Alex Reinhart

Alex Reinhart

Articles by Alex Reinhart

North Korean threat an American creation

It would appear the damn “commies” are at it again! Yes, this is sarcasm. Over the past two weeks, The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) has been in the news virtually every day. If you have listened to the news, you would think we were in the midst of the cold war, or on the brink of nuclear […]

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Senate getting tough to support

While I have always perceived the Canadian Senate as a relatively useful component of government, the current senate is making it difficult to justify its continuation. For those of you who are unaware, the Senate is to act as a “sober second thought” within the Canadian legislative process. A large percentage of Canadians however, view the senate as a redundant […]

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Pope resgination gives hope to Catholic church

A few weeks ago now, as I am sure you all know, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would resign his leadership of the Catholic Church. Would it be too ironic for an atheist to proclaim “Praise the Lord?” For the first time in nearly 600 years, the Pope has resigned his position. For some unknown reason, much of the world […]

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Guns under control

I would never go so far as to suggest that anti-gun control advocates are the dumbest people in the world, however, they definitely rank in the top five. While the devastating Sandy Hook massacre occurred over a month ago, the debate on gun control is still making front-page news. This argument has led to outrageous remarks by anti-gun control advocates. […]

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(Photo by Nick Lachance).

WLUSU election lacking substance

Maybe I am becoming increasingly cynical as I finish my undergraduate degree, but it seems increasingly so that the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union elections are a joke. I want to make a few things completely clear: I will endorse no candidates and I do not intend on cutting down any of those running for election—at least not by name. […]

by Alex Reinhart· · Opinion ·

Ideology only furthers violence in Middle East

Over the past month, the Israel-Palestine conflict has made front page headlines on numerous occassions. This clash is one of the most polarizing topics in recent news and many, if not most, have already determined which side they support. While I have been a staunch supporter of Palestine throughout much of the ordeal, a conversation with WLU professor Gavin Brockett […]

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(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Ontario Ranger Program vital

On Sept. 27, the Ontario government announced its plan to eliminate the Ontario Ranger Program (ORP). For nearly 70 years, this program has provided thousands of youth with summer employment, and a once in a lifetime experience. The closure of the ORP would have a negative impact on the province, not only for the youth who would be denied this […]

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Rob Anders doesn’t represent Canadians

Maybe it is just my personal preference, but I like to believe that members of parliament should behave in a manner that is representative of Canadians by being respectful and compassionate. These qualities however, have never been used to describe Conservative MP Rob Anders. Over the past few weeks, Anders has ignorantly shot his mouth off on numerous occasions. The […]

by Alex Reinhart· · Opinion ·
(Graphic by Lizzy Cook)

UFC just plain barbaric

If you asked the majority of people living in the developed world, they would claim they live in the most advanced, enlightened era history has ever known. Why then, is entertainment wrestling like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) so popular? Simply put, UFC is utterly barbaric and the fact that there is such a massive fan base for it suggests […]

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(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Catholic church needs serious wake up call

Religion has always been an avenue where a person can practice their individual beliefs. For the most part, I leave my personal opinions of religious structure out of my tolerance of it. One religion in particular, however, continues to aggravate me: Catholicism. Having been raised Catholic and forced to attend church every weekend, I feel like I am qualified to […]

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