Heckles

Normally these segments are designed to serve as harmless comedic fodder, but most of the time they come across as being condescending and mean-spirited.

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.

At this point in the year, many of us have already given up on our flimsy resolutions to lose weight or finally finish writing the Great Canadian Novel (although I might be projecting a little bit). However, there is one New Year’s resolution that I, and every other Millennial, should strive to achieve in 2016—to …

Imagine you’re producing a play detailing the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Who would you want to play the influential civil rights leader, Denzel Washington, Will Smith or David Oyelowo? When it came to a similar production held at Kent State University, they opted instead for a white actor to portray the famed pastor. …

Recently Starbucks has faced criticism for dropping designs from their annual Christmas cups and opting instead for a plain red and green cup. One of the most vocal critics of the new design was Donald Trump, who suggested that a boycott of Starbucks might be in order. What everyone seems to be forgetting, Trump included, …

Christmas. The holiday that gives the retailers wet dreams, and makes everyone else afraid to look at their bank accounts.  This holiday madness seems to have taken an unfortunate turn the last few years—a holiday season that used to encompass a few weeks, or a month at most, has recently been thrown into the spotlight …

The most coveted spot in class isn’t a seat next to that cutie you’re trying to get a number from, but the seat by the outlets. Trust me, all available plugs usually get taken before the prof has a chance to walk into the lecture hall.

Starting school at a construction site campus Photo: Kim Wiens The first weeks of school are upon us. Campus is crowded, the weather is nice, and the air is filled with the rumble of bulldozers and the clanging of hammers—sounds that are all too familiar to University of Ottawa students. For the second year in …

I don’t have anything against writing a final exam—obviously I need to prove that I learned something over the course of four months—but I have a huge problem with the way people act at the end of the semester.

Although it could be argued that the best movies this past year really were created by a single kind of person (white men) and that the nominees were fairly chosen, it is hard to accept this fact when some fantastically talented people were not properly recognized for their work.

I don’t dislike Christmas, but this genre of music always makes me rethink my opinion of the holiday season. It is the worst kind of music: it’s unoriginal, it’s ridiculously commercialized, and it’s sometimes utterly horrifying.

“Bullet screens” are a truly diabolical piece of technology that not only encourages an audience to text during a movie, but also captures each message and projects it onto the screen while the movie is playing.

When it comes to spoilers, most of my friends and family would say I’m a kind of radical idealist. For the most part they’re probably right, as I will go to extreme lengths to advocate for the avoidance of unwanted plot information pertaining to movies, television, books, comics, etc. At the end of the day, I admit, I’m a Spoilerphobe.

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