Tag: UTSC-Centennial Journalism Program

He Pingping Death


Billy Courtice Online Story 6 He Pingping-death Friends and family of He Pingping are shocked by his sudden death last Saturday. At a mere 66 cm, He was the world’s shortest living man able to walk. Despite his tiny nature, those who knew He…

Home Canning


By Alice Hoang Simplistic, yet exquisite, nothing is quite as heart-warming as receiving a jar of homemade chilli sauce adorned with a shiny golden ribbon on a winter’s day.

Another Blow to the TTC’s Image


Online Story 10 Sarah DeMille Another blow to the TTC’s image on Wednesday as a bus driver has been arrested for assaulting a passenger. Police say an 18-year old man was pushed into a window during a fare dispute on a Lawrence Avenue west…

Bryzgalov, Miller, Brodeur and Georges Vezina


By Ryan Jhagroo Bryzgalov, Miller, Brodeur and Georges Vezina The finalists for the Vezina trophy have been announced. The trio nominated goalies for the award is the Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller, the Phoenix Coyotes’ Ilya Bryzgalov, and the New Jersey Devils’ Martin Brodeur. All…

Larry King’s Divorce


Megan Harris Online Piece 10 April 20, 2010 Larry King is about to be divorced- again. He filed for his eighth divorce last Wednesday, hours before his wife Shawn Southwick did the same. King, 76, the host of CNN’s Larry King Live has been…

Brain Training


Online Piece #10 BRAIN TRAINING Kimberlee Nancekivell You may think you’re better off playing Brain Age, but you may as well be playing Mario. A new study published in Nature suggests that brain-training games are gaining popularity for all the wrong reasons. People are…

Baseball Bats


By Josh Ungar They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, different colours and builds. Some have hollow tops and others are solid all the way through. But they all have one thing in common, they can easily shatter, leaving batters disappointed…

Caribbean Wave Restaurant


Online Story Josef Jacobson Caribbean Wave Restaurant, tucked into the corner of a plaza right off Highway 401, at 875 Milner Ave., is a pleasant little secret. The Wave is a neat establishment with booths along the walls, chairs in the centre and a…

Goldman Sachs


BILLY COURTICE ONLINE STORY-GOLDMAN SACHS 20 April 2010 Despite facing a government civil fraud charge, Goldman Sachs Corp. has received a bit of good news. The bank reported that its first-quarter earnings have nearly doubled to $3.3 billion. The bank earned $5.59 a share…

Shooting Among Thailand’s Military


Online Story #10 Amanda Kwan The Thai army warned it would shoot anti-government protesters if they resist the military, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The threat comes a day after the army was sent to the streets of Bankok to block the protest route,…

CIDA and Afghanistan


By Alina Smirnova Canada’s role in Afghanistan after troop withdrawal will include training teachers. The Canadian International Development Agency hopes that having better teachers will draw more students to go to school. The CIDA is looking for companies that will certify and train teachers….

Alfalfa Sprouts


Alice Hoang Online piece #10 They may look thin and frail, but alfalfa sprouts are packed with nutrients. The whole plant is used, as each part has different health benefits. The herb contains vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants and minerals…

The Fantastic Mr. Fox


Online Story 9 Sarah DeMille (This is a review of a movie I saw, so there’s no link to where I took the information. It’s all from my own mind) The Fantastic Mr. Fox is out on DVD and Blu-Ray. Director Wes Anderson’s quirky…

Spring Allergies


Online Piece 9 Megan Harris Spring allergy sufferers hoping for a reprieve will have no luck this year. According to an eCanadaNow report, the spring of 2010 will be worse than ever for pollen allergies. Usually, pollen allergies start a bit later in April,…

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball


By Josh Ungar The Blue Jays kicked off their 2010 season at the Rogers Centre in luxurious style last night. That is if you had big money to burn on a ticket. The regularly scarcely filled Rogers Center was packed to the brim last…

Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey


Online story Josef Jacobson The NHL regular season is over and one team will be watching the playoffs from the bleachers again. For the fifth straight year, since the lockout of 2004-2005, the Toronto Maple Leafs will hit the golf course early. And if…

Golf with Mickelson


Billy Courtice 13 April 2010 MASTERS-MICKELSON World’s No. 2 golfer Phil Mickelson will add a third Masters title to his resume after winning his third green jacket at Augusta Sunday. Mickelson fended off third-round leader Lee Westwood with a bogey-free 67 in the final…

U.S.A. and Russia


By Alina Smirnova U.S. President Barack Obama warns of rising nuclear terrorist attack. At a summit in Washington, Obama told world leaders the risk of a nuclear attack is increasing. He urged world leaders to act, and not just talk, in order to prevent…

Be Wary of Charity Scams


SCAMMING CHARITIES Online Piece #10 Sarina Adamo The RCMP are warning all Canadians to be wary when donating to charities – they could be swindling you. As those are feeling the urge to donate to Haiti relief efforts, many fraud artists have emerged to…

Cinnamon – A Spice of Life


Alice Hoang Online piece #9 Cinnamon is an all-year-round spice – whether you enjoy it through your sense of taste or sense of smell. In Western society, cinnamon is commonly used in baking, but in many parts of the world, it’s used in various…

Moksha hot yoga


By Alice Hoang The serene and tranquil environment of Moksha Yoga Scarborough’s studio sets the tone to replenish the mind, body, and soul. I took off my shoes and walked into the sitting room as I heard nothing but the sound of water trickling…

The Weaker Sex


The Weaker Sex Sarina Adamo I live with two older brothers and my father, their testosterone overpowers the household. When they get sick, I go running not because I don’t want to catch their germs but because the men in my house are, for…

LG Fashion Week in Toronto


Sarah DeMille Online Story 8 LG Fashion Week in Toronto is going to look different this year thanks to Joe Mimran, the creator behind the Loblaws clothing line Joe Fresh Style. Mimran’s show, which debuts on Wednesday, has been eagerly anticipated since the five-day…

Vezina for Ryan Miller


Vezina for Ryan Miller By: Ryan Jhagroo Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller continued his stellar play this season on Monday, as he made 40 saves in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins. After the win, Miller improved his record to 38-16-8. His GAA…

The Easter Bunny Came to Town


Online Piece 8 Megan Harris The Easter Bunny is bringing something special this year. According to a German study, eating chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by 39 percent. The study, reported by the Associated Press…

The Toronto Raptors


Online Story – Mar 30 Kirsten Parucha It seems the Toronto Raptors enjoy head-to-head finales. In their last three games, the Raptors have finished within a three-point range, creating much excitement and anticipation for viewers when the last seconds’ countdown. The first of the…

Prisoner Benefits


Online Piece PRISONER BENEFITS Kimberlee Nancekivell For Canadians wondering where their tax dollars go, the answer may be in the nearest prison. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched an online petition last Wednesday to prevent prisoners aged 65 or older from receiving Old Age Security…

Maple Leafs


Online Story Josef Jacobson The Toronto Maple Leafs will host the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at the Air Canada Centre. It is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams this season. So far the Leafs have won two of three. Although the Maple…

Gun-Splaying Road Rage


Fiona Persaud Web Story Stabbing-road-rage Police are searching for a man after a suspected road rage stabbing yesterday just off the highway near Neilson Rd. and Wickson Trail area. Gunanayagam Thurainayagam, 35, was repeatedly stabbed in the back and left at the side of…

Ricky Martin Comes Out


By Billy Courtice World famous Latin pop singer Ricky Martin has announced that he’s gay, after years of speculation since his rise to fame. “I am a fortunate homosexual man,” wrote Martin in a statement on his website. Martin wrote this just weeks after…

Stephen Harper News


By Amanda Kwan Online Story 8 The Hill Times reports that canceling vote subsidies to political parties will be a key feature in the Conservative government’s election platform. Parties currently get $1.75 for each vote they receive in a federal election. The subsidy is…

Mongolian Herders


By Alina Smirnova Thousands of Mongolian herders lose their livestock because of cold weather. The International Red Cross is now appealing for help, saying $900,000 is needed to provide assistance to affected families, BBC reports. They say that millions of animals, almost 10 per…

Potatoes are Good for You


Alice Hoang Online piece #8 Potatoes are healthy when eaten the right way. People on “no-carb” diets steer clear of spuds, despite the fact that they are packed with nutrients. While greasy fries, chips and “loaded” baked potatoes are considered “bad foods,” there are…

Health Benefits of Maple Syrup


Sarah DeMille Online Story The maple syrup used on your morning pancakes or waffles may be extra sugary and chock full of calories, but the real stuff could actually have benefits beyond just indulging your morning sweet tooth. Navindra Seeram, an assistant pharmacy professor…

Leon Washington not with the Jets just yet


Leon Washington not with the Jets just yet By: Ryan Jhagroo New York Jets restricted FA Leon Washington did not attend the team’s voluntary workouts on Monday and his future is in doubt with the team. Washington has yet to sign his $1.759 million…

Barack Obama and Health Reform


Online Story #7 Patrycja Klucznik March 23, 2010 Barack Obama’s presidency has been marked by yet another historical venture, as of March 22. The new healthcare reform bill, which is seen as a milestone for American administration, was passed on Sunday and includes lowering…

Earth Hour


Megan Harris Online Piece 7 Canada gears up for third annual Earth Hour The lights will be going off all over Canada this weekend. Not in a power outage-reminiscent of the August 2003 blackout, but for Earth Hour. Though this will be the third…

Suicide Risk in Mothers


Online Piece #7 SUICIDE RISK Kimberlee Nancekivell Kids may drive their mothers crazy sometimes, but it’s possible they actually reduce the risk of suicide. A Taiwanese study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Monday showed a connection between the number of children a…

Landlord Problems in Scarborough


By Josh Ungar Five years later, residents at 217 Morningside Ave. are still waiting for city inspectors to return and enforce their complaints. This is not an isolated situation; throughout Scarborough, the number of apartment buildings with multiple unsolved standard-of-living complaints is alarmingly high….

Maple Leafs


Online Story Josef Jacobson Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Florida Panthers at the Air Canada Centre. This is an important match for both teams. While the Panthers are fighting to make it into the playoff picture, the Leafs are looking…

Earth Hour


CAITLIN STOJANOVSKI EARTH HOUR ONLINE STORY Earth Hour has become an annual symbol of environmental awareness, with more than 800 landmarks going dark on March 27, 2010. Residents all over the world are urged to turn off their electricity on from 8:30 to 9:30…

Shoeless Joe Fire


Online Story Bradley Featherstone A fire has shut down Shoeless Joe’s restaurant located at Morningside and Lawrence for the next three weeks. The fire started in the kitchen at 5:30 a.m. on March 19 while no one was inside the building. The fire was…

Sudan


Online Story 7 Amanda Kwan Sudan’s president has threatened to expel foreign election monitors after they called for a delay in the vote, scheduled for April. The suggestion came amid security concerns from election observers and opposition groups. A report from the US-based Carter…

India to Fight with Food


India to fight with food. The Indian army is set to use the world’s hottest chili, bhut jolokia, to make hand grenades to fight terrorism, Associated Press reports. After conducting tests, the military decided the chilies will make a non-toxic weapon that can be…

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