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Stop tiptoeing around free higher education

Instead of working slowly and piecemeal towards the end goal of free higher education, let’s just skip right to it and give more Canadians the chance to sharpen their minds. In the end, it will be more than worth it for our nation.
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Let graduate students work

Limiting grad students’ right to work hampers the ability of many to pursue graduate degrees as a whole. The policy may be intended to ensure that students focus on their academics, but it also nearly guarantees that more students take on higher levels of student debt, as they are hamstrung in their ability to fund their own education.
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Female genital mutilation is archaic and harmful

I am hopeful that one day these women won’t have to feel uncomfortable raising their voices about this topic. I am hopeful that FGM will one day be a thing of the past. Then, women around the world will have one more reason to celebrate on International Women’s Day.
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Sexual assault survivors deserve affordable legal aid

If survivors are already having trouble coming forward in sexual assault cases, as less than one per cent of these offences get reported to the police, money acts as another barrier to justice. This is why sexual assault survivors should have access to free or discounted lawyers for civil suits.
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Heckle: Annual spring garbage thaw

The University of Ottawa’s environmental awareness has been formally recognized, with the most recent recognition in the UI Green Metric World University Ranking, where the U of O placed second in Canada and 27th in the world. But regardless of our international standing on the issue, seeing litter everywhere speaks volumes about our poor attitude towards the environment.