Natalie Dixon

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“Likes” determining popularity on Instagram

This Facebook “like” icon is used in a similar way to an Instagram “like”. (Flickr/Thomas Angermann)

Social media is everywhere, making the 21st century phenomenon virtually impossible to avoid.

According to a new 2016 survey from InsightsWest, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are growing quickly. In fact, the usage is growing more so in women than men. Twenty per cent of those surveyed checked Instagram at least twice a week. Continue reading ““Likes” determining popularity on Instagram”


Remembrance Day: Moment of silence at Humber

By: Natalie Dixon, Lia Richardson and Sargon Jajjo

Hundreds staff, students and community members gathered at Humber’s North Campus concourse to honour members of the military on Remembrance Day.

The event, hosted byHumber journalism professor Carey French, included the playing of the national anthem, the reading of Flanders Field, and several bagpipe players.

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Canadians disapprove of Trump policies

President elect Donald Trump is expected to take office as of Jan. 20. (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

By: Natalie Dixon & Lia Richardson

Many Canadians say they are dissatisfied with Trump’s proposed policies. Some respondents expressed their concerns on what Trump’s victory would mean for Canadians. The Forum surveyed 1, 474 Canadian voters. Students at Humber College also express their worries about new president Trump. Some of those included stock market, trade and race issues. Continue reading “Canadians disapprove of Trump policies”

Study says Toronto tenants living in conditions violating bylaws

A new survey found that 95 per cent of Toronto tenants are living in conditions that violate bylaws. (Flickr/Boorsma2013)

By: Natalie Dixon & Lia Richardson

A new survey has found that 95 per cent of Toronto tenants were living in conditions that violate the city’s property standards bylaw for apartments.

Of 174 respondents surveyed by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the top tenant complaint was cockroaches with 83 per cent saying it is a problem. Continue reading “Study says Toronto tenants living in conditions violating bylaws”

Napping important for optimal energy, new book says

Some students said it’s hard to find time to relax while in school. (Flickr/mrehan)

Nick Littlehales’ book Sleep – The Myth of 8 Hours suggests there’s a perfect moment in the day to take a nap that boosts alertness and awareness.

The British sleep guru, who coaches athletes, explains the components to getting the optimal rest. Continue reading “Napping important for optimal energy, new book says”

Natural remedies helping relieve stress

By: Natalie Dixon

Coping with stress can be challenging for students, but some say it can be remedied in homeopathic ways.

Whether it’s taking a bath or indulging in a chocolate bar, Maria Severino, a first-year student at George Brown College, said that natural remedies work.

She said that de-stressing is critical for her because she knows how stress can be hard on the body. When Severino does not take the time to relax she has heart palpitations.

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Bowmanville Zoo closed after 97 years

By: Kylie Vaillancourt & Natalie Dixon

The Bowmanville Zoo closed for good on Monday after 97 years.

Zoo officials say that the cause of closure was bad publicity. Within the last year, videos have been released by PETA showing abuse towards the animals at the zoo. One video appears to show the zoo owner Michael Hackenberger whipping a tiger as he explains his method for training animals. Continue reading “Bowmanville Zoo closed after 97 years”

Climate change may be irreversible

By: Natalie Dixon and Allyyssa Sousa-Kirpaul

Reports have surfaced that say climate change may have passed the tipping point. According to an article in the Guardian, we are now living in a world with more carbon in the atmosphere than ever before in recorded history. They reported that the levels are unlikely to drop below the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million of Carbon in our lifetimes, experts say.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a carbon dioxide tax to all the provinces and territories.

Read more about how carbon dioxide affects people in the infographic.

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United Way BBQ fuels awareness

The aroma of cooked meat filled the air. Music filled students’ ears. As they lined up to grab their pop, students say the United Way BBQ today was a great way to raise awareness of all the various projects they do for the vulnerable. It happened at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus. Humber’s North campus will be hosting their United Way BBQ next Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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