King of the Robots: Double Cohort and the Two Towers

It’s spring. Most of you have probably seen the new Lord of the Rings movie by now, and if you haven’t, then just bear with me. You know that part where all the Orcs are about to storm the castle and all the humans are standing atop the walls, frightened because they’re about to be […]

Who is the More Credible Villain?

After the Middle East has been labelled as, ‘The Axis of Evil’, Iraq cannot seem to escape their fate through America’s eyes. Here is a look at the various reasons why America wants to wage war with their enemy. As the American invasion of Iraq inches ever closer it is important to know what this […]

Uncharted Territory: Exploring the Classrooms of Now

My elementary schooling occurred behind the confines of archaic brown bricks – erected by pioneers – within the countryside of southwestern Ontario. The classrooms, to accommodate for the transformation of rural communities into vast sprawling suburbs, were filled with students from differing grade levels. By the time the farmer’s acreage, where we played endless games […]

Recycled Fashion

We are supposed to be ‘starving students’, just barely scraping by on a diet of Kraft Dinner and Mr. Noodles. Looking around most university campuses there doesn’t seem to be many students that aren’t eating well or spending their money frivolously. Whether or not mommy and daddy are paying your way or you’re surviving on […]

And when I looked over my shoulder, everything was different

“My opinion on art, and what I’m trying to do- when I do a project I just let it flow, come up with ideas, feelings, movements and just put it out there. I’m trying to learn from others and find my own style of interpretation.” -Pat McRaith The project started out ambitious enough: figure out […]

Pop Goes Music

I once got into a conversation with a guy who believed that music could not be categorized…

Play me like a fiddle: American media on American foreign policy

The same anecdote keeps coming up again and again in articles decrying the United States’ attitude toward Iraq. In 1996, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave an interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl regarding U.S. sanctions in that country. Asked whether the sanctions were worth the death of half a million Iraqi children since […]

Ode de la Toilet

Ahhh… look, you are inside the public John! What a pleasant place indeed. It is smelly, you can see the remains of an individual prior to yourself and of course, it is so wildly decorated! Narrowing in on this last matter, what is to be said about toilet graffiti? That’s right, toilet graffiti! This phrase […]

Don’t get caught with your participle dangling in the wind

At the risk of pathetic fatalism I’m going to come clean right at the beginning that I’m not sure if it’s possible to write something interesting about grammar, so at this point I apologize. However, you’re not exactly going to be spared either. My condolences… It’s hard to say exactly where language is headed these […]

Don’t Cheat! New Technology Detects Plagarism

This just in: Plagiarism is bad. Just in case you somehow missed the fact that copying someone else’s work and calling it your own is an unacceptable practice in high school as well as here at university and throughout your life, we’ll mention it one more time. Plagiarism Bad. To some, the case would be […]