Category Archives: CoreLife

The time my friend’s dad loaned me fifty dollars

In my younger years I always kept my eyes open for opportunities that would help me grow in my career and my personal life and expand my world view. But I didn’t always have the resources to go after the things that would help me advance professionally or move me up the social ladder.

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Cameroonian designer dresses Viola Davis for the Golden Globes

Award-winning actress Viola Davis, queen of drama on screens big and small, walked the red carpet at the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28 wearing a custom-designed African print gown made by a Los Angeles-based Cameroonian designer. 

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‘You’re joshing me,’ student reacts to winning scholarship in surprise video call

Trent University student wins scholarship to study law.

I haven’t heard that phrase in decades but that’s what this student said in a surprise Zoom video call when she learned that she won a scholarship. Staff told her they had some follow-up questions to ask her as part of the application process as they were continuing to review the applications from students transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. Instead, they were actually planning to tell her that she was this year’s winner.

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Law firm tops up university scholarship with tech funds

If you’re interested in law and need some extra financial assistance, a Canadian law firm is offering a scholarship that could help. The firm is increasing the scholarship fund to help offset technology costs associated with studying during the pandemic. They even extended the application deadline.

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In 1989 a police officer pressed a gun to my nose in a routine traffic stop


Reflections on how I learned from that experience and have applied diversity to my businesses ever since 

Seeing the horrific George Floyd incident and the related protests, mayhem, and looting is bringing back a flood of emotions and memories.

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Atwood film gives us a glimpse of the ‘Handmaid’ author’s monumental life

Directors Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont spend two years jetting around the world trying to keep pace with the award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, to capture memorable moments of her monumental life for their documentary feature film Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power.

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Moulin Rouge auditions dancers in Canada

One of the most famous cabarets in the world is looking to expand its troupe of dancers. The Moulin Rouge holds auditions in three Canadian cities this month in hopes of finding classically trained performers who can also dazzle audiences with their mastery of the French Cancan.

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Meet Good American co-founders Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede

Get a chance to meet Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, co-founders of the inclusive, body-positive, fashion brand Good American. The two are making an appearance in Toronto on Wednesday to launch their clothing line at The Bay.

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3D collage sculptures based on cultural icons and vintage relics

Artist Briony talks about her show ‘homage’. Video: Cherryl Bird

Artist Briony Douglas uses vintage objects to create a unique style of 3D art. In her latest collection she pays homage to Basquiat, Chanel, Michael Jordan, Kanye West, Estee Lauder, and Barbie.

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Tanenbaum follows select players of the ‘king of instruments’ in Pipe Dreams

Watching five young musicians gain mastery over their lives, seeing the hard work that goes into preparing for a competition, travelling with them from one city to the next, getting to know them as they try to conquer their fears, and moving ever closer toward the largest prize in the world of international competitive organ playing, makes one thing abundantly clear. Learning to master the organ is like trying to tame a rather large beast.

Alcee Chriss sits in front of the organ
Pipe Dreams documentary screenshot by Core Magazines
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