Carly Basch

Carly Basch

Articles by Carly Basch

Women’s ‘blobby’ bodies are none of your business

The subject of beauty has been a controversial one since women have entered the frames of photography and movie screens, leaving audiences to scrutinize every single detail of their bodies. We can’t help that we are drawn to those types of aesthetics: we gaze upon it with admiration, envy, desire or disgust. The shift in the representation of women in […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·

The holidays are a time to show people you care

The act of sharing and giving is a favourite hobby of mine. The idea of making those who I care about feel loved and respected brings me more joy than getting a gift of my own. Who doesn’t like seeing a smile on others faces knowing how happy and appreciative they are? That’s just the nurturing, giving personality of mine […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·

Time to celebrate ‘treat yo’ self’

There is not a student on this entire campus that can say this month of essays and exams has been a cheery one. In fact, for many it has been the most dreadful time trying to keep our sanity, energy and minds intact. While it is something that we all suffer and endure together, it can’t be ignored that the […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·
(Graphic by Carly Basch)

How to not grow a Mo’

by Carly Basch· · Life ·

It’s Halloween, so flex your creative muscles

When I was a little girl, Halloween was the most important holiday of the year. More important than having eight nights to open gifts, shove my face with fried potatoes and, of course, do a bit of gambling. It was the one night that I didn’t have to be “Carly” and could follow my dreams of transforming into whomever I […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·
(Graphic by Mitchell Cheeseman)

Top 7 Halloween movies

For some people, the best part of Halloween is grabbing that plastic bowl of miniature candy, curling up on your couch and preparing to scream. There’s nothing more exciting than sticking to the theme of spirits, ghouls and terror and watching it come alive with horror — a genre that I tend to avoid unless it’s of course, Halloween. If […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·
(Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

Joel Plaskett Emergency

With a man who is so dedicated to his music and making his shows both intimate and engaging, it’s almost impossible not to love Joel Plaskett. A pioneer in Canadian music, Joel Plaskett Emergency returned to Uptown Waterloo’s Starlight Lounge on Oct. 18 to put on an electrifying performance to a sold out crowd. However, before the lights turned on […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·

SNL hosts awards

It seemed all hope was lost when it was announced that Seth MacFarlane would be hosting the 85th Academy Awards. But then a miracle happened. One award show finally got it right and on Oct. 15th, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that the hilarious estrogen-powered dynamic duo, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey would be hosting the 2013 Golden […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·

Don’t let the stressful season get you down

The overwhelming stress that gets piled up on top of your consistent deadlines, presentations, essays and assignments, can be the main factor why we are spiraling down into the gloomy and gritty phase of our semester. We read the syllabi, our professors have made note of it many times and now we must come to terms with our reality; it […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·

Cord-o-scopes: October 3, 2012

Libra (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23) Find yourself running a few extra minutes late to class? Maybe you should spend less time in that Tim Hortons line up. Their sandwiches can’t be that good. Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22) Seeing as your sign occurs during the fall season it is time to embrace it! Carve pumpkins, go apple picking, […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·