Volume 48 Volume 48, Issue 1 (August 30, 2021) Thauna August 24, 2021July 31, 2022 Research suggests youth who play sports should not ignore their pain Misconceptions about osteoarthritis can lead to misdiagnosis, especially in young athletes. September 12, 2022|Dalainey GervaisOsteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that changes your bone structure, is often associated with the elderly population, but recent studies have…Samiha Mohsen on adjusting to student life in North America: “Though everything was changing, the pool is always there for me”September 12, 2022|Alisa SamuelSamiha Mohsen received a bachelor’s degree one year before her classmates, earned a master’s degree from the University of Calgary…Geographically far, emotionally close UTM students share their defining experiences with their cultures.September 12, 2022|Aia Jaber, Shahed Ebesh, Elizabeth Provost, Dalainey Gervais, Kareena Kailass, Malavika Puri and Maryam PatelFamiliarity in an unknown place Aia Jaber, Managing Editor My feet drag slowly across the pavement, eagerly approaching a busy…Hopes and griefs in The Joy Luck ClubSeptember 12, 2022|Maja TingchaleunThe Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan follows the stories of four women who meet after church every week to…Faith and Fortune: Challenging and illustrating colonialism Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibit displays four decades of colonization with the art of the Spanish Empire.September 12, 2022|Elizabeth ProvostFrom 1492 to 1898, the Spanish Empire ruled across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Rising from the ashes of the…Robert Eggers continues to redefine genres with The Northman Egger’s film is yet another example of the history that creates historical fiction. September 12, 2022|Aidan ThompsonThe Northman, Eggers’ latest and most ambitious film, received six times the budget of the director’s two preceding films combined—The…Folk music helps us understand our own cultures Although traditional folk music is not heard much on the radio, it holds deep significance to a culture’s people.September 12, 2022|Julia SkoczypiecWhat makes music “folk?” How does a country’s history influence its rhythms? While well-known folk artists like Joni Mitchell and…Art is a necessity for all: Reflections from an Egyptian household A thought provoking argument on the tough yet necessary meanings of art for those in Egyptian families. September 12, 2022|Rola FawzyGrowing up, the closest I got to meeting artists was by watching them on my TV. I was born and…A Brown girl’s guide to cultural appreciation on social media Social media has greatly impacted our understanding and appreciation of culture in both positive, and at times, negative ways.September 12, 2022|Fariha ShimuI’m sure many Brown girls are familiar with the feeling of being taunted for our oiled, sleek braids, or having…Food: keeping us cultured and connected Rising food spots in the GTA have affected the way we define culture and how we stay celebrate each other.September 12, 2022|Fariha Shimu“I’ve never tried shawarma,” said my co-worker. Several heads turned. I gasped. In hindsight, it was quite comical how we made…How to: Culture shock 101 Here are three tips to help you through culture shock and enjoy your time in Canada. September 12, 2022|Malavika PuriMerriam-Webster defines cultural shock as “a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people…From Liz, With Love: SOS-come-now-before-I-get-eaten-by-a-coyoteSeptember 12, 2022|Elizabeth ProvostDear Liz, A month ago, I went on a date and he tried to take it too far. I am…Cultural gatekeeping might be more dangerous than cultural appropriation Cultural appropriation isn’t straightforward enough to be regulated by the public, rather, the solution lies in self-awareness.September 12, 2022|Maryam PatelThe debate on where the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation must be drawn continues to grow as social media…Toronto’s 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival sheds light on Chinese cultural traditions The Chinese community in Canada celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 10, commemorating the end of the harvest season with a gathering of families.September 12, 2022|Larry LauThe Mid-Autumn Festival takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. On the more…Editorial: Embracing inclusivity In the workplace, a public image of inclusivity is not enough; performative policies and promises are not enough.September 12, 2022|The MediumCountless organizations have faced lawsuits regarding discrimination in their hiring practices. From ethnic racism to cultural exclusion, companies are afraid…Convergence of cultures and ethnicities in the GTA Throughout the years, many ethnic groups have built up sizable communities within the Greater Toronto Area, resulting in the region representing the epitome of cultural diversity.September 12, 2022|Hema RamnarineAs one of the most culturally-diverse regions in the world, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is known for both its…The UTMSU hosts week-long event as cases of academic offence soar Academic Advocacy Week returns this year to raise awareness of academic resources available to new and returning students. September 12, 2022|Razia SalehIn the two years of virtual learning, violations of academic integrity have risen to alarming numbers. According to the University…Campaigns begin as housing shortages continue to plague UTM students High rental costs and unfavourable living conditions raise concerns over affordable student housing options.September 12, 2022|Mihail CubataAccording to Statistics Canada, in April 2022, 53 per cent of young adults, aged 15 to 29, were concerned about…The end of an era: Queen Elizabeth II passes away UK’s longest-serving monarch and beloved public figure, Queen Elizabeth II, is peacefully laid to rest with millions mourning.September 12, 2022|Larry LauOn the afternoon of September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle,…Welcome to In Touch — Editor’s NoteApril 7, 2022|Elizabeth Provost and Elisa NguyenWhen life rushes by, it’s easy to feel a looming sense of disconnect—between our families, with ourselves, and with the…EtchApril 7, 2022|Manjot PablaAnd there it is. A cold piece of bone staring at her. So soft and small—she doesn’t know it is…Art is WaterApril 7, 2022|Elizabeth ProvostSargy Mann, a British painter of portraits and landscapes, began to lose his eyesight in 1973. Mann saw spectral haloes…The Dinner TableApril 7, 2022|Elisa NguyenCloaked in a quiet suburbia, survivors slice into medium-rare steaks and sip red wine at the dinner table. Mothers swoop…My name is AroniApril 7, 2022|Aroni Sarkar“अरोनि” is what I wrote as my name on the top of my third grade Hindi test paper. It was…Monotoned Me￼April 7, 2022|Simrah SiddiquiI waited two years to go back in person because I was going crazy at home. I was tired of…Our world through rhythmApril 7, 2022|Julia SkoczypiecI never paid attention to the sound of footsteps. The rhythmic thuds of feet patting against dry concrete, crunching through…Seventy Years of First DatesApril 7, 2022|Juliana StaceyJeannette – 1952 “I do not know how I’ll survive dancing in these shoes tonight,” I say, crouching down to…Soundless VibrationsApril 7, 2022|Dalainey GervaisIt took me a while to understand the preciousness of communication and the beauty of being understood. It took watching…Skin Against Our FingertipsApril 7, 2022|Paige FranceA year without summer,A night without stars—the constellations aligned,Perched high above the sky’s radiant stunner,Life without connection is stumbling through…The Leafs have reached new heights this week, both on and off the ice. March 28, 2022|Omar KhanOn the ice, the team recently acquired veteran defensemen Mark Giordano from the Seattle Kraken in a clutch trade deadline… Author Profile Related Posts Thauna This author does not have any more posts.