Politics

Everything you need to know about the unfounded QAnon theory

Many of us will chalk the hardships of the last year up to difficult circumstances and doing our best to make it through. Others, however, might go looking for answers and wind up caught in a complicated and deeply problematic web of deceit.Continue...

When politics come to the dinner table

Family dinners at my household have always been filled with vibrant conversation. Growing up, popular topics included what my brother and I learned at school, complaints about workdays, and drama surrounding social lives. But when I moved home this spring at the beginning of the pandemic and family dinners were reinstated, conversation topics had shifted to more mature subjects.Continue...

'Patriot Act' was a hilarious, brilliant example of South Asian representation

When I saw Hasan Minhaj’s performance at the White House Correspondence Dinner in 2017, I didn’t know whether to laugh, applaud, or pray for his life while he ripped President Trump apart with comedic brilliance. I did know I was completely captivated by his brutal honesty and perfectly delivered punchlines, and I wanted more.Continue...

Strength in numbers is clear for Queen’s female politicians

Jessica Dahanayake (Sci ’20), AMS vice-president (Operations), sometimes second-guesses herself in her role as part of the Society’s executive. The student politician says these doubts are intertwined with concerns about how she is perceived as a woman in a political position.

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Scapegoating other countries allows us to ignore Canada's issues

As North Americans, we love to blame China for our problems.Continue...

For Canada, being the ‘nice guy’ isn’t enough

Sometimes the good guy doesn’t finish last. In the case of The New York Times ’ recent opinion piece glorifying Canada as a moral leader of the free world, this certainly rings true.Continue...

Pop culture increasingly vital in current political climate

Calling pop culture a guilty pleasure denies the validity of a diverse and powerful section of society.Continue...

The Handmaid’s Tale’s second season is a warning for white women

As Canada’s southern neighbors question their democracy , and rights seem to be little more than suggestions , Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is here to remind us that the worst is yet to come.Continue...

The relationship between sex and pop culture

Through Trump’s presidency, we’re truly learning about the way sex interacts with politics.Continue...

What the Cambridge Analytica Facebook breach means for students

It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you – and, if you’re on Facebook, they really might be.Continue...

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