Due to its inherently startling nature, dystopian fiction remains an effective way to captivate readers and warn them of the dire repercussions of their actions. However, in Sinclair Lewis’s book It Can’t Happen Here, it is the reader’s inaction that leads to a spiralling series of events.
Paradoxically, when I arrived home in Canada for the winter holidays, I began to miss Ireland again. Seeing family and friends is always great, but the possibilities of holidays spent across the English Channel and exploring the rest of Europe for cheap prices is a reality that’s hard to pass up.
The protest was considered timely, but not urgent. The government of Ireland has proposed that a referendum for repealing the 8th Amendment (which recognizes the right to life of an unborn child) will take place sometime in June or July of 2018.
It seems like a dream that instead of having assignments due every week and the threat of an early October midterm, professors go a little easy during the first month and encourage you to get involved in extracurriculars and the community after you have completed your day’s work.
With finals season around the corner, ditch the drunken pub crawls and try Ottawa’s newest attraction—coffee shop crawls.
“I wanted to show that there’s a lot of artists out there making dope art. I don’t see enough of it at school.”— Ashelita Shellard, fine arts student, host of Your Art is On Fire.