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How to illegally pay your way to college

By Ramiro Bustamante-Torres, October 11 2019— If you haven’t heard, Felicity Huffman, ex-Desperate Housewives star and current fraud convict, has been sentenced to 14 days of prison with a $30,000 USD fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised probation. What was the crime again? Oh yeah, paying $15,000 USD to an…

Debate night at The Den

By Cristina Paolozzi, October 11 2019— Stepping foot into The Den, I had one mission in mind — all-you-can-eat nuggets. Monday’s are a soft-spot for me. I was excited and determined to eat my weight in nugs as well as — oh yeah — enjoy a healthy and moderated debate on the current state of…

Mario Kart Tour: my most recent obsession

By Farah Refaey, October 11 2019— In September, Nintendo released a mobile version of Mario Kart, the game that almost every millennial and zoomer has countless fond memories of. Mario Kart was a staple in my childhood, and I’m sure many others. Unfortunately, there’s been a great lack of Mario Kart in my recent years,…

Spill the Chai: On racism in elections

By Aymen Sherwani, October 4 2019— Elections are probably the only time of the year when you get to see the true colours of the people around you. The 2019 Alberta General election — held last April — not only brought back a right-wing majority to the Legislative Assembly but also the return of alt-right,…

Québec’s controversial Bill 21

By Manahil Hassan, October 7 2019— News flash — Australia has nearly cured a type of cancer. NASA released its scientific research for free. Scientists found a brand-new celestial phenomenon and called it Steve. I could say that 2019 has been a great year for progress. After all, look at everything we have accomplished. However,…

Incarcerated voters and maintaining democracy

By Kristy Koehler, October 11 2019— Canadian citizens have the right to vote and participate in the democratic process. Should any Canadian citizen ever be disenfranchised, that is to say, have that right revoked? Absolutely not.  Every election cycle, as voting booths are set up around the city, arrangements are also made for persons in…

The value of embedded certificates

By Rachneet Randhawa, October 6 2019— In the fall of 2016, I walked into a random junior university course called Exploring Sustainability. Little did I know, it was the beginning of a quick side journey into a completely new field. An embedded certificate is an extra credential that consists of 18–24 units and can be…

Editorial: Consider climate this election

Throughout September and October, there are events relating to climate change happening in almost, if not all major cities. From Greta Thunberg’s impassioned speech given at the UN’s Climate Change Summit to the Global Climate Strike, it’s hard to ignore this push to thrust the consequences of climate change into the forefront and inspire people…

Letter to the editor: “An Open Invitation to Climate Dialogue”

Much discussion has emerged recently regarding the link between climate change and human activity. As faculty members from across the province engaged in focused research, we feel that it is our responsibility to share our research and invite conversation about the impact of present and future human actions.  Collected evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates a destructive human…

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