I'm 20, Canadian, and I have a lot of thoughts. I write about pop culture, books, TV shows, and what I think about the world.
Why We Need An Alliance Between Arts Majors and STEM Majors
We've all heard the stereotypes. Liberal arts majors (encompassing the humanities, social sciences, literature, visual arts, etc.) are impractical and unnecessary, while STEM majors (encompassing science, technology, engineering and math) are smart but boring. We laugh at them, but in doing so, we're ignoring the harm that comes from pitting these two broad groups of study against one another.
My Secret Suburban Forest
On the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, there lies a forest nestled on the border between Toronto and the city directly east of it, Pickering. That's where I live - right on the border, on the Pickering side.
How To Beat Valentine's Day
Love comes in many forms. Platonic, familial, romantic. We love our friends, families, and romantic partners in different ways, and it's wonderful.
Why 'Parks and Recreation' Is The Ultimate Feel-Good Quarantine Binge
Ever since Parks and Recreation came out on Netflix Canada, I've been bingeing it nonstop. As a university student struggling with burnout from nearly a year of online learning, it's been a great source of stress relief for me. With perfectly balanced political satire, heart, and comedic timing, Parks and Rec is uplifting, hilarious, and relevant. It's the ultimate feel-good quarantine binge!
Why We Need To Stop Romanticizing Our Teenage Years
I was a very mild teenager. I didn’t drink, smoke, go to parties, or do anything wild, really. And for the most part, I was pretty happy with my life.
How dystopian YA shaped Gen Z
From roughly 2010-2014, dystopian YA was all the rage. Rising political tensions, war and a recession from the previous decade had curdled into the rise of the dystopian genre: where horrifyingly oppressive governments committed grave atrocities against the people they were supposed to protect, leaving it to teenagers (who were usually cisgender, white and heterosexual) to save the world.