Op Ed

The political implications of a beard

We’ve all seen it dominating the news, a tragedy that may change Canadian politics for a long time to come. An issue that has...

For a commuter school, we have a parking problem

During the summer of 2019, it was announced that all parking passes would be sold online.This decision was...

Challenging the power of professors

Mitchell Huynh, a sessional lecturer in the management program at UTM, has made national headlines for making students purchase a copy of his...

Why I read the news but no longer watch the news

For the past two years, I have not watched television news. Yes, that’s right. In the fall of 2017, I made a conscious...

Raising the bar on municipal government

I have noticed that when speaking about politics, there tends to be a level of government that is easily overlooked. Municipal governments –...

Feeling numb while watching the news? It might be compassion fatigue

The new decade roared into existence earlier this month, with a news cycle dominated by the fear of another world war, an entire continent...

Dealing with depression: It’s time for the right support

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported depression as the leading cause of illness and disability worldwide. Currently, many experiencing depression do not...

The intergenerational rift: ok, boomer

There is a famous quote that is often attributed to Socrates complaining about ancient Athenian youth. The quote lists all the things that...

Rethinking the handcuffing incident

Over the past two weeks, many of us have heard about a student who was handcuffed in the HCC after seeking help for...

Internalized sexism slides into our lives

I come from two countries—Mexico and Kazakhstan—where explicit sexism is the social norm and where the word feminism evokes fear in most girls...

Examining the root causes of depression

This is the second part in a series on mental health.Many of us have felt it: a state of loneliness...

Antisemitism on campus: A worrying trend

Last week, I originally intended to write an opinion piece on the fight by Jewish students at St. George—under the banner of the Kosher...
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