Tag: UTSC-Centennial Student

A Good Home

By Rachel Muenz I don’t like cleaning because it’s not something where you use your head and when I don’t use my head, it wanders into things I’d rather forget. But I don’t like living in filth either. I’ve had enough dirt in my…

Abandon

By Rachel Muenz Uneven rows of umbrellas bobbed towards her. Their metal frames frightened her to the edge of the sidewalk and then back into the alley against the cold dumpster. The thin spokes reminded her too much of wing bones. Her fingers dug…

The Discoveries of Columbus

By Rachel Muenz Lorian sat in the sand, his lap cold without the dog. He glared at the black and silver points of the waves. His father had no right to get rid of it. But Lorian figured he should have seen it coming…

Rookies

By Rachel Muenz Jo Henday, Sister: I should be proud of you but I’m not. Not of a single shot. Your first goal came off my stick, remember? The puck was pinned to the boards by a couple pairs of skates and there were…

Blue Death: A five-part series by the Teeny Tracer on how protestors are destroying money and lives at Dump Site 52

The plight of North Comise garbage: Part one of a five-part series By Zema Luncher In homes across North Comise County, the garbage bag is kept hidden from sight in cupboards or garages, unable to socialize with the families it lives with and treated…

Financial degradation at Site 52 puts species at risk: Part three of a five-part series

By Zema Luncher Protests at Site 52 are putting a severe strain on the financial ecosystem, damaging the habitats of taxpayers and politicians, says Comise County Warden Tom Gudgeon. Blockades at the proposed dump site in Teeny Township are not only harming these species…

Bicycle Time

By Rachel Muenz The road unrolls before him, cracked and purple-grey. The pavement is worn but good, better than that behind him, cratered and half-repaired with uneven disks of tar. On either side, trees slide past the corners of his eyes, their branches reaching…

Muttluks to the rescue!

By Rachel Muenz They protect your feet from extreme cold when playing in the snow. Military personnel use them to keep the pads of their feet from burning up on the hot ground of Afghanistan. Broken glass and other hazards won’t hurt you because…

Shoes of mass destruction

By Rachel Muenz It begins with a flash of light just below the windows of the aircraft. Then, the fuselage buckles outward and bursts into thousands of pieces which flutter to the ground like shreds of paper. A cloud of thick smoke engulfs half…

No country for shoe schools

By Rachel Muenz There are no shoe design schools in Canada and you can blame that on our climate. Because of our ever-changing weather, Canadians tend to put function over fashion, according to Sarah Beam-Borg, the assistant curator at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum. “North…

Need help? Just give me a call with tobacco

By: Rachel Muenz Before I climbed to the third floor of the North Borden Building on Spadina, I thought tobacco was bad. But now I know that it can be good, depending on how you use it. Tobacco can help students like me get…

TTC, Student President Ousted for Smoking, Spice Girls

Kimberlee Nancekivell Online Story 2 A news conference is being held at the Sheraton Centre on Tuesday morning to address the conflict between TTC workers, administration, and riders. A group called “Toronto Transit Operators against public harassment” appeared on Facebook last week, collecting more…

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