Tyrell James

AuthorTyrell James

Journalist, photographer and videographer from Ottawa, Canada. Loves sports, fitness and music.

Beards Are Still Very Trendy


Usually the first indication that a boy is going through puberty is the sight of hair growing on their cheeks and chin. He is presented with two choices — shave it, or grow a beard. And if the numbers of men sporting beards around campus is any indication, more of them are choosing that last option. But as many sizes and colors of beards there are, keeping them groomed is something their owners...

Volunteering Can Improve Your Health and Happiness


Dylan Sudiacal says if everyone spread a little bit of happiness to those around them through volunteering “everyone would be happy.” “The main reason I volunteer is that I genuinely enjoy helping people out,” says Sudiacal, first-year biopharmaceutical sciences student at the University of Ottawa. “It gives me a sense of fulfillment and joy that nothing else can give.” In fact, 44...

Are Online Courses Even Worth It?


There are a lot of benefits that come with taking an online course over being in class, but the rate of students who drop out are exceedingly high. “I used to take them [online courses] but I didn’t like it because I found it harder and some people have to force themselves to learn the material,” says Dalal Dali, third-year social science major and psychology minor student at the University of...

Science behind “Cuffing Season”


Cuffing season is just about all wrapped up and, believe it or not, there is actual science to back up why people tend to get together for the colder weather. “During the winter it’s very lonely and boring, especially when you’re in the middle of nowhere in a small town,” says Michaela Maloney, a second-year early childhood education student at Algonquin College. “It was definitely...