Opinions

  • Concordia’s Latest Greenwashing Half-Measure

    $5-Million Green Fund Doesn’t Go Far Enough

    The Concordia University Foundation announced in a press release last week that it would invest $5 million in a fund adhering to “environmental, social and corporate governance” criteria. This is certainly a nice gesture, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

  • Change Is Spare

    As the winter snow creates a blanket over Montreal, it’s not enough to cover the city’s homeless problem.

    The scowl that many homeless people receive when asking “Vous avez un peu de change?” is one that I myself sometimes bestow upon them. Society at large needs to reexamine the ways in which we treat those that we keep on the margins. Otherwise we will only perpetuate a growing problem.

  • Editorial: We Need Electoral Reform at the CSU

    Following last weeks decision to change the wording of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions question hours before voting opened, The Link and the CSU can finally agree on something: the electoral process needs reform.

  • CSU to Mandate a Referendum On Affordable Student Housing

    Having access to good, affordable housing is something that affects us on an individual level, but it also contributes to structural and societal change that affect everybody.

  • A Tripper’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Seven Principles to Optimize your Psychedelic Expeditions

    T*idy up and clean the setting before tripping! A cluttered environment is a cluttered mind.

  • Editorial: The Link’s Endorsements for the Fall 2014 By-Elections

    We encourage Concordia undergrads to inform themselves about the [various] campaigns by reading opposing views before casting their ballots.

  • It’s Time for Alan Shepard and the Rest of Concordia to Stand Up

    In other words, what’s happening in Quebec today is an agenda to create a corporate welfare state. Building a society on such a premise is the road to a dystopian serfdom.

  • Vote YES to BDS

    Concordia undergraduates, from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 you will be asked to vote on an important referendum question which would end our complicity with human rights abuses against Palestinians, while also sending a strong message to Concordia about our commitment to equality.

  • Editorial: Ending the Reign of Chart-Hell

    Chartwells is a food service management company that has held an exclusive contract with Concordia since 2002. It also happens to be a subsidiary of Compass Group, the multinational known for being a food service provider for prisons, offshore oil platforms, and schools worldwide and reported an income of approximately $10.5 billion CAD in 2013.

  • Vote NO to BDS

    When Concordia undergraduates head to the ballot boxes next week, they will be asked to vote on whether or not their student union should endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement opposing Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories. BDS supporters at Concordia mean well, but the movement as a whole amounts to little more than a clever propaganda campaign, and I encourage students to check off the “no” box.