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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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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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World & Society World Politics & Affairs

How American Influence Spread Across Britain in the Post-War Period

The chaotic tumult of the Second World War left the imperial powers of Europe shocked and stunted. Britain, despite emerging as a victor of the conflict, had suffered substantial structural and economic damage, and was facing huge housing problems with over 2 million houses having been destroyed in German bomb attack during the war. By […]

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Media & Entertainment

The Newest Battlefield Game Wasted a Great Opportunity: Opinion

As late as I am to the party, it still remains to me that Electronic Arts’ (EA) new title Battlefield V–at least from how it’s depicted in its first trailer–is going to be absolute trash. For those unfamiliar with the trailer in question, watch it here. How the Western Front was depicted in the official release trailer was […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

The Westernisation of Second-Generation Chinese

By Yang Guowei (pseudonym) Toronto; the largest city in Canada. With a total population of almost 3 million, 10.8% of all Torontonians were of Chinese descent as of 2011. But despite having Chinese ancestry, many Chinese-Canadians are vastly different from their peers who have grown up in China. I currently attend a Toronto high school. […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Violent Ethnic Politics: The 2017 Kenyan Elections

Should it not be a universally accepted rule of any democracy, that losing parties will accept the electoral result peacefully? It unfortunately seems as though power-hungry politicians worldwide are neglecting their commitments towards upholding national solidarity in their own, selfish personal interests. Donald Trump is and will not be the only fanatical crybaby who induced […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

The Impacts of Indigenous Language Loss

Aqilokoq: Snow that falls softly and gently, in Inuit. Cacahkinosew: In Cree, a grey and speckled trout. Etthen: The way a herd of caribou lights up the land, like stars in the sky, in Chipewyan. Each of these words originates from a language spoken for centuries by Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Together, they paint a picture […]

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Culture & Religion Opinion Taxes & Economics

Why tourism is killing Barcelona

In a perfect world, tourism causes local businesses to thrive and prompts the local government to improve infrastructure, leading to an overall improvement in the quality of lives of the residents of a city. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case in Barcelona, where locals have begun to protest against mass tourism.  Reporter Kaan Ibrahim […]