Opinion

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Rethinking the problematic concept of virginity

University is a critical turning point in the process of “growing up” for most students. It’s the first time many students have moved out of their parents house and are living on their own, and have now become surrounded by a bounty of potential opportunities and potential relationships. This taste of freedom is accompanied by quite a bit of social […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Loving yourself with complete confidence

Editorial: Loving yourself with complete confidence

The magazines and much of social media tells you to show yourself love and to love your body. They then proceed to try and convince you that your body needs to be a specific size with certain curves and muscles in specific places in order to be loveable. They say you’ll love yourself once you reach a certain weight and […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Opinion ·
Editors note: Showing pride in public

Editors note: Showing pride in public

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I were at Chainsaw with a group of our friends. Being together in public felt natural — her hand in mine, she leaned in to kiss me, when I realized a girl sitting at the table next to us had been staring intently at our affection. Later in the night, we went to the […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Why don’t more men wear engagement rings?

Engagement rings haven’t exactly changed much over the past 100 years or so besides their prices, styles and the creativity that can be involved with personalizing them. The tradition attached to these rings has stayed relatively the same — and the concept is rooted primarily in a man presenting a woman with a decorated band or Tiffany-style rock to ask […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editors Notes: Balancing morals within your career

Editors Notes: Balancing morals within your career

  The other day I was having a conversation with my significant other surrounding morals within your career. Our discussion made me reflect on what values I uphold within my job and how the decisions I make at work might define me as a person. As a journalist and — in particular — a news reporter, remaining unbiased and remaining […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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The connection between violent attacks and MAGA hats

Empire actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in a hate crime against him in Chicago last Tuesday, by two men wearing “Make America Great Again,” or MAGA, hats. The two men called him racist and homophobic slurs after identifying him as the character Jamal Lyon from Empire. In the show, Lyon faces adversity within his community for being a gay musician. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editorial: your parents deserve your time and attention

Editorial: your parents deserve your time and attention

I’m not one to frequently talk about my personal life publicly, but for this editorial I really wanted to dab into to something that I hold very close to my heart. My family was never your typical Toronto family. I had a dad who stayed at home for work and a mom who was the business woman of the house. […]

by Katherine Weber· · Opinion ·