Five Years Later: My Tribute to Bruce Peterson Voices 

Five Years Later: My Tribute to Bruce Peterson

This first weekend of May is going to mark the fifth anniversary of Bruce Peterson’s death.   For many of us, the first person we know that has passed away was a beloved pet or one of our grandparents. I’m pretty sure no one would think that a teacher close to us was the first person that has passed away. Well, this was the case for me with Bruce Peterson.   If my memory serves me right, Bruce Peterson was born in California in 1945. I still remember a black-and-white picture of…

Read More
Let’s Talk About “Art, Literature, and Everything in Between” Features 

Let’s Talk About “Art, Literature, and Everything in Between”

During these times of crisis, there’s no doubt that art inspires life, hence recording artists’ impromptu music releases and virtual concerts that serve as a means to uplift our spirits (see here Sophie’s article on concert live streams to this effect).   However, by the same token, life inspires art, and this continues to be true amid the pandemic; photographers capture images of the empty streets, while writers and painters find the subjects of their works in solitary confinement. Thus, nothing has changed, as this relationship between art and life…

Read More
“Music Is Not Cancelled” (And Is Doing Its Part for COVID-19 Relief) News 

“Music Is Not Cancelled” (And Is Doing Its Part for COVID-19 Relief)

Countless concerts and festivals have been cancelled worldwide due to the pandemic.  Nonetheless, “Music is not cancelled”, at least according to Songkick when advertising their first YouTube live stream festival, “PlayOn Fest”, where film recordings of several artists were set to play from April 24th to April 27th.   This event took place, not only to provide entertainment for music addicts like me, but also to raise funds for the World Health Organization (WHO). Merch was also available for purchase, with all proceeds going towards the organization.    They had…

Read More
Album 👏 Review 👏 Entertainment Voices 

Album 👏 Review 👏

Today, I decided to listen to Linkin Park’s entire discography (ok, I lied; I only listened to their most famous albums because I was a lil short on time … and I just can’t get into some albums), and I’ve come to the conclusion that LIVING THINGS is their best album. Here’s how I’ve reached this conclusion: It is the only one that doesn’t get boring after a while.  Albums such as Meteora and Minutes to Midnight get bland a few songs in because many songs are so similar, and…

Read More
EVERYONE IS A SOCIALIST DURING A PANDEMIC Voices 

EVERYONE IS A SOCIALIST DURING A PANDEMIC

The powerful have decided that we can all have human rights, and a little socialism on the side, as a treat, right when it seems as though the apocalypse will hit. The corporations that had long resisted providing their employees with humane working conditions, as well as necessary benefits, have suddenly reconsidered and decided that perhaps people should, maybe, be treated with respect. Of course, not everything can be perfect, and we cannot expect much, but paid sick leave and some compensation (you know, the bare minimum) is now feasible….

Read More
A Return to “Business as Usual” on the Horizon? News 

A Return to “Business as Usual” on the Horizon?

After more than six weeks since school and business closures amid the implementation of social distancing measures, Québec’s Premier, François Legault, recently announced that he and his team are considering re-starting the economy. This decision would involve the gradual reopening of businesses and schools so as to begin establishing natural herd immunity.   Though people mostly agree on the fact that they miss their routines and being able to have a non-virtual social life, this announcement has proven to be quite polarizing.   On the one hand, several parents are…

Read More
Eggshells Arts 

Eggshells

For years, I’ve been walking on eggshells. Year after year, They became thinner and thinner, Until the day they cracked. But instead of being covered With egg yolk and egg white, Instead of becoming A greasy yellow and A bright transparent, I was covered with the blood Of the person I once was.   By Sophie Dufresne

Read More
COVID-19: Doug Ford’s Moment of Redemption? News Voices 

COVID-19: Doug Ford’s Moment of Redemption?

Disclaimer: This article was written on the morning of April 14, 2020. Much of the presented information is subject to change in the coming days and weeks. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in every aspect of society. Instead, we are all (hopefully) staying at home to work and study, while waiting for the latest directives and projections from our governments. Unsurprisingly, during periods of crisis, we tend to listen to and carefully follow what our leaders have to say. It is a moment for our governmental officials…

Read More