Campus Style Blog: Thrifty Thursday

When you’re a student, clothes shopping can get expensive, especially if you’re trying to keep up with current trends. Thrift-shopping is a budget-friendly alternative to big box store shopping. It’s also a great way to support community initiatives, lessen your environmental impact by recycling, and score a unique thrifted piece to add to your wardrobe. Here are a few of my favourite spots in Ottawa and a few tips and tricks on how to make thrifted clothes a part of your own personal style. Whether you’re a fashionista or just a poor student, thrift-shopping has got you covered—literally. St. Vincent de Paul – 1273 Wellington Street West According to their website, their profits go to various community programs. This store […]

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Food & Drink Blog: Places for Plant-Eaters

As a vegan, I know that finding veggie-friendly spots can be a little tricky if you want to eat more than a salad. Fortunately, Ottawa boasts a plethora of plant-filled pastures where herbivores can graze. The restaurants below are not just for twig-and-bark eating vegans—they are proven hits with the omnivorous crowd as well, and all of them use fresh and locally sourced ingredients. So here, in no particular order, are the BEST plant powered spots in Ottawa, according to me. Pure Kitchen Westboro – 357 Richmond Road Centretown– 340 Elgin Street Pure Kitchen prides itself on being a “scratch” kitchen, which basically means they make everything from scratch with fresh ingredients. It’s pretty dope. Half the restaurant is a […]

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Food and Drink Blog: Seeking Ottawa’s best indie pizza

“I need Tony.” I sent the text to my friend Max. We love Tony. Tony is our boy, and he makes us so happy. Tony is delicious. In case you were wondering, I’m talking about pizza. Really good, greasy, cheesy pizza. I heard the lore of Tony’s Pizza for about a year before I made the journey to Orleans to taste it for myself. Max had told me how amazing it was and how he was loyal only to Tony’s. It was one fateful day last August that I got my first taste after making the trek to Orleans. Tony’s is your typical obscure pizza place. You walk in to glowing neon signs and barely any space to sit. You […]

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Green candidate Milroy ‘dead set’ against unpaid internships

For Ottawa Centre Green Party candidate Thomas Milroy, the Greens “aren’t just a one-trick pony.” “I’ve adopted most of the Green Party’s platform as kind of a mantra to live by,” the 57-year-old western Canada native said. “You know, being a Green, it’s not just a political affiliation or membership in a party—it’s kind of a lifestyle, it’s also kind of an attitude.” Milroy is running for the first time in this election. In 2011, Green Party leader Elizabeth May was elected as the first MP from that party. “Elizabeth May’s made a real impression on Canadians,” he said. “To capture their vote in a fairly hostile environment that we’re in right now, to try and remove a government, that’s […]

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