Plastered smiles, eyes caked with make-up, pointed toes, silly bathing suits, shiny hair, and limbs flailing about. This is what most people envision when they hear "synchronized swimming". But this is what I think of. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYSMygjauh/?taken-by=gabebrisson&hl=en Since the age of 11, when I was first able to don a nose plug and flip upside down... Continue Reading →
While looking for something to write about this month, I tried to come up with something smart, something related to my research, or perhaps what it's like to spend a month at sea (seeing as I just spent a month in the North Atlantic). Instead I came up with my inability to digest dairy and... Continue Reading →
In less than a week I will be off sailing the high seas. Maybe not sailing per say, but I will be on a research cruise for about a month, travelling across the Atlantic Ocean, taking water samples and measuring lots of nutrients (they're really important to understanding the ocean, I swear!). Although I'm sure... Continue Reading →
Happy Women's History month! Whether you are a women or if you simply came out of one, we can all take some time and think about the portrayal of women in media. A few weeks ago, while moving 20 L jugs of chemical waste on and off a cart to give to the chemical waste... Continue Reading →
For the last few weeks I've been stuck. How can I impart my pop culture knowledge onto you if I have nothing to write about? And, truthfully, why should I write anything if I can't come up with anything interesting to post. Writer's block. We've all had it - whether it's that essay on Chaucer,... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago I went to see La La Land (2016) with some friends. I had heard great things and as a big fan of old Hollywood and musicals I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it. Within the first minute I was hooked, absorbed, mesmerized. It was the music, the colours,... Continue Reading →
You know that feeling you get when animation is too close to human that it starts to look a little creepy. Well there's a term for that - the uncanny valley - and we're getting closer than ever to getting rid of this valley forever.
Is scrolling Facebook while watching TV bad? What about listening to music while studying? Or reading the news while listening to a lecturer? And even if we can multitask, should we?