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Sarah Scott

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Sarah is a Political Science and Human Rights major at Carleton University here in Ottawa, with a minor in African Studies. She is passionate about politics, music, fashion, and the gym. An aspiring writer since a young age, Sarah spends her free time scribbling in notebooks, or dressing up and exploring Ottawa. She hopes to work in International Affairs or diplomacy someday, although her back-up career will likely involve her passion for baking cookies.

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Valentine’s Day looks for the Practical Feminist

Valentine’s Day looks for the Practical Feminist

Valentine’s Day –a day we celebrate love, relationships, and happiness. It is also a day many of us experience crushing expectations to look as sexy as possible for a date. Here we have outlined some practical tips on looks for that infamous night of love as we redefine sexiness into terms [...]

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Tipping Etiquette 101

Tipping Etiquette 101

Tipping has always been a mystery to me. At the end of every restaurant experience, I have a moment of dread when the server brings the bill – how much do I tip? I never know if a dining experience has been pleasant because it was supposed to be, translating into some sort of average tip, or if [...]

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? It has been hailed a miracle oil and it seems like everyone from celebrities to beauty professionals, yogis to your neighbor is obsessed with the grocery store multitasker. It has been used widely for its many natural health and beauty benefits. Here are [...]

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Canadian Identity in the Shadow of ‘Trumpism’

Canadian Identity in the Shadow of ‘Trumpism’

We’ve all been a part of that inevitable dinner table conversation: politics -- the awkward social divider that many a hostess would wish to avoid. Polite chatter turns to angry fist-pounding, and newly formed connections are promptly ended when political opinions clash. Since November 2016 and [...]

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The Aftermath of the Ontario College Strikes

The Aftermath of the Ontario College Strikes

In October of last year, Ontario College instructors collaborated in what turned out to be the longest strike the province has ever seen. It has now become apparent that the group most affected by the strike was, unfortunately, college students. Led by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), [...]

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Will Religious Freedom in Canada Take A Back Seat to Other Charter Rights?

Will Religious Freedom in Canada Take A Back Seat to Other Charter Rights?

It is early morning on a chilly November day. The frozen grass crunches under my boots as I make my way across the huge lawn in front of the Supreme Court of Canada. I am on my way to observe the case of Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada. At barely 7am there is already a crowd [...]

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5 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain...and Still Indulge in it All

5 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain...and Still Indulge in it All

Welcome to Day 9 of the 25 Days of Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. Ahhh the holidays. It’s a time when we come together to celebrate joy and family… and inevitably [...]

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