Tom Walton elected HSF president in by-election

Full-time Humber College students succeeded in their second attempt to elect a Humber Students’ Federation president for the 2014-2015 academic year. First-time candidate Tom Walton, 18, was officially declared the winner of the by-election, defeating Ali Zaidi, Patrick Millerd and Shawn Manahan. “The experience was overwhelming,” Walton said of the campaign. “It was the experience…

CF-18 Canada’s jet until 2025

It seems almost assured that Canadian jets will soon be flying combat missions over Iraq as a part of an international effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the militant group ISIS following statements by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sept. 24. “We need to push them (ISIS) to the fringes and make their basic organization…

Toronto mayoral candidates debate arts spending, promotion

ArtsVote Toronto has been advocating for local artists and art workers since 1993. They hosted this year’s arts-centric debate at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox with mayoral candidates Morgan Baskin, Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, Ari Goldkind and John Tory. Damian Abraham, lead singer of Toronto-based punk band F—ked Up, moderated the event. Video by Karina Nowysz….

Tanya Tagaq wins Polaris, slams PETA

The Polaris Prize is an award that has long been embroiled in controversy for the albums that make and don’t make their long and short lists and the eventual winners. This year’s winner, Tanya Tagaq for her album Animism, may be the first in the prize’s history to win overwhelming approval from the public, particularly…

Polaris Music Prize rewarding ‘artistic achievement’

The Polaris Music Prize Gala starts tonight at 7 p.m. at The Carlu in Toronto and ends with the delivery of a $30,000 cash prize to one of 10 Canadian acts. While Polaris Short List nominees Basia Bulat, Mac DeMarco, Jessy Lanza, Owen Pallett, Shad and Tanya Tagaq perform between banter from Montreal actor/comedian Jay Baruchel,…

A Century @ 506 Bloor

Originally published in Fine Cut Magazine, May 2014 If you had walked through the doors at 506 Bloor St. W. in Toronto 100 years ago you could sit down for a unique entertainment experience. Granted, what once cost a few dimes now runs a few dollars, but what is astonishing is that the theatre has…

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Need for Speed – Movie Review

There are a number of gorgeous, over-the-top action film sequels are hitting theatres of late. 300: Rise of an Empire and Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier are out now and The Amazing Spider-man 2 will be slinging across screens in a couple of weeks. It’s nice to finally see an original film series in…

Adventures in Solitude – Book Review

It was the first truly Spring-like day of the year but as I boarded the bus for the long ride home I wasn’t noticing the beautiful weather. I was feeling mightily stressed. Innumerable assignments, articles and projects were demanding my attention and I was feeling the pressure. In an act of rebellion against my usual…

HSF Election budget dwarfs other Ontario colleges

With Kathleen Jolly Humber Students’ Federation (HSF) budgeted $100,000 for this year’s election, more than three other area colleges surveyed by Et Cetera. The $100,000 budget is up more than 40 per cent from the $70,000 budget for 2013. The general budget approved for next year at last month’s annual general meeting reduced the election…

Artists shine in CBC contest

The intrepid explorers at CBC’s Searchlight competition have been burrowing through the Canadian musical wilderness for nearly seven years. Like Cartier or Champlain, they have been cutting through the undergrowth to expose the greatness that is too often overlooked in Canada’s music scene. For the second year in a row, this year’s competition is seeking…