
One wedding in two worlds

One wedding in two worlds

As a Pakistani girl, daydreams about my wedding were different from other girls. I knew my wedding wouldn’t be just one day, but several days of celebration. I wouldn’t be wearing a white dress, but a heavily sequined one in traditional colours like yellow, red and green. I knew what my wedding would look like but my daydreams certainly did […]

by Anam Latif· · Opinion, Voices
The RAC will no longer be offering towel service to members. (Ryersonian Archive)

What I think when I think about running

As I peered down at my feet, a sudden wave of panic came over me. I sat, lacing up a pair of runners I bought the summer before. They were shiny and stiff, indicating how my previous aspirations had fallen short. For some reason, my lack of conditioning escaped me at the moment, I agreed to go for an “easy […]

by Natalie Chu· · Opinion, Voices
How to get rich at unpaid internships

How to get rich at unpaid internships

Internships vary, but the first rule of any internship — and especially of unpaid internships — is always the same: don’t end up making coffee. Interns know it; we want to show our supervisors what we’re capable of, so we work like dogs in the hope they’ll throw us a bone once our six weeks are up. Managers know it; […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Opinion, Voices
Dangers in searching for perfect beach bod

Dangers in searching for perfect beach bod

It’s that time of the year again. Bikini season is looming, and I panic as I look at myself in the mirror. Every summer I dread the thought of putting on a string bikini, so all of my flesh can be fully exposed for everyone to see. Every inch, every unflattering curve will be out, bare and waiting to be […]

by Jennifer Koziel· · Opinion, Voices
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