Posts by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite

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    Interview with Morgan Baskin

    October 10th, 2014     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    Morgan Baskin is 19 years old and is running for Mayor of Toronto. We catch up with Morgan on the campaign trail. READ MORE

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    Mid-week round-up: JULY 23

    July 23rd, 2014     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    Check out what’s been making our headlines this week READ MORE

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    The Fosters and the Successes of Representation

    September 14th, 2013     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    One of the things I did to numb the pain of my beloved Bunheads’ cancellation this summer was to search through the ABC Family lineup for a suitable replacement. I was looking for something funny with a dash of sass and maybe a little dancing. Instead, I found The Fosters, a heartfelt family drama about a blended family living in San Diego, California. I was pretty skeptical of The Fosters at first, because the … READ MORE

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    Book Review: Eleanor and Park

    August 12th, 2013     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    I first heard about Rainbow Rowell’s book Eleanor and Park on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast in August 2012, and it finally appeared at my local library in March 2013. The book is labeled as young adult fiction, so I expected to finish it fairly quickly. Over the next week, I read it three times, each time hoping that I would uncover something new, just to make the story last longer. Eleanor and Park takes … READ MORE

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    Dance Your Ass Off: The Summer-Specific Appeal of Bunheads

    June 21st, 2013     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    There are some TV shows that keep you on the edge of your seat from episode to episode (Scandal, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones come to mind), and there are some that require a little more patience for a big payoff in action, romance, or some other development that is integral to the show. One of these shows is Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino’s newest show, Bunheads, an ABC Family drama/comedy about a … READ MORE

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    Product Review: The Female Empowerment Bracelet

    October 8th, 2012     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    For many women, the menstrual cycle is a process that is complicated, unavoidable, and often annoying. But for the amount of time and money that women and girls spend on menstrual issues, many women don’t know the specifics of the cycle itself. Alison Sanchez, a Missisauga, ON-based entrepreneur, has created the Female Empowerment Bracelet as way for women to track the basic changes in their menstrual cycles. The bracelet, also called a Feby bracelet, has … READ MORE

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    On the End of Teen Mom

    September 19th, 2012     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    This week marked the end of an MTV show that has been both polarizing and extremely popular since its inception three years ago. The show is Teen Mom, which began as a 2009 spin-off of MTV’s documentary series 16 and Pregnant. Created by Lauren Dolgen, 16 and Pregnant depicted the lives of real teen parents before and after the birth of their children. After the first season of 16 and Pregnant aired, MTV selected four … READ MORE

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    The Surprising Appeal of Brave

    July 30th, 2012     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    Much was made of Pixar’s latest release, Brave, before and after its premiere, for a number of different reasons. Prior to the film’s release, viewers knew that this would be Pixar’s first animated film to feature a female protagonist (a slightly embarrassing admission considering how many great films have come out of that studio), and also the first film to really master the animation of human hair. After the film’s premiere, many critics complained that … READ MORE