Tagged Opinion

It’s time to re-evaluate doping in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 20 2016 — After a tumultuous year, the leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organizations held a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug. 29–30 to discuss the effectiveness of global anti-doping efforts. The summit follows a controversial decision from the International Olympic Committee to not place a blanket ban on Russian athletes…

Is ethical consumption of music possible?

By Jason Herring, March 1 2016 — The rollout of Kanye West’s new album, The Life of Pablo, was a complete mess. West finally released the album, known at various points in its history as WAVES, SWISH and So Help Me God, on Feb. 13 after missing his projected release date by two days. Even…

New cabinet position a good sign for sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 19, 2015 — The Liberal cabinet brings with it the arrival of Carla Qualtrough, the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Qualtrough is a three-time paralympic medalist in swimming, and has also served as the President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The addition of the new cabinet position is…

Online streaming changes sports experience

By David Song, November 17, 2015 — In order to watch professional sporting events, fans used to have to either show up in person or sit down in front of their televisions and get comfortable for a couple hours. But with the rise of online streaming services, this is no longer the case. Canada’s favourite…

Apple Music fails as a streaming alternative

By Jason Herring, September 17 2015 — As I near the end of my three-month trial period on Apple Music, I’ve started to consider whether or not I want to buy a subscription for the service. I like Apple Music a lot — the app is cleanly laid out and easy to use, the auto-suggested…

Players’ Tribune revolutionizes sports media

By Sonny Sachdeva, July 30 2015 — Derek Jeter is, without question, one of the greatest athletes in history. Over the course of 20 seasons with the New York Yankees, Jeter put together what was arguably the finest career of his generation. But despite his historic accomplishments on the field, one of Jeter’s most noteworthy contributions…

Taking ladies out of women’s professional sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, July 30 2015 — Women’s high-performance sport has made great strides over the last decade, but there’s one archaic ideal that has been hard to shake — the expectation that female athletes remain “lady-like” in their pursuit of greatness. When women were first allowed to compete in the Olympic Games, their events were…

Kanye West doesn’t deserve to be vilified

By Jason Herring, July 27 2015 — The 2015 Pan American Games finished on Sunday with closing ceremonies capping off the two-week Toronto sporting event. The ceremony featured music from Canadian rocker Serena Ryder, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and the ever-controversial Kanye West. After the musical acts for the closing ceremonies were announced, an immediate backlash…

Music streaming undercompensates artists

By Jason Herring, May 28 2015 — When online music streaming service TIDAL launched in late March, it was accompanied by a press conference featuring 16 of the most popular musicians today, who are ‘artist shareholders’ of the company. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Jack White were just some of the…

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