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Did 6ix9ine Try to Reincarnate into Nick Minaj Baby Voices 

Did 6ix9ine Try to Reincarnate into Nick Minaj Baby

If you are somewhat active on any form of social media, then you have probably seen jokes floating around about people wanting to commit suicide in order to reincarnate into Nicki Minaj’s baby.  Ever since the rapper made her pregnancy announcement in July of 2020, the entire Internet seems to want to be reborn as her child. If you were one of those who wanted this honour, I am the bearer of bittersweet news about the only hope of this year. The Queen of the Barbz has given birth to…

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The exploited loophole in the 13th Amendment Voices 

The exploited loophole in the 13th Amendment

The emancipation proclamation of 1863 was supposed to be the end of slavery in America; however, it was not until 1865 that Congress passed the 13th amendment of the United States constitution. According to National Archives, it states that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”. While this was supposed to bring forth the end of slavery, it didn’t.   The prison industrial complex is the…

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Valentine’s in Quarantine Voices 

Valentine’s in Quarantine

Dating in quarantine has been a nightmare for someone like me. I’m an extrovert who used to do a lot of extra-curricular activities and general volunteer work. During these activities, I’ve met plenty of wonderful people but never really dated any of them.  With Valentine’s Day looming it’s mocking face at me, I am here spending another Valentine’s day by my lonesome and in quarantine. With the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, I have not been as social as once was. My parents have weaker immune systems, and my brother is immunocompromised after…

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In Memoriam: The Unsung Heroes Features 

In Memoriam: The Unsung Heroes

How do we define patriotism? According to Oxford Languages, it’s: “devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country.” Who is representative of the country? A government or its citizens? Is a patriot a civilian that conspires against his fellow citizens, spies on them to benefit their government, or one that is ready to put their lives on the line to protect them? All around the world, investigative journalists have endangered themselves in order to deliver the truth to the rest of us, only to be called traitors, shunned and exiled…

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Blind Arts 

Blind

It’s an uneventfully cold day in February. Even though the sun shines brighter than usual, the frost bites through my skin and freezes the moisture on my eyelashes. I walk by the Gouin boulevard. Last night had been cruel; the wind was howling in the dark sky and the snow accumulated quickly. Transports have been restricted throughout the entire city. Without any people around to play in the snow or vehicles to crush and soil it, the boulevard becomes a vast expanse of fresh powdery snow, shining the sunlight straight…

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Roses of Heliogabalus: the beauty in the details. Arts 

Roses of Heliogabalus: the beauty in the details.

The Victorian era was marked by many paintings such as Rossetti’s “Proserpine”, Millais’ “Ophelia” and Hunt’s “the Awakening Conscience”. However, “Roses of Heliogabalus”, painted by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1988 is the one I prefer. It depicts a remarkably facetious scene, the scandalous party thrown by Heliogabalus, or Elagabalus. Heliogabalus was a Roman emperor who rose to power at fourteen years old and was assassinated at eighteen. His short reign of four years was punctuated with numerous scandals, one of them being the banquet during which he drowned his guests…

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A Brief History of Black History Month Black History Month 

A Brief History of Black History Month

February has come upon us once more which means that it is Black History Month, which happens to occur during the shortest month of the year of all things. As Canadians, our history is often whitewashed and scrubbed clean of all notions of enslaved peoples. Many of us have been led to believe that Canada was a paragon who did not have enslaved peoples nor enslavers. Once again, I must be the bearer of bad news as research has shown that our country did indeed host enslaved peoples. During this…

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Legault Refuses to Help the Homeless News 

Legault Refuses to Help the Homeless

As of the beginning of January, Legault’s government set a curfew that lasted from eight pm until five am and that would be in place for at least a month. However, that date has inevitably been extended. With this strict rule in place, whose monetary penalty ranges from one to six thousand dollars, came a series of exceptions in order to accommodate people. Exceptions for front line health care workers who work late hours as well as those who finish a late shift and have difficulty making it home before…

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Morgan Wallen: From Rising Star to Overnight Disgrace News 

Morgan Wallen: From Rising Star to Overnight Disgrace

“The news out of Nashville tonight does not represent country music” – Kelsea Ballerini   With the release of his hit sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, which reached number one in multiple countries, everything seemed to be going phenomenal in 2021 for the new-coming country singer and songwriter Morgan Wallen until one fateful incident, labelled as racist, that may have costed his music career.   “p—- ass n—–“   Reported to have happened on a Saturday evening, neighbours of Morgan Wallen’s Nashville residence recorded video footage of the 27-year-old hurling…

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Air Passengers Rights in the Supreme Court News 

Air Passengers Rights in the Supreme Court

On the 23rd of December, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal stemming from the Federal Court of Appeal based on the Air Passengers Rights Group v. Canadian Transportation Agency (2020) case. The APR was seeking an order from a court to oblige the CTA to remove a statement from their website concerning cancelled flight refunds. The CTA had stated on their website that Canadian Airlines could offer “travelling vouchers” or travel credits for future air travel to passengers whose flights had been cancelled due to the…

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