Sunday, August 1, 2021

Tegwen Mckenzie

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Contributions

The Growing Poem: A Day of Life

so still the rising morning as I gaze into the glorious green; an orb of warmth climbs the horizon, a day unfolding in its own shapeless way. the...

Letter from the Editors

Windows are a staple of The Medium office. There’s some meaning to be derived from them about transparency and the search for truth. But really, they’re...

Trapped in an Unrelenting Mind

It’s 9:22 a.m. A frail adolescent boy sits crossed-legged on his bed. His polo shirt, once soft and bright red, is ripped and stained...

I have this thought about a mountain…

I have this thought about a mountain named Edith.  Two summers ago, a close friend of mine and I hiked as close to the peak...

Goodbye Volume 47, hello new beginnings

For obvious reasons, Volume 47 has been like no other. Yet, despite Zoom meetings, email communications, and virtual interviews becoming the “new normal” for...

Adversities of climate change and our role in saving the Earth

In the past century, the human race has achieved immense technological advancements as well as scientific and artistic accomplishments—a great feat in human history....

Can cloning save endangered species?

Optimism for endangered species rose with the successful cloning of an endangered black-footed ferret. The precious Elizabeth Ann, born on December 10, 2021, was...

Racing to the Top for Career And Racing to the Bottom...

Leadership, and the adjacent faculties of power and control, can come at a cost. Contemporary wisdom shows that being a leader comes with its...

Rhymes with Witch: Gendered News Coverage in Politics

Hillary Clinton. Angela Merkel. Dilma Rousseff. While women currently govern only five per cent of countriesworldwide, female representation in politics has increased in recent years,...

Mental Health Amid the Pandemic

Midterms, essays, group projects, and exams are on the horizon and the number of Covid-19 cases rises. It’s only the beginning of November, but...

Letter from the Editors

Wow. What a year.  While attempting to write this letter, we quickly realized that understanding or summarizing 2020 in a mere couple hundred words is...

To experience or not to experience, that is the quarantine question

In this Covid-19 era, there’s a word you’ve probably heard over and over. It’s a word most of us know intuitively, likely learned by...

The Unseen Pandemic

The Impacts of Covid-19 on Climate Activism A year ago, on November 29, 2019, I was standing among hundreds of other Toronto residents in Nathan...

The Essential Poems

my house burned down last night i didn’t watch it happen my eyes were shut but I felt the fire’s heat set free to the passion  that once found...

I am (not) essential

The truth is, I’m not essential, and no one cares. The world pre-Covid-19 seems like a faint memory, tucked away in the deep recesses of...

Landscapes of life (and other forms of expectation)

During the mid-80s, my father traveled from Lebanon to Canada in search of a steady income. He and my grandfather began their search in...

A brain Fitbit: Elon Musk’s latest project

What if we could record and download memories? What if we were able to communicate using telepathy and control our devices with only our...

A Twist on UTM’s Annual Snider Lecture

The start of a new decade swept us off our feet with unprecedented changes and events. As we begin new chapters and face personal...

Covid-19 in the UTM Community

*Names have been changed to allow for anonymity.  Life in Toronto came to a grinding halt this March when the World Health Organization declared the...

The Growing Poem: A Day of Life

so still the rising morning as I gaze into the glorious green; an orb of warmth climbs the horizon, a day unfolding in its own shapeless way. the...

The Essential Poems

my house burned down last night i didn’t watch it happen my eyes were shut but I felt the fire’s heat set free to the passion  that once found...

Letter from the Editors

Windows are a staple of The Medium office. There’s some meaning to be derived from them about transparency and the search for truth. But really, they’re...

Trapped in an Unrelenting Mind

It’s 9:22 a.m. A frail adolescent boy sits crossed-legged on his bed. His polo shirt, once soft and bright red, is ripped and stained...

I have this thought about a mountain…

I have this thought about a mountain named Edith.  Two summers ago, a close friend of mine and I hiked as close to the peak...

Goodbye Volume 47, hello new beginnings

For obvious reasons, Volume 47 has been like no other. Yet, despite Zoom meetings, email communications, and virtual interviews becoming the “new normal” for...

Adversities of climate change and our role in saving the Earth

In the past century, the human race has achieved immense technological advancements as well as scientific and artistic accomplishments—a great feat in human history....

Can cloning save endangered species?

Optimism for endangered species rose with the successful cloning of an endangered black-footed ferret. The precious Elizabeth Ann, born on December 10, 2021, was...

Racing to the Top for Career And Racing to the Bottom...

Leadership, and the adjacent faculties of power and control, can come at a cost. Contemporary wisdom shows that being a leader comes with its...

Rhymes with Witch: Gendered News Coverage in Politics

Hillary Clinton. Angela Merkel. Dilma Rousseff. While women currently govern only five per cent of countriesworldwide, female representation in politics has increased in recent years,...

Mental Health Amid the Pandemic

Midterms, essays, group projects, and exams are on the horizon and the number of Covid-19 cases rises. It’s only the beginning of November, but...

Letter from the Editors

Wow. What a year.  While attempting to write this letter, we quickly realized that understanding or summarizing 2020 in a mere couple hundred words is...

To experience or not to experience, that is the quarantine question

In this Covid-19 era, there’s a word you’ve probably heard over and over. It’s a word most of us know intuitively, likely learned by...

The Unseen Pandemic

The Impacts of Covid-19 on Climate Activism A year ago, on November 29, 2019, I was standing among hundreds of other Toronto residents in Nathan...

The Essential Poems

my house burned down last night i didn’t watch it happen my eyes were shut but I felt the fire’s heat set free to the passion  that once found...

I am (not) essential

The truth is, I’m not essential, and no one cares. The world pre-Covid-19 seems like a faint memory, tucked away in the deep recesses of...

Landscapes of life (and other forms of expectation)

During the mid-80s, my father traveled from Lebanon to Canada in search of a steady income. He and my grandfather began their search in...

A brain Fitbit: Elon Musk’s latest project

What if we could record and download memories? What if we were able to communicate using telepathy and control our devices with only our...

A Twist on UTM’s Annual Snider Lecture

The start of a new decade swept us off our feet with unprecedented changes and events. As we begin new chapters and face personal...

Covid-19 in the UTM Community

*Names have been changed to allow for anonymity.  Life in Toronto came to a grinding halt this March when the World Health Organization declared the...

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