Author: Alexandra Scandolo

Kicking 2016 out the door

Ugh, worst year ever…Now what? So, you feel like you have had the worst year on record. Many iconic artists and actors were lost, and the year was highlighted by politically charged events both shocking and disappointing for many, like the election of Donald Trump. The weight of it all feels crushing for many, and to think, it all happened in just one calendar year. Every January feels like a triumphant way to hit reset, but this time, the need to leave the year behind felt particularly palpable. In tending to the wounds caused by events of the past year, the desperation to cross the 2016 finish line was felt everywhere, from holiday dinner tables to Twitter timelines....

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Vic Records Studio Sessions: Live-recording event continues club’s promise

Following a year of growth, Vic Records hosted a live recording session on September 28th with over twenty acts. With a full house, a comprehensive amount of equipment, and a variety of performances in a range of genres, the event provided an opportunity for students to benefit from the club more tangibly than ever before. Despite the technical difficulties that are expected with a live recording event, each performer was given the opportunity to record a five-minute live performance of a song of their choice—whether a cover, original song, or instrumentation. Co-president Sean Kudryk spent the evening doing sound...

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Welcome to the University You

While starting university is an exciting and effervescent experience, it is undeniably overwhelming. You have more than enough voices telling you that it’s going to be the best time of your life, coupled with an onslaught of daily notifications from a confusing amount of university-affiliated websites. There’s this rush of freedom, but also a complete shift in the lifestyle and routine you’ve crafted over the years. In the chaos of all this thrilling newness in your life, there will be an inevitable pull to engage with the new people and enticing ideas being presented to you. A new environment...

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The Picnik Revival: How Toronto’s Ambassador Is Bringing Simplicity Back

Millennials everywhere have a new reason to worship at Aubrey “Drake” Graham’s feet after his latest announcement. On April 5, Toronto’s deified rapper officially released two new singles from his upcoming album Views From the Six. On that fateful Tuesday, our tween selves had a sudden wave of nostalgia upon realising that Drake’s latest single cover designs were created on Picnik, the original selfie-editing program. After the program was shut down years ago, many were heartbroken—until now. While cadences of other fan-favourites FotoFlexer and Piczo can be seen on the covers for Pop Style and One Dance, Drake spoke with...

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