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Proud to glare back

As I watched the proud, supportive group from behind the lens of my camera, I realized that I wanted – maybe even needed – to join in.

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Becoming the Bryants

From the moment I met Abby Bryant I knew she was an incredible human being. There was something about her that captured my full attention whenever she was around, and somehow she seemed to have every positive human quality that exists topped off with the perfect sense of humor. I am beyond grateful that it […]

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An opinion on money

In an issue of the journal Canadian Literature published in the spring of this year, Laura Moss (UBC) asks this important question: “What if, instead of thinking of the humanities as in a state of crisis as we so often do, we think of the humanities as an ecosystem that is failing to thrive?” When […]

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On Quebec's mockery of democracy

I guess I never really considered what it would feel like to be denied the right to vote. With Canadian voter turnout so low these past few years, especially in the under-25 bracket, we’re used to worrying about the opposite problem: how to get people to care about exercising their democratic rights. So it was […]

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Displaced students expose res-day student divide

We’ve been told over and over that there is no divide in our community between day students and residence students. It’s not true.

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New scholarships generous to wealthy students

Sobeys has generously donated $2 million to our beloved institution. This is wonderful, amazing, spectacular, and every other adjective they’ve used to describe this donation. It is not, however, perfect.

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Intensity of FYP is 'fundamental to its experience': student

By meeting what we once believed to be impossible deadlines, we have awakened new capabilities. FYP’s relentless stretching of our personal limits has revealed our potential. Is that not the goal of education?

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FYP lessons meant for classroom, not bathroom stalls

You’ve probably seen it adorning the beige realm above your favourite urinal, or scrawled across a lonely stall door. Fuck the polis. Whoever you are, we get the reference, stop. Instead of scribing your poor attempt to render the steaming pile of knowledge you’ve gained during FYP, take a real lesson from these hallowed halls and attempt writing […]

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Calling consent 'sexy' is not enough

With a video published by King’s declaring that “consent is sexy,” it’s clear this past week’s frosh chants have heralded a need to declare autonomy from schools like SMU and UBC. While the efforts are fast and appropriate, it still conflates consent with sexuality.

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Trying to become a well-rounded journalist

If there’s one thing about King’s that really makes me proud to be here, it’s the faculty’s genuine desire for students to succeed. When I get those emails or read the tweets from someone in the J-School about companies who are hiring journalists or summer interns, I believe they’re really trying to help students be […]