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Hazing: Outdated and dangerous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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The death of cost-effective entertainment

Tucked away on Oct. 20, hidden betwixt the great variety of reports on the brutal death of ex Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, I happened across a comparatively insignificant piece of news that first caught my eye for seemingly good reasons: Cineplex Entertainment will be pouring $6.5 million into Winnipeg, seriously upgrading our SilverCity Polo Park […]

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The end of Gadhafi

The death of Moammar Gadhafi marks the end of a terrible chapter in Libya’s history. For more than 40 years Gadhafi ruled Libya with an iron fist, violently punishing all who dared to oppose him. Now, with Gadhafi gone, Libya faces a hopeful, if somewhat uncertain future. It is important that people give Libya time […]

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Mission abandoned

On Oct. 21, 2011, almost every news channel I turned to was covering two things: the announcement that former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had been killed in a firefight and Obama’s speech outlining the American withdrawal from Iraq. Aside from their geographic proximity, these two things seem like they have little to do with one […]

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