Tagged Opinion

We should care more about fashion

By Chase Little, April 2 2015 — When we look at the world of fashion, we should see a realm of possibilities, inspiration and creative freedom. Fashion is a refuge. It’s more than a way of presenting ourselves to the world, it’s a way of channeling how we feel about ourselves. Clothing is an extension of our…

Vegas heat brings cold prospects for the NHL

By Stephane Arnault, March 12 2015 — Once again the National Hockey League’s commissioner, Gary Bettman, is talking expansion. He reportedly wants to add two more teams to the league’s already bloated list of 30. Why expand? There are 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the West — an imbalance Bettman wants…

Stop hating on the New Year’s gym crowd

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 29 2015 — Jan. 1 is a dreaded day for gym regulars. It marks the first day the New Year’s resolution crowd fills the gym in an effort to turn their year into one of personal growth and physical improvement. The sudden rush of gym-goers can be annoying. According to Men’s…

Jon Jones wasting his opportunity for greatness

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 15 2015 — January was a tumultuous month for Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Jon “Bones” Jones. Just three days after defeating bitter rival Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision on Jan. 3rd, defending his Light Heavyweight Championship for the eighth consecutive time and further solidifying his place as the best pound-for-pound fighter in…

Flames building strong core through unconventional methods

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 27 2014 — The standard model for success in the National Hockey League is a combination of high first-round draft picks, smart coaching and a few strategic trades sprinkled on the side. The Calgary Flames, who have raised themselves into contender status with their surprisingly strong play, have taken a different…

Connor McDavid and his right to fight

By Jason Herring, November 20 2014 — Long hailed as the next Sidney Crosby, 17-year-old hockey prodigy Connor McDavid was on pace for a record-breaking year in the minors. Producing nearly three points per game for the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Erie Otters, McDavid was proving again why he is such a highly-coveted prospect. And…

Enforcers must have a bigger role

By David Song, November 20 2014 — Hockey isn’t a combat sport, but you can’t tell by watching. Every once in a while, someone gets leveled by a titanic body check, and in seconds, the offender is engaged in fisticuffs with a strong, spirited enforcer coming to the defence of his stricken comrade. Sometimes it…

Tanking in hockey is not bullet proof

By David Song, November 6 2014 — Seventeen-year-old Connor McDavid plays for the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League. Despite his young age, scouts and hockey fans are raving about McDavid’s potential to develop into the National Hockey League’s next superstar. McDavid has established himself as a blazing skater with tremendous offensive awareness. He…

Letting go of hockey’s masculine obsession

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 16 2014 The sporting world has always been obsessed with gender. It may not be openly acknowledged, but gender plays a significant role in how we view sports. Hockey has traditionally been a game grounded in the glorification of masculinity. Our perception of the sport and its players is often shaped…

Don’t let the gym bros weigh you down

By David Song, September 25 2014 — I work out. Am I physically robust? Not really. Do I lift? Well, right now I’m working on being able to lift my body weight on the assisted pull-up machine, but I need the assistance for a reason. At 5’3” and 135 pounds, I’m what you would call…

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