Archive | October, 2010

Toronto Indecision 2010

25 Oct

A municipal election without an incumbent calls for one of the most media-hyped elections of the past couple of decades in Toronto. City dwellers have been inundated with coverage and campaign promises from mayor and councillor wannabes alike, but are they getting through to potential voters?

It seems as though there are a lot of fence-sitters, people who aren’t planning on voting, or haven’t decided yet who is worthy of their endorsement.

Most people are having trouble picking between candidates they don’t completely believe in, but publications are urging them to vote regardless, citing the direct effect of voting towards electing an appropriate, representative leader.

I recently reported for Humber TV news on the pre-elections atmosphere on campus, and I was disappointed to find scores of students who weren’t planning on voting. Not one student out of the dozen we talked to was heading to the polls today.

I want to echo the sentiment communicated by the media, and encourage everyone in the GTA to vote in their respective elections. Find something you believe in and the candidate that speaks closest to those values and stick with it.

Good luck at the polls.

If you want to see my report, watch below. It’s the first story in the newscast.

Happy voting!

 

 

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Chemistry Done Right

20 Oct

via CBC.ca

Science Magazine held a Dance Your PhD contest, and the winner was a team from Carleton University. I won’t lie, I know little about chemistry, or science in general. Heck, I can’t even do basic multiplication as quick as the average Joe. But come on, this is amazing.

This should be how all theses are presented–through the language of dance.

Here’s the vid!

FCK’n Amazing [video]

19 Oct

I’m getting Facebook all up in this thing’s twitter.

Spread the word!

 

 

(p.s. Thanks for the link Jax!)

 

Oh Facebook

18 Oct

Social media is great for a lot of things, but there are always people who ruin it for everyone while embarrassing themselves in the process. Thankfully the Oatmeal has created an all-encompassing guide to the annoying-as-hell Facebook friends you have but are too guilty to unfriend.

I am positive that each description fits at least a couple of people I know in an eerily accurate way. Continue reading

Smell Like A Monster

12 Oct

How cute is this!

 

I’m On The TV!

8 Oct

…not really. But here’s part one of the show we filmed on Thursday that myself and my j-school co-broadcasters poured our blood sweat and tears into. Not literally, we’re not that masochistic.

Love it nonetheless.

It Gets Better

5 Oct

There have been several teen suicides in the last week, all of which have been triggered by bullying based on sexual orientation. Fortunately, there has been a waterfall of public outreach fronted by Savage Love‘s Dan Savage, involving celebrity and non-celebrity videos telling those struggling to live another day that “it gets better“.  And it does.

Though I am not gay myself, I have grown up with a gay best friend who also struggled with his identity before he came out, but he overcame it and I’ve never seen anyone happier than he is. It’s tragic that a potential happy life was obliterated by the relentless abuse of others.

No one deserves the disrespect and disgusting ignorance experienced through bullying, regardless of what motive the aggressor has.

I don’t want to make my own video, because I think those that exist speak loudly and strongly but I did make a short news piece for Humber TV that I thought I would link you to.

Speaking of links, the 519 and PFLAG are great programs and resources if you need help and support.

Stay happy 🙂

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