Juul

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

At a time when public scrutiny surrounding e-cigarettes is rising, Juul has been accused of marketing e-cigarettes to children on school grounds. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has demanded extensive documentation of Juul’s marketing practices and safety claims. The alleged case of marketing to children was brought to public attention […]

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To the Moon or Bust! (For the Second Time)

Akanksha Joshi - 2A Biomedical

On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by being the first human to step foot on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Since then, a total of 11 other astronauts have had the privilege to leave their mark on the lunar surface, with the last being Eugene Cernan, commander of the […]

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The Amazon Rainforest

Sruthi Amalan - 1A ECE

The Amazon Rainforest may soon go from being one of the most effective buffers for the effects of climate change into one of its largest driving forces. Often referred to as the ‘lungs of the Earth’, the Amazon helps absorb 25% of the carbon emissions captured by all of the Earth’s forests and in turn, […]

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Canadian Tennis Play Makes History

Ewan Simms - 1A Management

In New York on the 7th of September, 2019, a 19-year old from Mississauga made history. The crowd was hostile, the match was tough, and her opponent’s attacks renewed themselves in ferocity almost twofold. Nevertheless, she won. That day, Bianca Andreescu won the US Open and became the first Canadian to win a single’s title […]

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Updates on the Canadian Federal Election

Ewan Simms - 1A Management

On the 11th of September 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. After finally informing her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, parliament was dissolved, and the country embarked on its quadrennial national barometer. Thus, as predicted by the Canada Elections Act, Canada will […]

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Counter-Point: Should Spiderman be in the MCU?

Ratan Varghese - 3B Computer

Storytelling has become a tool of corporate dominance. Today’s cultural icons do not grow and change in response to the concerns of their universe, but instead become warped by the paychecks that rule ours. Nowhere is this more true than in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a massive sprawling mess of films that refuses to find […]

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Point: Should Spiderman Stay in the MCU?

Kirsten Elhers - 2A Biomedical

As a devoted Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan, I was devastated about the loss of Spider-man from the brilliant cinematic universe that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige created. The concept of combining so many characters together into one interwoven story line had never really been done, at least not to the scale of the MCU. […]

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The Angry Rant of the Angry Girl that Lives Inside Me

Samridhi Sharma - 4A Chemical

Hello again, my fellow humans. The feminist column is back. This is your fortnightly dose of what I think feminism is, and how it can improve the world. I talk about feminism, almost exclusively through the perspective of my life. These are my opinions and not general facts of the world. But still, I hope […]

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Eff School: Why this year I’m saying yes to everything else

Gabrielle Klemt - 4A Geological

  In the lexicon of a student “stress” over “happiness” or “satisfaction” or “success” is one of the most-used words; it isn’t just an emotion, it’s a way of life, it is who we are. But this year, I am eschewing that yoke, I will be burdened by it no longer! Why should the stereotypical […]

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Editorial

Kirsten Elhers - Editor in Chief

We did it! One down and four to go. This term started with a few technical difficulties to say the least. Quick shout out to Martin from Engineering IT and Stephen from RT for making our computers functional again. This issue is great. Gabrielle’s Leafy Thoughts is a new column about environmental concerns on campus. […]

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