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  1. Vol. X Issue 2

    Letter from the editor

    I’m pretty bad at explaining myself. Once in an attempt to justify something I said, I told my roommates that I was “questioning the questioning the questioning.” While I don’t remember what I was talking about then, I find it an apt phrase to describe the university experience.

    University takes everything you believe in and attempts to rip them apart. If you weren’t able to defend those beliefs before, you sure as hell had better learn how to quickly — unless you want to let them go or keep them buried, away from interrogating minds.

    People believe in a lot of things, from the Maple Leafs (page 2) to themselves (page 50). In this magazine, we explore weightier beliefs too, from how political beliefs form (page 18) to how religious beliefs stand strong (page 44).

    While The Home Issue was familiar — comfortable even — this issue delved into the uncertain and controversial. How can we analyze core beliefs critically, without undermining them or the people holding them?

  2. Vol. X Issue 1

    Letter from the editor

    I've finally given into calling Toronto 'home,' but it still unnerves me because I know it's only for now. The other day, I realized that if I stay in my current student apartment until I graduate, my short time here will already be the second longest I have ever stayed in one house.

    Initially, I wanted this magazine to be identity themed, but I ultimately decided home was the bigger idea; so much of our identities are shaped by what we call home. In this diasporic world where we're all constantly moving, it is nearly impossible to tie home down to a building - so what is it? When I was a kid, that question kept me up at night as my family moved from apartment to townhouse and suburb to city.

    In this issue, I looked for pieces that would cover as broad a scope as possible. Alex McKeen explores how we commodify our living spaces, Farwa Khtana looks into life for Syrian refugees as they settle into Canada, and Teodora Pasca tries to reconstruct memories of her birthplace.