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Be careful with who you’re blaming for government mess-ups

Remember that Christmas holiday Justin Trudeau took with his family in the Caribbean? Cute photos, nice weather, tabloid coverage, et al.? If the answer is “no,” that’s OK, because it’s not actually as big a story as you might think — unless you’re a Conservative MP, that is. See, the recent gossip is that some […]


What my zodiac sign taught me about my heritage

I was born on February 25. My mother tells me I was smiling. If that’s the case, it was probably only because I was too young and naïve to realize the odoriferous truth: I was a Pisces. For those who evaded the misfortune of being born under this subpar cosmic arrangement, I’ll break it down. […]


Misogyny should be considered a hate crime

The police force in the British county Nottinghamshire announced on July 13 that, in partnership with the Nottingham Women’s Centre, misogynistic acts can now be reported and investigated as hate crimes. The Nottinghamshire Police defined such acts as “behaviour targeted towards a woman by men simply because they are a woman,” according to their press […]

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SFU’s course withdrawal system needs to be dropped

This year has been a rough one for me, personally and academically. Between a cancer scare and my mental health feeling like it has been rapidly deteriorating, school has unfortunately not been the number one priority. This being my first year at SFU, I thought dropping a course would be a relatively simple process; since […]

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Safe policing starts without handguns

We hear about police brutality far too often these days. It seems like every day I read about another innocent civilian shot; often an unarmed black man who was complying with police orders. One of the best ways to prevent these situations would be to strip police officers of their service handguns, at least for […]


How to balance friendships and a successful GPA

University is the lily pad of life that bridges high school and professional work. But is that all university is? A period in your existence where you stockpile grades to prove to some future employer or grad school that you’re a smart cookie? Isn’t this the time where we’re supposed to be finding those friends […]

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