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The Sidewalk Ambler

Morning dawns grey and grainy like the dregs at the bottom of my coffee mug. I wipe my hand across my brow, with the prospect of another daily commute staring me down like the impassive face of a fare inspector when you’re a nickel short of that sweet $3.25 mark. I glance at the file,…

Art by Emily Pollock

Rock climbing rocks!

If you happen to know me, there’s a fairly good chance I’ve tried to recruit you into rock climbing. On second thought, if you happen to know me, I’m certain that I have. “Hey, I’m Jenna. Nice to meet you. Do you rock climb? Would you want to?” The words are out of my mouth…

Let’s Talk About Let’s Talk

Last Wednesday was Bell Let’s Talk Day, a marketing campaign where Bell encouraged people to talk about mental health and promised they would donate five cents for each use of #BellLetsTalk on social media. If your Facebook feed was anything like mine, it was filled with post after post about the importance of acknowledging mental…


Five Common Fitness Myths Debunked 

  Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in The Brunswickan.   It wouldn’t be a new year without resolutions. Many of us are determined to make positive changes in our lives, like prying ourselves off of the couch and becoming more physically active and fit. This is a good thing—but don’t believe everything you hear….

Diet as a disorder illustration II_ Seolim Hong

When “healthy” really means “thin”

A few years ago, I started eating a gluten-free diet due to an allergy that manifested itself in my skin. I trusted health food stores and packaging thoughtlessly, and I never read ingredient lists once I saw the trusted “gluten-free” label because I wanted a “quick fix.” Although my complexion improved, I did not experience…


Let’s talk about ZAYN

Boy bands are dependent on staying the same. Part of their appeal is remaining static throughout their career, and this can lead to personality-free products. One Direction is perhaps the strongest contemporary example of this phenomenon. (As we monitor the band’s rumoured disintegration over the next few months, it’s going to be interesting to see…