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