Opinions

  • Closed Session

    CUTV Uninvited to Film CSU Meeting

    Concordia Student Union council meetings tend to be either mind-numbingly boring or appallingly outrageous. In the last couple of years, they’ve trended more towards boring than outrageous, which is a good thing.

  • Nah’msayin?

    The Rant of Pants

    I am by no means a fashionable person, but can we institute some kind of informal moratorium on people wearing jogging pants in non-jogging situations?

  • Editorial

    Students Still Aren’t Interested In The Student Centre

    Perhaps you’ve noticed the catchy new poster campaign proliferating in the hallways asking what you want your student centre to look like. The posters offer suggestions to entice your imagination: a lounge, a kitchen, a study space, maybe even a massage parlour…

  • Proprietors of Our Privacy

    Giving Facebook Too Much Face

    On Oct. 6, Facebook held a press event at its headquarters in Palo Alto, CA where Mark Zuckerberg and his team introduced some new tools: Download Your Information, a feature that allows users to transfer their data in a .zip file, and a revamped version of Facebook Groups that ­allow group chats, e-mail lists and document sharing.

  • Animal Sacrifice

    Why Science Makes Animal Testing Ok

    It’s tough to oppose animal cruelty—the surest sign of aberrant and antisocial behaviour you’re ever likely to find outside of cruelty to one’s own kind—and yet still support animal testing. But that’s exactly how I feel.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Stinger on Steroids

    Why does the Stingers mascot have bulging vascular biceps? Never mind the fact that he’s a bee who has arms and wears a sweater, what I’m concerned about is the necessity for him to be absolutely ripped.

  • Defining our humanity in a technological age

    FREDERICTON (CUP)—How long would it take a monkey on a typewriter to produce the complete works of Shakespeare? Presumably long enough for any of his progeny to evolve into Shakespeare.

  • Editorial

    Criminalizing Academia

    The traditional Canadian deference to the legal system, if that stereotype ever truly existed in practice, needs to come to an end.
    It’s clear that our lack of clear guidelines in certain areas of criminal law is now being abused to erode certain basic human rights.

  • One Foot Forward for Prostitution Laws

    Canada just took a big step towards modernizing its prostitution laws. On Sept. 28, the Ontario Superior Court struck down articles 210, 212 and 213 in the Criminal Code, which will no longer prohibit sex workers from working in brothels, communicating for the purposes of prostitution and living off the avails of their trade.

  • Mental Health Misrepresented

    Three Misconceptions of the Mentally Ill

    I have a mental illness.
    There, I said it.
    While that might be the most versatile New Yorker cartoon caption you’ll ever find, I’m hard pressed to find a situation where I could admit that and not face immediate stigmatization.