Opinions

  • The world is doomed but we still got Zoom

    The bitter and beautiful truth behind online school

    We’re all familiar with the feelings of excitement and anxiety when a new chapter of our lives is just about to begin.

  • Editorial: Genderqueer people deserve more than the minimum

    Using identified pronouns is not enough

    Using someone’s pronouns isn’t a complex idea. It’s as simple as calling someone by the name with which they introduce themselves. If someone told you their name, you would listen.

  • Editorial: A disorienting orientation

    What is a useful map of Concordia when students are scattered in isolation?

  • You Can Tear Down Racist Symbols and Not Erase History

    The Fall of John A. Macdonald’s Statue Doesn’t Erase History, It Brings It to Light

    John A. MacDonald may be the father of the Confederacy and Canada’s first prime minister, but that alone does not warrant him a statue without also looking at his horrible actions.

  • It’s Canada Day: Stop Celebrating

    Canada’s Continued Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities Must Be Addressed

    Instead of opening a cold one this Canada Day, take today to educate yourself on how you and the Canadian government continues to propel the colonization and mistreatment of Indigenous communities. Those who celebrate today will be making their apathy towards the well-being of Indigenous communities clear.

  • My Peaceful Morning Run Reflects Racial Injustice

    Ahmaud Arbery Was Murdered for Doing a Sport We Take for Granted

    Running is supposedly a sport that anyone can partake in as long as they have a pair of shoes right? After the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the world was shown that along with those shoes, white privilege is needed to stay safe.

  • Your Silence Is Deafening

    Social Media Returning to Normal Doesn’t Mean It’s Over

    The murder of George Floyd sent a shock wave through the world, both in the streets and online. With social media trends like #BlackoutTuesday gaining popularity, so has performative activism. While your silence is deafening, so is your echoing.

  • Graduation (or Lack Thereof) in the Time of COVID-19

    My Admittedly Selfish Desire for Public Validation

    Maybe I just want to be validated to try and get out of my mental sludge, just to be told “Olivier, congratulations, you accomplished something actually pretty major with your life.”

  • Victim Blaming: Why Do We Still Do It?

    What Psychology Says About the Dark Tendency of Comment-Section Victim Blaming

    The fear of whether or not people will believe them and wondering how people will perceive and treat them contributes to survivors being hesitant to report and share their stories at all.

  • Don’t@Me: Jack Kerouac Sucks; Change My Mind

    Kerouac Is a Terrible Author Who Wrote Terrible Stories About Terrible People

    Whether or not the characters were reflective of the times, the story is riddled with the glorification of assholes.