Opinions

  • Editorial

    A Collapsing Union

    Concordia Student Union Council meetings have a long history of being political minefields—any meeting might blow up without warning.

  • That Transsexual Guy

    Where Are the Gender-Neutral Bathrooms?

    In my last semester at Dawson College, being in an androgynous in-between state got to be too much.

  • Sex & Pancakes

    Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

    I’m a 22-year-old woman who was infected with type 2 herpes a few years ago.

  • Nah’msayin?

    The People’s Kafuffle

    Every day at the People’s Potato, announcements are made.

  • Rona: Doing It Wrong

    The Vote of Conscience and the Status of Women in Canada

    The year may be 2012, but an abortion debate in this country seems far from over.

  • That Transsexual Guy

    Storytime

    Now that I’ve been writing for The Link for an entire month of the new school year, I reckon we know each other well enough for me to share this with you, so let me tell you stories about my childhood.

  • Editorial

    As Bad as it Gets

    The premise reads like a bad email scam. Can’t speak English but want to study in Canada? We’ll get you in—for a price. And please have a thick wad of cash ready for us upon your arrival. In the case of the cover…

  • New Student ID

    A Meditation on Post-Hike/Post-Strike Student Identity

    Where are you right now? Are you in a foyer teeming with backpacks and line-ups for elevators and escalators? Or in a deliberately low-key café smelling like chai lattes? Chances are, your surroundings indicate that you’re a student—and chances are, that means more than you think it does.

  • Who’s Really Spoiled?

    Hike-Supporters: Be a Part of the Solution

    Spoiled brats. For months, those two words were at the forefront of the anti-strike rhetoric.

  • Sex and Pancakes

    Revealing Your Scars

    I’m a young woman who had infected sweat glands in my groin and armpit area as a teenager, which left faint scars. I have always been incredibly self-conscious about the marks (they resemble chicken pox scars) but I know it isn’t normal and could look weird from a guy’s perspective. My boyfriend of a year and a half wants to be more adventurous with our sex life (public, broad daylight, etc.) but I am scared of him seeing my scars. Should I explain to him what happened? I want to be wild!
    —Scarred to Be Seen