Overworked and Unpaid

By Dan Taccone It is illegal for a position to be unpaid, in Ontario, unless it follows a strict set of guidelines as laid down in the Employment Standards Act. That’s important to note when examining the frustrating comments made by Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada,...

Editorial: Overworked and Unpaid

By Dan Taccone It is illegal for a position to be unpaid, in Ontario, unless it follows a strict set of guidelines as laid down in the Employment Standards Act. That’s important to note when examining the frustrating comments made by Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada,...

A lesson in bus etiquette

By Elizabeth Mabie Anyone who rides the bus to school and gets off at Baseline station is probably familiar with this scenario. The bus is already packed with people getting off at the same stop and others continuing on, so it’s a struggle trying to squeeze past. What doesn’t...

Remember those who sacrifice for us

By Daniel Katz The violent events of Oct. 22, 2014 should be a catalyst to always remember those who sacrifice for us daily. We cannot allow those appalling and cowardly acts to shake us. If we take anything away from the emotional turmoil of that day, it should be a deep...

The Problem with Insensitive Halloween Attire

By Jennifer Siviero Oh Halloween, a day to honour all things spooky and scary and dress up for the sake of having fun. Unfortunately, sometimes the “fun” of Halloween comes at the expense of others, and the scariest thing is the rampant cultural appropriation that comes with some...

A Summer Job That Won’t Soon be Forgotten

By Maximilian Moore I propose a challenge. How far can you take a four-month summer break? What are the places you can see? Who are the people you can meet? How far can you push yourself until your entire perspective on life changes? There’s an industry that operates in the...

A lesson in bus etiquette

By Elizabeth Mabie Anyone who rides the bus to school and gets off at Baseline station is probably familiar with this scenario. The bus is already packed with people getting off at the same stop and others continuing on, so it’s a struggle trying to squeeze past. What doesn’t...

Bill C-36: Reconstructing Canada’s prostitution laws

By Nicholas Hodge   In the same stubborn way they have refused to adopt sensible evidence-based policy regarding drug and environmental issues, the federal Conservatives have pushed through a bill that will put the lives of sex workers in danger. Earlier this month Justice...

Week for the weakened: should college have reading week?

By Safia Hashi   Eleven of the province’s 20 publicly funded universities have allocated time off for students in either October or November. Algonquin students should benefit the same. The University of Ottawa offers students a break from Oct. 13 to 19 while Carleton allows...

Opinion: Celebrities the face of change?

By Aidan Cullis From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to women’s issues, celebrities are placing themselves front and center to use their privilege to raise awareness and promote their charitable organization work. Throughout history, celebrities have donated their time, money, and...
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