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The Gardening Begins Anew Campus 

The Gardening Begins Anew

Craving a relaxing outdoor activity to de-stress during the final weeks of the semester? The Vanier Collective Gardens are the perfect place to go! Located between the N building and D building and in front of the sports complex, you’ve probably passed by and wondered what these spaces are for. It is in fact the Vanier gardens, and all are invited to help out, pick a carrot or some lettuce, or to go and just to smell the flowers! Gardening sessions are starting now, and all are welcome to get…

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Blame Climate Change For Montreal Flooding News 

Blame Climate Change For Montreal Flooding

Major floods have been occurring across the province over the past couple of weeks. Thousands of homes have been damaged, forcing over ten thousand people to leave their homes as of May 29th. Bridges and roads have become inundated, and 3000 people have been cut off from their communities. In Montreal, a total of 55 residences were completely evacuated, and 94 homes were flooded. Until last Thursday afternoon, Montreal was put under a state of emergency. In response to the record-breaking floods, emergency responders and volunteers have been working hard…

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The Origins of Earth Day Features 

The Origins of Earth Day

The first Earth Day took place on April 22nd, 1970, in the United States, and involved peaceful protests across the country advocating for a healthier and more sustainable environment. Mainstream America was largely unaware of the detriment the environment was facing due to the burning of fossil fuels, air pollution and resource overexploitation. A best selling book by Rachel Carson released in 1962 titled “Silent Spring” was a key component in the raising of public awareness concerning the environment, pollution and their relation to public health. Americans had lots of…

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The Origins of Women’s Studies at Vanier Campus 

The Origins of Women’s Studies at Vanier

2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Studies program (now Women’s and Gender Studies). Vanier College was the first post-secondary educational institution to doctor such a program in Quebec. Its creation is owed to the hard work of Vanier’s faculty members. Maggie Kathwaroon who is the current coordinator of the program, explained the benefits of the major. “[the classes and events give] the opportunity to talk about how society views masculine and feminine, male and female, and its impact on how safe we feel” said Maggie….

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Chez Doris and Homelessness In Montreal Features 

Chez Doris and Homelessness In Montreal

Chez Doris is a woman’s day center in Montreal. It has been in operation for almost 40 years. Doris, the center’s namesake, was living on the streets in the 1970’s, and at this time the resources for homeless women were non-existent.  She did have a caseworker, and Doris told her one day that she wished to have a safe place to go with no questions asked. Doris was raped and found murdered a couple of days later. In 1977, her caseworker started Chez Doris in Doris’ memory, with the policy…

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Food Waste Features 

Food Waste

It is not at all uncommon to see a perfectly wrapped and uneaten sandwich, or a half eaten container of takeout in the garbage bin. Sadly, discarded food is a sight seen far too often. According to a recent study, Canada is one of the worst offenders. Research conducted over the past year by public and industry leaders in food waste Second Harvest and Value Chain International found that Canadians have wasted or lost nearly 60 percent of the food they produced, which equates to 35.5 million metric tonnes of…

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Student-Run Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Campus 

Student-Run Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof is a classic 20th Century play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams in 1955. The story of this play surrounds the members of a wealthy family living on a plantation in Mississippi. Brick, the main protagonist and an ex-football player and his wife Margaret – also referred to as Maggie the Cat – are currently having marital problems. Maggie wants to have a baby, just as Brick’s brother Gooper and his wife Mae have done five times. Brick is strongly against having a child…

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Climate Change Is Real And Not Slowing Down Editorial 

Climate Change Is Real And Not Slowing Down

It should go without saying that climate change is real, and quickly moving towards irreversibility. It is truly awful that many world leaders would say otherwise, and this type of language, especially from leaders, is dangerous. California has recently been experiencing one of the deadliest wildfires in its history due to extremely dry conditions caused by climate change that has resulted in 63 deaths and more than 600 people missing. President Trump has stated on his Twitter pertaining to the devastating  wildfires that there’s “no reason for these massive deadly…

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Ouroboros Gallery Exhibition Campus 

Ouroboros Gallery Exhibition

The Henry Lehmann Gallery unveiled its newest exhibition titled Ouroboros on Wednesday, November 14th. Ouroboros is Communications student Janier Lontoc’s first solo show in the gallery. The curatorial statement is as follows: “Ouroboros is a collection of illustrations based upon the concepts of duality, process and individualism, each tackling these themes from different stylistic and ideological viewpoints. Each drawing represents a subject undergoing a transformation, both metaphorical and literal, whether it be growth or death and decay as an Ouroboros traditionally symbolizes. The artist views this exhibit as a self-portrait,…

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National Coming Out Day at Vanier Campus 

National Coming Out Day at Vanier

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, Vanier Student Life organised an informational booth set up in Jake’s Mall on Thursday, October 11th. National Coming Out Day is a day meant to celebrate the coming out of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and all who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and for showing your support of the community as an ally. This year was the 30th anniversary of this event. The event first began on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This…

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