May 2012: Letter from the editors

Melissa LoParco and Sarah Taguiam
(Photo by Becky Robertson) (Melissa LoParco and Sarah Taguiam)

Scarborough is a hidden gem, and we wanted to bring it out to the open for everyone to appreciate.

In this issue, with the help of a more experienced and enthusiastic staff, we did exactly that.

As a team, everyone strived to look for different ways to tell the unique and often untold stories of Scarborough residents, landmarks, community organizations, and even animals. As we did, we discovered new things about the place: off-leash dog parks, a bee yard nestled in University of Toronto Scarborough’s rooftop, and several notable personalities who have achieved success in Hollywood and the Olympics, among others.

Through this magazine, we highlight all these stories in order to take Scarborough out from the background and bring it to centre stage where it can get the attention it deserves. In this issue we included a little bit of everything: news about important establishments like hopsitals, high schools, and sports fields, stories about wildlife, the new Rouge national park, and Scarborough’s vibrant arts scene.

With these stories, we wanted to ensure that, through the paper, residents and visitors alike will be able to cherish Scarborough for all its uniqueness and diversity.

Looking at what we know now and what we knew before, we really have learned a lot about Scarborough and its residents. Each story has given us a new-found appreciation for the place and a pride for being tasked with writing its tales.

We want to thank everyone involved with making this magazine: the editors, the writers, the production team, and the faculty.

And of course, we want to thank you, our readers, for picking up the paper and reading all the stories we have to share.

We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed working on it.

Sarah Taguiam,
Managing Editor

Melissa LoParco,
Assistant Managing Editor

The Production Team
The Scarborough Observer Magazine · Vol. 1, No. 2 · May 2012

Managing Editor: Sarah Taguiam
Asst. Managing Editor: Melissa LoParco
Production Editor: Georgia Williams
Photo Editor: Dileen Simms
Copy Editors: Shantal Otchere, Thomas Wallenius, Matthew Wocks, Diana Faria

Writers:
Maya Akbay
Louise Andre
Mohammad Arshad
Morgaine Craven
Ali Dar
Jaclyn Dunham
Leslie Emmons
Diana Faria
Alicia Ferroro
Ani Hajderaj
Nino Meese-Tamuri
Carleigh O’Connell
Shantal Otchere
Jennifer Pang
Arielle Quigley
Rebecca Raveendran
Becky Robertson
Dileen Simms
Sarah Taguiam
Nicholas Tragianis
Akihiko Tse
Thomas Wallenius
Georgia Williams
Matthew Wocks
Designers:
Maya Akbay
Louise Andre
Mohammad Arshad
Leigh Cavanaugh
Kaitlin Clubley
Morgaine Craven
Ali Dar
Jaclyn Dunham
Leslie Emmons
Diana Faria
Alicia Ferroro
Ani Hajderaj
Melissa LoParco
Nino Meese-Tamuri
Carleigh O’Connell
Shantal Otchere
Jennifer Pang
Arielle Quigley
Rebecca Raveendran
Becky Robertson
Dileen Simms
Sarah Taguiam
Nicholas Tragianis
Akihiko Tse
Thomas Wallenius
Georgia Williams
Matthew Wocks
Kathleen Wright


Faculty Editors:
Eric McMillan
Philip Alves
Andrew Mair