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XXXTentacion shouldn’t be idolized posthumously

“Boys will be boys,” they say as the kindergarten girl comes crying to the teacher about the boy in her class pulling her hair. We just don’t expect it to escalate into aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. In case you missed it, rapper XXXTentacion was recently involved in a fatal altercation involving gun violence in Florida.  The rapper’s death […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Caring about family separations at the border and what happens to them next

The evolving events and information that have been the focus of countless news outlets regarding the separation of parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border have revealed polarizing and unsettling sides to opinionated people all over the internet — from average nobodies to notable names in power. Sifting through directionless tweets from the president, continuous news updates from endless […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Incredibles 2 is a super success despite criticism

Incredibles 2 is a super success despite criticism

In its opening weekend (according to IMDb’s Box Office Mojo), Incredibles 2 made its way to number eight on the box office list with a whopping $180 million, behind four Marvel movies, two Star Wars movies and Jurassic World. For a PG rated movie, that makes it number one for its opening weekend. Worldwide, it has made over $480 million, […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Opinion ·
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Editorial: Opportunities abound if you take a look around

The one piece of advice that I constantly received in high school from friends and teachers was to get involved in extracurricular activities. Even when I said that I wasn’t interested in any of the clubs at my high school, I was always told that it’s better to get involved in something since it’ll look good on my resume and […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Opinion ·
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Tips for movie manners and audience etiquette

I think everyone has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with some serious lack of etiquette in a performance based context. This could be anything from people talking during films, texting during a stage play or just an overall lack of respect and manners in a public performance setting. You know exactly the behaviour I’m talking about and, man, it […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Opinion ·
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Why your vote really matters in this election

With the provincial election right around the corner, the fate of our province and its leadership will be placed in the hands of the Ontarians who actually show up to the voting polls on June 7 — and that can be a daunting thought. According to the Toronto Star, Ontario’s election turnouts are at an all time low  — with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Being critical of gender when it’s applied to everyday items

The systematic gendering of our world is apparent in our daily lives and own living spaces. There are those who strive to deconstruct the binary and those who reinforce it.  When looking for a new rug for my bedroom, I was searching  for a simple grey and white area rug on Wayfair.ca. I went through the specifications of each rug […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Opinion ·
Blaming the victim should never be acceptable

Blaming the victim should never be acceptable

“Can you imagine what would have happened if those girls had only given those guys a chance?” Speaking in regard to the recent Santa Fe school shooting and the van attack in Toronto, a female co-worker of my friend asked her this question while they were on a shift together. Both cases are allegedly connected to the respective attackers being […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding the right support

Editorial: Finding the right support

The general consensus with all of my peers, as well as myself, is that third year really sucked.  Not to scare you too much, but whoever said that the jump from first to second year was the worst was a serious liar and it’s definitely way harder going from second to third year. Maybe it was the expectations we’d built […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·