Struggle and Story

Courtesy of the University of Toronto The Thomas Fisher Struggle and Story exhibit typifies the Canadian problem: how can we be proud of Canada’s founders while honouring the victims of colonialism and genocide? Should we want to develop nationalism? Or is nationalism a perverse form of state-worship, forever marginalizing the other? The Canadian historian faces…

Sexaholics, workaholics, zombies and gangsters: an honest account of a 21st century search for romance

As my curly bob falls out of my ponytail at 5 am, I can’t help but think back to my high school self. She used to try and sneakily watch midnight episodes of Sex and the City, idolizing the cosmopolitan lives of Samantha, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. Now, she’s morphed into the be-careful-what-you-wish-for cliché. Midnight…

Get to know your ICSS candidates

Every March, Innis College students have the opportunity to vote in their student representatives on the Innis College Student Society (ICSS). This year, the candidates for executive positions, namely President, Executive Vice President, VP Internal, and VP Finance, are running unopposed, whereas general positions are highly competitive. All candidates were contacted with questions regarding their…

A blunt debate

On the federal election campaign trail, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana. At a campaign stop in Montreal in 2015, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a different stance, arguing that the substance is “infinitely worse” than tobacco. Now, more than a year later, Trudeau has taken over the leadership of Canada,…

Nasty women unite

On Saturday January 21, the largest protest in U.S. history took place, with an estimated 2.9 million Americans participating. The Women’s March gathered hundreds of thousands on every continent in sister protests, who took to the streets to show their support for women’s rights, and their opposition to President Donald Trump. Trump has been accused…

A Vote for Change

The World University Services of Canada (WUSC) is a leading NGO based in Ottawa that focuses on international development. One of WUSC’s primary programs is the Student Refugee Program that works to sponsor student refugees who want to pursue post-secondary education across Canada. Between our campuses and colleges, the University of Toronto holds seven of…

How Trump’s election could affect the LGBTQ+ community

Calling attention to the troubling views of the new Republican administration With only two months left before the American President-elect’s inauguration, Donald Trump has left a large variety of communities worrying about their fate. Among these are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, who fear for not only for their safety, but…