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A LOVE OF ONE's OWN

As Features Editor at The Eyeopener, I directed the paper's largest special issue ever: 22 articles published on our themed microsite along with a pdf issue.

A Love of One's Own turns our annual Valentine's Day issue on its head, examining how love and sex exist outside of relationships.

Whether its speaking your own love language, breaking free from codependency, expressing your individual queer identity or not having enough time for dating, the project encourages us to examine love on an individual level.

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collage by Laila Amer

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tHE HUSTLE ISSUE

During my time as Communities Editor, I managed the Hustle IssueThe Eyeopener's first ever online-only special issue.

The eight-piece series focuses on student burnout and challenges the systemic issues present within hustle culture.

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HOUSING CRISIS

As a summer reporter for Metroland's Fairway Division, I contributed to a special issue on the housing crisis in the Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo, New Hamburg and Guelph areas.

I wrote a variety of articles for the project, including a service series on affordable housing in each city, protest organizer and attendee profiles and explainers on the situation.

The issue was published in print in the four Fairway papers as well as on their separate websites.

 

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photo by Chris Seto

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METROLAND TIKTOK

Also during my time at Metroland Fairway Division, I worked with two other interns to launch the company's TikTok presence.

I collaborated with my teammates and my supervisors to create a strategy for the page and optimize content from various Metroland newsrooms.

The two TikToks I created received an approximate total of 4,200 views, the most out of any of our videos.