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Category Archive: Opinion

Letter to the editor: Regarding IAW

The Laurentian University Jewish Students Association strongly condemns Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on our campus and as a whole. Though IAW’s stated intent is to advocate for Palestinian human rights, their actions serve to demonize and delegitimize Israel. First and foremost, the[…]

Editorial: The future of Lambda

By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief It’s difficult to believe that my first year as an editor at Lambda is coming to an end already: I can see my entire school year spread across the pages of 12 newspaper issues, and it seems surreal. This year, and the success Lambda has experienced,[…]

Letter to the editor: The Great Hall and the decisions I faced

By Oshani Amaratunga Just a few weeks ago, I finally decided to experience the Great Hall for my first time. Actually, it wasn’t really by choice, after finding out the Pub was closed one Friday afternoon and being the starving students my friends and I were, it was kind of[…]

Letter to the editor: In response to Mancini’s remarks on grading scheme

In his Feb. 12 letter to the editor, Laurentian alumnus Mark Mancini provided three major arguments to justify the new grading system, which he urged many complaining students to get used to. It is extraordinary that all his arguments, when analyzed closely, can be used to support the percentage grading[…]

Mancini: A letter to the editor on the new grading system

By Mark Mancini I have been watching with interest the debate about Laurentian’s new grading scheme. As one of the original student representatives that pushed for this new scheme to be adopted, I want to take the opportunity to clear up some misconceptions that have been proliferated about the scheme,[…]

Squires: Canadian appreciation, eh?

By Taylor Squires When I was growing up, I used to always dread coming home from all of my trips abroad. I remember walking through the Park Güell in Barcelona and thinking there was absolutely no way that I could go home. Why would I want to? Things always seemed[…]

Editoral: I support Johnny Humphrey

By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief After acting as President of the Students’ General Association for nearly one year, Johnny Humphrey has proven time and time again that he has the responsibility and ability to successfully lead the SGA. In the last year alone, under Humphrey’s leadership the SGA has re-introduced day[…]

Squires: How to avoid culture shock while abroad

By Taylor Squires I think one of the most interesting concepts in the world is culture shock. Many people claim to know what it is and if you were to ask them to define it, they would probably give you something along the lines of ‘a feeling of disorientation that[…]

Squires: A final reflection on a semester abroad

By Taylor Squires Before I start writing columns concerning anything else, I’d first like to write one last piece about my semester abroad. Even as I type this out, the fact that my exchange has come to an end is such a bizarre feeling to me; it seriously feels like[…]

Editorial: Reflecting on a year at LU

By Kayla Perry, Editor in Chief As we arrive at the last issue of the school year, I always like to take some time to look back over the past year: not just where we’ve come as a nation or country, but also as a community: specifically, the Laurentian community.[…]