Clown lives matter?

Now that the clown thing has finally blown over and we are worried about a different clown, I thought it might be a good time to deposit my two cents on the issue. There is no doubt in my mind that someone w...

Are viral fear tactics just media hype?

When you think of getting a virus it instills fear, this is largely due to how the media portrays them. Dr. Penelope Ironstone, associate professor of Communications Studies at Laurier, has started looking i...

Art mirrors Russia

Russia has always fascinated us in North America. Art by Neha Sekhon Russia, the famous red machine. The Soviet Empire, The Cold War, The Berlin Wall.  Shady politics, strict nationalism, censored media. ...
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Keep it simple stupid!

A time of moral panic can dissolve even the most stoic thinker’s poker face. Trying to adjust one’s moral compass to the direction of justness in a time in which each day thrusts a new boogeyman into glo...
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No sexy nurses

  MTV debuted their latest show “Scrubbing In” following the party lifestyle of attractive twenty-something nurses in Los Angeles. October 24 marked the debut of the show and the nursing communit...
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Irene: A debate in media hype

Before Hurricane Irene hit the eastern shores of the United States, one tuning in to CNN may have expected the apocalypse to rain down. Reporters in bright red or yellow rain jackets stood in cities along the ...
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The changing face of journalism today

Media companies are laying off workers seemingly every week – over 100 from CTV this month alone. Nearly a quarter of the staff of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald were given pink slips in February, while CanWest...