Life and Style

One Small Step For Man or One Big Lie?

    “One small step for man” (First Moon Landing 1969): those five words made Americans so proud in July 1969, as they watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.  They had finally beaten the Soviets at something in the space race and the moon was the biggest prize of all! But for those who have…

What To Get Your Loved Ones For The Holidays

With the Holidays just around the corner, you might be a little stressed preparing presents for your friends and family. Not only is it difficult to decide what to get others, but it can also be quite expensive.  Allow me to lighten the load with a few gift ideas and possibly some inspiration.  What To…

SPOTLIGHT ON ELECTIVES: Hairstyling and Aestetics

In 2017, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate launched a new elective course known as Hairstyling and Aesthetics. This popular course, open to all genders, has been getting a lot of attention within the school community recently. The course is taught by Mrs.Tran, a teacher who is a specialist on cosmetology. The course teaches aspects of hairstyling…

Why Are You So Sleepy?

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? Most likely it’s not the recommended 8-10 hours. This could be contributing to why you’re falling asleep in class. Maybe you shouldn’t blame your ‘boring’ teacher? It’s common for a teen to develop inconsistent sleep schedules as we have school early morning and stay up…

BAKING UP A STORM: 3 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken

Hi everyone and welcome back to Baking Up a Storm! I think you’ll all be happy to know that I’ve discovered a BAKED version of popcorn chicken using potato chips! Who doesn’t want a slightly healthier version of popcorn chicken so we don’t feel as guilty for eating it?! This recipe is fool-proof with only three ingredients which…

My Lunch At Rideau Hall

On Sunday, December, 11, 2016 I had the honour of attending the Governor General’s annual holiday lunch at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Now you may be wondering how I had this opportunity to visit the Governor General of Canada, so let me tell you. My cousin is  The Honourable Maryam Monsef – Former Minister of…

Holiday Hot Chocolates

Welcome back to ‘Baking Up A Storm’ – the column that’s all about baking and cooking. As the weather is getting colder, what better way to spend the holiday season than snuggled up by the fireplace with a festive cup of hot chocolate. Well, you’re in luck because this week I’m going to share three…

Top Ten Museums to visit in Toronto

Toronto – Toronto has some amazing museums spread out across the city. This past summer I made it my mission to try and visit every single one! Throughout my travels I ended up visiting 16 in total throughout the downtown core. For the most part they were all very interesting. Here is the Top Ten…

Baking Up a Storm

Welcome to Baking Up a Storm, a new baking and cooking column where I will be sharing recipes every week for you to try at home. Some of the things you will find in this column include healthy, trending, and seasonal recipes, helpful baking and cooking tips, reviews on local restaurants and video tutorials. To…

Lest We Forget

For many of us, war is an occurrence often seen through the lens of a movie, show, book or even listening to your family members’ real life experiences. However, even through such family history, photographs, uniforms, badges, medals and diaries that you would typically see online, we sometimes don’t fully understand the importance of what…

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