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And I Ask Myself, What is Going On? : Decolonizing Education Voices 

And I Ask Myself, What is Going On? : Decolonizing Education

I was born in Mexico City. When I was several months old, I moved to Vancouver, Canada where I developed a passion for reading. My mom would take me to the library every week and take out many books for me. She would pull our load in a cart from the library to home.  I lived there for 12 years. That was until I moved to Mexico because of economic circumstances. I received part of my education in Mexico. During my first days of school, after a school tour, the…

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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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Why Should We All Volunteer? Voices 

Why Should We All Volunteer?

Volunteering is about committing time to help others without expecting anything in return. When volunteers help in improving someone’s quality of life, they enhance their own level of happiness and boost their confidence. Every individual is capable of giving their time to help others and benefit their community. Volunteering can help a person stay physically healthy by being social and active. Studies have found that those who volunteer have an overall lower mortality rate than those that do not volunteer. Moreover, it can reduce depression and boost one’s self-esteem by…

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The Poor and The Criminal Voices 

The Poor and The Criminal

If it is possible to briefly suspend the question, “should grass be legalized or decriminalized?”, I would like to know something about the human factor of it all. Namely, “what are the devices that allow us to continue this ‘war on drugs’?”. It is only fair, in light of the legalisation of marijuana, to say a few words. I think that is what many people would like to talk about, and the topic is interesting. The goal of the Liberal party’s policy on Marijuana was clearly laid out in 2015:…

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My First Weeks At Vanier College Voices 

My First Weeks At Vanier College

There is a huge dilemma many students are facing at this time of year, and no it’s not only the huge line at the Jake’s Coop bookstore. It lies more in the social aspect; do you remain comfortable with your old high school friends, or do you look to expand who you’re acquainting with. Frankly, I was tremendously nervous on the first day. I didn’t quite know what to expect, I felt like a tourist in my own city. The newspaper crew welcomed me with open arms to eat my…

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I Survived The First Year of Health Science! Voices 

I Survived The First Year of Health Science!

Hello there, newcomer. Today, I will be your guide and will give you advice on how to survive – and hopefully do well – in your first year of Health Science. The first semester of cegep can be very scary. You are in the midst of 6000+ other students, who seem to know what they are doing. Don’t worry; most of them are just as lost as you are! Here are a few tips that you can use to survive the first year of Health Science.     Take advantage…

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Mexico Has Hope Voices 

Mexico Has Hope

Mexico. Has. Hope.   Holy s***.   After so many years of oppression and violence, Mexico has a sliver of a ray of hope. IN THEIR HANDS. The candidate of choice may actually be chosen, and with the person, a change in regime will take place.   For too many years to count, Mexico has been under a dictatorship. With the pretext of a free democracy, the political party PRI has held an iron hold on Mexican freedom. This regimen changed when the political party PAN came into power for…

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L’interculturalisme et la langue française Voices 

L’interculturalisme et la langue française

À l’occasion de la Semaine de la francophonie à notre collège, j’ai assisté le mercredi 28 février à la conférence de monsieur Charles-Antoine Sévigny, conseiller au ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion, intitulée L’interculturalisme et la langue française. Pour commencer, le conférencier nous a amenés à nous poser la question suivante : « Qu’est-ce qu’être Québécois? » Ensuite, il nous a montré une vidéo où quelques individus partageaient leur opinion sur ce qu’être québécois signifiait pour eux. Monsieur Sévigny a expliqué que seulement 2% de la population du continent nord-américain parle français…

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75e, elles se souviennent Voices 

75e, elles se souviennent

Durant la Semaine de la francophonie 2018 au cégep Vanier, j’ai assisté à la projection d’un documentaire qui s’intitule 75e, elles se souviennent. En regardant ce documentaire, j’en ai appris davantage sur l’évolution de la vie des femmes québécoises depuis les années 1940. Les témoignages de différentes personnalités comme Lise Payette, Pauline Marois, Tamy Emma Pepin, et d’autres femmes renommées au Québec parlent de la différence entre les rôles des femmes dans la société des années 1940 et ceux des années 2000. Dans le passé, la femme ne s’occupait que…

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Humanities Symposium – How Music Mastering Relates To Humanism Voices 

Humanities Symposium – How Music Mastering Relates To Humanism

Humanism is a school of thought that emerged during the European Renaissance. Intellectuals of that time placed huge importance on the genius of the human mind and the beauty and dignity of the human body. Humanists also looked to the past to gain ancient Greek and Roman society’s knowledge and values. The study of humanities as it is known today has its roots in classical humanism and is still taught and studied worldwide to this day. The theme of the 2018 Humanities Symposium held at Vanier College this year was…

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