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An open letter to the UVSS Board of Directors

Dear Board of Directors, On Aug. 24, I attended what was presumed to be a regularly scheduled board meeting, which are held, according to the UVSS website, “twice a month…

EDITORIAL: Let the games begin

On Sunday, Aug. 2, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Governor General’s office to officially dissolve Parliament and begin the 42nd federal election campaign. With the election set for Oct.…

Letter to the editor: More to Atticus Finch than simple bigotry

Since the release of Harper Lee’s “sequel” Go Set A Watchman, many are disillusioned to learn that Atticus Finch, the hero of To Kill A Mockingbird, turned out to be…

The hanging of free speech: The case of Greg Elliott

“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy: Hypocrisy, Fraud, and Tyranny.” — Frederick Robertson Too few are aware of the current legal fiasco involving one Twitter warrior by…

Consent is not something you can just write down

BURNABY — Let me just pre-emptively address the elephant in the room: I believe that any sexual activity should include equal consent between all participants, and that’s exactly what the Affirmative Consent…

Letter to the editor: Rainbow crosswalk vandalized

Editor’s note: This letter was previously published on July 2 on the author’s Facebook page as a public note. It has been edited from its original source for publication here.…

EDITORIAL: Pride not a matter of convenience

On June 26, 2015, mere hours after the Supreme Court of the United States issued their landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country, big-box retailer Target tweeted: “Here’s to…

70 years under the bomb; a reflection

July 16, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of the nuclear age — starting with the first atomic test in Los Alamos, N.M. as part of the Manhattan Project’s aim…

EDITORIAL: On truth and reconciliation

On June 2, the Truth and  Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released their summary report detailing six years of testimony from residential school survivors. The report comes with 94 recommendations…