Christmas Cheer spreading joy to those who need it most
Hundreds of young Ottawa residents are in need of help due to their financial struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of The Christmas Cheer Foundation, local charities are empowering youth one breakfast at a time.
‘We’re missing the girls’: Why women with ADHD are still slipping through the cracks
When most people hear the term ADHD, they might picture young, overly active boys who have difficulty sitting still and staying focused. So why are women being misdiagnosed and why aren’t we paying more attention to ADHD?
The trouble with the share button: How slacktivism disrupts real change
A deep-dive into an internet phenomenon that experts and advocates fear might keep people at their keyboards and away from real change.
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?
Young Inuk comedian uses humour to reclaim her identity
After spending her childhood in Ottawa, Nicole Etitiq is putting a new spin on classic comedy tropes to reconnect with her home community of Iqaluit, Nunavut.
The loneliness epidemic: How the pandemic is taking its toll on young Canadians
Many young adults in Canada are reporting that they feel lonely and isolated, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the issue. Many academics call this the loneliness epidemic.
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.
Women on top: Carleton University students excited about Adele’s ’30’
On the day of Adele’s highly anticipated album release, Carleton University students share their thoughts on the album, women in pop music and Adele’s journey to her fourth studio album.
Yearning for nostalgia, authenticity at a midnight Pokémon launch
Pokémon fans celebrate the release of a new iteration of the classic and celebrated Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games.
Is polyamory the new marriage?
Twenty-somethings are ditching traditional relationship customs in place of polyamory and no one is talking about it. 1 in 5 Canadians have been involved in a consensual non-monogamous relationship yet the idea surrounding having multiple partners continues to be taboo amongst older generations. Boomers can learn a thing or two from young people who are choosing openness and honesty over infidelity and divorce.
Fans flocking back to mid-sized concert halls a welcome sight for artists, owners
Mid-sized concert halls play a unique role in the live music ecosystem, but they are a struggling segment of a battered business. Industry leaders, however, are hopeful that with a bit of help, it won’t be long before fans can ride the rail in the front row.
In with the new: How young people are leading the fibre art revolution
The pandemic provided many young people with the time and resources to discover and pursue new hobbies. Knitting and crocheting, two activities generally associated with an older generation, became the source of many viral trends and provided much needed relief from the stress of the pandemic. As a result, social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram quickly turned into hubs of creativity.