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GOP cuts aimed at poor

House Republicans passed a bill last Thursday that cuts about $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, which oversees food stamp distribution. Republicans claim it is about eliminating loopholes and reigning in a “wild horse” of a program, whereas most Democrats refer to the bill as barbaric. This is not a bloated budget being cut down or […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Tech-driven apocalypse

Tech-driven apocalypse

A lot of things in popular culture have to do with the end of the world, be it by some sort of natural disaster, zombies, or a global war that ends humanity as we know it. We struggle to survive, overcome some sort of ordeal, and in the end, everything is good and happy. Humanity carries on, despite overwhelming odds. […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
New Miss America confronts narrative, met with racism

New Miss America confronts narrative, met with racism

After Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, it was suggested that a progressive step forward had been taken and that racism was finally looking like a thing of the past, a twisted set of ideas without any future. Leading up to Obama’s election there was under-whelming media coverage of racism among registered voters, and once he was […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·

Talking Mental Health: Transition

With O-Week and a couple of weeks’ classes behind you, it is a good time to take audit of how you are coping with adjusting to university life. This transition is likely the biggest one you have ever made. Not only are you adjusting to the academic expectations of post-secondary education, but you are also socially adjusting to living away […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Putin schools Obama on Syria

Putin schools Obama on Syria

In recent weeks, the US has been pitching their highly controversial Syria intervention plan to Gulf states and European allies in hopes of avoiding any unilateral American military action. The main idea is that the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government violates international norms and requires a response. The response would cripple Assad’s ability to use chemical […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·

Talking Mental Health: services available

For many students September is a time of optimism and great ambition. “This is the year that I will not procrastinate! This is the year that I will be organized. This is the year…,”they usually say. Despite your best intentions, barriers to academic success can creep into your lives and create unexpected difficulties. A relationship end, unexpected feelings of loneliness, […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
Russia claims gold in homophobia

Russia claims gold in homophobia

Russia has been making quite a few headlines lately, and for all the wrong reasons. Russia already has strained relations more than usual with the United States due to the asylum given to Edward Snowden, a former employee of the CIA and NSA who leaked surveillance details back in May. Recently, however, President Vladimir Putin passed a law that bans […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
The ramifications of student debt

The ramifications of student debt

Stepping into the academic world means so much more than just obtaining a decent grade these days.   It’s not just essays, lab reports and mid-term exams that students have to deal with when they move into a new university town. Financial constraints — no matter how big or small — and increasing rising student debt, due to high tuition […]

by Dani Saad· · Features ·
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How did we get from Tahrir to here?

The Egyptian chapter of the Arab Spring was the most defined, popular and peaceful movement to take place across the region.  It was also (at the time) the most effective, leading to the overthrow of decades-old authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. Charges were laid against Mubarak, promises for elections were made, and protestors appeared united in their fight for the same […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·
You know what yanks my cord…

You know what yanks my cord…

… Seinfeld. Seinfeld yanks my cord. In fact, Seinfeld makes me want to yank my eyes, ears and sense of humour right out of my body and incinerate them.  Jerry Seinfeld is an offensively unfunny comedian, who has told the same unfunny jokes for decades. By some miracle he starred in a show for ten torturously unfunny seasons. And yes, […]

by Dani Saad· · Opinion ·