Opinions

  • Don’t Stop, Won’t Stop

    Laws and Stoppers Will Not Jam Skate Culture

    When your main mode of transportation is a wooden plank, metal trucks, four wheels and a death wish, the mainstream populace doesn’t really like you around so much.
    When skaters try to lob frontside flips on someone’s turf, a big man with big authority has orders to get them out of sight. But I have no qualms with the security guard that’s doing his job—my qualms are with the people upstairs making the rules.

  • Editorial

    A Tale of Two ‘sities

    The university is an institution in a state of flux. The concept of a university hasn’t ever been set in stone, but universities today, as with much of Western culture, seem to be changing their stripes a little faster than we may be used to. Chief among these changes is a shift of priorities away from knowledge and towards money.

  • FAUX NEWS: Obama, Secret Confucianist

    Despite public statements expounding on his Christian faith, President Barack Obama has once again publicly refudiated [note to editor: now a word] rumours and speculation that he is actually a Confucianist.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Where your books went

    In late August, I ordered a $3.00 book, with a $12.00 shipping fee, from the U.S.

  • Can’t (re)touch This

    Quebec Retailer First to Fight Excessive Airbrushing

    The oversaturated image of leggy, lean ladies that are the faces of the fashion industry may have met their match.

  • FAUX NEWS: Drug Deal Gone Good

    Kid Gets High

    When James McGrey received a phone call from an unlisted number last Friday, he had no idea that half an hour later he would be smoking the biggest and best blunt of his life.

  • No Compassion

    SPVM Busts Up Marijuana, Clubs that is

    Since June, 25 people have been arrested after the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal raided four medical marijuana distribution centres, known as compassion clubs, in Montreal.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Those Damn Traffic Cones

    Quebec is addicted to traffic cones.

  • Editorial

    Selling Our Souls

    At the Concordia Student Union’s misnamed Clubs Fair during this year’s Orientation, our seeming benefactors ended up stealing the best spot on the stage.

  • The Secret Side of the CSU

    Who Really Calls the Shots in our Student Government?

    There are two Concordia Student Unions: one is elected and the other is not.