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 Emma Kirke Often what comes to mind when we speak about the Arctic in relation to climate change is either a stranded polar bear on an ice float or on a melting glacier. Rarely do we give thought to those living in the Arctic whose way of life will be irrevocably changed by the … Continue reading The Inuit: On Thin Ice?
By Andrew Yang Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by 2017 - in fact, it was one of his key campaign promises. However, as the new year approaches, many details about his proposed legislation remain unclear. Here's what we know so far: Legal Status: The new legislation would allow … Continue reading Marijuana Legalization Approaches
By Amy Zhang Two-Thousand-and-Sixteen has, arguably, been one of the craziest years in recent history, from widespread creepy clown sightings to the massive public outcry after the killing of a gorilla, but the forefront of the entire year has been dominated with the U.S. Presidential election. For almost two years, the process has been worn … Continue reading Make America Great Again: Trump’s Shocking Victory and How It Almost Didn’t Happen
By Matija Stojanovic Inspired by a comment on the CBC website by someone named "CanadianHawk12" OTTAWA - Geologists and conservatives alike agree on an origin theory for the Rideau St. Sinkhole, which covers much of the block, but tragically missed the nearby McDonalds. It is suspected that the Ski Instructor/Prime Minister's arrogance leaked out from … Continue reading Weight of Justin Trudeau’s Ego Leads to Rideau St. Sinkhole
By Olive Nugent Every student here at Lisgar comes into each new school year with certain hopes and expectations for the months ahead, be it getting last year’s English teacher again, or simply to have a decent locker for once. Now, call me geeky, but more than anything, I was hoping for the chance to … Continue reading Why Civics Needs a Revamp
By Irene Grose When it comes to Canadian politics, how much do Lisgarites actually know? Truthfully, It can be hard to find students who have enough interest or time in their busy schedules to be keeping up with current events. Regardless of the reason, for those that haven’t been keeping up, here’s a few things … Continue reading Justin Trudeau: The Good, The Bad, and the Sexy
The U.S.-China climate deal will put pressure on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make greater progress on reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions as he heads into an election year.
By Miriam Ahmad-Gawel I’m sure we’ve all heard of it. In fact, it’s hard not to have heard of Westboro Baptist Church and their maniacal declarations of hate. For those of you who have somehow managed to escape the news, Fred Phelps, the leader of what can only be described as a cult that basically … Continue reading May I Offer You Some Champagne? Because Fred Phelps is Dead
By Patrick Barrios For over a month, there have been protests against the government of Venezuela. What began on February 11th, 2014 as a small, peaceful student demonstration quickly evolved into nation-wide protests. Thousands upon thousands of men and women have been filling the streets of various Venezuelan cities, with more citizens joining each passing day. … Continue reading The Broken Land of Dreams