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Slimming Down
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By Natash Jaferi
Illustration by Omar Turki

Summer’s around the corner, which means it’s time to lose those extra winter pounds.

People tend to indulge more in the wintertime because we’re hidden behind our clothes. We’re covered up with layers and layers of sweaters and jackets, and we’re also not offered many healthy options at school.

But when spring comes, it’s time to stop indulging and think of a routine that will get you the body you want for summer.

The first and obvious thing is working out. Without...

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How you can decorate your space without spending a lot
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Michelle Grace

Spring has sprung, and what better way to bring in the new weather than with some trendy yet affordable new finds for your dorm room or apartment?

First, you will want to eliminate any clutter or old decorations you no longer find appealing. Train your eye to be open to new colours and patterns that can create a dynamic look, even in a tiny space.

Have some sort of theme in your mind that you can envision your living space like. For example, if you are really into nature, aim for browns and greens. Earth tones will bring...

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Spinach in your teeth – what to do?
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Natasha Jaferi

Have you ever been put in a situation where you were hanging with your group of friends and there you see a green piece starring back at you.

Coming from your friend’s mouth.

You look closer, and there it is, a piece of his or her lunch stuck right in the middle of their teeth. You’re now put in an awkward situation.

Do you tell your friend in front of everyone else “hey, you’ve got a piece of green right there”, or do you stand in an awkward stance watching the green piece take over his or her mouth.


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Courier Cars
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By Nick Tragianis Illustration by Omar Turki

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Mid-semester blues can’t stop this loving feeling
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By Courtney Campbell
Roses are red, violets are blue, emotions are rising at Morningside, are they rising with you?
The month of February has been decked out in hearts and cupids, and the usual holiday-themed activities have risen as our own CCSAI hosted their “Valentine’s Day Bingo.” As love is in the air, Clarisa Gallegos and Tony Veliz discuss the challenges of their relationship.
They are holding strong with a long-distance relationship — she is in Toronto and he is in London, Ontario. Through the stress of school and work they are keeping their relationship strong.
“It’s the little texts in class, and the way that he shows his compassion...

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Cheap Eats
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By Natasha Jaferi

Ever go to the grocery store and walk out with way less than you feel you should have? Us too. We put together a shopping list that travels the distance and a great recipe to take you through the week.

Staying on a budget can be hard for students. Daily allowances on how much money is spent on food can become overwhelming. Eating out is very costly and often unhealthy, but those free home-cooked meals don’t exist anymore.

For students,...

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Learn how to deal with stress and anxiety calmly this semester
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By Michelle Grace and Leslie Marciniak

School can be a stressful time. Exams, presentations, class projects and financial woes can often leave even the calmest student feeling overwhelmed.

These worries and emotions have the potential to add up quite

quickly, and this leaves many students feeling stressed or experiencing anxiety that is difficult to cope with.

Researchers at the University of Chicago published a technique they have researched that deals with an alternative way of coping with stress in the journal Science.


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Pushing past the ordinary into the extraodinary
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By Michelle Grace

Centennial College has many students who shine in their programs, one of whom is Ryan Kavanagh, 23, who is studying journalism at the CCC campus.

Kavanagh has always been interested in journalism. At first he didn’t really think of it as a career, but the art of writing is very important to him.

“I love interacting with and learning about people. I don’t see myself doing anything else,” Kavanagh said. “I like the idea of giving a voice...

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Where to go and how to get there
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By Leslie Marciniak

When the subway breaks down you need to know how to get to school. Here’s the 4-1-1 on alternate routes.

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning. Half asleep, you venture onto the subway with the congested 9–5 crowd and begin your journey to another week of school. As you reach Yonge & Bloor station, the train stops. Everyone groans.

Impatiently, you all wait, mumbling to yourselves about what the hold up could be this time. A barely audible announcement is made over the speakers.

It seems a mischievous leprechaun...

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Skin care secrets help save students money
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By Natasha Jeferi

The winter weather tends to do wonders to the face. Your skin is likely to get chapped and dehydrated in the winter and that’s why it’s important to give your skin the care and attention it requires.

There are simple solutions to get the moisture back.

Facials are a great way to keep your skin smooth and vibrant and are great for both men and women. Going to a spa to get one may be a little too pricey, but there is an alternative solution: Make your own facial.

The ingredients that were chosen for the masks are particularly made for the winter weather. Each ingredient is a great moisturizer and helps protect the skin.


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