“Innocent Until Proven Gay” Gallery Exhibition Opening Arts Campus 

“Innocent Until Proven Gay” Gallery Exhibition Opening

The first exhibition of the Henry Lehmann Gallery this semester is a solo show featuring the work of Vanier Communications student Mélusine Deirdre Abram. “Innocent Until Proven Gay” features five 30 by 40 inch illustration boards with an enlarged fingerprint on each board. Each fingerprint is from the fingers on the artist’s right hand, and they are in the colors of the lesbian flag. This exhibition opened on Wednesday, March 4th at UB, coinciding with Women’s Week at Vanier College. It was the perfect occasion to celebrate the diversity of…

Read More
There is a Dome Around the Earth Entertainment Voices 

There is a Dome Around the Earth

Hello again, my friends. I have returned to you with yet another truth. This time, we will be looking at the wonder that is nature; specifically, the sky above us. Such a beautiful thing indeed. It changes from a shade of blue in the morning, to a reddish-orange at dusk, to a dark, starry void at night, and back to orange at dawn. It can be covered in grey clouds, blotting out the sun, but most of the time it is as clear as can be, so much too hat…

Read More
Memes: The Modern Language of Love Entertainment Voices 

Memes: The Modern Language of Love

When the terms “love language” or “language of love” are brought up, the first few thoughts that come to mind are poems written with the utmost burning passion or personal songs being serenaded to you. We probably do not incorporate any form of love language into everyday life, right? Well, what if I told you that you probably are, in fact, using a type of love language practically every day? If you guessed MEMES, then you are right! You are probably thinking to yourself: “Memes count as a language of…

Read More
The Fangirl and Modern-day Hysteria Voices 

The Fangirl and Modern-day Hysteria

I stood close to the stage. The room was pitch black, and bright lights flashed sporadically into my eyes, as I was surrounded by sweating bodies. Cheering, squealing, sometimes crying, and other sounds of the like enveloped me; my ears were blocked, but the band hadn’t even made their way onto the stage yet. I spent my last February weekend at a Wallows concert; the band isn’t that well known, but, if you’ve ever had the misfortune of watching Thirteen Reasons Why, you’d recognize the lead singer as his character…

Read More
Eco-Nihilism Voices 

Eco-Nihilism

Since my article on optimistic nihilism was not very well received, I shall take a new approach to tackling this complex issue of nihilism. Correct, the environmental approach to why the world needs more nihilism.    I covered in my previous article why I believed optimistic nihilism (the sub-branch of nihilism that focuses on, as the same suggests, the optimism nihilism brings) was the solution to escaping lies such as “everything happens for a reason” or “if it’s meant to be-” society tells us to appease our minds.   This…

Read More
The Coronavirus and the Climate Voices 

The Coronavirus and the Climate

If you have been following the news lately, it is no secret that a new strain of coronavirus, Covid-19, has wreaked havoc on all continents, with the exception of Antarctica. With over 100 000 cases and 4000 deaths worldwide, global panic has ensued. We are not shy of a pandemic, and media outlets are quick to cover the latest numbers and statistics, as well as stories of quarantine and containment. This is, of course, all with reason; this is an important issue that must be talked about and tackled before…

Read More
You Should Care About Wet’suwet’en Voices 

You Should Care About Wet’suwet’en

Breaking news: the Indigenous peoples across the country proclaiming that reconciliation is dead are right. Reconciliation is dead, and even as a settler myself (most of us are, regardless of background) I can recognize that. However, is this news as “breaking” as we are led to believe? In truth, reconciliation seems to have never been alive. How do you establish one of the bloodiest colonialist settler regimes, spend the entirety of your recorded history as a country committing unspeakable crimes against the original people of the land to then claim,…

Read More
Women’s Place in Society throughout Western History: A Timeline Features 

Women’s Place in Society throughout Western History: A Timeline

Today, men and women have (almost) equal rights in most developed countries. However, progress is urgently needed for female minorities, as well as for women living in developing countries. Nonetheless, one thing is certain: thousands of women’s rights activists are to thank for the progress made up until this point.   Although I disagree with Hegel on most things, he was right about one thing: progress is always imperfect. There have been moments in history where women have had a lot of power and respect, followed by eras of severe…

Read More
A Great Woman: Mother Teresa Features 

A Great Woman: Mother Teresa

March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day, when the great women of our times, as well as their contribution to society are remembered. March 8 has been celebrated by the United Nations since 1975. In some parts of the world, protests are organised on that day, and in other parts of the world, womanhood is acclaimed. Among many great and important women, Mother Teresa (1910-1997) was one of the most charitable and inspirational women to be remembered. As a Roman Catholic nun, Mother Teresa, also…

Read More
The Life and Legacy of Maya Angelou Features 

The Life and Legacy of Maya Angelou

Warning: There is a mention of sexual assault in this article.    “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy”.  This is one of the many great quotes of the writer, actress, dancer, and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou.  You might know her from your English classes through the poem “Still I Rise”(1978), which tells the tale of a person who shall not be beaten down or silenced in the face of injustice and discrimination.  As you are about to find out, this poem…

Read More