Author: Jake Offenheim

  • The Queen’s Gambit and the Resurgence of Chess

    The Queen’s Gambit and the Resurgence of Chess

    Chess has been long thought to be exclusively a nerdy and geeky pastime. Many have never even thought to give it a chance due to its cerebral nature. However, there has been a shift in the general attitudes towards chess because of the recent release of Netflix’s  limited time series, Queen’s Gambit. The show follows […]

  • Life Lessons I Learned in College

    Life Lessons I Learned in College

    My name is Jake Offenheim, I am 22 years old and I graduated from the University of Western Ontario, one of the largest schools in Canada in March of 2020, with a degree in finance. I know that many of our readers and community members are currently applying for college or will be in a […]

  • How Tiktok Changed the Music Industry Forever.

    How Tiktok Changed the Music Industry Forever.

    For many of us, the years of buying albums and vinyl records were before our time. We grew up on Limewire, a peer-to-peer music sharing app, that gave you a 50/50 shot at either downloading an mp3 file or a virus. It was the basis for the streaming services that we have now, giving listeners […]

  • Word of the year 2020: Social Distance

    Word of the year 2020: Social Distance

    The Collins dictionary recently announced that they have chosen the word “Lockdown” for their word of the year. While this is an admirable choice, I have a slightly different opinion. Lockdown, as a term, has been around for a long time, has many alternative meanings and can be used in many different circumstances. Let’s hop […]

  • Mellowship – Album Review

    Mellowship – Album Review

    Mellowship’s self-titled album is their second album released, filled with beautiful melody, harmony and chord progressions. I personally know the singer Noah Hershkop, which is how I learned of this band’s music. They have a very interesting sound combining electric synth elements with some nice crunchy guitar. There is something very raw and nonchalant about […]

  • Middle School Esports League Week 1 Update: Sam Litman gives Lost Tribe an early lead!

    Middle School Esports League Week 1 Update: Sam Litman gives Lost Tribe an early lead!

    “I allow my team to take care of business. I don’t like to micromanage them, allowing them to express their skills on and off the field. Players succeed when they make their own decisions and the results speak for themselves!”

  • How Creating Music Salvaged my Quarantine

    I started thinking back to how much fun it was being a student prior to the pandemic and if you didn’t have a job it was ok because you were a student and you had a perfectly good excuse. Now, I was sitting in my room playing guitar, just graduated and I had no job. The main words of the chorus came to me, “But now I’m not a student anymore. Just Unemployed.”

  • Lost Tunes Album Review

    Lost Tunes Album Review

    Cheap Sodas and Ice Cream Kisses By Blanks One of the ways that I have found my favorite artists recently is through YouTube and TikTok. About 2 years ago, I was browsing YouTube and saw this guy doing a “one hour song challenge” where he took a popular song, changed the genre and did a […]