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Anti-Christian bigotry is misguided

Trinity Western University is once again in the news, and for once, they’re not under attack. A graduate from the university was recently denied a job on the basis of her faith. While the organization, Amaruk Wilderness Corp., claims that the student’s application was denied because she failed to meet the minimum requirements for the […]

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Homelessness does not have a quick-fix solution

Just this week, a BC Supreme Court judge granted the City of Vancouver an injunction to evict all people living in the recently erected tent city at Oppenheimer Park, in the Downtown Eastside. This legal battle is a decent indicator of everything that it is wrong with how our society advocates for the rights of […]

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Restaurants should incorporate a ‘no tip’ policy

Our society accepts the restaurant industry’s hyper-sexualized, customer-driven culture as normal. Many customers feel highly entitled and inherently deserving of impeccable service, regardless of their behaviour toward restaurant staff catering to their every whim. Unfortunately, this entitlement often turns into verbal and sexual harassment. According to a report from the New York Observer regarding sexual […]

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Apple’s new watch gets a little too personal

It’s easy to be disappointed by the announcement of Apple’s latest ‘game-changer.’ The Apple Watch, slated to be released in early 2015, has been described by Tim Cook as “the next chapter in Apple’s story,” but consumers are hesitant. Apple’s previous successes — iPhone and iPad — both introduced entirely new product categories, and revolutionized […]

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Urban Outfitters need to rethink its business strategies

Frankly, I’m not surprised by Urban Outfitters’ decision to sell a blood-stained, bullet hole-riddled sweater that blatantly refers to the 1970 shooting of four students at Kent State University. But, while the clothing company has released a number of offensive products, this sweater has simply gone too far. The company sold the single sweater for […]

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Canada must hold the line on Russian threats

In the wee hours of what seemed to be an ordinary Friday, two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighters scrambled to respond to an alert from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which had detected a pair of Russian Tu-95 bombers approaching Canadian airspace. Intercepted only 50 km away from the coast, the Russians […]

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“Fuck Safe Space” garments do not encourage prejudice

As a frat chapter out of Carleton University marched down Ottawa’s streets with saffron slogans on their shirts stating “Fuck Safe Space,” all it took was one snapshot ricocheting around the social media stratosphere for student frosh leaders to start pleading ignorance in its wake. By the way the media circus paraded through the digital […]

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Canadians need an alliance between the Liberals and the NDP

Politics are a complicated topic for millennials. In Canada’s 2011 federal election, according to Elections Canada, only roughly 39 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 24 voted. We live in an age where equality, acceptance, and inclusivity are part of the ideological forefront for young, upcoming voters. These are all statistics […]

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Don’t board the ‘hate train’

Fads occur when an item of popular culture, be it online or in real life, becomes inexplicably popular for a short period of time. For instance, I can still remember when everyone seemed to obsess over Poke- mon, Yu-gi-oh, and Beyblade. Some more recent fads include Angry Birds, Duck Dynasty, and Game of Thrones. Interestingly, […]

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Pet owners should consider the raw food diet

Dog and cat owners want what is best for their pets. From exercise to toys and collars, we will do anything to keep our pets healthy and happy. The most important factor for a healthy pet is their diet. In this vein, a new trend is on the rise surrounding what food is best to […]

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Marijuana should not be legalized

Talks regarding the decriminalization of marijuana have been around for many years, but only became mainstream in 2000 with the founding of the Marijuana Party of Canada. For the majority of that time, many believed that a change in the drug’s status was a mere pipe dream suited to a fringe group that would never […]

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Men need to get on board with male contraceptives

In a publicly issued release, the Parsemus Foundation declared that male birth control will be widely available by 2017. Parsemus is an organization that currently possesses US property rights for Vasalgel, the trade name for “reversible inhibition of sperm under guidanc” (RISUG). RISUG is a procedure involving the injection of a synthetic polymer into the […]

Woohoo, Boohoo

Woohoo: She birthed you, fed you, and changed you. Most of all, she loved you unconditionally, even when you acted like a holy terror. Even when you came home at 2:00 a.m. with branches in your hair and no pants on. Even when you set the cat on fire. You may have one, two, or […]

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