Articles by

Contributed Image

The problems with Harper’s travel ban

Stephen Harper proposed a travel ban, which would “designate travel to places that are ‘ground zero’ for terrorist activity a criminal offence.”

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Contributed Image

Point/Counterpoint: American Sniper

Point: American Sniper is Lazy and Irresponsible I’ve had the distinct displeasure of coming out on the bad side of many of last year’s most celebrated films. Whether the generic mediocrity of Guardians of the Galaxy or the sloppy storytelling of X-Men: Days of Future Past, I entered that distinct realm of hipster-hood where the most mainstream films drove me […]

by Dani Saad· · Arts ·

The Limits of our Rage

When your TV gives you Lemons, go to the airport, book a plane ticket to somewhere in the news and talk to someone on the other side of the clash of civilizations over a refreshing drink. I recommend the lemonade.

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

The wanted sorcerer

WLUSP President and Cord Alum Dani Saad gets satirical

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Contributed photo

Israel-Palestine: no room for zealots

Conflict is a funny phenomenon because it occurs for reasons that aren’t beyond jealousy, greed or misguided hatred; reasons that are unfortunately more valued than human life; and reasons that regularly trump rationality. Every time someone dies in a conflict we are collectively agreeing that the conflict was more important than life itself. Coping mechanisms, rhetoric and explanations exist during, […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·

Unbound revolt – An analysis of the ISIS uprising

In what has been a dark decade for Iraq, the last month has stood out as especially disparaging. The extremist Sunni group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, most well known for its involvement in Syria, has made significant territorial gains in Iraq. In recent days it has announced the formation of a new caliphate spanning parts of Iraq and […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Weigh-In: Chicken vs beef

Weigh-In: Chicken vs beef

CHICKEN – Dani Saad In the battle of chicken vs. beef there is one clear winner. Based variety, health, taste, and versatility, chicken comes out on top. Fried chicken, chicken wings, chicken potpie, chicken parm. I could end this right there, but for the heck of it, let’s keep going. Pulled chicken, rotisserie chicken, shawarma, enchiladas, chicken balls, chicken marsala, […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Criticisms surrounding frat party are valid

Criticisms surrounding frat party are valid

I’m not one to ever mince words so I’m going to get straight to the point. People who claim that political correctness has run amok are basically saying, “I don’t like checking my privilege. I don’t like taking others and their feelings into consideration.” In regards to the cancelled “Jamaican Me Crazy” event, it was offensive. Between the colonial language, […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·

Swedes take us to school on education

I’ve been studying in Sweden for the past few months now and one big thing I’ve noticed is that Canada’s education system absolutely sucks in comparison. The main issue with Canada’s education system is that they don’t want their students to succeed. We have all been in a class where the teacher has had to bell curve the average lower […]

by Dani Saad· · Archive, Opinion ·
Stripping citizenship won’t make us safer

Stripping citizenship won’t make us safer

Jason Kenney, minister of immigration and citizenship, has proposed that Canadians who hold dual-citizenship and engage in an act of terrorism should be stripped of their Canadian citizenship. The Conservatives support a private member bill out of Alberta that would give Ottawa the power to revoke citizenship of dual citizens who commit acts of terror or are found to be […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·