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Although the title may be off-putting to some, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend might be the most feminist show on television at the moment. It continuously critiques inequality, especially the sexist tropes that are common to most romantic comedies. The show also delves into other issues, such as mental illness, all while staying light-hearted with numerous catchy songs each episode.

How student media can give young journalists an edge Photo Courtesy: Connect Euranet (CC) Peter Mansbridge has the kind of career that isn’t supposed to exist anymore. In mid-January 2015, at the Canadian University Press’ annual conference, he stood in front of hundreds of student journalists speaking about highlights from his career. He told them …

Feeling threatened can bring out the worst in people. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was able to shoot and kill Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and infiltrate Parliament on Oct. 22, two places many University of Ottawa students have been to without fear, it reminded us of our vulnerability.

n the last three years, football has seen a rise in the number of prominent black quarterbacks and has been described as the golden era of black quarterbacks. It is not a coincidence that in these past seasons, we have also heard of dual-threat quarterbacks, referring to quarterbacks who can run just as well as they throw.

These lists can be funny and interesting, but they need to be kept in perspective. They shouldn’t take the place of more important and current news stories on the home pages of websites and news organizations. They are a sideshow, and it’s the responsibility of both the media and ourselves to keep them in their proper place.

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