Opinion

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Opinion

Breaking a sweat

There are points in your academic career where you wonder whether all of the hours in the library, stress from assignments and loss of sleep are worth it. I know that during some of the more difficult months of my academic education, I’ve had day dreams of leaving it all […]

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What donkeys taught me

Forget the ‘ass’ jokes because I can assure you, I’ve heard them all before—more than once. The barrage of eye-rolling misuses of the legitimate word aside, I truly did spend my summer learning from donkeys.  Four months (and counting) as The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada’s Education Assistant have not just […]

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Fat shaming: or, the new trendy hobby

In the past week, there has been a video circulating the Internet by a YouTuber named Nicole Arbour, called “Dear Fat People.” For six excruciating minutes, Arbour addresses all “fat” people, using examples of how the system unfairly gives so many privileges to people who, according to Arbour, simply eat […]