Meet the Contributors



Contributor, Anthony Ou

Anthony Ou is a budding public relations professional who moonlights as a guest media correspondent for The Xtra Mile. Analyzing and immersing himself in pop culture is a large part of his life, both professionally and casually. He’s also passionate about devoting his time to champion for equal rights whenever he can. On Friday nights, you’ll catch him morphing into a Pussycat Doll on the dancefloor.

Favourite films: Moulin Rouge!, Mean Girls, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Bourne series, (with Matt Damon), Salt

Favourite music: Lady Gaga, Metric, Kimbra, Neon Trees, anything with a good bass line and 80s synths.



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Stephanie Puccinelli is a music and media enthusiast. Ever since she went to her first concert (Britney Spears) at age of six, she has been obsessed with going to concerts/shows. As a Media Correspondent for The Xtra Mile she enjoys getting to photograph and write about the bands she loves. On Friday nights you’ll probabaly catch her at bar watching and taking photos of a live band.

Favourite Films: The Breakfast Club, Mean Girls, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Grease, Napoleon Dynamite, The Dark Knight.

Favourite Music: Silverstein, Alexisonfire, USS, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Jack White, Of Monsters and Men, July Talk, letlive. PLUS MANY MORE!




Contributor, Erica Commanda

Erica has spent the last 8 years in the hospitality industry mastering the art of slinging drinks just to spill them on her customers, creating a perfect and memorable “guest experience”. That got pretty boring after awhile, so she ventured out on some side volunteer projects to discover other passions. These projects included elections for current politicians Gregor Robertson and Spencer Chandra Herbert, some random race held in Vancouver and some random fashion show, only to discover her passion for writing. Soon after her discovery she enrolled into Journalism at George Brown and continues to perfect her new craft at The Extra Mile.

Favourite Films: Marvel comic book series, all of the Star-Treks and X-men Series

Favourite Music : Adele, Solomon Burke, Drunk Souls, Fugees


Contributor, Danielle Marr

Contributor, Danielle Marr

Danielle is currently earning her bachelors in Fine Arts in Toronto, ON. An Arts and Culture enthusiast she dedicates a large portion of her time to all things creative such as writing as a guest contributor for The Xtra mile and painting her own masterpieces. She inspires to one day have her own gallery to showcase other work as well as her own. On a Friday night you can find her with her closest friends, sipping cocktails and planning their next getaway.

Favourite Films : Pride and Prejudice, Breakfast at  Tiffany’s, and Whiplash

Favorite TV Shows: House of Cards, Revenge