My Last Moments in New York and Other Updates

WWD Joshua Soucie

My final week in New York City flew by so fast, that I barely had time to catch my breath.

My partner came to the big apple for a week-long vacation in the city before heading back to Canada’s capital together. We spent the gloomier days visiting cultural landmarks, such as the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and nicer days were reserved for early morning talkshows and strolls through Central Park.

As much as my partner and I love New York City, we both missed bacon and maple syrup. Besides, university classes were about to commence, and I have heard that professors appreciate it when their students are present – go figure. After a seven-and-a-half-hour layover in Newark, New Jersey, and after missing our connecting flight from Toronto to Ottawa, our airline rerouted our flight to land in Hamilton, promising passengers that they would cover the cost of a shuttle to Toronto. After passing through customs, the airlines’s staff told us that the shuttles were full and had already departed. The nightmare continued until we arrived in Ottawa the following morning.

Upon landing in Ottawa, I was excited to get started on my final assignment for Women’s Wear Daily’s  (WWD) editorial team. I had the privilege of interviewing a rising star about his newfound fame. Khalid Robinson called me to chat about his future plans and VMA Best New Artist nomination, which turned out to be a win. My profile on Khalid was even published in WWD’s Digital Daily. You can read it here!

For the past few weeks, I have been working towards completing the final year of my bachelor’s degree at Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communications. Together with a team of motivated student journalists, I have spent much of my time anchoring and creating short documentaries for the Twenty-Fifth Hour.

I recently interviewed Aya Hamed, a local makeup artist and popular beauty blogger, specializing in permanent makeup. The short doc was produced for the Twenty-Fifth Hour. You can watch a preview of the mini doc below!

I am still writing profiles and features on topics relating to the arts. If you have a lead or a news tip, please feel free to reach out! I will be freelancing for the next little while.

For the time being, I am working at Carleton University’s Undergraduate Recruitment Office by contributing to their social media platforms and website, as a junior digital communications assistant. I am also a featured blogger on Carleton University’s Undergraduate Admissions website. You can read my first blog post by clicking here!

I am still working towards solidifying my post-graduate plans, so stick around – more updates to come.

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