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Canada

How Colonialism is Still Endangering Indigenous Women in Canada Today

Since the point of contact, Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited (Indigenous term encompassing LGBTQ+ identities) have been instrumental in solidifying settler colonialism in North America. Such is especially true in the Canadian context. Historically, Indigenous two-spirited people and women were removed from positions of stability and power by colonial legislation that enforced patriarchy and European […]

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Canada Opinion

“For the People” vs. the Other 15%: Living with a Disability in the Ford Era

From the very beginning of his campaign, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has claimed he is “for the people”. However, his proposed cuts to social services are damaging to Ontario’s most vulnerable people, especially those like myself, who live with disabilities. According to People Access, an organization dedicated to advocating for accessibility needs, 1.85 million people […]

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Canada

Is Birthright Citizenship in Canada Coming to an End?

Since 1947, Canada has offered birthright citizenship. In short, this means that any child born on Canadian soil is automatically a Canadian citizen, regardless of their parents’ citizenship. However, Conservatives are looking to end the practice. The federal motion to do so was accepted on August 25, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The idea of […]

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Canada Policy Analysis

Has the Time Come to Legalize All Drugs? Increasing Evidence Says Yes

Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that marijuana will be nationally legal as of October 17, 2018. Despite the late delivery on one of his most notable campaign promises, the upcoming legalization has sparked conversation about whether Canada should legalize all drugs. Toronto and Vancouver are the first to support the idea. Despite having […]

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Health

Escaping the After Laughter: Our Battle Against Mental Illness

For the pop-punk niche, this title may strike a chord. Yes, it is a reference to the most recent Paramore album. However, this is not a criticism of it. Rather, it is a reference to an article published by Paper Magazine, which I believe provides a refreshing take on mental health. On May 30th, 2018 Paramore’s lead […]

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Culture & Religion Health

Pop Culture Icon Hid a Dark Secret: #MeToo and the Suicide of Jo Min Ki

It’s 2018, and the power of the Internet has given rise to social movements and cultural powerhouses. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements started by Hollywood and South Korea are perhaps the most newsworthy in those respective categories, with South Korea even hosting this year’s Olympics and Paralympics. Of course, it is only a natural eventuality […]

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World & Society

This University is Experimenting with Realistic Fieldwork in Criminology

It is often said that hands-on, real life experiences teach us much more than a textbook ever will. This is certainly the case for students in Durham University’s undergraduate criminology program in Durham, North England. The university offers its third-year students a chance to participate in its Inside-Out program. In this program, 12 lucky students […]

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Health

Rethinking Disability and Inspiration

Twenty six year old Alex Roca is just a normal young man with a passion for endurance sports, in his own opinion. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, he is set to participate in the Titan Desert, a six-day mountain bike race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. He says his biggest inspiration has been […]

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Canada

Canadian Cellphone Prices Drop

We live in a digital world, connected by the device in the palm of our hands. But this can become costly. There is some good news though, for Canadians at least. According to a report from Nordicity Group Limited, commissioned by the Canadian federal government said that lower-tier cellphone plan prices have dropped significantly over the […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Brazil’s Tribe Murders: State-Sponsored Ethnic Cleansing

A previously uncontacted Amazonian tribe attacked, 10 killed in the search for gold in August, killers taken into custody. Illegal gold miners from São Paulo, Brazil have been detained on suspicion of killing an estimated eight to ten members of a previously uncontacted Indigenous tribe living in the Javari Valley near the Peruvian border after […]