Opinions

  • Editorial

    The Turcot Split City Hall

    The cross-party cooperation that has lived impassively in Montreal’s city hall for the past year has ended. Richard Bergeron has quit the city’s executive committee and the mayor’s approval ratings have never been lower.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Walking Dead to Revive Print News

    As a student journalist, I have mixed feelings about a zombie apocalypse.
    On one hand, you’ve got diseased corpses desperately seeking to tear your flesh off and eat you alive. But on the other hand, there always seem to be thousands of crumpled up newspapers kicking around.

  • Anonymity on the Net

    Free Net-speak is a Human Right

    Until very recently, there was no absolute guarantee to gaining anonymity on the Internet. Connecting to the web, participating in ongoing conversations and joining the Internet flow inevitably forced one to provide some kind of self-identification.

  • Lucrative Liquids

    Water Bottle Marketing Against Simple Ethics

    Would it make sense if my landlord installed a coin machine that charged me a dollar to get into my apartment? How about if air was privatized and I had to pay by the breath? The answer to both questions is no. It would be completely ridiculous to pay for something that I already own.

  • Colbert/Stewart Evoke Sanity/Fear

    Reporter’s account on Restoring Sanity and/or Fear Rally

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert came together for a rally, dubbed the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or The Rally to Keep Fear Alive, on Oct. 30, but that’s not where the story lies.

  • Unintelligent Design

    Shitty Analogies are for Assholes

    Analogies are like a fish without a bicycle… no, wait. Analogies are like tadpoles without a tricycle… Ah, forget it.

    The point is that analogies, at best, can be an effective means of compacting a complex scientific set of rules into something that’s understandable to the layman. At worst, they can get someone so lost in abstraction that you can get them to believe just about anything.

  • Said in the Sit-In

    When The Link covered the protest against administration’s meeting with Pepsi-Cola about renewing their contract, we met many smart, and fed up people. If the Administration won’t let them speak, The Link will.

    We asked them: what do you think of the sale of water bottles on campus?

  • editorial

    Concordia Co.

    The recent closed-door meetings between Concordia’s administration and PepsiCo. are indicative of a worrying reality on campus. Nearly every service we consume—from vending machines to food-service outlets and classroom materials—is governed by exploitative, exclusive corporate contracts that have ceased, long ago, to benefit students.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Gettin’ Groovy With Granny

    I picked up a copy of La Presse on Tuesday and read a screaming headline that old people—yes, old people—are smoking pot, getting high, and loving it.

  • Iraq War Crimes Uncovered

    391,832


    That’s the number of significant action reports from the Iraq War that WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange released to the public on Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:00 p.m.
    A vast majority of the reports documented the results of violence, murders and death.
    The largest leak of confidential military information in history is here, in front of our eyes.