Op Ed

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...

On tribes and better conversations

In the age of Trump and Brexit, and in a time when topics like immigration, religion, and personal ethics give rise to strong...

Global protests and democratic backsliding

They keep popping up on our feeds: images of protesters from countries around the world holding mass protests in response to a host of...

Chartwells catering: Say no to monopoly

Most student groups know the struggle of event planning—so much thought and consideration goes into the date, venue, and itinerary. Financial officers and treasurers...

Editorial: Nepotism and the UTMSU

The UTMSU is becoming a family-run business.Let us explain.The students’ union hasn’t released its board meeting...

I was handcuffed in the HCC: This is my story

It was the morning of October 3 when I was gently awoken from my hospital bed by a doctor. She introduced herself to me...
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