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Where luck is lacking

I like to say that I have the luck of the Irish, which – historically speaking – is fucking awful. From missing the bus to breaking my ankle during playoffs Having the wifi go down just as I’m handing in an assignment to finding myself in the most disgusting stall in the public washroom – luck never really seems to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Kesha catches the cold shoulder

A recent oddity in pop culture news that has quickly garnered the attention of the internet has been a video of Jerry Seinfeld declining a hug from Kesha. Almost like a moment plucked straight out of Seinfeld itself, this incredibly awkward clip is nothing short of uncomfortable to watch. As a person who absorbs secondhand embarrassment like a sponge, I […]

by Emily Waitson· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Filters, festivals and fake followers

Filters, festivals and fake followers

Music festival season is a time where social media is flooded with photos of Valencia filtered girls in distressed shorts, flower crowns and chokers. Guys who look like they stepped out of a Vans ad can be seen smiling smugly, snapbacks firmly in place, peace signs thrown in front of them to match their picture’s accompanying hashtag, #goodvibes. Over the […]

by Emily Waitson· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: On graduation day

Editor’s note: On graduation day

It’s that time of year again. Another crop of well-adjusted and — hopefully — qualified individuals will make their way into the working world. Simultaneously, another group will step up to the plate and fill their shoes, gearing up to prepare for seminars, capstones and final projects. It is a period of reflection for many people, particularly those graduating — […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Unhooking the stigma behind going braless

Unhooking the stigma behind going braless

There isn’t a woman I know that enjoys wearing a bra. How can anyone blame them? Bras are confining, they cut into the skin and add an extra layer of fabric in the summer. However, because I’m not entirely small chested, I never considered going braless. People would notice; my breasts would be out of control. It seemed like the […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 3 comments · Opinion ·
The blurred lines of cultural appropriation

The blurred lines of cultural appropriation

  In an issue devoted to Indigenous writing, Write Editor Hal Niedzviecki suggested that writers should examine the world by imagining perspectives outside of themselves. That cultural appropriation is a positive thing. Unfortunately for him, the modern liberal world is obsessed with a concept I refer to as ‘positive segregation’: the enforced preservation of separately sacred, individual cultural and ethnic […]

by Karlis Wilde· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Comparing grades and measuring intelligence

Back in grade nine, I had a teacher who didn’t ever take any real notice to her students’ personal lives. To me, that made her interest, when it did happen, even more memorable. After a particularly hard test, one of my friends continued to ask what grade I received, even after several times of me trying to politely avoid the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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The “#Girlboss” is not a role model

Trending through popular social media feeds at every turn as of late, has been the proudly emboldened phrase “#Girlboss.” A term popularized by Nasty Gal clothing company founder — and rags to riches self-starter — Sophia Amoruso. This term has been utilized by scores of women since, who feel inspired by its surface-level intent. Amoruso’s seemingly empowering book — and […]

by Emily Waitson· · 0 comments · Opinion ·