Northern Development in the Age of Climate change

// Megan Harvey This summer I had the incredible opportunity to join a Students on Ice educational expedition in the Arctic as part of my role with Parks Canada’s Northern Engagement Team. I spent the whole summer preparing by learning as much as I could about the Canadian North’s history, Inuit culture, and the arctic…

Mourning Western TV’s Post-merge Life

// Samiya Hassan Today, we grieve the loss of Western TV. What once was a growing media outlet for students, by students, tragically passed away last year after a long battle with mediocrity. Gone is its soul, leaving behind nothing but the name it bears. For some, WTV was a place to discover love of…

Rob McCallum: The Story Behind the Storyteller

// Angela McInnes With the exception of Unearthly, a project he laughingly describes as “Canada’s greatest B movie”, most of independent filmmaker Rob McCallum’s feature-length films probe his lifelong passions: Nintendo; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; the quest to find his missing mother. In his latest documentary, Kittie:Origins/Evolutions, he explores a new fandom…

Discourse on North Korea Coverage

// Vicky Qiao “World War 3: North Korea nuclear strike would be ‘disaster’”,”North Korea gets ready to test nuclear missile”, “North Korea vows to shoot down U.S. planes” It is hard not to encounter a news headline featuring North Korea. Seemingly overnight, the small country of North Korea has come into the spotlight. It is…

I Miss The Old Kanye

// Lena Gahwi Here is a playlist from an intersectional feminist who is still trying to have a good time. Green Light, Lorde Lorde makes good music, and she makes me feel so much cooler than I actually am. Green Light is a good anthem to remind you to let stuff go! Something we could…

Analyzing Girl Boss in the FIMS Classroom

// Brienna French FIMS is about critical thinking, and one of the great things about this is that there is no shortage of media to criticize; you’ll always have new problematic material for your assignments. Netflix’s recent series Girl Boss is an excellent example of media you can analyze within the FIMS classroom. Girl Boss, created…