Submitted by Maryana Parfenyuk, with edits by Alex Colle.
Just say it. Come on, say it. Vagina.
How did that feel? It’s not a scary word by any means, but many people treat it as so on a daily basis. But why? How can the ultimate embodiment of individuality receive so much scrutiny on a daily basis? Why can’t it be embraced as the tool of female empowerment that it is? Read More
University changes you. It helps you grow, challenges you, and opens you up to new perspectives. It houses some of your most vulnerable, challenging, saddening, frustrating, and energizing moments. It makes you question what you want to do and who you want to be. You experience new things, your values change, and your plan for life suddenly becomes less firm than you thought it was. Read More
We experience fear and anxiety in our day-to-day life. It may be in class, home, or even a girl you may like. But this advice has changed my mindset and the choices I make. I would like to share this short speech, and I hope that you are inspired by it today.
As a theatre major, I find that I am sometimes put on the spot. It may be in my acting class and the TA asks me to do something a bit bizarre. I always think back to this speech and ask myself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” I am here to learn and this is how my TA is helping me.
Jim Carrey has been an inspiration to me since I was a child. The energy that he brings in his films and in real life is something that I admire about him.
He says “In life we really only have two choices, which are fear and love. Please always choose love.”
It’s that time of the year where first-year students start thinking about the next steps of their Dance degrees, as streaming applications draw near. Though how do you know which stream is the right one for you and your dreams? After a first year experience of dabbling into the specialized streams, it’s time to settle into one that fuels your passion and creativity. May this guide help you decide which stream suits your interests and desires, and lessen any overwhelming feelings you may have going into the streaming process!
The Dance BFA Honours Degree offers two streams of study: Choreography/Performance and Dance Education. Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, friends. You know, that time of year when you’re knee deep in assignments. Or when you’re struggling to study for your exams. Or when you’re much too lazy to go outside because it’s so darn cold. Yes, it can get pretty miserable. But there’s a light at the end of this long and grueling tunnel. That light, of course, is winter break.
The beauty of the winter break, you see, comes with the fact that you can do whatever you want with it.
Go back home for the holidays.
Hang out and charge your brain for a while.
It’s entirely up to you.
BUT! If you are staying in Toronto for the break, why not check out some fun activities the city has to offer? From skating rinks to Christmas Markets to food festivals, there is truly something to do for everybody. Here’s a list of some winter activities the city has to offer… Read More
Written by Zachery Eng
(All photos taken by yours truly)
Photography: a mystical and wonderful ability to capture and save any moment forever! It is one of the things in life I love most. It captures moments, has the ability to create varied emotions, and ultimately allows me to escape the limitations of reality through its ability to convey surreal imagery. Many people believe in order to take an amazing photograph you need an expensive DSLR camera, but that is not the case. All you need a bit of creativity, a dash of inspiration, and a lot of passion! As long as you have a camera in hand, anyone has the ability to create a superb photo. Here are a few tips and tricks that I use to improve my shots! Read More
For a long time, I wrote in silence. My easily distracted mind would work in such a way that allowed only one focus at a time, causing any outside sounds, smells, and interactions to become annoying distractions. My mom was the master of these distractions: talking loudly on the phone in the other room, cooking delicious soup that emitted the mostly heavenly scent of all scents, entering my bedroom to tell me about the latest Globe & Mail article related to the diminishing powers of social media. To be honest, all of these things still distract me.
But the one recent thing I’ve learned to use to my advantage while I write is music.
Formerly labeled as one of these distractions, I slowly began to discover how music could be used to help me write. It was simple: the music put my emotions on the forefront, and this allowed me to pick up and utilize whatever I was feeling. The problem, however, was finding the right song with the right emotions. It wasn’t something as simple as finding a sad song for a sad piece of writing. I needed a song or a piece that flowed with the pacing I attempted to emulate: something that complimented the setting of the world I was building – something that I saw in the actions of my characters. It’s not easy finding the right song. But when I do, the inspiration is incredible. Broken up into genres of writing, I’ve compiled a list of songs I love to write creatively to. Some are purely instrumental, some have words, and some have words you can’t understand. All of them, however, should be light enough to not take too much of your attention while you write. I hope you find something you enjoy amongst this list. Happy listening, and even happier writing! Read More