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Movie Review: Cinderella

Movie Review: Cinderella

Words by Countess Cantaloupe  I won’t deny that my hopes for Cinderella weren’t very high. I’m usually skeptical about remakes and sequels but I knew Cinderella was my mom’s favourite…

Musical Review: CANNIBAL! The Musical

Musical Review: CANNIBAL! The Musical

Words by Sarah McDonald I have never been a fan of the theatre. I’ve seen two shows my entire life: The Sound of Music and Macbeth, both of which were…

Cold Morning Blues

Cold Morning Blues

Words by Margaret Siemiernik I awaken to the sound of blowing wind and the heavy rumbling of the furnace forcing a steady stream of heat throughout my room. The warmth…

23 Things Nobody Likes When They’re 23 Part Two

23 Things Nobody Likes When They’re 23 Part Two

Words by Sarah McDonald and Jordan Villanueva Blink-182 once sang, “Nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Fair, Blink-182, fair. But, we’d like to also point out that as 23-year-olds, there…

23 Things Nobody Likes When They’re 23 Part One

23 Things Nobody Likes When They’re 23 Part One

Words by Sarah McDonald and Jordan Villanueva Blink-182 once sang, “Nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Fair, Blink-182, fair. But, we’d like to also point out that as 23-year-olds, there…

A-Musings: The Non-Birthday Post

A-Musings: The Non-Birthday Post

Words by Jay Kana As I enter the tail end of my mid-thirties, I’m tempted to write about all the stuff I’ve learned this year; all the insights and perspective…

jordanTunes Volume 3

jordanTunes Volume 3

Compiled by Jordan Villanueva “Shades of Cool”- Lana Del Rey  Favourite lyrics: “But I can’t help him/Can’t make him better/And I can’t do nothing about his strange weather” “Wait”- M83…

#DearMe

#DearMe

Recently, YouTube started the #DearMe campaign asking women from around the world to submit video letters to younger versions of themselves with encouraging words and self love. The ladies of…

Why You Should Start Keeping a Journal

Why You Should Start Keeping a Journal

Words by Jordan Villanueva If you’re a writer, you know inspiration is a fickle mistress. If you’re a writer, and you work a 9 to 5 job, you know a…

An Article About Nothing

An Article About Nothing

Words by Jay Kana I’ve been staring at this off-white screen for about half an hour trying to come up with a topic. Usually I’ll choose a topic, think about…

Realizations After Losing My Father

Realizations After Losing My Father

Words by Sarah McDonald I recently lost my father this past fall. I’m 24 years old, and my father was only 63. His passing happened at too young of an…

7 Reasons It’s Awesome to be Canadian Scottish (And 8 Reasons Why It Sorta Sucks!)

7 Reasons It’s Awesome to be Canadian Scottish (And 8 Reasons Why It Sorta Sucks!)

As told by a Scottish-Canadian. Words by Sarah McDonald   Good 1. We are known to be brave warriors, just ask Mel Gibson! 2. We have tough Viking ancestors, which could…

5 Different First Date Options

5 Different First Date Options

Words by Jay Kana First dates can be fairly predictable with the “let’s meet for dinner/drinks” as the primary culprit. And while this vanilla-esque traditional method does have its benefits, there’s…

50 Reasons to See 50 Shades of Grey

50 Reasons to See 50 Shades of Grey

Words by Jordan Villanueva I won’t claim to be an expert or even a fan of the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon. In fact, I’ve made it a point to…

When Sleep Escapes Me

When Sleep Escapes Me

Words by Jay Kana Creating a plan doesn’t always mean that the plan will turn out exactly as intended. Take for example, my lofty goal of writing twice a week…

How to Survive in Your Relationship

How to Survive in Your Relationship

Because, to quote Lana Del Rey: “Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don’t know why.” Words by Jordan Villanueva Every relationship is different; that’s the…

My Parental Guidelines

My Parental Guidelines

Words by Sarah McDonald Ever since I was a little girl I always knew I wanted kids. I have always been perceived as the “mother hen” amongst friends who usually…

Questions to Ask in a Relationship

Questions to Ask in a Relationship

Compiled by Jay Kana  1. Will you dance with me after a bottle of wine? 1a. Do you have a bottle of wine? 1b. What kind of wine do you…

A Squeak and a Smile

A Squeak and a Smile

Words by Margaret Siemiernik The seasons have changed and the cold weather is upon us. Those who established a walking routine in the outdoors are suddenly uprooted from the comfort…

Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Words by Sarah McDonald Most of us can agree that bad boys are attractive, compelling and hold a piece of our hearts. But what is it that makes women so…

How I Stay in Shape

How I Stay in Shape

As told by a gym non-enthusiast. Words by Jordan Villanueva It should be known that this isn’t a “don’t knock it ’til you try it” situation. I’ve tried the gym…

What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Words by Jay Kana, Sarah McDonald and Jordan Villanueva I posed the above question to Sarah and Jay: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not…

Mr. Right versus Mr. Wrong

Mr. Right versus Mr. Wrong

Words by Sarah McDonald I have never claimed to be any sort of love guru, or try to force advice onto those who may be having relationship problems. But, I…

Things that Happen with Laura and I

Things that Happen with Laura and I

Laura and Jay just do the darndest things! Words by Jay Kana 1. We’ve talked about how easy it would be to climb out of a fully dug grave. I…

jordanTunes Volume 2

jordanTunes Volume 2

I should still never, ever be look up to as a model.  Compiled by Jordan Villanueva “You (Ha ha ha)”, Charlie XCX Favourite lyrics: “Cause I know your struggle/Choke when…

There’s No Such Thing As A Lonely Holiday

There’s No Such Thing As A Lonely Holiday

Words by Sarah McDonald I have always been lucky enough to spend the holidays with family. I have never had to go a year without being able to visit them,…

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