Capping plastic bottle use

By Devin Orsini   How many plastic water bottles do you go through in a day? If you’re like many Canadians and have purchased a reusable water bottle, your answer is most likely very few, if any at all. Unfortunately, there are still many Canadians that use disposable water...

Equal place in cyberspace

By Christine Roy   The very first lesson I was taught about joining massive multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPG) was this: never accept gold from random guys. Despite that, I’ve still had my fair share of experiences as a gamer girl. I started playing World of...

Extinguishing Greek stereotypes

By Paige Vonk   The Atlantic, a monthly American magazine, in its March issue carried an article about how terrible fraternities are. “The Dark Power of Fraternities” seriously misguides its readers.   I am a proud member of a local Canadian sorority and to see the...

Rape culture still a concern

By Arielle Follett The University of Ottawa has been making waves in the media in recent weeks due to their perpetuation of a societal phenomenon called rape culture. Rape culture is defined by Emilie Buchwald, author of Transforming of a Rape Culture as: “A complex set of...

Putting the pro in procrastination

By Breanna Adams Terror and panic. I’ve experienced both of these emotions every single time I realize that my deadline has arrived. I start to sweat and I feel as if my life is coming to an end. There is one culprit that is to blame: procrastination. Let’s start with Monday and...

Housing nightmares

By Erich Engert The stairs on the front porch are held together by door hinges, the front door hasn’t closed properly in years, a basement support beam keeps falling down and the floors are sinking. Given the number of students that are required to live in the appalling and...

Feminism defined

By Katie Dahl By nature, I am not a very angry person. I don’t get pissed off, I don’t yell or scream. I don’t even feel the need to challenge people, even when I know they’re wrong. There are a few things however, that I will indeed speak out about. One of these things is the...

Black ice = commuting dangers

By Ian Brannan It was 2003 and I was 22 years old when I got my drivers license. It had been nearly eight years since I had received my learners permit. Even though I had been legally allowed to drive I didn’t actually have a lot of experience actually driving. In the span of 10...

Tales from retail

By Matthew Houston Retail, servers and telemarketing. These are the jobs that most students have to take to keep themselves afloat. We don’t do them out of a love for selling shirts or calling strangers at their house, we do it so that we don’t have to sleep outside and eat Chef...

Self-worth comes from within, not what you wear

By Samantha Long It is not uncommon to witness the rebirth of a young starlet as she fights to shed her squeaky clean image from the media. (Think Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus). But is it really a rebirth? Society has created a narrow view on how sexualized women are...