Christmas shopping brings out the worst

By Katie Dahl This Christmas will mark my fourth year in a row working at the same clothing company, and sixth year in a row working retail. That means six years of experience with cranky, rushed, and angry last-minute shoppers combined with my own stressful end-of-semester...

Vegetarianism isn’t always a lifestyle

By Patrick Longchamps It’s been just over four years that I’ve been a vegetarian and it still causes problems for the people close to me. The worst part is that I am not this way for the same ethical reasons most are. I love meat, and that’s the hardest part. Rewind to four...

Being a student means sacrifice

By Matthew Houston   We’re all students. Most of us are broke. School has a lot of expenses, tuition, books and equipment. You would think that once you got all your required essentials, that was it. All students have the same chance to succeed, and the only thing...

Staying evergreen

By Steph Hulse It’s getting darker; making it harder to get out of bed each morning. It’s getting colder; making it more tempting to crank the heat, take the car to destinations only minutes away, making hot showers drawn out, and hot drinks a necessity. Winter is coming....

Blurred lines need some clearing up

By Samantha Long Some people are calling it the Jian Ghomeshi effect. It has created a platform for women around the world to feel comfortable to speak out against being sexually victimized. Finding strength in other women’s stories has allowed more women to gain the courage to...

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...
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