Thursday, April 8, 2021

Aya Yafaoui

Aya Yafaoui

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Editorial: 2020 wasn’t a freak accident. It was a long time...

Happy New Year! 2020 is finally over! And now that it is, most of us are asking one question: what the hell was 2020?...

Your rights aren’t absolute. That’s not only okay, but necessary

On Monday, November 23, new lockdown measures went into effect in Toronto and Peel. The province has been seeing alarming numbers of Covid-19 cases from these...

Editorial: Meme think pieces are not cringe, they are vital

Memes can be funny, wholesome, political, dark, offensive, niche, universal, or a combination of all these types. In fact, meme types are as varied...

Editorial: France’s promise of “liberty, equality, fraternity” is woefully unfulfilled

The Charlie Hebdo Prophet Muhammed cartoons and the awful terrorist attack that followed continue to haunt France. On September 25, a stabbing outside the...

Editorial: Demystifying the process of writing for The Medium, from a...

On October 5, The Medium published its fifth issue of Volume 47. As a section editor, this not only signified a small milestone but...

Editorial: Students with disabilities must be accommodated, especially in an online...

With the beginning of fall comes the start of a new journey for many students. Among them is my little sister, who is starting...

Researching how kind acts can help manage the stresses of the...

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the world, from the heart-wrenching human toll to the economic side-effects that will reverberate for...

Editorial: The weight of helplessness

On August 4, 2020, a stream of heavy smoke rises into the hazy blue sky before it is quickly replaced by the eruption of...

University to move the student experience online via Sims game

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, the University of Toronto has decided to cancel all in-person classes, labs, exams and events; as...

The perils of using the elevators on campus

It’s 1:40 p.m., and you enter the library elevator to go up. The elevator ascends to the main floor, but its doors open partially and need...

Should we get rid of students’ unions?

Ryerson University recently terminated its agreement with its students’ union, RSU, over the credit card scandal that occurred during the 2018-2019 year that allegedly saw $275,000...

Career Centre unveils workshops inspired by Mulan

A new report by the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) has found that the gender pay gap starts right...

Coronavirus: What you need to know

In 2003, the SARS epidemic hit Toronto. Originally from Guangdong, China, the virus was a novel coronavirus, meaning that it was a new virus that...

Is media really to blame?

The “Media.” It is often referred to in a way that makes it sound like a foreign entity, disassociated from the people who work in...

The political implications of a beard

We’ve all seen it dominating the news, a tragedy that may change Canadian politics for a long time to come. An issue that has garnered strong...

Feeling numb while watching the news? It might be compassion fatigue

The new decade roared into existence earlier this month, with a news cycle dominated by the fear of another world war, an entire continent burning, and...

The intergenerational rift: ok, boomer

There is a famous quote that is often attributed to Socrates complaining about ancient Athenian youth. The quote lists all the things that are wrong with...

Global protests and democratic backsliding

They keep popping up on our feeds: images of protesters from countries around the world holding mass protests in response to a host of issues in...

The Bland Duck (Pub)

Re: “The Bland Duck Pub,” November 11, 2019. Dear Editor, I read your editorial last week regarding the Blind Duck Pub’s need to modernize, and for the most...

The Serious Implications of the Federal Election

Much like the 2016 U.S. presidential election, last month’s federal election in Canada has revealed the deep divisions that grip our country—the Liberal party won a minority...

On the PSLA debate: populism in politics

Last week, the Political Science and Pre-Law Association (PSLA) hosted a local all-candidates debate at UTM. The debate featured candidates from all four major parties in...

Editorial: 2020 wasn’t a freak accident. It was a long time...

Happy New Year! 2020 is finally over! And now that it is, most of us are asking one question: what the hell was 2020?...

Your rights aren’t absolute. That’s not only okay, but necessary

On Monday, November 23, new lockdown measures went into effect in Toronto and Peel. The province has been seeing alarming numbers of Covid-19 cases from these...

Editorial: Meme think pieces are not cringe, they are vital

Memes can be funny, wholesome, political, dark, offensive, niche, universal, or a combination of all these types. In fact, meme types are as varied...

Editorial: France’s promise of “liberty, equality, fraternity” is woefully unfulfilled

The Charlie Hebdo Prophet Muhammed cartoons and the awful terrorist attack that followed continue to haunt France. On September 25, a stabbing outside the...

Editorial: Demystifying the process of writing for The Medium, from a...

On October 5, The Medium published its fifth issue of Volume 47. As a section editor, this not only signified a small milestone but...

Editorial: Students with disabilities must be accommodated, especially in an online...

With the beginning of fall comes the start of a new journey for many students. Among them is my little sister, who is starting...

Researching how kind acts can help manage the stresses of the...

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the world, from the heart-wrenching human toll to the economic side-effects that will reverberate for...

Editorial: The weight of helplessness

On August 4, 2020, a stream of heavy smoke rises into the hazy blue sky before it is quickly replaced by the eruption of...

University to move the student experience online via Sims game

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, the University of Toronto has decided to cancel all in-person classes, labs, exams and events; as...

The perils of using the elevators on campus

It’s 1:40 p.m., and you enter the library elevator to go up. The elevator ascends to the main floor, but its doors open partially and need...

Should we get rid of students’ unions?

Ryerson University recently terminated its agreement with its students’ union, RSU, over the credit card scandal that occurred during the 2018-2019 year that allegedly saw $275,000...

Career Centre unveils workshops inspired by Mulan

A new report by the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) has found that the gender pay gap starts right...

Coronavirus: What you need to know

In 2003, the SARS epidemic hit Toronto. Originally from Guangdong, China, the virus was a novel coronavirus, meaning that it was a new virus that...

Is media really to blame?

The “Media.” It is often referred to in a way that makes it sound like a foreign entity, disassociated from the people who work in...

The political implications of a beard

We’ve all seen it dominating the news, a tragedy that may change Canadian politics for a long time to come. An issue that has garnered strong...

Feeling numb while watching the news? It might be compassion fatigue

The new decade roared into existence earlier this month, with a news cycle dominated by the fear of another world war, an entire continent burning, and...

The intergenerational rift: ok, boomer

There is a famous quote that is often attributed to Socrates complaining about ancient Athenian youth. The quote lists all the things that are wrong with...

Global protests and democratic backsliding

They keep popping up on our feeds: images of protesters from countries around the world holding mass protests in response to a host of issues in...

The Bland Duck (Pub)

Re: “The Bland Duck Pub,” November 11, 2019. Dear Editor, I read your editorial last week regarding the Blind Duck Pub’s need to modernize, and for the most...

The Serious Implications of the Federal Election

Much like the 2016 U.S. presidential election, last month’s federal election in Canada has revealed the deep divisions that grip our country—the Liberal party won a minority...

On the PSLA debate: populism in politics

Last week, the Political Science and Pre-Law Association (PSLA) hosted a local all-candidates debate at UTM. The debate featured candidates from all four major parties in...

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