Opinion

February 24, 2020

Chicago, Illinois. Usually many things come to mind when you think of the Windy City, Al Capone; Michael Jordan and the Bulls; Lake Michigan; John Hughes and the Brat Pack; and the Willis (formerly Sears) tower. However for this past weekend, the best of the NBA gathered in the city to celebrate All-Star Weekend. 

On Saturday night, all eyes were upon the NBA Skills Challenge. More importantly, its premier event, the Dunk Conte...

February 18, 2020

In Aristotle’s words, “What is common to the greatest number gets the least amount of care.” His words hold a valuable lesson and essentially sums up the phenomenon known as the tragedy of the commons, which is a social dilemma explored by ecologist Garrett Hardin in 1968. In order to further explore his theory, Hardin came up with an analogy to explain his idea to others. Take a second to imagine that you lived in a small vil...

June 21, 2019

Have you ever thought about learning a new language? If you have, you’ve probably thought about learning the most popular languages such as English, Mandarin or Spanish. What if I told you that there’s an even better language you can learn? One that you can use wherever in the world you go to-- from Canada to Japan or even Greece. Well, let me let you in on a secret, this universal language I’m talking about is the simple and...

Every year, schools across the country participate in Pink Shirt Day for a little bit over a decade. However, the meaning of Pink Shirt Day has been sugarcoated towards students over the years, and is even forgotten at times.

The movement has roots in Halifax, Canada, where a grade nine boy was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Two grade 12 boys, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against this and distributed p...

June 30, 2018

Social media giant Facebook is known as an American-based social networking platform that connects users internationally. As a multi-billion dollar company, Facebook has recently become infamous for its privacy breaches with Cambridge Analytica, where Facebook sold user data to the company--a major issue that brought the attention of people all over the world. With its now-damaged reputation, Facebook is still on the verge of...

June 5, 2018

According to "Donald Trump Says 'Our Ancestors Tamed A Continent' and 'We are not going to Apologize for America'" from Newsweek, Donald Trump claims that "America is the greatest fighting force for peace, justice, and freedom in the history of the world." However, that is not completely true because of the incidents involving violence and racism towards African Americans, and the Indian Removal Act that happened in 1830. Amer...

June 2, 2018

        When I was little, I would fight my sister over the last chicken wing or chip, seeking an instant satisfaction for my taste buds. Now, looking back at the decisions I made as a child, I recognize that my young brain did not process anything beyond what was within my direct field of vision. A huge part of my journey to plant-based eating has been expanding my field of vision to see the impacts of my food choices that do...

April 4, 2018

In recent years, the use of electronics has sprung up rapidly, with billions of people worldwide spending hours of their day looking at their mobile devices, computers, or other types of electronics. A day can’t seem to pass by without seeing a friend peek at their Instagram or a parent reading the newsletter from their laptops. Why do so many people use these electronics on a regular basis? How can this usage pose problems to...

March 27, 2018

        According to CBC News, on February 26, 2018, Liberal MLA, Mike Morris, came to the conclusion on how to possibly improve the lives of people in our society who are suffering from different types of abuse and violence - by investing the 50 million dollars that were meant for preserving Indigenous languages into extra policing resources. Mike Morris should not have suggested that the 50 million dollars committe...

Assimilating oneself into today's culture is reliant on the basis that we are able to utilize technology to its greatest potential. Humans have evolved tremendously throughout the years, and we are now at a period in time in which we are surrounded by countless technologies. When was the last time you called a friend instead of sending them a message with abbreviated text? When was the last time you sent a friend a meaningful...

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