Where truth begins: Starting reconciliation efforts from a place of honesty at the University of Toronto

A discussion with Traditional Teacher Lee Maracle and various voices of Indigenous Education Week 2017 on the “calls to action” in the UofT Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee’s final report

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Here is a full-length, customizable letter to send to your Member of Parliament regarding the #MuslimBan

The recent actions of President Trump are not only a violation human rights but are also against the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the 1967 UN Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. Canada is a party to both of these international...
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On the world stage

The Strand sits down with Professor Joseph Wong to discuss his appointment as Vice Provost, International Experience, and the expanding interest in UofT among American students The University of Toronto is a massive institution. This was clear to me from the moment I...
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The Strand reviews TCDS presents Polaroid Stories

TCDS’ Polaroid Stories showed from November 23rd to November 26th at the George Ignatieff Theatre. It was written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Melissa Anne Fearon. Promoted as an adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories replaces Ovid’s mythological...
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Ten Toronto coffee shops perfect for studying—and your Instagram

Ten coffee shops in walking distance from campus you need be studying and ‘gramming

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Making friends in university: On-campus vs. Off-campus living

The university experience is one entirely determined by the individual circumstances of a student. Are you an international student? Are you a member of on-campus communities? Do you attend your classes often? Do you live on residence? Have you joined any sports teams...
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Professor profiles: An interview with Anne Urbancic of Victoria College

Professor Anne Urbancic is the first Professor to be featured in a mini-series of interviews with various staff and faculty members at Victoria College and UofT. In past years, she has been a member of the Department of Italian Studies; today, she is Victoria...
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Love146 and NCSC present 2017’s The Red and Blue Gala

Annual gala held at Hart House to raise funds and awareness for human trafficking

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Examining the environment at Gallery 1313

In our first week of web exclusives, Editorial Assistant Sabrina Papas takes a look at Gallery 1313’s latest exhibit discussing the environment, consumerism, and climate change.

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Staying silent against anti-choice policies is not an option

 Trump’s gag order is unacceptable to me One of the first executive orders Donald Trump pushed through in his first few weeks as the President of the United States was the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule. This move came as no...

Journalism will continue to thrive

New media isn’t killing journalism; it’s helping it adapt The first known newspaper was a German publication, Relation, founded in 1609 by distinguished intellectual Johan Carolus. He bought a printing press, secured an office, and started producing periodicals. Since...


“You complete me”

Finding love doesn’t necessarily mean always finding your other half  When Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, both excitement and cynicism are in the February air. This holiday seems to create undue stress each year, whether you have concrete plans, hope to make...

Broken Promises

Why electoral reform would be bad for Canada  On February 1st, Democratic Institutions Minister, Karina Gould, announced to Canadians that the Trudeau government would no longer be pursuing electoral reform, a position that was a focal point of their 2015 election...

Arts & Culture


Film & Music


What I see on Tinder vs. what I choose to see

Being a single person in your early 20’s means you have likely had an experience with Tinder. In all honesty, the app is exhausting and depressing but, despite my valiant month-long attempts to stay atop my high horse, I delete and download it again and again. Tinder...

Tinder art bro reportedly “a complete asshole”

Tinder art bro reportedly “a complete asshole”

Local cool and hot woman left deleting phone conversations and unfollowing accounts of a man she met on the dating app because “she honestly just like, doesn’t understand what could have even happened” The teens (read: grown ass adults) have been engaging in some...