Politics & Opinion

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Pepsi: Thin is In

Thin is in at New York Fashion Week this month – but this time we can’t blame the fashion industry. Pepsi is releasing a “slim, attractive new can” that is the “perfect compliment to today’s most stylish looks”, according to Jill Beraud, chief marketing officer, Pepsi. But Pepsi doesn’t stop…

A Bit of Rhetoric – Obama and the Tucson tragedy

Last night, President Obama gave a moving speech about the recent Tucson shootings.  Sometimes, the best way to understand something is to analyze it in a visual format.  My favourite platform for doing so is Wordle, a website that transforms text into art, with word size corresponding with how often…

Slutty Slacktivism

According to Facebook, my friends like it…on the bed, on the floor, on a towel by the door, in the tub, in the car, up against the mini bar. No, they’re not fucking Matt Damon (confused? Look here)…but apparently posting any of these super-sassy options as your Facebook status means…

Inspiring the Youth Vote

They say the youth are apathetic when it comes to politics. As a young woman of 22, I’d like to disagree. We aren’t apathetic; we just aren’t motivated, at least not by traditional methods of politicking. If you want the youth vote, you can’t confine your canvassing to knocking on…

Here’s To Making It Count

In social media, authenticity and engagement reign supreme. Given this, it’s quite surprising that so many politicians, specifically mayoral hopefuls, are willing to pass off their social media ventures to staffers. In a blog post about Rob Ford’s latest social media venture (a YouTube video depicting the ‘party’ at City…

Toronto: Anarchist Playground

Let me preface this by saying I’m not even going to touch the issue of police brutality yet. That’s a complete other topic (and likely will be another blog post).  So, please, if you feel the need to comment about how I’ve focused only on the protesters…don’t. Save it until…

The Best Money Can’t Buy

If I told you there was a public relations strategy that would win you a race you weren’t even in, and for free, would you believe me? Probably not, but if you don’t believe me believe John Tory.  (Photo courtesy of: Ontario PC Party on Flickr) The quintessential Torontonian politician…