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The Automation of Writing, A Step Closer to the Devolution of Academic Writing Features 

The Automation of Writing, A Step Closer to the Devolution of Academic Writing

Have you ever stumbled upon ads and publicities about that AI tool that can do just about anything for you? Interestingly, there are articles featuring how its capabilities greatly outweigh its inadequacies. One of the popular things it can do is to write an essay. Without naming the app, one practically already knows what this article is referring to. What is intriguing about this AI tool is that anyone can use it in an extensive universe of possibilities. Imagine the joy of commanding it to build a personal skincare routine…

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A Drop in The Plastic Ocean Environment Features 

A Drop in The Plastic Ocean

From your plastic water bottle you take a sip of clear crisp water, But what you fail to realize, Is that plastic will end up in the belly of an otter. And that immortal plastic straw From your gourmet almond milk chocolate mocha Will end up stuck in a sea turtle’s maw In the infamous six-pack ring I find no appeal, what is its purpose anyways, Other than shutting the mouth of a seal. Not even you are safe from this plastic terror, Because itty bitty pieces end up within…

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Waste Segregation: A Priority Among Others Campus Features 

Waste Segregation: A Priority Among Others

Waste is an inevitable part of society. In almost every activity, may it be eating a snack bought at the school cafeteria or buying a drink from a vending machine, we produce waste. “Since it is considered inevitable, why bother with it,” you might say. Our day-to-day needs and wants typically incur not only costs of our pockets but also costs of nature. The protein bar that costs you three dollars and twenty-five cents each morning because you are unable to eat breakfast at home also incurs a cost of…

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End the Violence Features Women's Month 

End the Violence

For as long as most of us remember the indigenous population of Canada have constantly been suppressed by the police, medical centers, educators, the general population, and all together our own government. I think we can all agree it is about time we put a stop to this outrageousness. The week of March 6th, more precisely International Women’s Week, was celebrated at Vanier College with over 15 events speaking about how we can help promote a change in our society as well as be good allies to the minorities experiencing…

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Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo Features 

Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo

Throughout history, women banded together and fought for their societies’ rights in countless human rights crises, like the Algerian resistance, Iranian women (Woman, Life, Freedom), Black women and the civil rights struggle in the United States, and so did women across Latin America. Early in the 1970s, crimes against humanity were committed in South America under the pretext of a “National Reorganization Process,” attributable to state terrorism. A grassroots human rights organization called the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo has fought and is still fighting against the oppression and…

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That Infamous Four-Letter Word Features 

That Infamous Four-Letter Word

Love. It is such a driving force in our world; in our lives. It has the power to start wars and demolish empires. In stories and myths, some people have been so desperate to have it that they have sold their souls for even a fraction of the feeling. In the Greek myths of old, poor Orpheus couldn’t save Eurydice but he did journey to the depths of Hades to find her.  There is a reason that most songs are love songs or merely love songs in disguise. So as…

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The Story Behind Valentine’s Day Features 

The Story Behind Valentine’s Day

Over a millenia ago one of the most famously loved and dreaded holidays came to life, the day of Saint Valentine. You may see Valentine’s Day as a great day where you can celebrate love, eat chocolate, and give gifts, or as a day that may seem lonely at times and makes being single into an inherently bad thing. You might not know where exactly this holiday originated; the true origin is still fairly unknown. But there are multiple theories, most being about a man named Valentine. There are multiple…

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A Review of Arne Hassing’s, Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945 Features 

A Review of Arne Hassing’s, Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945

Arne Hassing’s novel, Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945, is one that I would not change many aspects of, or rather object to. I believe that Hassing’s research and the topics he chooses to explore are extremely useful when discussing the idea of Second World War education; we often neglect the impact that smaller nations have had on the overall everlasting effects of the War. This is not to say that Norway’s efforts have had no impact, but that the internal struggles of the Church are something to reflect…

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R. v. Sparrow (1990): A Landmark Supreme Court Case Features 

R. v. Sparrow (1990): A Landmark Supreme Court Case

To highlight the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, it is only appropriate to discuss a landmark case of the Supreme Court relating to Aboriginal law. The importance of R. v. Sparrow (1990) cannot be overstated; it is said to be the first case of the Supreme Court to truly explore the boundaries of the purview of section 35(1) of the repatriated constitution of 1982. In particular, section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 officially enshrined Aboriginal and treaty rights in Canadian law, and section 35(1) is concerned with “The…

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Farewell, Vanier! – Back to Square One or Two Steps Forward? Features 

Farewell, Vanier! – Back to Square One or Two Steps Forward?

So, this is it. This is the end for me—the end of my days here at Vanier. When you start cégep, you’d always picture how the next two years of your life will plan out. Truth is, nothing ever goes according to plan. Things will happen during your time that you ain’t have no power over it. That is definitely what happened to me throughout my time here at Vanier. Anyone who knows me knows I had the most challenging time of my life in high school. Coming to Vanier…

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