Opinion

Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

We are in the midst of a global pandemic.  Those are words that I never imagined myself writing in any context other than a science fiction novel, yet here we are.  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, its presence within Canada is becoming more threateningly apparent. What seemed like somewhere else’s problem months ago is now […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance).

Summer jobs may not get your foot in the door, but they can still be helpful

Summer jobs are just around the corner and for a lot of us university students, that also means the troubling time of making decisions about what jobs we will be doing is upon us.  I know from personal experience that summer jobs were always seen as a way to get integrated into the corporate world that you might be involved […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Billie Eilish speaks out against body shaming at recent concert

Billie Eilish speaks out against body shaming at recent concert

At a recent concert, Billie Eilish protested about body shaming which consisted of a speech and removing her oversized t-shirt.  Eilish is known for wearing clothes that are baggy, and she has stated multiple times that her style has been a way for her to avoid being sexualized and to not give anyone an opportunity to be judged based off […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Canada’s chief justice against federal law to make courses in sexual assault mandatory for all judges to learn

Canada’s chief justice against federal law to make courses in sexual assault mandatory for all judges to learn

Canada’s Chief Justice has stated that he is against a proposed federal law that would make courses in sexual assault mandatory for all judges to learn, as he believes that judges should not be told what to think.  Michael MacDonald, interim executive director of the Canadian Judicial Council stated that while these courses are well-intended, they set a dangerous precedent […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

Season 12 RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant disqualified after sexual misconduct allegations

Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race has barely started, and one of its contestants has already been disqualified and will no longer be appearing in the finale. Joey Gugliemelli, who goes by the drag persona Sherry Pie, is a New York queen who was an initially-entertaining competitor on the popular reality show, but has since been accused by eight theatre […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Why artists need to be treated better in the music industry

Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by the lives of people within the music industry. All of the components of it, from the singer to the person who runs the soundboard in the recording studio. It almost seemed like a fairy tale to me, but when I actually learned about how the industry works, the storybook […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Should Canada be following Italy’s lead?

On March 4, 2020 it was announced that Italy was going to be shutting down schools nationwide as a way to help slow the growing of the coronavirus outbreak. As of March 3, 2020, the virus had infected more than 3,000 people within the country and has killed at least 107. This is what triggered the government to shut down […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

Editorial: The therapy of a side-hustle

In the midst of balancing three jobs, a volunteer placement, and four courses, I’ve decided to allocate the remaining ten minutes of my week to a side hustle.  You may or may not be experiencing whiplash due to aggressively shaking your head in disbelief at this point. However, conditioning and molding polymer clay into earrings is cheaper than therapy and […]

by Brit Kovacs· · Opinion ·