Planning to not plan a family

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As a college student, there is never a better time than now to discover. Discover the world, discover your dreams, and discover relationships and friendships more meaningful than those...

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Kinder Morgane Surprise?

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In light of the ongoing dispute between pipeline company Kinder Morgane and environmentalists over a proposed oil pipeline, one entrepreneurial philanthropist is hoping to help ease tensions with a...

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‘Til death do you part

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To me Charles Manson had always been the image of insanity, hate, violence, and murder. To me the man is unlovable, or better yet, undeserving of love. But is...

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Chocolate stout cake with coffee ganache icing

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The coming of winter (and holidays) signifies the start of baking season—and what better thing to bake than a rich, chocolatey, elaborate cake? This recipe is a classic favourite...

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Ride (just ride)

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The first few months of my term as EIC have been a veritable roller coaster, quandary, and pleasure. I stepped into the role, green as our floors—due in equal...

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Chairman of the Board: Who needs story?

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Munchkin (n): a derogatory term for someone who plays a role-playing game (RPG) and instead of focussing on storytelling, focusses on over-powering their characters, getting all the loot, and...

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Historian petitions to add women to Canadian currency

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In July 2013, an online petition started by author and historian Merna Forster sought support to add representations of Canadian women to Canadian currency. As of November 2014, the...

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Shades of ‘Indigo’

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Creating a Japanese short film without knowing the language is an ambitious project, but Vancouver filmmaker Jody Wilson knew that Indigo, the story of a young man who struggles...

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A personal account of domestic abuse

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The Canadian Women’s Foundation states that an Angus Reid Omnibus Survey reports “67 per cent of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted.” This is a personal account of domestic abuse from an anonymous contributor.

Planning to not plan a family

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As a college student, there is never a better time than now to discover. Discover the world, discover your dreams, and discover relationships and friendships more meaningful than those of the past. But what many college students aren’t ready to discover is parenthood.

Gifts for girls

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No matter how one celebrates the holiday season, purchasing gifts for the modern girl has become an issue. Whether you are family, an educator, or even a babysitter, getting gifts for young girls nowadays is more complicated than just grabbing a Barbie off the shelves.

NaNoWri…Decade?

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As aspiring writers and professional procrastinators hurry their tired metacarpals towards the end of November’s NaNoWriMo month-long novel-writing project, one Douglas College student is bravely embarking on what she believes is a far superior version of the event: NaNoWriDecade—or National Novel Writing Decade.

Time terrors

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The life of a post-secondary student is filled with planning and deadlines, sacrifices, and compromise. As we approach the end of the semester, the pressures of school, work, and life start making stacks on stacks on stacks—of stress.

Shopping apocalypse

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The day hath arrived once more. Doomsday is near. There will be riots in public places. People will be scrambling for supplies to survive a nuclear winter. And by nuclear, I mean commercialist. When the world, especially America, seems to have just realized how thankful they are for what they already have, the dreaded Black Friday will arrive. Chaos and turmoil ensues.

College Confessional…

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So, my parents went out of town the last weekend before school started, which meant that I got the house to myself. I was super excited because with the house to myself I could have my boyfriend Jason stay over—this would be the first time my parents went away since my brother moved out.

Kinder Morgane Surprise?

Graphic by Joel McCarthy

In light of the ongoing dispute between pipeline company Kinder Morgane and environmentalists over a proposed oil pipeline, one entrepreneurial philanthropist is hoping to help ease tensions with a sweet little treat for all: the “Kinder Morgane Surprise.”

Harper government’s brand management cheapens us

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I’m a big proponent of solid brand management. As a writer, managing the very brand of writing I bring to a publication, employers, and clients is of vital importance. While such an exercise is worthy for a company or a freelancer, I’m not convinced that the same could be applied for national governments