Special Issue

  • Sex Ed Reform to Challenge Social Norms

    Can Quebec be as Bold as Ontario in Remaking its Sex Ed Curriculum?

    If striving to improve society makes a politician bold, then Quebec’s national assembly embodies mildness when it comes to education.

  • But What if I Don’t Like Undemocratic EU-Imposed Austerity?

    Anti-austerity Protests Unite Oppressed Majorities Throughout Europe

    Sadly, Europe is perhaps the most divided it ever has been since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The EU’s solution is largely more federalism and softly reforms at a time when many countries, including Greece, need radical change.

  • Finding Home in Foreign Lands

    The New Reality Greek Students Face, According to One Studying in Montreal

    A graduate student reconciles the realities of living and studying in Greece with her experience at Concordia.

  • Austerity in Britain

    The Disadvantaged Hit Hardest: Bankers Unscathed

    Dismantling the welfare state has often been justified on the classical Victorian distinction between the “deserving” and “undeserving” poor, the modern “shirkers” and the “strivers.” An example of “divide and rule” at its most crude and blatant.

  • A Short History of the Egyptian Youth Movement

    One of the world’s oldest civilizations, Egypt has surprised the world once again with all the events that have been taking place for the past few years in this Afro-Asiatic transcontinental country.

  • Jasmine Revolutions

    Remembering the Path to the Tunisian Democratic Vote

    By the end of 2010, young cyber-activists were denouncing the Tunisian dictatorship on various social networks.

  • Le Labo Décolonial: une initiative qui démocratise la connaissance

    La conscience collective du milieu étudiant bordelais s’éveille avec le documentaire Suédois Concerning Violence (2014) de Göran Hugo Olsson et forme Le Labo Décolonial, un groupe de réflexion et d’éducation populaire qui vise à débattre des questions de gestion de l’héritage post-colonial et d’émancipation citoyenne.

  • You Are Where You Live

    How Design Affects Your Psyche

    Architectural spaces that are of different shapes, sizes and colours and that are made of different materials affect our mood differently.

  • Taking Up Space in the Big City

    There is a man sitting next to me on this early-morning packed Orange Line Metro car, who is taking up way too much space.

    It’s eight in the morning, which is rush hour, and the car is brimming, literally bursting with Montreal commuters. People have to shove themselves inside, bristling with Quebecois resentment, no one ever entirely sure how to take up space politely. Most people, anyway, are concerned enough with politely occupying themselves.

  • Worshipping God, the Body and Booze

    The Repurposing of Montreal’s Religious Spaces

    It’s no secret that the city of Montreal is rich in history and culture. There are 59 National Historic sites in Montreal, many of which are religious or spiritual spaces. Due to economic issues, many of these religious spaces are forced to close their doors. The repurposing of these such buildings has proved to be a more sustainable and beneficial option than simply demolishing the buildings entirely.