All in Issue Six 2018/2019

Vrijdag in de trein


As he glanced up to see what the silent passengers were doing, those who were conversely typing away at their technological fiends, he closed his newspaper, took off his black-rimmed glasses which accentuated the darkly, tired bags under his eyes, and leaned his head against the seat as he everlastingly sighed an exhausted breath of fatigue.

The Classroom

It’s hot, it’s boiling… My God it’s scorching in here! I can’t take it anymore! I want to rip off this white blouse and hear the breaking of its delicately woven seams; the call to which my Tarzan will respond. Or rather, he might simply swing by this Godforsaken classroom which attributes more of its resemblance to Dante’s Inferno rather than a most scholarly and erudite environment reserved for the brightest, most innovative of minds of our soon-to-be future leaders.

Dora and the Mutt

She walks by them every morning and seldom stops herself from looking at its monstrously yellow teeth, smelling its pungently acrid and vile odour, staring incessantly at those unfathomably large, emerald green eyes; their brilliancy only illuminating a further void and longing for compassionate justice. Ha!

Baldwin Naturals : des produits naturels abordables

Les produits pour le corps que nous utilisons quotidiennement contiennent très souvent une liste interminable d’ingrédients chimiques et d’agents de conservation, tels que l’ammonium et plusieurs types de parabènes. Selon les résultats de plusieurs recherches, quoique pas tous ces ingrédients soient nocifs, l’utilisation de produits ayant autant d’ingrédients non naturels à la fois est néfaste pour la santé et affecte, par ailleurs, le bien-être des générations futures. Pour cette raison, on trouve de plus en plus de magasins vendant des produits biologiques à Toronto, tels que Baldwin Naturals.

John Kemp’s Kitchen: French Hot Chocolate

After a not-so-cold winter break (not that anyone’s complaining), I think we’ve all been taken by surprise by the frigid forecasts of the months ahead. If you’ve been watching the news, getting weather alerts, or even going outside at all, you’ll know that the real Canadian winter temperatures are starting to set in.

Le monde est de nouveau affligé par une vague d’illibéralisme. Dans presque tous les grands pays démocratiques au monde, il y a un parti populiste où un leader populiste, soit en tête du gouvernement où comme opposition. Les principaux politiques de ces candidats consistent à la promotion de l’autarcie, le rejet des immigrants, et un abandon pour les accords internationaux, soit économique, environnemental ou sécuritaire. La vraisemblance de ces politiques face à celles de l’isolationnisme dans les années 1930 est inquiétante. À notre époque, les leaders mondiaux remettent en question la validité de l’OTAN et l’accord de Paris sur le climat, tandis que dans les années 1930, certains ont quitté la Société des Nations.


The Social Impact of the Plastic Straw Ban: One small step for society, one giant leap for the planet

In recent years, cities around the globe have taken up the initiative to ban plastic straws. Undeniably, this has become a topic of debate over the impact such a ban can really have. Many have argued that the ban on plastic straws is ineffective in reducing plastic pollution in the oceans because straws constitute a very small portion of plastic pollution.

A Review of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

On November 31, British pop-rock band The 1975 released their third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The 1975 have reached tremendous success since their first album, but they took a brief hiatus so that lead singer Matty Healy could receive treatment for heroin addiction. The overall theme of the album is the impact of social media on our relationships, mental health, and lifestyle, along with stories of Healy's drug abuse. It definitely makes listeners question the current age of technology in which we live.

Photo Credit: Victoria Marshall

Bill 66 and the Greenbelt

“The people have spoken. I’m going to listen to them, they don’t want me to touch the Greenbelt, we won’t touch the Greenbelt,” stated Premier Ford during his candidacy earlier this year before taking the highest chair in the province. While it’s not surprising for politicians to skew statements and promises as it suits their purposes (and to wait for critics to die down), this doesn’t excuse a reversal of policy on ensuring the protection of Ontario’s environmental landscape on which the sustainability of its major urban centres stands on.

Krysta’s Picks : des activités en plein air à Toronto accessibles à tous !

Salut tout le monde ! C’est Krysta ! Si vous vous souvenez des articles « Krysta’s Picks » de l’hiver 2018, je suis de retour ! Cette année, je suis devenue encore plus fascinée par la nature. À Toronto et au Canada en général, on est chanceux de pouvoir sortir dehors et de rencontrer diverses communautés plein air. Cette session, je voudrais mettre en vedette certains évènements, communautés et endroits à Toronto et aux alentours de Toronto qui valent la peine d’être découverts. Voici donc quelques idées d’activités en plein air auxquels vous pourriez vous inscrire pour être plus en forme cette année.