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...

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...

The ‘selfie’ and the fall of the Roman empire

By Rattus Norvegicus Cynicism is simple. A common attitude among those wishing to present themselves as wise and learned, cynicism has come into vogue as the frame of mind of the intellectual and pseudo-intellectual. Spouting epithets like “humanity is doomed,” or “our current...