Posts by Luke Churchill

Easier Days for Gym Staff as People Give up on New Year’s Resolutions

In this image: A foam roller, a water bottle and a pair of running shoes.

Staff members at gyms across Canada are breathing a sigh of relief as more and more people give up their resolutions to become better people and improve their lives.   “It’s finally that time of year when the daily stresses of life prevent people from fulfilling their exercise goals” says GoodLife staff member Daniel Bateman. “We aren’t used to the…

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Baby Ballers: the next gen of influencers

In this image: a stock image of a baby.

A new generation of influencers has taken over social media. “Baby influencers,” usually under 18 months, are young, fresh and social media savvy. From fashion posts, daily vlogs, to unique political commentary, little boys and girls as young as five months are developing online brands for themselves, attracting thousands of fans.   As follower count rises,…

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Poppy Contreversy

An artificial poppy.

The poppy tradition has endured decades.   More than a century since the First World War, millions of Canadians wear the poppy in November as a symbol of thanks and Remembrance to Canada’s fallen veterans.  The tradition began when a French woman decided to make and silk sell poppies to raise money for children in war-torn France. It was her…

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Pet costumes ain’t your business

A photo of Charliecat.

Halloween isn’t just about candy anymore.   For a university student, the occasion usually means debates over cultural appropriation, objectifying costumes and different forms of drunken adolescent debauchery.  Most of the general population, and heaven forbid, even the wokest among us have forgotten one of the most important and contentious issues surrounding Halloween: pet costumes.  Let me make…

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