Issue 3

Revolutionary Rage

Revolutionary Rage

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao Zhao’s 2021 award-winning debut commences a Young Adult series combining different themes into a beautiful mosaic. It is set in a society with futuristic technology, but ancient Chinese customs and values, which is in constant war with alien invaders - the Hundun. Giant mechas, powered and controlled by a man and a woman, are their best weapons. However, after each battle, most women die and must be replaced. Wu Zetian lives in this world. She is an eighteen-year-old reimagining of China’s only female emperor, with whom she shares her name. The story sets off…
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10 fun (and less fun) things to do during reading week

10 fun (and less fun) things to do during reading week

Go skating If the temperature allows it, the province of Québec has many different outdoor rinks which are always fun to discover! Here are five suggestions near Québec City: Parc de la Jacques Cartier Domaine de la forêt perdue  Quai Paquet Anneau de glace du Lac Beauport  Lac St-Augustin  Watch a bunch of movies Reading week is a perfect time to watch movies, and what better way to watch movies than to watch them among friends? Cégep Champlain St-Lawrence offers a PCCQ (Prix collégial du cinéma québécois) activity, where you get to watch amazing movies from 2023 and discuss them…
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History and How to of Bread

History and How to of Bread

The Art and Science of Breadmaking Bread has been an important element in the diet of all cultures for thousands of years, it is not only an important food but also a way of expression of tradition, culture, and human intelligence. Baking is an art, and a science, that involves a few simple things but requires skill, patience, and a magic touch.  A Journey through History  The history of bread goes back thousands of years, beginning around 10,000 BC in the Fertile Crescent. Originally, bread was a simple mixture of water and crushed corn, baked on a hot smooth rock.…
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Bittersweet Gifting

Bittersweet Gifting

In 2023, an average American spent US$192.80 in Valentine’s Day gifts resulting in about a total of US$25.9 billion spent on that holiday. The top gifts are candy, greeting cards, and flowers, they were respectively bought by 57%, 40%, and 37% of consumers. Gargantuan quantities, a mere 58 billion tons of candy and chocolate, and 250 million roses are bought by Americans on this holiday. An important problem arises: the conditions of production surrounding these goods are not in the minds of consumers hunting for the best bargain. Often, cheaper products resonate with a grand lack of good working conditions…
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I Love You to the Moon and Back

I Love You to the Moon and Back

Through thine eyes may there be the truest star A wonder wide awake if I may say; And Venus shall then be seen from afar Sharing the sky along with the Milky Way. Your breath then echoes onto those shadows Leaving a chilly glimmer of silver; Barely can be seen Cupid’s arrows, Brushing past myrtles, I may thus offer. Everlastingly would I wait, I admit, Since the moon is beautiful, isn’t it?
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