By Peter MacDonald Protest Protesting is ineffective And you will never convince me that Activism creates change. Remain silent. It is morally wrong to Take a knee during the anthem, Raise your fist in defiance and Intentionally create discourse. Until people began to speak up The majority was the only voice Black lives matter Is … Continue reading Protest
By Andrew Poirier Trigger warnings and intellectual safe spaces have become the norm in academic and educational institutions at every level throughout the developed western world. While these new trends might seem beneficial on a superficial level, they aren’t without their flaws, and may not be as helpful as some might initially believe, as they … Continue reading OPINION: A Critique of Trigger Warnings and Intellectual Safe Spaces
By Amy Zhang The latest of Hollywood’s scandals will perhaps prove to be its most momentous yet. On October 5th, the New York Times published an article detailing over two decades worth of sexual harassment allegations concerning one man: Harvey Weinstein, film mogul known for his work on films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in … Continue reading Harvey Weinstein: The End of Impunity?
By Olive Nugent At a snap press conference today, Death announced unexpectedly that he will be retiring from his position as the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse. He expressed a sense of obligation to make way for younger, up-and-coming purveyors of fatality and heralds of armageddon, naming U.S. President Donald Trump as his successor. “I’ve … Continue reading Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse Retires Early to Make Way for Trump
By Aliaa Mohamed I have a theory about Donald Trump. He is secretly an Arab. I’ll tell you why. See, being an Arab myself, I can spot my people miles away. I can smell the shawarma from approximately 5 kilometres off. I’m not going to lie; it’s pretty impressive. So, when I saw Donald Trump, … Continue reading Is Donald Trump an Arab?
By Shirley Zhu In the past few months, productivity rates among young adults have reached levels twenty times higher than those in the 1950s. What’s responsible? The latest craze called fidget spinners. Marketed as spinning toys designed to help people who struggle with focusing and fidgeting, these spinners have now exceeded target groups and are … Continue reading Fidget Spinners: A New Age of Efficient Multi-Taskers?
By Amy Zhang What was unthinkable ten or fifteen years ago is undeniable now; social media plays an incredibly influential part in daily life and cell phones keep people connected at all times; they have essentially become an extension of oneself. While those who use social media are often frowned upon or dismissed as the … Continue reading Social Media For Social Justice
Thought to be the largest single-day protest in American history, the Women’s March on Washington took place on January 21st, 2017, the day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was attended by an estimated half-million protesters, and among them was Lisgar’s very own Mme. Valérie Leloup. Lisgarwrite co-editor Olive Nugent sat down with her … Continue reading The Women’s March on Washington: Interview with Mme. Valérie Leloup
By Margot Ghersin - Editor Fashion trends come and go constantly, and it takes a keen and astute eye to keep up on the latest style. Throughout the years, Lisgar Collegiate’s halls have seen punk-rock leather skirts, frilly jackets, bell-bottom pants and everything in between (thank goodness those last ones are gone!) However, a recent … Continue reading Three Cheers for Blanket Scarves!
By Alinah Charania The holidays are finally upon us and as it is a time known for its joy and happiness, how could we -- wholehearted members of society -- not declare a full-fledged war on the season? Through the online forum, our neighbours south of the border have managed to successfully start another fuss … Continue reading The Starbucks Red Cup Controversy