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...

Opinion: I am influenced

By Breanna Adams I like to believe, that only I influence my decisions and opinions. I decide what I like, what clothes I wear and most important how I get my views. But let’s be serious, no person hasn’t been influenced by something or someone. When I was little my mom told me...

Celebrity nudes leak sparks conversation about consent

By Emma Rick-Hyde By now, everyone has either seen or heard about the recently leaked nude photos of over 100 female celebrities. But those photos weren’t leaked; they were stolen. The men who leaked those photos did so without any consent from the women they took them...

No NFL for Canada

By Eric Thompson Keep Football out of Toronto In a summer where the NFL has made some terrible decisions surrounding its players, the much-maligned league made at least one smart decision. With the agreement to sell the Buffalo Bills to local businessman Terry Pegula settled...

Don’t blame video game violence

By Brian Craddock After the Columbine Massacre, many people have blamed media like video games for being responsible for the shooters’ actions. As someone who grew up post-Columbine, in an era where violence in media is becoming more common, I feel the impact of violence on...