To the metaverse and beyond
One of the principal architects of the digital age, Mark Zuckerberg, is launching the world into the metaverse. What this means for how young people will interact with one another in the future is murky. Is this a brave new world?
Are trendy thrifters a cause for concern or the future of fashion?
The second-hand clothing industry has boomed over the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for Gen Z and millennials who have made thrifting trendy. How will this impact low-income communities who rely on their local thrift store?
CAJ report shows lack of diversity in Canada’s newsrooms
New data from the Canadian Association of Journalists validates what journalists of colour have been saying in recent years – that Canada’s newsrooms are overwhelmingly white.
From passion to side hustle: How women entrepreneurs are building their dream careers on the side
The latest trends show many gen-Zers and millennials are taking on extra work on the side running their very own small businesses.
From Etsy stores selling handmade jewelry to the weekend-night wedding DJ or the Instagram secondhand vintage Versace bag seller, many women are hustling on the side or know someone who is.
Glebe businesses, eager shoppers welcome Lansdowne Christmas Market
The Christmas Market first took place in 2019 but was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. Store owners near Lansdowne looked forward to the extra traffic the market could bring.
Starting small: How young entrepreneurs are realizing their business dreams during the pandemic
MacKenzie and Samson are among some of the young entrepreneurs who seized the pandemic as an opportunity to turn their business dreams into reality. But these endeavours are not without their challenges.
Plant parenting: Plant care grows in popularity during the pandemic
Plant care has been on the rise amongst Millennials and Gen Z since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Amid pandemic lockdowns, Ottawans flocked to open garden centres to fill their homes with nature. Now, over a year and a half into the pandemic, the growing trend shows no signs of stopping as people turn caring for plants into self-care.
Economic recovery, reconciliation leading issues for young Ottawans as Parliament resumes
Young people in the nation’s capital focused on the need for Indigenous reconciliation and economic recovery as Parliament gets ready to open on Monday.
Tipping culture: Where do we go from here once minimum wage increases for liquor servers?
Liquor servers, who currently earn $12.55 an hour, will soon be making $15 an hour. As wages and the cost of living in Ontario go up, people in the hospitality industry – everyone from consumers to experts – wonder what the future of tipping entails.
Inside Ottawa’s restaurants: How Instagram is changing the business
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an influx of Ottawa bloggers who are flocking to Instagram to post about local restaurants. Social media influencers are changing the dynamics of local businesses and more importantly, the future outlook of social media as a marketing tool.