Author: Angela Sun

A Rose by Any Other Name

I still remember the exact moment I decided to call myself “Angela.” I was in Grade 3, and my teacher had just announced to the class that Stormy would like to be called “Anastasia” from now on. This was my chance. I raised my hand. “Um, I would like to be called Angela from now on too.” My teacher, Ms. O’Connor—possibly one of the most kind and understanding teachers I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing—said patiently, “Anastasia is what Stormy’s parents call her at home. Do your parents call you Angela?” Stormy added helpfully, “Yeah. My real name...

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50 First Dates: A Stroll in High Park

For: Wilderness Explorers Neighbourhood: High Park Cost: $15/ person (Mostly for food) I decided to plan another outdoorsy date for this week to get in as much fresh air as I can before everything gets buried under snow. Hopefully most Torontonians have visited High Park (1873 Bloor St. W) at some point, but it is so huge that most of my friends have never explored all of it. I’ve been to the “Dream in High Park” site numerous times and have visited the zoo and the cherry blossoms. I had never even seen Grenadier Pond—that changed this week. Travelling...

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50 First Dates

For: Romantics Neighbourhood: North York Cost: $14 (Total price of food and drink for two at the Garden Cafe) I’ve always had my doubts about the romanticism of rain. It can be soothing if you are watching a storm from the comfort of your dry, warm abode, but I’ve never really fancied getting wet. However, this time I discovered that the clichés might all be true and that a little rain could actually set the perfect mood. I first heard about the Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave East) from a friend who got engaged there. The area is made...

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Make Campus Your Own

First year is the opportune time to explore some seriously cool, hidden places at UofT.  Entering university can be a daunting time, and this article can help sculpt this vast St. George campus into a more intimate and personalized space.

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