The epidemic of social media reposting

Hello Snapchatters, Instagrammers, round the clock texters and the other screen slaves who were not addressed in the previous three titles. I am here today to tell you about a social epidemic that has plagued s...

Mandatory Indigenous studies classes

I remember the first time I heard the land acknowledgement crackle through the decades-old speaker in my Grade 12 English class after morning announcements. I recall being confused and somewhat irritated with t...

Chocolate scams in a heart-shaped box

There is nothing romantic about Valentine's Day. Yup, I said it. Let's face it: you know it’s true. Take a second; brush the sequins out of your eyes, pry the rose from between your teeth, turn down the Mar...

Is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

I need you to think back to Oct. 25... You're prowling the aisles of your local Value Village or Party City searching for that perfect Halloween costume. You near the end of the witch hats and upon turning ...

We need more preparation for adulthood

When I was younger I had this foggy impression that adults had everything figured out. I was sure that my mom, my dad, my teachers and my babysitter knew everything there was to know about this planet, its inha...

There’s no humour in suicide jokes

“I want to die”: four words that should alarm their listener. Four words that should cause your heart to drop, your stomach to flip and your eyes to widen to the size of Ferris wheels. Four words that a few...