Immigration Sob Stories Boring and Not Interesting

Cynthia Cheng Why is it that every story the media report on regarding immigrants has to be borderline depressing?  It’s always about not being able to find jobs, or kids not fitting in.  Going as far back as movies like the Jazz Singer, the immigrant child always has some sort of culture clash with the […]

Vintage: A Great Way to Go!

Erin Easterbrook When Courtney Leclair puts on her green, floor-length house-robe complete with shoulder pads, she’s engulfed in glamour. The robe is embroidered with a gold dragon on the back. The intricate detailing and luxurious materials suggest it was expensive, but Leclair bought the robe for a modest $8. Vintage clothing, like the dresses displayed […]

Vintage Shopping a Huge Success

Erin Easterbrook Vintage clothing has been doing very well in this economy The 25th annual Ottawa Vintage Sale was a day of “full-body contact shopping.” That’s how Jill Guertin describes the event which took place Nov. 15 in the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Although numbers have yet to be confirmed, many vintage vendors say they thought […]

How Running Your Own Business is Like Riding a Motorcycle

Iris Benrubi I recently went on a twelve-day motorcycle trip with my boyfriend Glenn through the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. I would have called it a vacation, but to be honest, there were so many challenges to overcome along this journey that I will refer to it as a trip. An adventure. An […]