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Losing a plane in the 21st century

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was reported missing at 2:40 MST (Malaysia Standard Time), I feel I asked myself the same question thousands of others around the world did as well. How, in 2014, can we simpl...

Anxiety in the classroom

Classroom anxiety. Courtesy of getridofsocialanxiety.comThe thought didn't really pop into my mind until I randomly read it one day on Twitter. Class presentations are brutal for a lot of us, having to do ...
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Man, I’m so depressed

I'll be honest. When I'm stressed about an upcoming exam that I've hardly read any of the relevant material for, or when I'm looking outside and see storm clouds in the distance, or when I'm generally just bumm...

My friend, Hitler

I wasn’t sure if shock was the appropriate word, or amazement, or even anger for what I read one day while online. As a bit of context, my late grandfather, as well as my step-father's father, both fought in ...

From a non-user: Legalize weed

Art by Rebecca Duce.I'm not going to take up time by bouncing around the topic. I honestly think it's about time marijuana was legalized in Canada. To be quite honest, I don't see why it isn't yet. I've ne...

The travelling Canadian

Art by Rebecca Duce.It seems I've had a whole collection of life experiences that I'm able to turn into newspaper-worthy stories, including one that happened to me August 11, 2013 – one of the last amazi...
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Is O-Week still cool?

Orientation week last year sort of let me down, but in its defense, it may be partially my fault.I mean, it was cool seeing Shawn Hooke and Down With Webster. That day in O-Week was my first concert ever, a...
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What is TV teaching your kids?

I swear, shows I watched growing up in the 90's had so much more depth and life lessons than the ones my nine- and ten-year-old brothers are watching these days. I'll admit, I only started watching Boy Meets Wo...

Beauty is a beast

I think a lot of people were pleased, as was I, with Disney's decision of making one of their latest princesses a little different than the “traditionally beautiful” previous ones. Now, I know that sounds w...
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Female politicians aren’t “cute”

I've had the chance to do some pretty extensive journalism, which has been both enrapturing and informative. Some of the stories I have been able to hear, and some of the people I’ve met impress me still to t...
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Welcome back, Joseph Ratzinger

A picture spread around the world. Some had seen it before, but the press hardly ran it. It depicts a young German boy with a grim look on his face, and a bird-bearing swastika on his lapel. Later, the name of ...
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Standing against rape

Collectively, the movies A Clockwork Orange, Gran Torino, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned roughly $529 million at the box office. Besides a wide fan base, these films, which have release dates rangin...
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Realism and resolutions

When the clock chimed midnight on December 31, the 2012 ended. It was the year of the apparent Mayan apocalypse. The year Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space. The year of the Summer Olympics in Lond...
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Canadian Youth Revolts

In Canadian history, youth run protests have had an effect. But have they ever reached their intended goals? In the spring of 1947, after the end of WWII, a small community on Vancouver Island was about to figh...