In memory of Margaret Ogrodnick

At Prof. Margaret Ogrodnick’s funeral earlier this month, I sat in a church pew with other students from her political philosophy class and listened as her younger brother Robert gave a eulogy. He started off by telling an anecdote from when he and his sister were children. When he was four and Margaret turned five […]

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Smile for the camera

Does anyone else feel like the world today is over saturated with digital photos? These days it seems everyone puts way too much value into digital photographs. I would say as much so as fine pieces of art. Millions of people using Photoshop to edit and manicure that perfect picture, which in the end just […]

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It took 100 years

Until last month in Montreal, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) had never officially invited students to participate in its membership meetings. And why should they? The AUCC serves as a safe space for university and college presidents from across the country to talk in private about the best practices, develop public […]

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Freedom of religion vs freedom of speech

Once again, the ugly side of freedom of speech versus religious freedom, tolerance and belief reared its head this week as the offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo were firebombed after printing cartoons representing the Prophet Muhammad. Now, it must be pointed out that the vast majority of Muslims who may be offended by […]

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An unrecognizable Canada

In the past few months, every time I open the newspaper I close it an hour later with a disturbing feeling in the pit of my stomach. What has happened to Canada? Really, what has happened to society in general? But, for the purpose of this article, I will limit my complaints to the true […]

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Hazing: Outdated and dangerous

Hazing the younger players is synonymous with hockey. “Rookie parties,” generally a night of partying where the new players submit themselves to ridicule, are nothing new. Is there an acceptable line to hazing? Is putting on a dress and serving the beers the same as having water bottles tied to your scrotum? In my opinion, […]

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The importance of Remembrance Day

This year marks the end of Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan. After a decade of service, our armed forces return home, having shown Canada’s resilience and strength on the world stage. Canadians are remarkably fortunate to have lived in peaceful times here at home. While each of our lives will have our tragic and difficult […]

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Russian navy test fires high-tech ICBM

On Oct. 28, the Russian navy conducted a successful test flight of their submarine-launched Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile, purported by Russian officials to have onboard a guidance system capable of defeating any missile defences it may come up against, was fired from the submerged nuclear-powered submarine Yuri Dolgoruky and travelled 5,500 kilometres […]

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Welcome home factually based arguments

The article written by Spencer Fernando, entitled “Welcome Home Gilad Shalit,” has revealed that deliberate antagonism continues to override mature discussion on this campus, in turn stifling correct understanding. We are of the designated “fringe critics” of Israel on campus — the select few who are seen to make up an unfortunate part of our […]

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