In February, Jenna Stanwood argued in her piece, “Social media normalizes misinformation in US presidential primaries,” that users of social media have become swept away with catchy slogans and misleading information, to the detriment of good decision-making, and that this trend is a worrying sign for democracy. All of these[Read More…]
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For citizens of the United States, this has been the most entertaining—and for some, the most nauseating—presidential election in memory. Disgruntled voters are threatening not to cast their vote because they feel neither large-party candidate suits their interests, and the movement to vote third party is gaining steam, especially among[Read More…]
“This is a rigged economy, designed by the wealthiest people in this country at the expense of everyone else.” A picture of US Senator Bernie Sanders with these words emblazoned above his head currently has over 14,000 shares on Facebook. The continual stream of such photos from Sanders’ official page[Read More…]
Once the first snow sticks, you know winter is here to stay. Lucky for us, El Niño came on strong this year, and snow has been staved off for at least a few more weeks. The one thing we can say for certain is that finals come and go, but[Read More…]
On Sept. 12, a notice of seizure was sent to McGill University by Kahentinetha, a kahtihon’tia:kwenio—the aboriginal term for woman title holder—from the Kahnawake Mohawk nation. The letter claims that McGill has fraudulently taken Mohawk land and funds, as well as violated the beliefs of the Kahnawake people. “We never[Read More…]