By Michela Rodriguez and Capriale Walling-Moore “So what do you do?” “Oh, I’m a homemaker.” “I see... Do you ever plan on getting a real job?” “Trust me. This is a real job.” “Don’t you want to contribute to our society and economy, though? I mean, you must be so bored! I don’t know how … Continue reading The Job a PhD Can’t Prepare You For
By Olive Nugent In this year, the anniversary of both the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the founding of Canada itself, a number of scholars and columnists have grappled with the status of the battle as the site of our country’s coming of age. Many have felt compelled to re-evaluate its almost mythical place in … Continue reading Reflections on the Vimy Centennial
By Amy Zhang It’s that time of the year again. The vibrant lights of red and green decorating every possible surface and that familiar, maddening mix of music only mean one thing: Christmas is fast-approaching. The holidays are a time of merriment, a time of family and friends, and, most prevailingly, a time of ridiculously … Continue reading Christmas: Just a Consumerist Holiday?
By Sam Yee On Thursday December 7th, the Lisgar Varsity Girls’ Hockey team attended the grand opening of the Canada 150 skating rink on Parliament Hill. Among the list of speakers during the opening ceremony were Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities; Eugene Melnyk, Owner of … Continue reading On Home Ice: How the Canada 150 Rink Shapes Our Community
By Fred Azeredo Despite the fact that the world’s highest offices are occupied with the juvenile feuds of paranoid, xenophobic baby boomers, the last thing most people want to hear is a pinko rant. After all, the 20th century gave commies a shot. And what happened? There were mass murders, missile crises, and some mono- … Continue reading Considering Communism
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 Sam Yee There’s no doubt that Lisgar’s most successful event of the year is Battle of the Grades. By most successful, I mean that this event has the most student participation than any other event at Lisgar. While the event means to pit each grade against each other, it actually brings students from different … Continue reading What Happened To Our School Spirit?
By Charles Zhang People often ask me why I like to code. The answer is complicated, but I would tell them that coding is an art through which I can represent who I am. Through code, I can contribute to others and make people’s lives better. Through code, I can see the world. First of … Continue reading Why I Code
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?