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Check Out thedailyplanet.com!

30 Sep

As you may know from reading ROMISAYS, I am a whore to the publications I work for. This time is no exception.

I am currently a managing editor for thedailyplanet.com, Humber College’s online newspaper. We re-launched for the year this week and we’re off to a good start! Check out what all of the hardworking students are writing about.

And if you want to jump to what I wrote, you can find it here.

And “like” our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter.

Remember When? Summer 2010

8 Sep

This beaver has nothing to do with any kind of current events..but look how huge it is!

It’s been quite the summer for newsmakers. While we were enjoying our slow days and numerous heatwaves, underfed, underpaid journalists worked overtime to deliver top stories to our Crackberries while we lounged on our decks in bikinis sipping ice cold beers (…no? Just me?). Don’t worry, In a year from now, I’ll be shaking my fist at summer Romi too.

But seriously, the news has been far from slow this season making it hard to remember what happened when, or was it that humidity-induced coma? Perhaps it’s beneficial to take a look at planet earth’s crazy summer, if only to remind ourselves that the worst things to happen to Toronto are a puny earthquake, a delightful heatwave, and an irritating mayoral race (or to assist those journalism buddies who went news reading cold-turkey this summer and are playing catchup).

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Romi Reads The News [3]

29 Nov

This is what was on the wire this week:

Reverse Chris Brown? — To soon? Tiger Woods was in an accident. Did his wife beat him? Did she save him? Did he cheat on her? On the next Young and Athletic.

Russian Bombing — Questions surrounding the derailment of a train bound for St. Petersburg are slowly being answered. Now, a bomb is thought to have detonated on the tracks. Yet another terrorist attack. Scary.

Inhumane society — The arrest of OSPCA bigwigs based on allegations of animal abuse, mistreatment, and neglect forces Ontarians to reassess the way animals are treated in shelters on a national scale (or at least it should). Continue reading

You Shouldn’t Kick A Ginger

24 Nov

I hate to say “when I was their age” but I’m saying it. When I was 11, there was no Facebook, maybe a glimpse of a chat program (ICQ?), and no cyberbullying, but we were still mean kids.

Bullying is not something new but the nature of it is different. My sister is 11 and I thank the internet gods every day that she doesn’t have Facebook yet.

Yes social networking sites can be used by pre-teens correctly but it opens up way too many doors for passive-aggressive kinds of abuse that kids aren’t ready to handle at such a young age. Facebook hate groups, refusing to friend someone, vulnerability regarding who finds them on these sites–all concerns that I know I wouldn’t have coped with in middle school.

Just last week, a scandal at my sister’s school. Kids were suspended acting on “Kick a Ginger Day”. Details of the situation are undisclosed for the privacy of those involved.

In the Star today, students were suspended at a Burlington Elementary school for going through with the assault on fellow classmates.

What’s being done in elementary schools to monitor their student’s use of social networking sites?

Do parents have the responsibility to educate their children on the dangers of internet consumption?

The floor is open – Debate away

Romi Reads The News [2]

22 Nov

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, it must have been uncomfortable.

Here’s what you missed:

Housewife Apocalypse–a.k.a. Oprah is ending her show in 2011. Dr. Oz and Ellen, you’re under a lot of pressure to deliver. Think about giving away cars.

Fare Hike–More like unfair hike. Just kidding. The TTC has to do what it has to do to keep it running well. I just hope everything doesn’t go to shit post Pan Am. Continue reading

Romi Reads The News

15 Nov

…It’s true.

Ladies Can’t Jump: Female ski jumpers will not be competing in the Olympic games this February. Sad day. Truly one step back for equality in the games. Ski Jumper Lindsay Van even compares the IOC to the Taliban: “It’s like the Taliban of the Olympics,” she said. Ouch.

Larry Inappropriate King Show: Oh the joys of Rebulicanisms. Carrie Prejean, Ex Miss America contender and star of her own sex tape turned “writer”, needs her privacy. For someone to go on a TALK show, she doesn’t give Mr. King much to talk about other than her allegiance to Sarah Palin. At least I got my crazy fix for the week.

Topol Quits Fiddler On The Roof: Clearly the biggest news of the week, mainly because I (my parents) spent almost $100 on a ticket and now he’s out. I feel betrayed. So much for Tradition (….tradition …….. tradition!). I guess I can make do with 4 time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein.

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