Posts Categorized: Opinions

Cannabis on campus is an election pipe dream

Sorry to kill your buzz, but legalization is hard work. Imagine this: you finish class and swing by the Campus Pharmacy, grab a pre-rolled joint and get really, really baked on the quad. That’s the vague idea that the Envision slate was circulating, eerily echoing Justin Trudeau’s premature declaration that weed would be legalized. It’s… Read more »

One side does not fit all

Lack of options in UVSS election means important issues go unmentioned This year’s UVSS election is taking on a different appearance than years’ past. Generally the election has at least two full slates with a number of independent candidates. (Like political parties, slates give students the opportunity to work together on a cohesive platform.) But… Read more »

The predictable backlash to #MeToo

The #MeToo movement is making strides at upping the ante on a societal level when it comes to taking cases of sexual assault more seriously. The process and sentencing of Larry Nassar —  former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports clinic doctor accused by 265 young women and girls of sexual abuse and sentenced to 40… Read more »

Is it harder for our generation to find love?

How our social media personas affect relationships That five-inch device in your pocket or in your hands (and what you’re probably using to read this article with) may be the reason why dating has become so complicated for our generation. No, not the actual smartphone, but the social media apps found within the phone — apps like… Read more »

Now is the time for intersectional action

Stolen Sisters March as important as any demonstration Victoria’s first Stolen Sisters Memorial March was held Feb. 14, 2009, on the unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen communities, Songhees, and Esquimalt First Nations. A nationwide event, the Memorial March is an opportunity for communities to remember and honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit people… Read more »

Wilkinson in to right the BC Liberals ship

Can he regain the trust of a politically exhausted province? With a new year comes new beginnings as the BC Liberal party elected its new leader — Andrew Wilkinson. Similar to the Federal Conservative Party leadership race that resulted in a come-from-behind victory for Andrew Scheer, Wilkinson took the leadership on the fifth ballot. His closest contender,… Read more »

A student newspaper’s job is not to print hate

Baron’s decisions lack truth, criticism, and objectivity  On Jan. 25, the Baron, the student newspaper at the University of New Brunswick’s St. John campus, caused a Canadian media uproar when it published both an unedited interview with and letter to the editor from self-proclaimed “National Socialist” Michael Thurlow. Thurlow and his group took responsibility for… Read more »

Cape Town’s water consumption crisis

A scary reminder of the effects of global warming Cape Town, South Africa, may be one of the first industrialized cities in the world to begin rationing fresh water due to extremely low reserves. Without action on behalf of the citizens of Cape Town to drastically reduce water consumption, April 21 will mark what is… Read more »

Where Canada stands on nuclear weapons

On Jan. 25, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock moved ahead thirty seconds to two minutes to midnight: the closest humanity has been to extinction, by this measure, since 1953. The change is due to the worsening of the two main threats to human survival — nuclear war and climate change. While the world shudders… Read more »

Don’t text in class

It’s that time of year again: you stand in the bookstore line for half an hour, look away as the three digit total you owe pops up on the screen, and transfer over several months’ worth of grocery money for a pile of paper thicker than any tree trunk on campus. Soon, it will be… Read more »