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A global view

Education has the power to liberate, empower and mobilize. With our ever-changing world and the increase in globalization, issues pertaining to any region of the world are closer to our doorstep than ever before, which is why it is important to observe international events with a watchful eye. The following are ongoing world events that few know about, despite their […]

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‘There is no such thing as a stupid question’

It is only natural to seek out acceptance from others. Universities are well known as havens for difference and diversity. As centres for progressive thinking, inclusive attitudes and open-mindedness, they often attract a broad spectrum of individuals. Here at Laurier, consistent efforts are made to ensure that as many people as possible feel as though they belong and are fundamental […]

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Emotional abuse

Slideshow created by Alanna Wallace. Photos by Nick Lachance and Yusuf Kidwai

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‘I am trapped here’

Women everywhere show the marks of abuse, though not all their scars are visible. Violence takes many forms and can be conducted in several ways. But when an individual suffers at the hands of a partner who is supposed to embody love and devotion, the experience is detrimental to their emotional and overall health. Emotional violence is rarely a centerpiece […]

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Stimulating ethical economics

Coffee. We all know it, most of us drink it and many of us cannot function without it. But coffee is far more than a comforting stimulant. It touches the lives of millions, possibly billions, every day. It is one of the most exported goods coming out of the global south and it has the power to shape the lives […]

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Managing the distance

Love is worth a lifetime of dedication. It is the rare light at the end of the dreary tunnel on the banal journey through life. One would not have an epic love story without the necessary physical distance between two lovers challenging their devotion and tearing their hearts into pieces every second they are apart. However, in a contemporary context, […]

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Honouring Canadian soldiers in a new era

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, These are the opening words to John McCrae’s iconic poem that came to encapsulate the waste of young lives fighting on the western front generated during the war to end all wars. McCrae’s experiences serving with the Canadian corps in the Ypres salient during 1915 and onward came to speak for an entire generation […]

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Furthering science or exploiting nature?

If you Google PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or ALF (Animal Liberation Front) you can have access to hours of testimony and video about the potential horrors of animal experimentation. Dating back 30 or 40 years, the evidence is horrific. For instance, the University of Pennsylvania was exposed by PETA in 1985 for tests they undertook which […]

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Failblog culture

Five years ago if you sent “worst hangover ever. FML” in a text message to a friend, you would probably receive a resounding “WHAT?” in response. Coined by the liquor store employee in the 2007 comedy Superbad, the term “fuck my life” has made its way into the vocabulary of an entire generation and is now the name of the […]

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Ecosystems intertwined

Shark fin delicacy danger Sharks existed millions of years before any evidence of humans on earth. As a result of their position at the top of the predator list, any disruption to shark populations can drastically affect the marine ecosystem, claims Peter Knights, director of WildAid International. And when humans kill about 100 million sharks per year, it is a […]

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