Opinions

  • The Fine Line Between Education and Exploitation

    Why Are Unpaid Internships Such a Culturally Accepted Norm?

    Unless you intend to become a one-hit-wonder, like Rick Astley, you’ll probably have to supplement your studies with an internship before you can live a comfortable life with a Peugeot and a labrador. You won’t often be paid for this in Canada, nor will you be protected by federal legislation.

  • Psychedelic Self-Therapy: An Interview

    How Psychedelics Can Put Your Healing Back in Your Hands

    In the resurgence of psychedelic research in recent years, one of the areas that has been examined with successful results is the treatment of anxiety-related issues in psychedelic therapy.

  • Editorial: Picking Up the Pieces After the BDS Debacle

    After the mishaps during last semester’s Concordia Student Union by-elections, chief electoral officer Andre-Marcel Baril has delivered both his election report and his resignation.

  • Streamlining Today, Privatization Tomorrow at Canada Post

    Dissecting Ottawa’s Neoliberal Crusade Against Public Industry

    In 2014, Canadians sent 1.5 billion fewer letters than they did in 2006, according to Hamilton. In order to avoid becoming “a drain on the taxpayer,” these reforms are a necessity, he said. One wonders, though, how Canada Post could become a drain on the taxpayer when it isn’t subsidized by the state.

  • Editorial: We Need Better Education on Aboriginal History

    With the exception of passing references to Manitoba’s founder and Métis political leader Louis Riel, we hear little about First Nations societies and the struggles of preserving Aboriginal culture and political autonomy in the face of a racist European colonial regime.

  • Editorial: Why We Support the CSU Daycare Initiative

    A university degree can be difficult to obtain. Long hours dedicated to reading, attending classes and completing work leave little time for student parents to balance studying and caring for their children.

  • nah’msayin’?

    I’d rather zero bus shelters than several that tease me so

    One must take shelter in an errant doorway in -30°C temperatures whilst scrambling to check the STM app in the absence of a timetable whilst keeping an eye on the bus stop from your faraway makeshift shelter.

  • Distractible Minds

    Who’s Got Who On A Leash?

    Attention and focus are implicated in everything we do, so how well we can harness our attention has a significant impact on our lived experience and quality of life.

  • Editorial: On Charlie Hebdo: Government Suppression and Media Hypocrisy

    While the attacks on Charlie Hebdo have raised support for free speech, the popular narrative has leaned more towards nationalism, demagoguery, and populist rhetoric.

  • Let’s Talk Academic Freedom

    A Response to Concordia President Alan Shepard About the BDS Movement

    To give some context to this question, we should shed some light on Concordia’s infamous Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, which is named after David Joshua Azrieli, a man who, according to the Financial Post, fought in the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 alongside the Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah.