Opinion

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A Plea for Diversity

In my high school creative writing class, we were taught the difference between prose and verse. These two main literary techniques have very different purposes. Prose is considered the “straightforward” form of language, while verse can be complicated and harder to understand. Since high school I’ve repeatedly returned to this […]

The Case for “Tough-on-Crime”

Our justice system is meant to be a principled and morally upstanding approach to crimes committed against our fellow human beings. Being tough-on-crime isn’t just a game of political pandering, and criminal justice isn’t a game of bureaucratic tinkering to reduce costs. The media, the Liberals, and the NDP have […]

Bilingualism: a plus

According to a recent study, Canadians who speak both English and French are likely to have higher incomes than their unilingual peers. Louis Christofides and Robert Swidinsky of the University of Guelph found that a basic knowledge of a second language could positively affect one’s income. Using data from the […]

Hipsters aren’t hipsters

Nowadays, it seems that when a subculture springs up it’s given a name before a proper definition. Remember the word “emo?” All of a sudden there was an umbrella term for a group made up of wildly different characteristics: Dashboard Confessional fans lumped in with The Cure fans, people who […]

One, two, three, Zumba

Alice Walker Last Sunday, I experienced the wonderful world of Zumba for the first time.   For those unfamiliar with Zumba, it’s essentially line dancing to pop and Latin music for the sake of getting in shape. Picture a square dance meets Sweatin’ to the Oldies meets a bar mitzvah […]

The exchange experience

McGill students, living up to their overachiever stereotype, are always looking for ways to enhance their university experience. That’s precisely why year after year many McGillians participate in the McGill Exchange/Study Abroad Program, taking on the role of international student and returning with more than another stamp in their passports. […]

Learning to network

It’s only when standing in a room full of strangers that you realize networking is not at all as easy as it seems. In fact, it might be the hardest thing a young professional has to do, and unfortunately, one of the most important things McGill doesn’t teach us. Last […]