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What does President Trump’s impeachment mean?

On Dec. 18, 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump based on two articles alleging grave misconduct. This was a decision that was made after months of debate and hearings that were conducted by the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees. The first article, which was passed by a 230-197 vote, addresses Trump’s abuse of […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: New year, same me

Editor’s Note: New year, same me

With each passing year, I’ve always set impossible standards and “resolutions” for myself to meet in order to improve myself. Inevitably, these resolutions have been too broad and grand so that I can never accomplish them for more than a month or a few weeks at a time. I’ve typically seen this as a failure, and I give up entirely […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Think before you buy

Editorial: Think before you buy

In a capitalist culture, our economy succeeds based on supply and demand. In order for it to thrive, stores need to sell and people need to purchase. In North America, we are incredibly lucky to live with the privilege of nearly instantaneous accessibility to all the things we need and want. Need groceries but don’t feel like taking a trip […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
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Taylor Swift should have ownership of her own music

On July 2, 2019 Taylor Swift had posted an essay on Tumblr where she told the world about how Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta did not consult her when selling her work to Scooter Braun. Swift states that she was not given the opportunity to buy her own work back and has since then urged her fans to blacklist […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Stick to tamagotchi if you can’t take care of a real pet

Editor’s Note: Stick to tamagotchi if you can’t take care of a real pet

Different holidays seem to inspire people to buy or adopt animals as gifts, often to the detriment of their unexpectedly time-consuming four-legged purchases. Easter sees an increase in pet-store bought bunnies and chicks, while Christmas seems to fuel people’s desires to buy puppies and kittens when The Bay and Walmart just won’t do for someone’s (usually a kid’s) wishlist. I’m […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Harry Styles “shading” Zayn Malik on SNL is not that serious

On Nov. 16, Harry Styles did double duty on Saturday Night Live (SNL) being both the host and musical guest on the late-night comedy sketch show. During his opening monologue, Harry made jokes about him being a musician, not a comedian and also being in a boy band (or as he calls it “a man band”). He made jokes about […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Hot Takes: Is the Toronto Christmas market worth the hype?

Sophia Cole: Yes, it’s worth it The Toronto Christmas Market is a staple trip for any holiday enthusiast. Not only is it full of amazing treats, cute gifts and Instagram-worthy views, but it is an embodiment of holiday spirit at its finest. The Toronto Christmas Market brings together everything we love about the holidays in one place to create the ultimate […]

by Kathleen McCullough· · Opinion ·
President’s Note: It’s not a holly jolly Christmas for everyone

President’s Note: It’s not a holly jolly Christmas for everyone

For what is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can also be one of the most isolating and difficult parts of the year for people to get through. There’s a reason why some of the most beloved Christmas songs are depressing  — the holidays have the tendency to make any existing feelings […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·