By Fatima Husain
Campus & community radio stations and student newspapers around Ontario campuses face a heightened threat of been axed in light of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s fee policy. Ironically named The Student Choice Initiative, if introduced, would allegedly ‘empower’ students to more easily ‘opt out’ of funding student organizations and clubs. Campus radio stations and student newspapers receive funding from levies derived from tuition fees.
By Alexandra Few
With a variety of options available, individuals who menstruate will use some type of menstrual product when on their period. Going to the store and purchasing some of these products are not often given a second thought to most, however, those who experience homelessness are not provided with the same opportunity. According to The Star, there are 204,500 women and girls in need of menstrual products in Canada and 86,300 in Ontario. As well, Plan International found that one-third of women who are 25 and under in Canada have struggled financially when it comes to purchasing menstrual products.
By Ishawna Ross
In 2010, The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted Canada’s superstar, Angela James. This made James the first woman to be inducted since The Hall of Fame opened its doors for women to be recognized in 2009. The sports world is known to be male-dominated; however, despite pre- judgments and “stereotypes” plenty of women like Angela James have proven that these stereotypes are nothing but merely stereotypes! Many female professional athletes believe you have the choice to either allow these stereotypes to limit you, or move beyond them to strive for greatness and Angela James did just that.
By Tonte Spiff
Willie O’Ree is one of the most important individuals in the history of not only sport, but also culture, as he was the first Black player to participate in an NHL game.
By Muniyra Douglas
A few years ago, it wasn’t a shock if you didn’t see images of Black people performing cosplay. It was normal. But with the passion and hard work from some amazing, trailblazing cosplayers, these images are more readily available. Cosplay is costume roleplay, typically performed at festivals like Comicon and Anime North. Super fans get a chance to dress up as their favorite sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and comic book characters. For some, cosplay culture is their life - it is part of their identity.
By Lereen Francois
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): “Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” The same way we all have physical health, we all have mental health that requires our care, but unfortunately mental health is still a taboo topic in the Black community.