Alyssa Di Sabatino

Alyssa Di Sabatino

Articles by Alyssa Di Sabatino

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Controversy rises over country-rap singer Lil Nas X collaboration with Wrangler jeans

Up-and-coming artist Lil Nas X released his country-rap single “Old Town Road” in December 2018. The song quickly became viral, reaching number one on the Billboard Top 100 where it has remained for the last seven weeks straight. He recently announced his partnership with Wrangler jeans, and not everyone is happy about it. On May 20, the denim brand dropped […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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The inside scoop on KW’s top ice cream shops

Although the weather isn’t showing it yet, summer is fast approaching, and what better way to prepare for those hot summer days than by making a trip to a local ice cream shop?  There is a multitude of options for ice cream in Kitchener-Waterloo, so narrowing down the top contenders was no easy task.  The following article includes three of […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Learning the ins and outs of leasing apartments as a student

If you’re a student who’s going home for the summer, or someone looking for work in the Waterloo area, you’re probably considering subletting your apartment or finding an apartment to sublet.  After my own personal crusades looking for both sublets and subletters, I think it’s fair to say that I have enough experience to give you all a succinct run-down […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
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Is ghosting your employer ever warranted?

You’ve probably heard of people ghosting their crappy tinder dates or ghosting on friends they had plans with. Typically, this is looked down upon; no one wants to come off as flaky or unreliable.  In recent years, it’s become more common for people to ghost their employers as well.  Those who are looking for jobs or who are currently employed […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Ford’s proposal to remove classroom caps will hurt students

Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently announced the possibility of removing caps on classroom sizes for kindergarten and primary grades. The education consultations that took place brought into question whether caps on kindergarten and grades one to three should continue or not. The research in defence of the removing of class size caps questions whether class size has a significant enough […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Sustainable menstruation event educates students about eco-friendly period products

On Mar. 21, the Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and LSPIRG hosted “Bleed Red, Go Green: Exploring Sustainable Menstruation.” This workshop, which was open to all menstruating people regardless of gender, allowed student attendees to learn about menstruation and its relationship to the environment.     The event featured presentations from DivaCup, SHORE Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo and LSPIRG. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
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The rise of social media influencers

Social media has become an integral part of our modern culture. Most people use it on a daily basis, so it’s no wonder that countless users are turning to it as a means of income. If you go on any social media site right now you could probably find someone calling themselves an “influencer” within a few minutes of searching. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Lilly Singh is getting her very own talk show

Canadian Comedian and YouTube personality Lilly Singh recently announced that she has landed her own talk show, set to air on NBC in September. Singh’s show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh will replace Carson Daly’s slot on weeknights, making her the first and only woman and LGBTQ+ person to host a late-night show. Singh’s success is a win for […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Will Trudeau’s scandal cost him the election?

  With national elections about seven months away, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party have become involved in a scandal that may threaten his party moving forward. Trudeau and the Liberal Party have been accused of pressuring the now-former minister of justice and attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to drop criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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The harmful effects of silencing male abuse victims

Actor Brendan Fraser recently revealed that he was a victim of sexual assault at the hands of former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, HFPA for short. Fraser, who has been in many notable movies, including The Mummy and George of the Jungle, revealed the details of his assault in an interview with GQ. He said the assault occurred […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·