Two sizes too small: body image and the fashion world

As the chill of October comes to a close and the suburban streets light up from the orange glow of jack-o-lanterns, it can only mean one thing: Halloween is here. With this yearly holiday comes the tradition of dressing up. From Wonder Woman to the Walking Dead, the choices are unlimited—unless your waistline exceeds 32 inches. According to Statistics Canada, the average waist circumference of a Canadian woman between the ages of 18 and 79 is approximately 34 inches. For males, the number is higher, sitting at around 37 inches. When comparing these numbers with sizing charts on numerous costume websites, the largest sizes available without switching into the plus-size section are only suitable for women with waists of 32 to 34 […]

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Carleton band helps charity celebrate 25th anniversary

The Women’s Initiatives For Safer Environments (WISE) held their twenty-fifth anniversary celebration and fundraiser on Sept. 23. The Tackies were one of three local Ottawa bands who performed at the fundraiser. The group met as Carleton music majors three years prior where they became quick friends and eventually started the band.   The event took place at Bar Robo, a cozy spot to grab a cocktail and listen to live music. Nestled on the corner of Somerset Street and Cambridge Street, the dimly lit bar was host to an intimate crowd of WISE volunteers and supporters. “The bar itself is very connected to WISE,” Tackies lead singer Hans Vivian-Wenzel said. “They do their part in trying to make it a safe […]

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