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Disappointed, but not surprised – the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Voices 

Disappointed, but not surprised – the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

On August 25th, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people and injured one following a protest over the murder of Jacob Blake at the hands of police officers. You may remember this story circulating last summer, specifically the photo of him carrying an AR-15 and not being stopped by police. In November, Rittenhouse stood trial for six criminal charges, including intentional homicide, attempted intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges with the defence that he was acting in self-defence. While the…

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What is Bill 2? Voices 

What is Bill 2?

On October 21st, the Quebec Government tabled Bill 2 proposed by Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette. This bill came with many backlashes, essentially being called the most transphobic bill ever proposed. Basically, the bill would change the civil code and allow only transgender people who undergo gender-affirming surgery to file a request to change their sex on their birth certificate. While on November 8th, the bill dropped this so-called requirement after immense backlash, the fact that it was ever proposed is still a problem. Let’s talk stats. According to a report…

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What is behind the ongoing crisis in the UK? Voices 

What is behind the ongoing crisis in the UK?

The UK has been in the spotlight in recent years with their Prime minister, Boris Johnson. Currently, the country is experiencing a food shortage. Moreover, the rising inflation only aggravates the situation of UK residents. This article will explore a possible cause for such a state: Brexit.  The Brexit consisted of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union, notably for better jobs and improved working conditions. When this withdrawal took place in 2020, many labour dynamics shifted. It became harder and harder for the transportation industry to find labour since…

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The vaccine passport does not infringe on your rights. Chill out! Voices 

The vaccine passport does not infringe on your rights. Chill out!

As of September 1st, the province implemented a vaccine passport with a fifteen-day grace period, which means that as of the 15th, the passport is in full force. This decision has been met with a lot of backlash and protest from people who are not vaccinated as well as people who are. No matter your vaccine status, the vaccine passport is a good idea that wouldn’t hinder your day-to-day activities if you just got vaccinated, and despite popular belief, the passport does not infringe on your rights.  Even though vaccine…

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The Importance of Orange Shirt Day Voices 

The Importance of Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a day in which people wear orange shirts to commemorate Indigenous children sent to residential schools. The event takes place on Thursday, September 30th. While Orange Shirt Day is important every year, this summer, the world discovered mass graves under residential schools where thousands of children were murdered. With all that being said, it is important to wear your shirt and educate yourself now more than ever on the genocide of indigenous peoples and their culture.  The unceded land Montreal is on is the Indigenous lands…

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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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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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