Opinions

  • Not In Good Taste

    Well-Intentioned Bake Sale Takes Things Too Far

    Considering someone’s race or gender when setting their tuition amount seems ridiculous—almost as ridiculous as charging white people more than black people for cupcakes at a bake sale.

  • Editorial

    Bring Bodies to the Board Room

    Concordia’s Board of Governors seems to think they’re stuck in some sort of 28 Days Later scenario. I think they picture a Concordia campus void of students; building after building empty, wind whistling through unoccupied desks, blackboards gathering dust.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Java Jerks

    Normally when you enter a coffee shop and order a medium coffee, the employee behind the counter reacts by saying “Sure” and proceeds to pour a medium amount of coffee into a medium-sized cup. However, if you walk into a Starbucks franchise with the exact same request, a slightly different scene unfolds.

  • The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up

    Board Needs to Bone Up on Math Skills

    The current Board of Governors would do well to enroll in an elementary math class before deciding to mess with undergraduates’ representation and membership.

  • Breaking Down the Blood Ban

    UK’s New Donation Restrictions Are Ass-Backwards

    On Thursday the United Kingdom’s Health Department announced that as of November, gay men will be allowed to give blood—if they refrain from any form of sexual contact for an entire year. Despite being deemed as progressive, this newly established concession is actually more ignorant than it is groundbreaking.

  • There’s More to Independence Than an Application

    Statehood Won’t Necessarily Mean Progress for Palestine

    This past Friday, Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas applied for formal recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations General Assembly. This move, despite being symbolically uplifting for his constituents, was a step in the wrong direction for the Palestinian cause.

  • Sex & Pancakes

    Sober Sex

    I can count on one hand the times I had sex sober but I can’t tell you how many people I slept with because I can’t possibly remember (30-40?). I need to stop using alcohol as a way to get close to people. I want to have a normal relationship one day. Help?

  • Porn With A Purpose

    PETA to Launch XXX Site to Promote Animal Rights

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is sparking controversy again with its recent announcement of an erotic website called peta.xxx that will feature porn in the name of animal rights. The site’s goal is to increase awareness about animal suffering.

  • Up for Sale?

    Academic Autonomy and the Azrieli Institute

    Concordia University’s recent announcement that it will be forming the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies—courtesy of a $5 million donation from the Azrieli Foundation—raises some interesting questions. Specifically, it raises questions pertaining to the idea of the university being bought by those with personal wealth and an interest in backing their favourite cause.

  • ‘Drastic Assault on Student Representation’

    The CSU Weighs in on Board Breakdown

    As it stands, undergraduate students control 10 per cent of 40 seats on the Board of Governors—the highest governing body at Concordia—and certain parties are interested in seeing this wholly inadequate number decrease even further.