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World Politics & Affairs Culture & Religion

A Colombian Bishop Planned a "Helicopter Exorcism" To Rid a City of Violence. Should Religion Influence Politics?

Rival factions and criminal groups fight for control over the poorest areas of Buenaventura. For decades, Colombia’s main Pacific port, an imperative gateway to the commerce of the Pacific, is plagued with a perpetual terrorism brought upon by waring gangs. Acting as a major route for drug trafficking, parts of the city exist under a […]

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Culture & Religion United States

How the US Education System Feeds a Culture of Sexual Violence

Within modern education is a reflection of rigid societal values. Pertaining to such affairs of publicly assumed anathema, is an associated measure of relevancy a subject obtains within active measures of institutional manipulation, as a direct result of national values and issues taboo in their nature. Given the self reflective nature of an essential national […]

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Culture & Religion

How “Queerbaiting” is Harmful to the LGBTQ+ Community

Minorities are often used as “aesthetics”. Think of the accusations of blackface rippling across the internet, or the stereotypical doll-like Japanese schoolgirl. The latest victim of this fad? The LGBTQ+ community. They must have been able to count the other’s eyelashes. The camera cuts to black just before the two women’s lips touch, but the […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

Pride Toronto’s Internal Conflicts are Symptoms of a Massive Rift

Since Black Lives Matter’s campaign to ban uniformed police officers from the Toronto Pride parade, the issue has remained a hot debate within the parade organization and the larger LGBTQ community. However, this year’s debates demonstrate a much larger rift than previously seen. In January of this year, Pride Toronto’s membership voted 163-161 to maintain […]

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Culture & Religion

Is Western Society Overly Fixated on “IQ”?

Donald Trump is an individual who is seemingly obsessed with IQ. A quick glance at his Twitter account summons a hearty selection of tweets referencing his Intelligence Quotient, which is peculiar given that he has never once produced evidence of his self-declared “one of the highest” IQs. “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

Incels: The Underbelly of a Dangerous Internet Subculture

Anyone living in Toronto during the past year likely remembers or was affected by the devastating van attack that occurred last April in North York, killing 10 and injuring 16 others. What may not be common knowledge however is that the perpetrator, Alex Minassian, posted on his Facebook timeline right before his attack, saying: “The […]

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Culture & Religion Opinion

University of Warwick Scandal Exposes Student Activists as Hypocrites

On February 4, the University of Warwick campus burst into a hive of activity as hundreds of members of the student body, as well as numerous dedicated staff and alumni congregated to demonstrate against the University’s handling over what was dubbed the “group chat scandal” by a writer for Warwick’s student newspaper, The Boar. In […]

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Culture & Religion United States

Polarized Politics in America: A Look at Political “Self-Segregation”

The social fabric of the American dream imagines a comprehensive determination; of the equality embedded within struggle and empathetic unity. Rejecting the hierarchies and aristocratic tendencies of the old world, America is a beacon of opportunity, a national community of individual righteousness, dependent on a diverse yet equal community of analogous ambitions. This manufactured ideal […]

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Culture & Religion

Reviving Rangzen: Tibetans from Delhi

A Tibetan still wishes and hopes to have a land on this earth for his final stay. He reconciles his fate while giving this statement as even today, he is five hundred miles away from home. Tibet is unfortunately a country whose existence is still a topic of debate rather than a topic of policy […]

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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 […]