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Why we party (and why it’s dangerous)

At a certain age, the excitement around throwing house parties simply loses its novelty. At twenty-one — although premature this conclusion — I think I can confidently say I’m content never going to another house party again. At this point, the entire endeavor is a tiring effort rather than something to look forward to. As our responsibilities grow, so does […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Healthy ways to move away from technological dependence

Sometimes we need a break from technology. In a world constantly screaming at us to buy this and wear that, it can be liberating to forget about all the media nonsense for a few minutes. I can’t think of a single social media influence worse than TikTok. Not only are you drowning hours of your day mindlessly consuming short clips […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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The commodification of face masks

Face masks have very quickly become a global necessity. The Regional Council of Waterloo recently passed bylaws requiring the wearing of face coverings on public transit as well as all enclosed spaces. Those who are found guilty of disobeying bylaw are subject to fines upwards of $1,000. Prices for face masks have skyrocketed since the COVID-19 epidemic began. The entire […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
The importance of a healthy lifestyle for mental health

The importance of a healthy lifestyle for mental health

Before I get started, I should add that I’m not a doctor nor a medical professional—I’m barely an arts major. Everything I’m writing on below I have learned through my own trial and error—with some help from relative literature—and should not be taken as fact but rather a proposition. My sole intention here is to help those suffering from mental […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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How stage three further alters our society

The region of Kitchener-Waterloo has officially entered into stage three of reopening the province. But what exactly does that mean for our everyday lives? Well, there are a few major changes to the regulations we’ve been following. For one, the amount of people legally allowed to attend a social gathering has increased. Outdoor gatherings will increase to a maximum of […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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How product delivery has changed for local craft beer and cannabis companies

In the midst of this global health crisis, many local companies have had to find alternative ways to adjust to the circumstances in terms of product delivery.  While the province has moved towards phase two of reopening earlier this month, these alternatives are still necessary for some companies, more specifically, for craft beer and cannabis shops in the region.  John […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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How our social lives will look after the pandemic

One can only imagine how dating, partying and bar life will look after the pandemic. The bars are already disgusting. God only knows how many viruses were devised between the cocktail of germs and disease on the Phil’s stripper pole. Dating life is no better. The constant fear of STIs is a strong enough deterrent on it’s own — now […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Gardening: a relaxing and practical quarantine hobby

With everything being shut down a lot of people have been left to their own devices. There’s basically nothing to do except panic-buy groceries, and, well, just panic.   But do you wanna know who’s not panic-buying groceries? People who have gardens. Why would you need to panic-buy when you can do your produce shopping straight from your backyard?   So if you’re looking for […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·