Category : Opinions

A step away from memorable

Nazis are in control of America and it’s up to you to start a revolution. That is the premise of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. In this sequel to MachineGames 2014 game Wolfenstein: The New Order, the Nazis won the…

November 16, 2017

Fantasy sports are real

I have given in to an addiction that many sports fans have in North America. As I sit in front of my computer writing this, I have a Toronto Raptors game on my TV, an Oklahoma City Thunder game on…

November 16, 2017

student in autumn

Fall break not owed

Fall reading week has been the topic du jour of Canadian post-secondary student senate meetings and newspapers this past month and NAIT is no exception. A little under a month ago, the University of Calgary announced they’re adding a fall…

November 16, 2017

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Technology – isn’t it great?

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is referred to as a leading polytechnic. I have never been more proud than when I have to watch my computer screen buffer for five minutes trying to open one application. Seeing the lag…

November 16, 2017

#metoo

#MeToo not working

You have probably noticed the #MeToo hashtag that was spread on social media by millions of women worldwide in late October. The 2017 wave began when celebrity Alyssa Milano posted a tweet, suggesting use of the hashtag as a way…

November 16, 2017

Stand up against hate

Nazis. What. The actual. Hell. Is going on? Insanity is often referred to as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. To that end, has the world gone insane? With Remembrance Day right around the…

November 6, 2017

Animals can serve, too

Every Remembrance Day we commend our soldiers and veterans for their efforts in the field. It is well deserved, but there is a lot of behind the scenes logistics that keep a military running. Feeding and keeping the troops stocked…

November 6, 2017

Our heroes – twice over

It’s that time of year when we wear poppies over our hearts to honour the men and women who have fought for our freedom. Every year around Remembrance Day, I can’t believe people put their lives on hold for their…

November 6, 2017

Keep war out of sports

Escapism – The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. As a college student trying to hold down two jobs, while dealing with the immense workload I receive from class…

November 6, 2017

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The torch still burns

Remembrance Day provokes similar reactions from many different people. While not everyone has a great-grandfather who fought in Vimy Ridge or grandmother who worked tirelessly to support the war effort, the underlying sentiment of serving a purpose above yourself resonates…

November 6, 2017