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Transgender Day of Rememberance

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in News, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

  Sam Wall | News Editor On Sunday, November 20th, the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Ceremony was held in the Artspace above Books and Co. The ceremony is held to honour those who have been lost to violence because they are transgender. As a non-binary person, I, and my other transgender friends and allies, make an attempt to attend this ceremony every year. TDOR was co-hosted by the Northern Pride Centre from UNBC and Inspiring Women Among Us. Taking the lead in the ceremony was Krystal Vandenburg, the President of the Northern Pride Centre. Krystal chose not to prepare a speech, rather they spoke powerfully and with sadness about the horrific transphobic violence occurring globally. Other speakers included Leasa Kells, who gave a general overview of issues facing transgender people and the history of TDOR. Hira Rashid also spoke about her experience providing a video presentation about transgender rights in Canada at a conference in Pakistan, where life for transgender people is radically different. Other attendees also brought their experiences and points of view to the ceremony, often bringing tears to my eyes. One of the most striking elements of TDOR for me, is the list of those who have been murdered worldwide this year. Several hundred people have been murdered this...

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Over The Edge Movember Photo Contest

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Culture | 0 comments

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99.9%: An Album Review of 2016’s Polaris Music Prize Winner

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Culture | 0 comments

Dara Campbell | Contributor “wow this shit is crazy.” That’s what Kaytranada tweeted shortly after taking home the Polaris Music Prize and its $50,000 accolade. The 24-year-old Haitian-Canadian from Montreal, born Louis Kevin Celestin, seemed to be in genuine disbelief as he accepted the award. His debut album 99.9% beat out a number of outstanding Canadian LPs, including Grimes’ artful synth-pop rollercoaster Art Angels, Andy Shauf’s lush and vibrant nod to the 70s, The Party, and EMOTION, Carly Rae...

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Should Teens Vote?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Culture | 0 comments

Danielle Toth | Contributor Deciding the fate of one of the world’s most influential nations is a heavy responsibility. This responsibility falls on the shoulders of eligible Americans over the age of 18. But for some reason, the US Census Bureau found only 69% of eligible Americans are registered to vote. This is substantially less than the 76% of registered Americans in the 2012 election. Of course, the actual turnout is not even close to the number of registered...

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Race Walking

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Culture | 0 comments

James Eckstein | Contributor The Olympics are some of the greatest sporting events anyone can watch. With athletes from all around the world competing in such a large variety of sports, there’s something that everyone can enjoy. The amount of growth that has occurred since the very first Olympics back in 1896 is staggering. However, whenever the discussion of the variety of sports that have made their way into today’s Olympics come up, the same question is usually asked:...

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Northern Living

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts, Culture | 0 comments

Katie Hansen | Contributor   The Northern Folk can smell the snow today. It’s time to gather up the winter gear; They pull out their shovels to get ready. The Children are delighted snow is near!   The first of the white flakes begins to fall; Northern Folk rush to get their snow tires on. Frosty the Snowman is up standing tall. All signs of living vegetation, gone.   More than six months of winter is too long! They...

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