Opinions

Social media desensitizes people to harsh realities

By Carlie Vassos, November 25 2017 — Technology has made mass media widely accessible, effectively forcing people to deal with constant exposure to tough subjects. Social media applications like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share memories, keep tabs on our friends’ lives and give us millions of videos and articles that we click,…

Safe injection sites should not require federal approval

By Derek Baker, November 20 2017 — Drug addictions should be treated like health issues, not criminal issues. Unfortunately, the way our governments currently operate suggests the narrative in Canada is still that addictions should be punished. On Oct. 27, Health Canada approved Calgary’s first supervised consumption site, and it’s being implemented at the downtown…

Don’t celebrate other holidays before Remembrance Day

By Jesse Stilwell, November 7 2017 — Holiday celebrations and promotions should not begin until after Remembrance Day. Businesses and people who “get into the holiday spirit” before our sombre day of honouring veterans disrespect the importance of Nov. 11. Remembrance Day is incredibly valuable. It should not be ignored like Family Day and Valentine’s…

Banning books limits discussion and hinders societal progress

By Stephen Lee, November 3 2017 — A school district in Mississippi recently banned To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic book about an innocent black man wrongly accused of rape during the Great Depression. The district  complained that language used in the novel makes middle-schoolers uncomfortable. Most of this controversy is over the main characters’…

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