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OPINION: Stuck in nostalgia

If you’re in your twenties like me, the year you were born is officially retro. Feels weird, doesn’t it? Recently, Netflix released a show called Everything Sucks! which has been called the Stranger Things for ‘90s kids. It’s about a small Oregon high school’s A/V and drama club banding together to make a movie. According to critics, though, the show […]

by Julianna Garofalo· · Opinion, Voices
Saying goodbye to Nonno

Saying goodbye to Nonno

For many, I assume that the mix of flowers and chocolate bunnies are standard when Easter rolls around. But when I think of Easter, I think of lamb and the time I walked in on my grandfather, my Nonno, in his basement butchering a lamb hanging from the ceiling. I didn’t get chocolate, I got a fresh lamb. I haven’t […]

by Jenna Miguel· · Voices
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VOICES: Defining my cultural identity

When I was in Grade 2, I became a Canadian citizen. At the time, I didn’t really understand what that meant. I was just excited to take a day off of school to go to a ceremony. My parents tried explaining to me what becoming a citizen meant, but as a seven-year-old I definitely couldn’t grasp the nuances of being […]

by Michelle Song· · Opinion, Voices
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VOICES: The Muslim response to Punish a Muslim day

When I first heard about “Punish A Muslim Day,” I’ll be honest, it gave me chills. A national day promoting violence against Muslims was sent in the form of letters to specific addresses in the U.K. There is a reward system with different points being awarded for different hate related acts against Muslims on the 3rd of April. These ranges […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
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VOICES: Falling hair, don’t care

I started to lose my hair when I was 17 years old. I was at the mall with my hair in a top-knot half-down hairstyle, not realizing that there was a reason why some people were giving me strange looks. I had a bald spot the size of the bottom of a plastic water bottle, dead centre in the back […]

by Krizia Ramos· · Opinion, Voices
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