From the top of the world – to rock bottom

Kenny Rogers described the phenomenon of gambling with the words, “If you’re gonna play the game/Boy, ya gotta learn how to play it right.” However, he failed to mention that many in fact do not know how to play the game right, and this can often lead to a problematic trail of destruction.


Photos by D’Loraine Miranda The Emerge team has been working hard lately, with production of our spring issue coming to an end and whatnot. Yesterday, we wrapped up our final photo shoot – featuring local menswear labels such as Dreamland and Wilhelm Apparel – for the magazine, and we can’t wait to share it with […]

All in a day’s work

March 1 will always be a memorable day for me. I was researching a story that I wanted to get on air. I found a story about a U.S. study that concluded male fruit flies that were rejected sexually turned to alcohol for comfort. I was able to find audio to accompany the story, so I ran with the idea.

The Best Day of My Life

March 29, 2012 was by far the best day of my life. On this day, I was granted the opportunity to accompany a reporter while he covered the morning skate and game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was an absolute dream come true and to have this opportunity was just surreal. When we first arrived at the Air Canada Centre, we went town a tunnel past the Leafs’ dressing room.

Emerge iPad Application

Along side the debut of the Spring 2012 publication, Emerge will also showcase the condensed version of the magazine in an iPad application. Editors are working on laying out pages, and gathering multimedia to make the stories come to life. Preview:   

Welcome to the Real World

At the end of this term, I will be walking away from my internship with a little bit more than journalistic experience.

I’ll be walking out with memories of a lot of good people, heart-breaking moments, one-on-one chats about life, awkward car rides with photographers I had literally just met, a big pile of newspaper articles and videos with my name on them and beginning a search for a new career.

Let’s go back to the start.

The Girl On Fire Is Charred By Controversy

  It has been number one at the box office for two consecutive weeks, raking in nearly $365 million- we all know it better as The Hunger Games.   It surpassed films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, The Dark Knight and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn to become the highest-grossing […]

PR or Journalism? The decision of a lifetime

Let me tell you. There is no struggle like the struggle in the hunt for an internship. Okay, I’m kind of exaggerating, but I mean, I definitely didn’t take it as seriously as I should have at first. I was under the impression that, you know, you’d just apply, get an interview and ‘BOOM’, internship time! It’s pretty much free labour, right? Who wouldn’t want someone to work for free? Right? Wrong.

Starving artist? Ha! Try starving intern!

If you have a part time job, and you hate it, take a second and think about us in the real world. Or, shall I say, the intern world.

Maybe you have a bitchy boss, or you work in retail and you have to deal with mean customers, but let me tell you . . . it gets worse. I’ve done it all, worked in restaurants, call centres (I was repeatedly called a “stupid woman”) and in retail where my feet ache beyond belief by the end of the night.

Stepping into the sports world

Ever since I was a kid, and was introduced to the world of sports, I knew what my life calling was. Well, to be honest, I thought it was to be a professional athlete, but when reality actually hit me, it was to be a sports reporter. As I went through my final years of high school, I became acquainted with various aspects of media and decided to do my grade 12 co-op with Rogers TV.