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Local students protest ‘atrocious’ Twitter comments by TDSB trustee

October 25, 2014

Sixteen year-old Malvern student Georgia Koumantaros had already thanked the committee and stepped away from the mic when Sam Sotiropoulos, the school trustee she had just accused of making homophobic and transphobic remarks on Twitter, added an unexpected comment. “I almost figure she was doing more than expressing her own opinion,” said Sotiropoulos, the Toronto […]

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Local students protest ‘atrocious’ Twitter comments by TDSB trustee

Sixteen year-old Malvern student Georgia Koumantaros had already thanked the committee and stepped away from the mic when Sam Sotiropoulos, the school trustee she had just accused of making homophobic and transphobic remarks on Twitter, added an unexpected comment. “I almost figure she was doing more than expressing her own opinion,” said Sotiropoulos, the Toronto […]

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Neil McNeil hosts annual boardwalk relay

Sprinting over puddles and bright autumn leaves, hundreds of high school students ran a 4 x 3,000-metre relay along the boardwalk. Hosted last Friday by Neil McNeil High School, the relay brings runners from across Toronto – more than 50 schools and 1,000 students joined last year. For Sarah Gigi, a Grade 9 student at […]

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Fall studio tour this weekend

The 20th anniversary edition of the Fall Beach Studio Tour is set for the coming weekend, when art lovers will be able to spend a glorious autumn weekend strolling through the heart of the Beach, making stops at a baker’s dozen of home studios. For two decades, local artists have teamed up to organize the […]

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Filmmaker seeks out emotion

A day before filming the first dance in Kaha:wi – The Cycle of Life, director Shane Belcourt got into the studio and saw trouble. “What can we do?” he asked art director David Hannan, who had ringed a stage with trees and branches, evoking a forest clearing. The next day, dancer and choreographer Santee Smith […]

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Shelter the living, but don’t make zombie plants

Warning: balcony gardeners, patio gardeners, porch gardeners and container gardeners of all kinds. You are now entering a critical time for your plants. From the middle of October on, you will be tempted by stretches of sunny days and comparatively mild nights. “It’s still pretty nice out,” you’ll say. “I’ll leave the houseplants out just […]

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