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Archive for July 2010

Social Awkwardness

Written by: Jennifer Winters The thought of not being apart of society or not fitting in can start at such an early age and unfortunately continue through adulthood. Getting bullied, talked down, abused any one of these things probably more can develop into social awkwardness. It is quite sad how society as a whole reacts to people that socially awkward. People who suffer from social awkwardness are described as “active […]

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Always a Kid at Heart

Written by: Jennifer Winters It would be fair to say that most children who are young want to grow up fast so they can do the things that they see everybody else doing that they can’t. Then not too long after that those kids become adults and want to go back to being young and innocent. Things don’t really change though when your 8 or when your 28, you still […]

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Closing Time

Written by: Jennifer Winters If you ever had or still have a problem with drugs and alcohol you know it is OK to say, “maybe I’ve had too much this time.” If you are still here to say that phrase and are willing to get the help to stop you are already ahead of the game. It is a deadly disease that we are not always aware of, and our […]

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Caution Ahead

Written by: Jennifer Winters There are speed limits, caution signs and construction warnings all over the world when driving. These also apply to our life when you break it down. Time goes by so fast; I have talked about how we should not live in the past, but living, for now, that is a whole other ball game. It is mind-blowing how fast the time goes by; sometimes we even […]

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Big Wheels Keep on Turning

Written by: Jennifer Winters There seem to be two seasons when it comes to transportation: Winter & Summer, however, although winter may be cold there are advantages that people may be unaware of. When the wintertime comes around it all abuts the snowboards, ski, skates, and toboggans all of which have designated places. Why is it as soon as the sun gets bright and beaming those who ride bikes and […]

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

By Karen Clarke So after finding out that my husband, let’s call him “J” was cheating, the first call I made was to a woman’s centre to set up a counseling appointment. Not to my mother, God, never to my mother, not to my best friend, but to a counsellour. Odd, huh?! I needed to make sure that I didn’t screw things up. I had to make sure that I […]

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Tweet This!

Written by: Jennifer Winters I was about 7 or 8-years-old when I saw a man pull out a portable brick-sized phone, and for the life of me I could not figure out where the cord had gone. I was dumbfounded that having a portable phone was possible, for someone that was practically raised by a computer it was astounding. Had the new technology developments stopped there I truly believe our […]

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Live and Let Go

Written by: Jennifer Winters The one thing that is easy to hold on to is the past and is the one constant thing most people are in denial about. There is no doubt that we think with our heart most of the time rather than our mind. There will be regrets, triumphs, tragedies, obstacles and so on that will keep us in the past regardless if we had any control […]

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Human Dignity Amongst the Clouded Priorities

By Julianna LaRocque In today’s society, it is incredulously easy to get caught up in the wrong things. There is immense pressure put on the physical things, that I feel that we lose touch with what is truly important. Of course, I am not condemning selfishness, but I am a firm believer in the idea that once a person completely and wholly believes and understands themselves they are better able […]

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Light Vehicle Sales – May 2010 (updated to include Volvo )‏

Dennis DesRosiers – July 20, 2010 Dennis DesRosiers – July 20, 2010 – 1 Dennis DesRosiers – July 20, 2010 – 2 By Dennis DesRosiers Comparables … a nasty little word that many OEMs don’t like to include in their monthly press releases. By this I mean everyone likes to be selective in terms of which months they compare their sales to with the obvious intention of making themselves look […]

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I Do! Part 31

Written by: Jennifer Winters The summer is almost here, the shorts and skirts are out, patios are bright and beaming and ‘tis the season to break up? Over the last few weeks, most of my friends that are not married yet are breaking up with their partners some short relationships and some that have been going on for several years. I have been married for little over a year, and […]

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Walking to Change

Written by: Jennifer Winters Every face has a story, does it matter what it is? Unfortunately no matter how many boundaries and walls that have been broken it seems that prejudice is still in the air and people that are a minority still get treated poorly. A few years ago I traveled to a small town called Tennant Creek in Australia, where I was the minority for this first time. […]

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BITE ME Film Festival – Donna Kakonge on Panel for Sunday

By Jill Andrew BITE ME! FILM FESTIVAL GIVES A BIG “F” YOU TO STEREOTYPICAL IMAGES OF SEX & GENDER IDENTITY BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival, July 16-18, 2010 July 16, 6:00-10:00p.m. Launch Party Invites ONLY at XEXE Gallery http://www.xexegallery.com 624 Richmond St. W. MEDIA WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR INTERVIEW/PHOTO. Contact Jill Andrew, Festival Director info@bitemefilmfest.com for accreditation. July 17-18 Film Screenings, TalkBacks at National Film […]

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Anxiety to Perfection

By: Jennifer Winters When the procrastination stops and ready to do the “do’s” it can be undoubtedly overwhelming. Our “to-do lists” on a daily basis can cause stress from something simple as doing the groceries, laundry, exercising at the gym to more complex: finishing an essay, applying for OSAP, making a doctors appointment etc… All in one day is exhausting and can cause anxiety without a question. We all must […]

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A Big Thank You

Thank you to all of you who will be participating in one of the first ever courses on black hair politics done online. All of the 42 participants are pioneers and part of history. I thank you all for joining. I apologize to anyone who wanted to join the group and could not. The participation far exceeded my expectations. This is absolutely terrific! God Bless you all! The course starts […]

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Florida Family Writes Humorous Book About Our Animal Friends Book Portrays Animals with Human Characteristics

“We decided that what the world needs now is a little humor. So we created this book, I Had a Pet Frog, as a family project. Our talented daughter, 17-year-old, Christine Liao created the illustrations and we wrote the copy. We also wanted to deliver humorous messages for people of all ages, and started the book by writing; “I Had a Pet Frog who liked to smoke. I told him […]

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The Car Industry

Dennis DesRosiers – July 13, 2010 By Dennis DesRosiers The Globe and Mail are putting on a “Green Agenda Forum” at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Friday morning June 4’th. Green Agenda is a national platform for automotive manufacturers to explain their case on new technologies, regulatory realities and consumer benefits and there will very interesting and exciting presentations from a number of OEMs. The event is hosted by […]

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April 2010

By Dennis DesRosiers There’s a new sheriff in town. Attached is our top ten list for the month of April and for the year to date. And for the first time in about a decade, there is a new leader on the passenger side of the equation. Barely mind you but the Mazda3 was the best selling passenger car in April and YTD. This is the first time in a […]

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My Experience at Donna Magazine

By Chris Temelkos When I was first offered an internship with Donna Magazine, I couldn’t contain my excitement, as I was always interested in the world of print and I was finally getting a chance to experience it first hand. As I began contributing articles to the magazine, I felt the freedom of creative expression by writing about my thoughts, feelings and aspirations, all thanks to Donna’s encouragement and support. […]

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Blackberry to Apple

By Chris Temelkos Bad news for RIM, British bank Standard Chartered will be saying adios to the Blackberry and be welcoming the ever so popular iPhone, allowing users the option to switch, which could cause thousands of other bankers to jump on the bandwagon. Bankers often prefer the Blackberry to take care of their business communications and it has become the standard device issued, meaning it could be quite sometime […]

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Simply People Festival – July 20th

By Paul Santos Hundreds to gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th at the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto TORONTO—To mark the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto, Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This free outdoor event is open for all to attend (rain or shine). On stage, there will […]

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Gaming Galore

By Chris Temelkos It looks as though the gaming industry has managed to fare well in these tough economic times, thanks to online and social networking sites like Facebook and free game trials and downloads. Newzoo, a video game tracking firm found that one-third of the $25.3-billion that U.S. gamers spent on video games in 2009 came from online revenues and digital distribution of console and PC games. That isn’t […]

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Social Networking and Real Estate

By Donna Kakonge Imran Javaid started using different sites like Kijiji and Craigslist a couple of years ago. “I have been active on Kijiji and do get calls and emails from customers inquiring about my listings and services,” says Javaid. “I actually have helped a client who basically had to rent a place by Yonge and Eglinton within 24 hours of that phone call. Even though I was busy with […]

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MDST 4021/4022 Senior Research Project For: Prof. Twyla Gibson By: Alex Young

Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America Introduction The Catholic scholar Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote a manuscript entitled, On the Governance of Rulers, where he discussed his ideas of the external and internal forces that he believed everyone within a society or tribe had within them. Aquinas states, the standard form of government in nature is […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

This is the seventh installment of the bibliographic material for Alex Young’s eight-part series done at the University of Guelph-Humber By Alex Young Bibliography Browne, David, By the Numbers: The Top-Earning Estates”, Rolling Stone Magazine, issue 1074, March 19th, 2009 DiCillo, Tom, dir., When You’re Strange, perf. Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, John Densmore, Johnny Depp, narrator, 2009, Strange Pictures Goldman, Jerry, Stein, Giel, The Cuban Missile Crisis: October […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

This is the sixth installment in an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber By Alex Young Conclusion It is wrong, to sum up, or draw conclusions about someone based on their artwork because the artwork is based on performance and an artists’ representation of a character, mood or emotion, and not about them as people. When part of an audience, many people project their […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

This is the fifth installment of an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber By Alex Young Summary of Findings Ultimately the Doors were seen as artistic leaders of the hippie movement in America because they were artistically responding to major events that were changing American life. The Doors symbolically addressed events such as the Vietnam War, the women’s liberation movement, the civil rights movement […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

This is the fourth installment in an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber By Alex Young Body of Study (Analysis) Morrison’s comments on what his concept of fame is in the film “When You’re Strange” suggest that Morrison’s conception of fame only pertains to world leaders and those that murder them, without favouring over the other. This would leave anyone watching the film to […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

This is the third installment in an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber By Alex Young Methodology The film The Doors was released by Maple Pictures on March 1st, 1991, twenty years after Morrison’s death, it was directed by Oliver Stone, the screenplay was written by Stone along with J. Randal Johnson and features Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison. Oliver Stone is well known […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

This is the second installment in an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber By Alex Young Review of Literature The lyrics used in this thesis span over the entire catalogue of Morrison’s career as the lead singer of the Doors and are not from one specific era or period within his music. The lyrics have been used as examples to demonstrate Morrison’s political and […]

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Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

The following begins an eight-part series done by University of Guelph-Humber graduate Alex Young MDST 4021/4022 Senior Research Project For: Prof. Twyla Gibson By: Alex Young Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America Introduction The Catholic scholar Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote a manuscript entitled, On the Governance of Rulers, where he discussed his ideas of the […]

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