Louis 16 and Paris ’15

Jan. 21 marks the anniversary of one of the most important days in human history. The liberty that we enjoy on a daily basis made its transition from an idea to a reality on this day 223 years ago. It was the culmination of political, philosophical, physical, and mental turmoil resulting in an act by men and women who believed in the foundation of democracy. On Jan. 21, 1793, King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine. His head rolled no differently than the ones before it.

As we embark upon another year we can remember 2015 by celebrating our accomplishments, mourning our losses, and learning from our mistakes. To do so is intrinsic to our nature and integral to forming our motivations for the year to come. I thought it only fitting that my first piece written for the Manitoban be one of reflection. There are many events that have defined 2015, but for me there were no events more divisive or permanent than the terrorist attacks in France.

Historic win turns deadly

What should have been a historic celebration for Quebec’s first female premier turned into tragedy when shots were fired on Sept. 4. A victory speech…

Innocent until proven guilty

“We don’t have a gun problem. We have a criminal problem, we have a gang problem, we have problems with people who have no regard…

Are you offended yet

Let’s say you are at a sporting event — say, kick boxing or mixed martial arts. You rant and rave and roar. It’s a contact…