• Silent Smoker Subculture

    An Ex-Smoker’s View on the Deadliest Trend

    Light slowly penetrates the curtains as fragments of dust glitter through the stagnant dry air, and I awaken from my heavy slumber. My thoughts for a few seconds are pure and innocent—then suddenly I remember, I need my fix. *

  • Body Dump

    Fecal Matter and The Dehumanization Of The Syrian Struggle

    Earlier this week, I had to endure one of the most traumatic and triggering experiences of my life at the hands of a local art collective called Fecal Matter.

  • Resisting Cuts In and Out of the Classroom

    School of Community and Public Affairs Students and Faculty Oppose Quebec Austerity

    This autumn marks the beginning of yet another round in the fight against the Couillard government’s continuing budget cuts.

  • Editorial: Embracing the Human Side of the Anti-Austerity Movement

    When you see anti-austerity banners in the Hall building, do you think of the many public sectors suffering from extreme budget cuts? Do you think of what austerity has done to doctors and subsequently, their patients, who cannot receive the same level of treatment as before?

    We don’t have a united front, and we’ve lost touch with the core of the movement.

  • Concordia’s BDS Week: The Right Approach?

    The CSU Needs to Promote Discussions, Not Positions

    Though its bylaws and regulations allow it, the CSU should not be taking hard political stances on non-university issues, but should instead work to promote healthy dialogue on the subject among students. The following is a list of problems and potential solutions relating to the CSU’s approach to BDS week.

  • From the Perspective of a Liberal Arts Student

    Concordia Should Protest En Masse to Effectively Protest Austerity Measures

    How Concordia should handle the austerity strike, from the perspective of a directly implicated student.

  • Martin Shkreli: Bad Egg in a Rotten World

    Famed Asshole Shkreli Is Just Another Monster in a Post-Industrialized Capitalist World

    The point of Martin Shkreli should not be that he is a monster, a singular bad egg in the otherwise delicious egg salad of capitalism. The point of Shkreli should be a terrifying, end-of-a-horror-movie type realization about who prospers in the system we’ve built for ourselves, and who gets the short end of the metaphorical stick literally every time.

  • A False Idol

    Why We Need More Awareness About Study Drugs

    If you had the option to drink a magic potion that allowed you to learn everything for your exam in one day, would you take it? What if it was illegal with extremely dangerous and vastly unknown consequences?

    Well folks, this hypothetical potion exists, and demand for it is only going up.

  • How to Deal With Stress When Your Life’s in the Shitter

    Mental Squeeze Column

    *University can be über stressful. Here’s how to deal.

  • Liberal Policy on Student Loans: Small Steps in the Right Direction

    Will Trudeau’s Platform of Change Carry on Into His Term as Prime Minister?

    Under the current system, loan payments begin six months following the end of studies, whether you graduate, quit or suspend your studies. There are currently a few ways to defer those payments, but interest continues to accrue and the debt stays with you. Much worse is the propect of default.