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Aviva Cohen

Freelance writer

Freelance writer
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Celebrating Two Decades of Hanson, the Boy Band I Grew Up With

The first concert I ever attended was at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in the summer of 1998. Hanson was making their Toronto debut as part of the band's inaugural Albertane tour. I proudly memorized every song on that neon orange Middle of Nowhere CD. Fast forward two decades. Hanson is currently gearing up to embark on their 13th tour.
10/03/2015 08:23 EDT
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For Some of Canada's Best Female Athletes, Look to the Ice

In less than 10 years, the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) has established itself as a premiere hockey organization for female athletes in North America. The CWHL doesn't just provide all-star level competition for elite players on the ice. The league focuses off ice on developing female leaders who contribute to the sport in community fundraising events, management and coaching roles.
09/21/2015 05:12 EDT

Friends: The One with No Reboot

Do not adjust your television set. With the ever growing list of TV shows that are being remade or rebooted, it appears as though the networks are on a scavenger hunt to dig up any remotely successful...
07/21/2015 10:49 EDT
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Shame on UCLA for Declining Donald Sterling's Money

Following the controversy surrounding Donald Sterling's insensitive racial comments, in what seemed like a hasty move, UCLA announced its decision to return the $3 million pledge, after having accepted it. Instead, the university could have used the money as an opportunity to promote the need for funding of underfunded basic kidney research.
05/09/2014 06:25 EDT
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I've Got Experience. I've Got Degrees. I've Got No Job.

I live in Toronto, and have been looking for work since October 2012. At almost every interview I attend, the hiring manager explains that over 80 applications for the position have been received. On LinkedIN, some social media and web design jobs have over 150 applications submitted per job within a three to five day period.
03/27/2013 02:35 EDT

Warner Bros. Should Fund the "Veronica Mars" Film, Not Fans

Veronica Mars television series creator Rob Thomas and series star Kristen Bell began a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that would guarantee production and distribution of a movie if at least $2 million is collected from the public by April 12. Why should fans be asked to fund this specific project when Warner Bros. likely has money in the bank to produce the film themselves?
03/13/2013 05:12 EDT