Posts Categorized: Opinions

Editorial: BP’s payout only a drop in the ocean

In April 2010, a massive oil spill blighted the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of an explosion on the deep-sea drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. Extensive damage to marine life, coastal industry and the livelihoods of thousands of Americans characterized the Deepwater Horizon spill — the largest oil spill in United States history.

Leaf blowers should be banned in Victoria

He stands there looking like something out of Ghostbusters, an intruder in our neighbourhood. He’s wearing battle gear — giant goggles, ear protectors and a baseball cap. He looks proud and important as he grasps the powerful, metallic, two-stroke phallus with his right hand, blasting away any debris impudent enough to disturb the pristine driveway.

Remember the Grinch’s moral

On Nov. 1, children everywhere awaken with the excitement of digging into their Halloween candy from the night before. Students awaken with hangovers and trails of their costume makeup on their pillows. Halloween is over, but the memories of dressing up and listening to “Monster Mash” are still fresh.

How dare my TV shows go on hiatus

On Oct. 8, with 11 days left in my countdown to Community season four, my roommate mentioned that NBC had announced a hiatus for the show. After unleashing a “Why do bad things happen to good people?” rant reminiscent of Ross Geller’s shampoo explosion discovery on Friends, I went online to investigate. My eyes searched… Read more »

Accept friend request?

In grade seven, my friend Stephen and I were at the mall and ran into two girls we knew from school. As we sat in the Second Cup just off of the food court, the topic of friendship came up. One of the girls said something to the effect of, “We are all friends.” I disagreed.