Commentary

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The Berlin Wall. The U.S.-Mexico border. The thick layer of insect repellent that lines the…

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Ashamed To Be An American

There are a lot of things to like about being American: the opportunity, the cities, the ingenuity and—let’s not forget—the sports. And yet, as an American, I’m here now, at a Canadian university, in a largely francophone city. Clearly, I’m no staunch patriot, but I…

09 Oct 3:00 PM 10 Read More...

Inquiring Minds Want to Know (Too Much)

It’s time to tell Big Brother Zuckerberg, ‘Do Not Track.’ While Edward Snowden highlighted the lengths to which Washington (and maybe Ottawa) has violated our privacy, Silicon Valley has been doing the same for years. Major technology companies have built elaborate tracking and analysis systems into their products, violating…

20 Sep 7:22 PM 1 Read More...

Accountability and Responsibility Aren’t Just Cliché Terms

Every year, the students of McGill University get the opportunity to vote for the Executive Council that will govern the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Candidates in these elections have different ideologies and visions for our university and, while we may disagree with candidates on a variety of issues…

14 Mar 12:39 PM 33 Read More...

The Case For Open Online Education

The world is changing. Textbooks are being replaced by e-books, blackboards are being traded in for Smartboards, and overhead projectors are losing out to digital slides. Two of these three tools can currently be accessed online by students who are given the privilege to do so by their professors…

13 Mar 1:49 PM 0 Read More...

The Canadian Senate: Relaxation Without Representation

Patrick Brazeau is in the news once again, but this time it isn’t because he lost a charity boxing match. Brazeau, a Canadian senator, has gotten himself into the limelight by recently getting arrested on charges of assault and sexual assault. However, while Brazeau got expelled from the Conservative…

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