Creative Writing Blog: Closer

Trigger warning: The following story deals with instances of stalking and graphic violence. I advanced my way up the winding staircase. Taking a sigh of relief at the top, I faced the front door of my new unit with pride. Opening the door with confidence, I knew it would be a fresh start. A chapter of my life where I could separate myself from the drama and turmoil of daily social interactions. A place I can call my home. The place was a two bedroom loft with a large living room. Settling into my new small and humble took a short period of time. Within two weeks, everything was together. Moving from Nipissing to Toronto was a big decision, but […]

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Opinion: Peer pressure doesn’t stop in university

As campus becomes a newfound discovery among first-years, many do not notice how quickly it will change into a breeding ground of chaos and stress.  The first week of school is filled with the excitement of meeting new students, making connections, and feeling the need to impress those who people make connections with. Peer pressure is hard to avoid whether people like it or not, but when it comes down to it, how students handle these situations is of great importance. As time passes, and connections grow stronger, those new to the campus scene will get invites to outings and parties where they may begin to feel pressured by certain people or to live up to the expectation of being […]

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