March 30, 2017

Editorials Archive: 2010

Volunteer voluntarily

I believe that many of us have more to offer the world than our diplomas on our walls, and money in our bank accounts. I’m certainly no optimist, but I hope that my contribution to the world will leave it in a better place than it was when I first entered it.Continue...

Aberdeen and agony

Principal Woolf faced a daunting decision. There are many different perspectives on the issues surrounding Homecoming weekend, and satisfying everyone was never a possibility.Continue...

Four Loko is too much

New Jersey’s Ramapo College has banned a popular canned beverage in light of serious concerns about the safety of its students. The drink is called Four Loko, and contains alcohol and a host of energy drink ingredients.Continue...

Don’t say no to Mo’

Movember was started by a group of friends in 2003 at a pub in Australia, and has since become an international phenomenon. Millions of dollars have been collected for charities, and global awareness about prostate cancer is on the rise.Continue...

The terror of tourism

While many believe that travelling abroad marks an opportunity to do some good, the report indicates that organizations may be feeding a market which capitalizes on the poverty of others.Continue...

Condoms get Papal nod

A statement made by Pope Benedict XVI in a new book suggests that using condoms might be less taboo than the Vatican had previously suggested.Continue...

A), B), C), D)?

I recently came upon an interesting TED Talks lecture where psychologist Barry Schwartz examined the paradox of choice and how having too many options ultimately harms us. According to him, when we are faced with too many choices we enter a state of paralysis where we find it very difficult to make a decision at all.Continue...

Insensate consent

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to consider whether a person can consent to sexual activity that will take place while they’re unconscious.Continue...

Maclean’s strains

An article published in Maclean’s on Nov. 10 titled “Too Asian?” asks a provocative question. The piece focuses on concerns within the academic community about the implications of a university gaining—as one student put it—a “reputation of being Asian.”Continue...

Dress up, fess up

While Halloween flips self-denial outward, allowing folks to be whomever they’d like for a night, it certainly isn’t the only time we do this. Anybody can wake up in the morning and decide to act as another.Continue...

Women stuck off ice

In an article published Nov. 8, the Toronto Star’s Rosie DiManno criticized the recent induction of female hockey players Angela James and Cammi Granato into the Hockey Hall of Fame.Continue...

Just one for the road

The government of British Columbia is planning an advertising campaign letting people know that it’s ok to drink and drive—a little bit.Continue...

Gym with vim

With all the work that needs to be done at this time of year, it’s hard to find time to take a step back from it all and relax.Continue...

Tropic of illness

According to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Professor David Molyneux, ailments like HIV, malaria and TB monopolize medical resources in developing countries. Focusing on these “high-profile” conditions means more common ailments like sleeping sickness, elephantiasis and river blindness go unaddressed.Continue...

Two years too few

In the face of rising tuition costs, British universities are becoming increasingly flexible in providing students with certification. Several English universities are trialling two-year fast-track degree programs.Continue...

Kindle: just kindling?

The Kindle is turning books into a high-tech pastime, where you have to download stories and stare at a single computer screen to read a novel. But this is what I don’t understand—how do people get enjoyment out of these things?Continue...

Alcohol not all bad

An article published Nov. 1 by the Toronto Star summarized a medical study with a controversial conclusion.Continue...

Truant? Don’t do it

Students in Nova Scotia will soon face a new restriction intended to keep them glued to their seats.Continue...

Costs don’t add up

While I sit at my desk writing this editorial on a Friday night, it has become painfully obvious to me that people have unrealistic expectations for students.Continue...

Get bullies by the horns

An article published in the Oct. 29 edition of the Globe and Mail focused on different methods schools can use to combat bullying.Continue...

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