Natalie Dixon

Always looking for the story behind the story



Sexualization of women in media goes too far

Actress Portia De Rossi smiles on the red carpet for the 2007 Oscar Awards.(Flickr/Pulicciano)

Sadly, in 2016, the scenarios of how women are sexualized still exist. However, sexualisation equates to more than being verbally accosted on the street by a random person.

Media pressure on women has become an astoundingly prominent issue in today’s world. In fact, according to the Canadian Women website, 90 per cent of girls said so. Whether they are striving to be thin or attempting to fit into the unrealistic proportions of a magazine cover model, young Canadian girls are feeling the pressure to be perfect more than ever. Continue reading “Sexualization of women in media goes too far”


Correlation between racism and Trump rise after TTC incident

There has been a rise in hate speech in Canada and America since Trump’s win. People have tweeted racial slurs, taken part in violent acts at Trump protests and verbally attacked individuals. Here, you can see what some Canadians think about how the recent election affects racism.

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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Humber prepares for first Take Back the Night event

By: Lia Richardson and Natalie Dixon

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity is hosting a Take Back the Night March in Humber College North Campus.

The march’s goal is to spread awareness about sex violence and victim blaming.

Jade Mclean is in her school placement at Take Back the Night Toronto. She said the event brings people together for a common goal. Continue reading “Humber prepares for first Take Back the Night event”

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