Opinion

Violence against women needs to end

December 6th, 2009 marks the 20th year since the Montreal Massacre, when a gunman named Marc Lépine entered Montreal’s École Polytechnique, shouted “I hate feminists!” and killed 14 women, just for being female engineering students. Each year since, December 6th has been a day of memorial for the young women and an occasion to identify and deconstruct sources of the […]

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Find some doubt, it can be humbling

There’s a story in the New Testament where Jesus happens upon a man whose son is afflicted with terrifying convulsions. Jesus, enigmatic as ever, tells him that his son will be healed if he has faith. The man in response, cries out “I have belief! Help my unbelief!” I love the man’s response, because I think it captures an essential […]

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The benefits of buying local and organic

FREDERICTON (CUP) – Environmental degradation immediately brings to mind images of polluting smoke stacks, the Alberta oil sands and traffic in Toronto at 5:30 p.m. on a weekday. Expanses of farmland around the world rarely bring to mind greenhouse gases, yet industrial agriculture contributes to the world’s greenhouse gas problem, making up 12 per cent of total emissions. Nitrogen obtained […]

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Learn outside of lectures

I truly started to value my university education when I realized that I was finally retaining information. After four-and-a-half years of high school, two years of college and two years of university without really feeling like I was learning anything, it was nice to see that my brain was finally working. I didn’t, and still don’t, have the patience to […]

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Article redundant

Re: North American capitalism causes global inequality, Nov. 11, 2009 What exactly was the point of Kimberly Elworthy’s article, “North American capitalism causes global inequality?” It said nothing new that hasn’t been said better elsewhere and it wasn’t tied to any particular recent event. –Benjamin P. Weber

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Explore social issues

Throughout the year, Laurier offers a variety of events that support diversity on campus. These are opportunities for students to seek out and educate themselves about important social issues. The Wilfrid Laurier University Rainbow Centre is hosting the transgendered awareness week in the concourse this week, which aims to educate the community about transgendered issues. Dignitas Laurier, a youth chapter […]

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Change perception of sickness for the future

With this year’s flu season well under way the effects of the H1N1 pandemic can be seen on the Laurier campus. Yet with all the media hype surrounding the issue, the flu has not hit with the intensity that was suggested. Maybe though, all the fuss has lead to something positive: remembering that we have a social responsibility to stay […]

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Commending Laurier’s fanaticism

Re: “Laurier Day unrepresentative,” Nov. 11, 2009 The notion that Laurier failed to demonstrate its purpose, as an institution of higher learning during Laurier Day is as laughable as it is offensive. Reducing the university’s efforts in the area of academic promotion to booths crammed into a building could not be more unfounded. Information fairs were also hosted at the […]

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Family needs to retain its importance in society

Some people today consider the family an inherently oppressive institution that is merely designed to instill conformity and discipline. There is a view that the traditional two-parent household in suburbia is an outdated idea and that having a family naturally restricts people’s development as human beings. It might be hip and trendy to decry marriage as inherently unstable and to […]

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Gents, you can be shafted too

She’s just not that into you. Girls, it’s happened to all of us. One of our friends has inevitably and undoubtedly admitted to us that the guy we’ve been dreaming about for weeks and (let’s call a spade a spade) practically stalking all month is “just not that into us.” Crushing, I know. So much so that Greg Behrendt and […]

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