Anne Marie Aikins

Commuter at train station

Trauma by the tracks

TTC commuters are accustomed to delays on the subway, which are sometimes caused by suicides on the tracks. Though for most commuters the announcement might result in being late for work or school, some have the misfortune of witnessing a suicide. This can translate into either shock or trauma. People suffering in the aftermath of witnessing suicides have found refuge in online forums, with many coalescing on Reddit. The social media forum features posts from witnesses to TTC suicides.

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Library strike stirs up some confusion among the public

Having an overdue book from the library is something that many people fear, but what happens when you literally cannot bring the book back back?

This was a major question for people when on Mar. 18 Toronto Public Libraries went on strike; shutting down all 98 branches in the city.

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Are paper books dying?

What started out as telling stories using spoken word has evolved over time and is now breaching the world of technology. Electronic books (ebooks) are the newest method of sharing stories and their popularity is steadily increasing. Indigo, Amazon and Sony, among others, all have their own version of the electronic book reader (e-reader).