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Vol. X Issue 1

The Editor's Letter

I spent a lot of time this summer trying to figure out what my role at The Varsity actually means. With a masthead that changes every year, it's hard to make your mark. It's inevitable that my successors will tweak and adjust The Varsity's style to make it align with their vision of the paper.

Therefore, how much control do I have over what The Varsity looks like and how long will it last? I felt like The Varsity Magazine was my chance to create a unique, timeless product that I could call my own.

The Home Issue has been a wonderful opportunity to explore the theme beyond a two-storey, triangular roof 'house' that is sometimes synonymous to the word. We tried to limit the use of the home motif as much as possible, paying attention to more symbolic representations of the home feeling.

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FAMILY PHOTOS COURTESY OF TEODORA PASCA

“A child is a treasure”

Reconstructing time, memory, and understanding as a Romanian-born Torontonian

Teodora Pasca

OREOLUWA ADARA/THE VARSITY

Suburban angst, city dreams

Why you say you’re from Toronto when you’re not

Gabrielle Warren

NATHAN CHAN/THE VARSITY

‘All my relations’

As a result of colonial institutions and destruction of land rights, Indigenous homelessness continues to punctuate discussions of decolonization and reconciliation

Ibnul Chowdhury

NATHAN CHAN/THE VARSITY

“We have to help newcomers”

Facing prejudice and unfamiliarity, Syrian refugees continue to struggle with finding a place in Canada

Farwa Khtana

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TORONTO

To each their own

We need to avoid misconceptions
and accept our city’s differences

Natalie Marshall

STEVEN LEE/THE VARSITY

Home is where the HÅRTE is

Adventuring through IKEA

Zeahaa Rehman

MIRKA LOISELLE/THE VARSITY

Décor in bloom

Top houseplant picks for any dorm or bedroom

Harleen Sandhu

ELHAM NUMAN/THE VARSITY

Brick by brick

I built homes in my friends

Shailee Koranne

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Etiquette Squirrel

Just squirrel things

The Etiquette Squirrel