Opinion

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Mourning the deaths of controversial celebrities

In life, we are faced with the challenge of learning to grieve the passing of people in our lives. These people passing brings up a lot of complex emotions for a variety of people, and how they deal with these emotions are all valid forms of grieving. This year, there have been two individuals whose passing had created a large […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Is it too late to talk musical physics?

Editorial: Is it too late to talk musical physics?

Damn. No idea what to write about. But this is already super late (hopefully Emily won’t fire me) so it seems as good a time as any to let my mind wander and type whatever I’m thinking. If I’m lucky, this may turn into a transcript of an interesting internal dialogue or monologue about something. 3 a.m. is a wonderful […]

by Kash Patel· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Problems with people pleasing

Editor’s Note: Problems with people pleasing

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always strived to be a people-pleaser. It’s an aspect about myself that I’ve accepted without much critical thought or question, even if it means that I expend more mental energy, effort and time than I can realistically deliver in a given day. I’ve only just started to see how detrimental this quality […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·

How students deal with burnout

I, among probably many other students at this time of year, am completely burned out, to the point where I cannot even fathom being fully on top of things and able to move through life as a functional human being who is not constantly having an existential crisis or stress-induced migraines. People told me that third year was going to […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: It’s okay to love your friends

Editorial: It’s okay to love your friends

At this time of year, it seems as though everyone is fixated on finding somebody to love. The world around us makes us feel as though finding your ‘person’ is a necessary thing — or at least that’s what I thought, anyway. Lately, I’ve realized that I have plenty of people around me to love. Something even better is that […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Tolerating mixed signals does you no favours

In any respect, feelings are complicated. And they can become even more so when you’re in a situation with someone – not a committed relationship – that allows for things to get a little twisted. And with these tricky scenarios come the possibility of being stringed along. This isn’t just a problem for ladies, I’m sure – but I’ve definitely […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Can dating apps be effective for long term relationships?

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many single people turn to dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge to fill what they feel is a void in their life not having a relationship, because nothing screams loner like not getting flowers and overpriced chocolate on a random February Friday. The question that lingers to many is if these hookup […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·
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KW one of the worst safe places for women

Trigger warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault and violence. I recently read a news story in The Record titled “Kitchener man sexually assaulted two high school students” that reaffirmed the fears that I’ve had since I was a young teenager. The article discusses a 39-year-old male who attacked a female student just two months after being released from […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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When it comes to summer jobs, connections aren’t everything

It’s February. For some of us, the hunt for a summer job is well underway. For others, like myself, it has just begun. Securing solid summer employment is difficult for most students, unless you’re one of the lucky few who have a connection that can get you a job without the stress of multiple interviews and months-long application processes. Thankfully, […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·