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One Year…

By: Nicole Collaço March 20th marked the one year anniversary of my mother’s death. Due to COVID-19, we weren’t able to host a wake for my mother on the day of her funeral last year, let alone have more than nine people attend due to restrictions at the time. I hoped that one year laterContinue reading “One Year…”

April Fools Day!

By: Shawaf Naeem April 1st: the day when we can freely prank our friends and relatives without suffering any (or mostly any) consequences. The origin of April fools day is in 1582 when France decided to switch to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian calendar which started from the first of April. Those who failedContinue reading “April Fools Day!”

Grieving during COVID-19

Nicole Collaço Losing a loved one during a global pandemic was surreal. I experienced a constant push and pull between reality and escapism. Every time I wanted to escape and distract myself from my grief, I found that I was stuck with my emotions because COVID-19 imposed so many restrictions regarding going out and doingContinue reading “Grieving during COVID-19”

My Reflection in the Mirror: Short Story

By: Ariane Dushime I used to look through the window everyday admiring the passersby’s relationships. Those faces remind me of the beautiful warm feelings I lost the day I saw my father take his last breath. My heart breaks as I look at other people make memories that I will never make again. My lifeContinue reading “My Reflection in the Mirror: Short Story”

A commitment to my mental wellbeing…

By: Nicole Collaço As we enter a new month of the year, it’s a normal time to reflect on our lives and what we might want to attain for the year ahead in the form of ‘New Year’s resolutions.’ However, with the uncertainty and restrictions that COVID-19 brings, coming up with resolutions that are easyContinue reading “A commitment to my mental wellbeing…”

Day 12: Goodbye 2020……Welcome 2021!

By: Nicole Collaço As we’re approaching the festive season and the end of a surreal year (to say the least!), I’m filled with so many thoughts and emotions. This will be the first year celebrating Christmas without my mum and this thought makes me feel very anxious. However, I am sort of looking forward toContinue reading “Day 12: Goodbye 2020……Welcome 2021!”

12 Days Until the New Year: Day 11

By: Althea Ocomen and Melanie Jalbert It’s almost the new year, and that means new beginnings for many. This new year let’s try a new approach; instead of remembering what we left behind in 2020, let’s look at what the new year holds for us. It may be a wedding or a new book, butContinue reading “12 Days Until the New Year: Day 11”

12 Days Until the New Year: Day 10-Smile

By: Angelica Rainge During this pandemic, it may be hard to see the rainbow in everyday life. Despite this shake up of events, there are still some things to smile about. Here are a few : Another day of lifeSomeone loves youA good hair dayFresh sheetsMaking someone else smileFinding matching socksFinding a good dealThe rewardsContinue reading “12 Days Until the New Year: Day 10-Smile”

12 Days Until the New Year: Day 9

By: Ruth Lintiso Dear Mr. GrinchHi Mr. Grinch I don’t appreciate you stealing my gifts I don’t appreciate the words you sayWhen I think I’m okay, you remind me of when I wasn’t When it snows, you remind me of the cold When I move foreword you refuse to let goBut there’s hope for you, this I knowYou lookContinue reading “12 Days Until the New Year: Day 9”

12 Days Until the New Year: Day 7-Activities

We have reached the final days of 2020. Many festivities have passed, while some are just starting. Leftovers are running low but still very appreciated after a long day. Regardless, there is one gift most people fail to acknowledge: time. Between shifts, after meals, even in the middle of the night there is time toContinue reading “12 Days Until the New Year: Day 7-Activities”