LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

OTTAWA NEEDS BETTER SKATEPARKS

words / EMILY D’ORAZIO pictures / KEEGAN HUGHES In the last the three years Ottawa has seen four new skate parks go up, but it still needs more. Ottawa needs more parks that are built by skaters and for skaters, because if anything, that is what we’re lacking. Owner of Birling Ottawa (formerly Antique Skate), Aaron Cayer and […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, MUSIC

WILL SUNRISE RECORDS HELP OR HURT CANADIAN MUSIC ?

words / EMMA DAVIS With the sun setting quickly on all 102 Canadian HMV stores, Sunrise Records is gearing up to take over four former HMVs in Ottawa, including their Rideau Centre location, and revamp the mall music store with more vinyl and support for Ottawa artists. The vinyl announcement comes directly from Sunrise Records President […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

THE WORLD-CHANGING ANTICS OF ALLY FREEDMAN

words/ MEGAN SIBLEY  For today’s young people, the word ‘politics’ stirs up an urgent and defined separation between two jarringly-opposite camps. In Camp One, we have those that are genuinely repelled by all things political. They cringe at the thought of having to choose between candidates on a ballot, and if they never heard anything […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

‘BEGIN AGAIN’- POETRY SPOT

words/ TRISHA MARTIN picture/ FATIMA SAID 15 minutes left. I need to breathe. Slipping my feet into the pink dainty flats, I instantly regret being here. The pinching of my toes pressed far too closely together reminds me exactly how long the years have tacked away since the last time. My nerves, tortured with the knowledge […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

BOYS WITH LONG HAIR: FAQ’S

words+modelling/ SAID SAID (@lowry613) pictures/ FATIMA SAID (@roo.kee)  If you are a male with long hair, especially in a culture that has its doubts about it, then I’m sure you’ve been asked at least one of these questions in a social setting. There is no “appropriate” time for questions…they WILL ask and they will not hold […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

#WorldHijabDay

words + pictures/ FATIMA SAID On February 1st, women of all backgrounds and faiths celebrated #worldhijabday on social media platforms. Seeing this form of empowerment through Hijab (religious headscarf) was incredibly beautiful and is what inspired this polaroid series. Hijab is a widely recognized symbol of Muslim faith and the woman wearing it embarks on […]

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