VOLUME 48, ISSUE 17 (February 7, 2022) More From Volume 48 Syrian children overburdened by decade long humanitarian crisisFebruary 7, 2022|May AlsaighSyria’s current economic disaster has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 80 per cent of its population…CSSDP at U of T invites students to discuss functions of campus police Dr. Rinaldo Walcott introduces students to the hidden problems of the campus police system and the history behind policing.February 7, 2022|Razia SalehOn January 24, U of T’s Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) held their first session towards their goal…Ontario government constructs vertical elementary school in a Toronto condo The Lower Yonge Precinct Elementary School will be in the heart of the harborfront area convenient for urban, working families.February 7, 2022|Suhanee SoodOn November 4, the Ontario government announced their plan to invest $600 million into building new schools and child care…Suicide rates increase globally as back to school season returns Domestic and international students hit hard with adjusting to life in a pandemic leading to soaring suicidal cases and the need for mental health resources.February 7, 2022|Anjalli BecharbhaiFor many students, the second wave of Covid-19 has led to feelings of isolation and anxiety. With minimal interaction among…U of T increases in-person learning and activities starting February 7 Acting Executive Director Nicole Wahl provides insight into what students can expect in terms of safety measures.February 7, 2022|Caroline MekhaeilEarlier this month, U of T announced that in-person classes would begin on February 7 among all three campuses. In…Editorial: An argument for the arts Recognizing the value of creative careers that society often brushes over.February 7, 2022|The MediumAs a child, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” was a fun question. You could say…Blasting music in a car with friends is what we need as students Research suggests that listening to music in the company of friends is a great tool to relieve stress and anxiety. February 7, 2022|Kareena KailassIt’s been a stressful week. Your friends invite you out and at first you hesitate, because you’re totally exhausted, but…The Metaverse: A virtual utopia? Over exposure to a virtual reality can lead to overstimulation, addiction, and detachment from reality.February 7, 2022|Haya Abu GhoshFor those that might not know about the metaverse, this three-dimensional virtual world is concentrated on social interactions online. People…Reflecting on five years after the Quebec Mosque shooting The spread of Islamophobia continues in Canada years after the deadly attack. February 7, 2022|Hamna Riaz and Waghma AhamdzayOn January 29, 2017, 21-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette walked into the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre and opened fire, killing six worshippers…Welcome back, tributes! I mean, students! The perils of everyday university life.February 7, 2022|Aya YafaouiThe doors of UTM are now open, inviting the husks of students back into their once barren halls. The campus…Lecture Me! On the importance of incorporating Indigenous Studies in the syllabus Dr. Sherry Fukuzawa and Dr. Nicole Laliberte join Councillor Veronica King-Jamieson in discussing the role education plays in furthering peacemaking efforts between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Canadians. February 7, 2022|Shreya Joshi“It’s important that we acknowledge our privilege and give up our seat at the table to spotlight someone who is…Concerned about in-person classes? Here’s how you can build resilience Relieving stress and setting boundaries can help us balance our physical and mental health.February 7, 2022|Prisha Maneka NuckchadyWith a full return to in-person classes on February 7, 2022, students at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) are…The flawed spaces in Star Wars Star Wars IV: A New Hope hits its target of success but misses opportunities for character and plot depth.February 7, 2022|Aidan ThompsonSpoiler warning: this article discusses the plot and scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy. Before we begin, there are…The celebrity behind the book Questioning the mix of authors in a world of fame.February 7, 2022|Ciera CoutoThe world of celebrities seems to be far removed from the literary world. Celebrities are seen and heard; their primary…True crime: the good, the bad, and the ugly There is nothing wrong with a few good murder mysteries, but where does fascination turn to obsession?February 7, 2022|Shahed EbeshCW: Murder, sexual assault We all love a good grisly story. Murder mysteries and ghost stories alike dominate the box…February’s fragments with Duaa Returning to childhood comforts in the cold and chaos. February 7, 2022|Duaa NasirStories have always played a huge role in my life. It is a bit cliché, but as a kid, I…Locked on Leafs: All smiles for the all-starsFebruary 7, 2022|Omar KhanWhile consistency is an ongoing issue, the high-flying Toronto Maple Leafs look to rest and recuperate during the all-star break…The perks of participating at the RAWC Anthony Hertadi discusses the differences between studying in Indonesia and Canada, as well as how he found his current community. February 7, 2022|Robert BuiOn January 28, The Medium interviewed Anthony Hertadi, a first-year commerce student here at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)….