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Dear Anti-Vaxxers Voices 

Dear Anti-Vaxxers

While vaccination numbers are rising within our province and throughout the world, it has brought forth a new wave of people who are very hesitant towards vaccines, specifically the covid-19 vaccine. It is important to be informed and to be vaccinated and therefore, this article is here to debunk some fears people have about the covid-19 vaccine. How can you make an effective vaccine in one year? Covid-19’s official name as stated by the World Health Organization is SARS-coV-2. Why the two? That’s because there is a SARS-co-V-1 and that…

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Kelly Arts 

Kelly

It was the news that I received from my editor-in-chief Paul that got me on the 2pm train from Windsor to Toronto. It came right out of the blue. It has been so long since I’ve seen her, but it felt just like yesterday since our last conservation. Now, I’m rapidly approaching my fifties. For a while, I thought walking out of her house was the best decision I ever made in my life. The “Greatest Breakup of All Time,” I would dub it. But life out West has never…

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World Press Freedom Day Features 

World Press Freedom Day

May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day, a day that celebrates information as a public good. It is a day reserved to reminding oppressive governments all around the world to respect the freedom of press granted to us by the universal declaration of human rights. It is a day to recognize the brave journalists that risk everything in the name of truth.  The World Press Freedom Index is a Reporters without Borders initiative. In 2021, Canada was ranked 14th out of 180 countries. Our freedom of press is guaranteed by…

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India’s COVID-19 Dilemma News 

India’s COVID-19 Dilemma

Since a year ago, COVID-19 has held an iron grip on the entire world and continues to tighten its grasp. Certain governments have dealt with the pandemic with ease, such as Australia and New Zealand, whereas others have floundered and continue to struggle one year into this ordeal. One country that has been hit quite hard by the disease is India. With a population of almost 1.4 billion, officials are struggling with the increasing amounts of infected citizens. This dilemma has become more obvious within the past few weeks.  Earlier…

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Pay Attention to Colombia News 

Pay Attention to Colombia

As Canadians, we seem to live in an echo chamber that is the Western news cycle and most seem to live in ignorant bliss of the trials and tribulations of the global South. The plight of one country and its citizens that has somehow been ignored by mainstream news outlets; Colombia needs our attention and help more than ever.  Despite COVID-19 restrictions, thousands of Colombians have demonstrated across the country against a government that they feel has long ignored their needs, that has allowed corruption to run amok, and that…

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Derek Chauvin’s verdict – Accountability, not Justice News 

Derek Chauvin’s verdict – Accountability, not Justice

On April 20th, Derek Chauvin, the man who murdered George Floyd almost one year ago was finally convicted as guilty on three counts, second-degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. While many people are calling this verdict justice, with Nancy Pelosi going as far as to say that George Floyd “sacrificed himself for justice”, which is problematic to say the least, we need to remember that this verdict is accountability. This verdict has held accountable the institution of policing and made visible its constant use of excessive force and…

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Mon Histoire: L’expérience d’un fier Québécois asiatique Voices 

Mon Histoire: L’expérience d’un fier Québécois asiatique

Je n’ai jamais été quelqu’un qui se prononce sur le sujet de ma propre identité, souvent parce que j’ai peur des autres qui vont me dénigrer sur ce que je ressens personnellement sur un enjeu qui me concerne personnellement. Malheureusement, certains événements qui se sont produits durant ces derniers jours m’ont forcé à sortir de mon silence et de me prononcer sur plusieurs enjeux reliés à ma nationalité. Mes origines et mon parcours Je suis né le 30 septembre 2002 dans un hôpital à Jinan, dans la province de Shandong,…

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How to Cope Voices 

How to Cope

I think it’s safe to say that everyone is suffering from covid fatigue, all while some are simultaneously dealing with the fear of getting covid, or the loneliness of isolation. I also think it’s safe to say that no one wants to hear the phrase “we’re all in this together”, or “we’re living in extraordinary times”. Despite not wanting to hear these lectures from teachers who will then pile on work that leaves us feeling even worse, many of us could be suffering in silence because they do not know…

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Thoughts of An Angry Asian Bitch Voices 

Thoughts of An Angry Asian Bitch

I was always aware that I was Asian, almost hyper-aware. I never had a moment of realization that I was the “other”; I just knew that I was. From a young age, which is a bit silly to say considering the fact I’m turning only 20 this year, I knew that non-Asian people, specifically White people, would see me as Asian first and a person second.  I knew that my eyes were smaller and that my skin tanned like a golden egg tart from dim sum. I knew that I…

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United Against Hate Voices 

United Against Hate

The pandemic has brought many underlying issues to light. Civil unrest has dominated the news as inequality rooted in institutions are exposed and communicated through social media. Society has become increasingly more divided, and yet, more united than ever before. Society is increasingly more united in the fight against racially fueled injustice. Many have been made aware of the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. Many state that although these attacks are unfortunate, “the model minority” doesn’t have it so bad under normal circumstances. This could not be further from the…

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