Posts By: Natasha Simpson

We need more than just a hashtag

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet changed the world. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” wrote Alyssa Milano, an American actress. The resulting #MeToo movement tore back the curtain on the sexualized… Read more »

Legal drugs can solve a litany of problems

(Like fighting the Taliban, curbing money laundering, reducing addiction rates, and ending the opioid crisis) On Oct. 17 Canada became the first G7 country, and the second country worldwide, to fully legalize recreational cannabis. This means that of the 4.2 million Canadians who use cannabis, those who use it recreationally are no longer criminals.  … Read more »

The army reserves want YOU!

(And you might want them, too) Master Corporals Owen Seginson and Brendan Morton of 39 Service Battalion arrived outside the Student Union Building on Sept. 28 with a Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) and their recruitment faces on. Their goal: to inform students about the opportunities available to them in the Canadian Army Reserve Force…. Read more »

100 years of Remembrance

Honouring Remembrance Day in Victoria a century after the 1918 armistice One hundred years ago, in a train car in the Forest of Compiègne, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the armistice was signed that ended the First World War. First observed by the British Commonwealth as… Read more »

Abortion: everyone’s right and nobody’s business

A response to the YPY demonstration For the second time in only a few months, University of Victoria students are protesting anti-abortion demonstrations on the university campus. Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), a student group whose tagline is “Defending the Dignity of all Human Life,” is once again calling for limitations on access to abortion by… Read more »