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The king of social media, Mark Zuckerberg, had a hearing before the Senate on April 10th regarding Facebook’s social media privacy and the use and abuse of data. His opening statement was as follows: “We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. And it was my mistake. And I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.” So, what happened? Why is he apologizing? And most importantly, should Facebook users, including you, dear Vanier student, be…

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New VCSA Executives Elected After Controversy Plagued Campaign News 

New VCSA Executives Elected After Controversy Plagued Campaign

Like every year near the end of the winter semester, all positions on the VCSA Executive Council are up for election, with all full-time day students being eligible to run for any of the positions. The campaign period began on the April 11th, with elections scheduled for April 18 and 19. Only 4 positions were being contested, with the others being acclaimed. However, one day before the scheduled vote, one of the candidates for President, Nicholas Ziss, was disqualified from the race by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). The CEO…

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Danny DeVito Confirmed for Super Smash Brothers Switch News 

Danny DeVito Confirmed for Super Smash Brothers Switch

Throughout the past few weeks, news and speculation surrounding the confirmed release of a new Super Smash Brothers game on the Nintendo Switch have been circulating on the Internet. Super Smash Brothers, or Smash Brothers is a fighting game that pits video game characters against one another in competitive battles, and is renowned for the complex combos and move sets that the characters have. Ever since Nintendo aired a surprise trailer for the game at the end of the last Nintendo Direct, speculation as to new characters, stages and battle…

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The March For Our Lives News 

The March For Our Lives

On March 24th 2018, approximately 2 million people marched around 800 locations around the USA in the March for our Lives, a student-lead demonstration which called for tougher gun control measures in America, the largest one being held in Washington D.C. This march was organized in reaction to a mass shooting in Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida which was perpetrated by a former 19-year-old student, Nikolas Cruz, who opened fire and killed 17 people and further wounded 17 people. This mass shooting was one of the deadliest school…

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It’s The Season of Celebrations News 

It’s The Season of Celebrations

The spring season has finally come upon us, and this means that many faiths and cultures are celebrating. Lunar New Year celebrations took place in February, which commemorated the coming of the New Year for many Asian countries. The Iranian or Persian New Year was also celebrated recently. The ringing in of the New Year took place on March 20th, and to celebrate, observers do a deep cleaning of their homes, celebrating a season of new life, and wishing for good luck in the year ahead. Passover took place this…

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President of The VCSA Resigns (UPDATE) News 

President of The VCSA Resigns (UPDATE)

On the morning of February 27th 2018, the president of the VCSA Whi Kweon Kang resigned from his position. He handed in his resignation which cited various reasons as to why he chose to leave his post, such as his “lack of responsibility” and his “failure to assist the Executive Council to its best of capabilities”. Whi added that he “enjoyed his time at VCSA immensely” and that he’s grateful for the lessons he’s learned over the past year as part of the VCSA. Internal Affairs Officer of the VCSA…

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#Justice For Zainab News 

#Justice For Zainab

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, news had broken out about the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl. Zainab Ansari’s brutal and inhuman murder fueled the spark to a worldwide revolution, the people erupting in protests and demanding for justice to be served not just to Zainab’s family but to the 12 other cases of child rape in the city of Kasur which remain to be solved. Young Zainab’s parents had left the country in order to perform Islamic pilgrimage, leaving her under the protection of relatives and family….

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Justin Trudeau’s Indian Blunder News 

Justin Trudeau’s Indian Blunder

You may have all seen the numerous photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family in flashy colourful Indian dresses, if not, then you’re probably living under a rock because it made news headlines around the world. These photos were taken in India, where the prime minister was embarked on an official diplomatic mission. But it wasn’t just the colorful dresses that made the news, it was the trip itself that many observers might have found peculiar. Why would that be, isn’t it normal for politician to go on…

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Blind Truth: Yet Another Humanitarian Crisis News 

Blind Truth: Yet Another Humanitarian Crisis

Editor’s Note: We were fortunate enough to have received two articles about the situation in Myanmar, and we’ve combined paragraphs from both articles, as they are complementary to each other.   Despite not being widely publicized by the media, the Rohingya people, situated in South-Asia, are experiencing what any humanitarian would call a genocide. The Rohingyas are primarily Muslims and reside in Rakhine state in the majority Buddhist country of Myanmar. This group of individuals is considered to be stateless as they have been denied citizenship in Myanmar for over…

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The 2018 Provincial Election is Getting Off To An Early Start News 

The 2018 Provincial Election is Getting Off To An Early Start

The next scheduled provincial election is on October 1st, 2018, a little less than a year from now. Before 2013, election dates were not fixed, the Premier of Québec had the power to set the date of an election as long as it came under the 5-year term limit set by the constitution. This process gave an advantage to the party in power, as they would have the upper hand in knowing the date of the election and also have the power to call an election when opinion polls were…

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