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5 Fictional Dictators That Would be Better Presidents Than Trump

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

The beginning of the Trump administration has been a maelstrom of chaos. Protests have been happening across the United States as people stand up against a variety of decisions Trump has made. Trump’s Executive Order curtailing immigration from Muslim-majority countries has dramatically affected the lives of refugees and even legal US residents and citizens, and has also spawned a large number of lawsuits against the government. Trump has been inflaming tensions between the US and other countries and frequently takes to Twitter to pursue petty grudges. All this and more has happened, and it has lead to Trump having the lowest approval rating for a new President since that sort of thing started to be monitored. The terms “fascist” and “Nazi” are thrown around a lot in reference to Trump, his administration, his advisors, and supporters, but this article...

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Grant’s Rant: Cross The Aisle Already

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

Grant Bouchard  | Contributor It’s hard to be a political scientist these days, because all your friends look to you and say “Explain Trump to me.” Here is my explanation of Trump; I don’t have one. I say that not because I gave up but because I simply can’t explain his madness. Instead I ask people to go out and find out themselves. If Donald Trump’s rise to power highlighted one thing more than anything else it’s that people need to talk to each other. Politics is about how we live together, and in this current time we are not living together very well. Divisions in this world are deeper and more fundamental than ever. Identity politics, racism, environmentalism, feminism and conservatism are all labels to divide us. “Human” is the word that should unite us. Not to sound...

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Why The Liberals Backing Down From Electoral Reform Is Bad For You

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

Colin Slark | Editor in Chief When the Liberals announced during the 2015 federal election campaign that they were promising to make that election the last under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system, it was an exciting proposition. The current system has served Canada for 150 years, but something having always been the same way is not an automatic indicator that it is worth keeping around. According to Elections Canada’s website, there are 17 registered federal political parties. These parties represent the views of varying amounts of Canadians, but it doesn’t matter. Unless you vote for 1 of 3 parties (4 in Quebec and 4 in Elizabeth May’s riding), your vote doesn’t matter because there is almost no chance any non-NDP, Liberal, or Conservative candidate will be successful. If you want to vote for a party that is likely to form...

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To the Good Men

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

Darrin Rigo | Contributor To The Good Men, We are not actively abusers. We are intentionally hurting the women in our lives. We are not murderers and for that, we deserve no congratulations. We are doing the bare minimum, and we are to blame. Here are we are: the good men. We will sit and listen to the news stories. We quote the facts. 1 in 4 women. 72 cents to the dollar. We will shake our heads – let out a thoughtful “hmmm” – aghast as men terrorize women. Men who would shoot 14 women just for engaging in academia. We see this and we create this man, this abuser in our heads and say – “I would never do that. Because I am a good man.” Good men do this and because we do this, we will...

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Why New Years Resolutions Are Overrated

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

Jade Szymanski | Contributor Once again, the festivities of the holiday season have ended; as have the stresses of hanging out with family members who bicker over politics and their neighbor Sheila who parks too close to their beloved BMW. With the new year comes excitement of renewal and improved lifestyles which plagues the minds of the masses who refuse to accept responsibility of their failures and downfalls. Instead, they think that a date on the calendar can erase any bad habits or grant them new opportunities without any sort of effort. While we can appreciate the motivation that the idea of a new year brings to people, it should also be reflected upon that you can change your life for the better whenever you want, and that deciding to make that change at the beginning of the new...

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Grant’s Rant: Generations

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

Grant Bachand | Guest Contributor Recently, I watched a video of Simon Sinek on Inside Quest. This video has been viewed by millions and shared on my Facebook feed repeatedly, so I figured I would watch it. What do you know? Here is another person giving a lecture in the nicest way about why millennials are unhappy, lazy and narcissistic. Sinek had a good argument and honestly I was compelled to believe him, at first. I do spend a lot of time on Facebook, and I do get excited about getting lots of likes on posts… Oh my god I am a narcissistic millennial, and it is all because I got a participation medal in school! My life is over. Calm down Grant. Let’s have a serious think about what Sinek is saying. According to him, millennials suffer from...

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