Category: Opinion

Graphic By Joshua Awolade

Our ‘journey to the light’

Life is often thought of as a journey to the light. As a metaphor, light has been rich and informative. Whether it be “the light at the end of the tunnel” or as a shaping image for an entire epoch,…

Photo by Heather Davidson

How to thrive in your first year

Starting university will bring a lot of changes to your life. You’ll meet new people and perhaps lose touch with older friends. You’ll notice a change between style and pace of teaching from high school — things will move a…

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Furthering the debate on gun control

The debate on gun control in Canada has never been as controversial as what we see in the United States; while there is a vocal minority here that expresses enthusiasm for gun culture, it pales in comparison to our southern…

Graphic by Lena Yang

Marijuana tales

A few months ago I went to a friend’s apartment for dinner. I would be leaving for the summer a few weeks later and we wanted to have one last hurrah before exams separated us for four months. Arriving at…

Photo by Heather Davidson

Saying no and meaning it

Elementary and high school taught most of us to expect what is referred to as “peer pressure.” This intimidating type of behavior can be defined as a hijacking of morals and a type of blatant coercion. As we have grown…

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Israel-Palestine: no room for zealots

Conflict is a funny phenomenon because it occurs for reasons that aren’t beyond jealousy, greed or misguided hatred; reasons that are unfortunately more valued than human life; and reasons that regularly trump rationality. Every time someone dies in a conflict…

File photo by Ryan Hueglin

The O-Week conundrum

As most people are aware, classes are starting earlier than usual this year — beginning on Thursday, Sept. 4, rather than the following Monday — because of the newly adopted fall reading days in October. Being that classes are beginning…

Graphic by Lena Yang

The serious side of alcohol

Once you turn 19, you have successfully crossed the final threshold of legal limitation within Ontario. You can buy cigarettes to complete your hipster appearance or to indulge in socially. You can go to casinos and you can purchase alcohol…

Photo by Will Huang

Depression, suicide and apathy

On August 11, the world got a little bit darker. We lost comedy legend Robin Williams to suicide. Along with the abruptness of the news, many were shocked to learn that he died after a long battle with depression. Immediately…

Photo by Heather Davidson

Cut everything, but not ‘humanware’

Perhaps there are some among you who remember the joys of discovering the stereoscope: just insert a compelling photograph of one of the wonders of the world and in three dimensions you can scale the Eiger, walk the Great Wall…