Category Archive: Opinion

Laurentian international students share their take on faculty strike

By Alice Lunáková, international columnist When the first rumours about the possibility of a faculty strike started to go around, I did not pay much attention to it. I considered it empty talk based on my experience from my homeland, Czech Republic. It happens from time to time that teachers, bus[…]

Editor’s Note: Calling Canadians to action

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to winter semester 2017! Hopefully by now you’re getting settled into the pattern of your new schedule, and have a handle on your classes, etc. The past month has been an eventful one on and off campus, between the 25th anniversary of Model Parliament and[…]

Op-Ed: We need to remember what Remembrance Day really means

By: Riley Brooks Last year around this time, I remember walking through campus in awe, not because of all the changing leaves, but rather the lack of one colour – red. There is a generation that precedes us considered to be the greatest generation to ever exist. This generation of[…]

Editorial: This month at Laurentian

By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief This month has been a rather controversial one at Laurentian University. To begin, many students began the semester and their new courses without knowing their marks from the previous semester. Well into the first week of classes, some were still left without grades, and, as is[…]

Opinion: Safe Spaces: They’re All the Rage

I used to proudly say that I create safe spaces in academia. In fact, the Sexuality and Gender Diversity Committee that I co-chair worked for 2 years to bring the new LGBTQ2S Safe Space Training to Laurentian. I have now provided that training to well over 100 administrators, faculty, staff,[…]

Letter to the editor: Stop blaming Aramark

I would like to preface this piece of writing by stating I am not in any way associated with Aramark. In fact, I rarely even use their services. Aside from grabbing a coffee from Tim Horton’s, I may use the food services on campus about once a month. I’ve been[…]

Editorial: Messy in the middle

By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief As many students have learned by now, university is a balancing act. Often, we’re juggling social commitments and academic goals, all the while managing to fit in part-time work, volunteering, or extracurricular actives. Now that we’ve officially passed the halfway point of the semester, it’s clear[…]

Editorial: On Oct. 19, please vote

By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief Among the typical memes and food-hack videos that are constantly flooding my Facebook newsfeed, one particular picture has stood out in the month leading up to the federal election. The picture features Rick Mercer, host of the Mercer Report and a relatively popular Canadian comedian and[…]

Fashion focus: Getting out of a style-funk

By Daniel Melchior, Staff Columnist Over the weeks since my last column, I have yet to see anyone who has stood out style wise; it’s the same old, same old. Therefore, this week I am going to talk about getting into a style funk, and how to get out of[…]