OXI Voices 

OXI

“Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks.” — Winston Churchill, 1941 On October 28th, a significant historical event took place. As many of us were busy planning last-minute, Halloween costumes, this date was largely disregarded. However, what you do not know is that OXI day is one of the most important dates in modern history, a true game-changer.    In Greek, OXI (pronounced ohee) means “no”. Although this simple word may seem to have no significance in our everyday lives, OXI…

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A Fiery Feud Arts 

A Fiery Feud

There once was a young flame; fickle and new, And with every wish, it heated and grew, Nearly melting all the wax through and through. “Hey, slow down, you!” Warned the paraffin shrew. Ignored, the wax thought “If only it knew”. Yet with rage, the hot flame yearned to pursue, Its wild orange dream of burning for two. And so the fervent flame would not subdue, Yet, indeed, the young fire did misconstrue, And sadly, drowned in a warm waxy stew. “Why do I bother trying to dissuade you!? What…

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Vanier’s Holiday Gift Baskets Campus 

Vanier’s Holiday Gift Baskets

Want to give a gift to those in need this year?  Student Services has organized a gift basket campaign, and the funds will go towards Vanier students in need. Over 1000 students get loans and bursaries at Vanier each year, and many need additional funding to cover food, housing, textbooks, transportation, childcare etc. During the holiday season, more financial strain is often put onto these students, and the Holiday Gift Basket Project was organised to provide nourishment and connection to students during this difficult season, as many students go hungry…

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Holiday Season and Consumerism: Gifts For You, and You, and You, and … Voices 

Holiday Season and Consumerism: Gifts For You, and You, and You, and …

The holiday season is back! Yes, the season where sales, and in-store and online purchases are at their highest. We do not think about the amount we spend, but rather how many people we have to buy gifts for, what they would like, where to get them, and also thinking “Hmm… maybe I would like that for myself, as well.”   Shopping nowadays is so easy. One can be shopping online for one thing, see something else, buy both, and the order would be able to come the next day….

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The Dark Truth Behind Black Friday and How to Combat It Features 

The Dark Truth Behind Black Friday and How to Combat It

With Thanksgiving around the corner just south of the Canadian border, industries have started promoting their Black Friday deals. A tradition that is rooted in the United States has found its way into Canada, in an effort to keep Canadian shoppers from contributing to foreign markets as opposed to their own. This being said, the excess consumption of goods and fast fashion on this day is no friend to our deteriorating climate. With the rise of consumerism surrounding the Holiday season, shoppers seek to get their shopping done on Black…

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Dear VCSA Campus 

Dear VCSA

  DISCLAIMER: This article was written as part of the final issue of the Fall 2019 semester, prior to the meeting of November 27 and to the releasing of the VCSA’s official statement to that regard. A formal update is to come in the following Winter 2020 issue How much do you do? I should rephrase the sentence: how much do you actually do. I am questioning this as one of the students that you supposedly work for. I can count on one hand the things that you organize: barbeques and parties….

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On Today’s Episode of Keeping Up with The VCSA Campus 

On Today’s Episode of Keeping Up with The VCSA

DISCLAIMER: This article was written as part of the final issue of the Fall 2019 semester, prior to the meeting of November 27 and to the releasing of the VCSA’s official statement to that regard. A formal update is to come in the following Winter 2020 issue   On November 14, a hearing concerning the impeachment of communications coordinators 1 & 2 was held. The communications coordinators were working with a supplier to get merch for the Barbeque that occurred on September 13 at the start of the semester, and…

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The VCSA is failing you. I would know, I’m in it. Voices 

The VCSA is failing you. I would know, I’m in it.

Student associations have a long history of changemaking. From America’s civil rights movement in the sixties to Quebec’s red square protest of 2012, students have often been at the forefront of activist movements. This is because whether they be in Asia, Europe or America, every student association has the same goal: Representing students. The VCSA seems to be the exception.   What is the VCSA? VCSA is the short name for Vanier College Student’s Association, and it is Vanier’s official student union. They are accredited, meaning they are fully independent…

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Beautiful Futility Arts 

Beautiful Futility

He toyed with the lace, That hung from the curtains. In them he hid from monsters, Wrapping his boyish virtue in their silky embrace. His mind portrayed him, As a master of disguise. Safe behind his fabric walls, He laughed in the face of danger. That was, Until, The game of hide and seek came to an end. For his ankles were showing, Through the crystal clear lace. Poem by: Valentina Tsilimidos

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Perfect Timing Voices 

Perfect Timing

As you wait for class to end, you decide to take a look at the time on your phone, and it happens to be 11:11.   At once, you are amazed by your absolutely incredible timing. However, was it ever really your timing that made you check the time at this precise moment? This happened because you were at the right place at the right time.   Everything led to your being there at that moment. Everything, from your birth to how unusually early the bus was this morning, is a…

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