Category Archive: Opinion

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[…]

Squires: Making the most of your summer

By Taylor Squires Have you ever noticed how the word ‘summer’ instantly brightens up a conversation? Regardless of what you’re talking about, adding the fact that summer is around the corner seems to remind us all that school is worth the struggle. The weather starts getting warmer, days start becoming[…]

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,[…]