Three Sizes Too Small Arts 

Three Sizes Too Small

I don’t have much too give you Certainly not love Maybe companionship at best Love died with the last guy Rest in peace Should I be angry about this? I’m not Things were different Life was different Eventful and full of colour He could make me smile as soon as my tears dried up It doesn’t matter what I had been crying up He could inject passion in one lonely moment Strong enough to be felt Sweet enough to savor I would worry about him more then I worried about…

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Sick Arts 

Sick

We were born to watch Her burn In the hands of selfish Men Without faith, hearts or concern, For the life around them Since money doesn’t grow on trees, What exactly is their use? Not one of them cares, nor sees That our purpose is not Abuse How our messed up weather, Foreshadowed by the first crown and throne, By those who think they can control Her, Yet are weaker than a lifeless stone   The Earth will go on. With us or without Weather the birds still sing their…

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Tripping over Thrifting: An Economic and Environmental Paradox Features 

Tripping over Thrifting: An Economic and Environmental Paradox

“I’m gonna pop some tags. Only got twenty dollars in my pocket,” sings Macklemore in his famous song, “Thrift Shop.” He talks about saving money and bagging ninety-nine cent items at a thrift shop, yet, little did he know that, six years later, we’d be lucky to find one item for twenty dollars (without tax of course). It seems to be the case that, back when Macklemore released his song in 2013, retail stores were the place to buy the latest trends and to get “tricked by a business,” as…

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Scare the Insider: 1st Place Winner Arts 

Scare the Insider: 1st Place Winner

My Friend’s “Daughter”: Earlier this month, I had one of the most horrid experiences that anyone could have put me through. My- used to be- dear friend Augustus called me upon for a visit. He apparently wanted me to meet his new “daughter”, which I deemed a particular demand considering that he never even got married. To be sincere, I thought he had given up on love. But, I accepted anyway, for how could I not be exited too meet the child of a lifelong friend. From the moment I…

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Scare the Insider: 2nd Place Winner Arts 

Scare the Insider: 2nd Place Winner

Insomnia: I can’t sleep, I can’t blink, I can’t dream Day by day, I feel tired and not a bay The sky is always gray and my eyes barely awake I tried to meditate  Even as far as to medicate Pills swallowed just to suffocate But my body always feels awake   I can’t sleep, I can’t blink, I can’t dream My eyes get darker each day The ray of the sunshine can barely put a color on my face I feel like a skeleton walking endlessly in a fray…

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Halloween or Reformation Day? Vanier Alumni 

Halloween or Reformation Day?

For Canadians, October 31 is nothing else but Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve. Would you be stunned to hear that October 31 is remembered as Reformation Day in other parts of the world? In Germany, where the majority of its people are Protestant Christians, we celebrate October 31 as Reformation Day. 502 years ago, a German man named Martin Luther initiated a reformation – by nailing, on the door of a church, a sheet of 95 arguments against, according to him, “misleading” Catholic Christian practices. This caused the…

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Being Smart About your Scare: How to be Sustainable this Halloween Voices 

Being Smart About your Scare: How to be Sustainable this Halloween

As children, October’s arrival meant but one thing: Halloween. We counted down the nights, and had been working on our costumes for months on end. Oh, and the candy wasn’t bad either. However, nowadays, the only scary thing about Halloween is the carbon footprint it leaves. Costumes play a significant role in the increase of damage to the environment. That shiny new costume you’ve had your eye on is not the best option to go with, as it was probably mass produced, thus damaging the environment. This Halloween, consider making…

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Untitled Poems Arts 

Untitled Poems

Poem 1   Whenever someone turns The lights on Why Why do I constantly seek These dark shallow surroundings I want to see Feel the things light Does not permit Not void Not emptiness But the serenity That these ominous beings give me I do not feel pain Around them Or fear Not even as they creep Closer And closer And closer Come to me In trance They put me there And dance To that sweet melody The one that plays In the background As you eat me As you…

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Calling All Cats for “Cats Against Catcalling” Campus 

Calling All Cats for “Cats Against Catcalling”

According to Bill 151, whose purpose is to combat sexual violence in higher education, each school needs a policy, which outlines how instances of sexual violence are to be handled at a given institution. For example, Vanier’s Commitment to Survivors/Victims of Sexual Violence emphasizes the survivor’s importance, while prioritizing their needs for support, resources, accommodation, and/or justice. As a member of the Standing College Committee on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Lindsay Cuncins played a part in creating a way to enable a widespread network within the Vanier Community that…

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