Don’t buy a MacBook yet! News 

Don’t buy a MacBook yet!

If you were thinking of buying a MacBook, maybe consider waiting. Apple has some big plans in store for the near future that will make your shiny new MacBook obsolete. Since 2007, Apple has had an all intel-based lineup of macs. This means that the processor inside was manufactured by Intel, and, up until 5 years ago, it has been great for Apple. However, in recent years, Intel’s processors have been very unsatisfying. The 2018 MacBook pro-15-inch core I9 was supposed to be a workhorse of a laptop, but Intel…

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The Technological Era Voices 

The Technological Era

In the last couple of months, our world turned upside down. Not only pandemic speaking, but also as a society; social equality revendications are at their high all around the globe. Another major event is also occurring right now, yet it looks like nobody is giving it enough attention. Before this drastic year, cyberspace was gaining territory in our lives. Today, in September 2020, it has taken a whole new turn. Quarantine has brought a totally new dimension of cyberspace. Technology is everywhere: online classes; remote working; doing video conferences…

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Intersections on Climate Justice Road News 

Intersections on Climate Justice Road

Despite rising COVID-19 cases, there’s no hiding the fact that greenhouse gas emission, sea levels, and global temperatures continue to rise as well. Therefore, there was no stopping Montreal youth from participating in the Global Youth Climate Strike on September 26.  As per the request of the organizers, participants gathered at Place du Canada by 1pm, having donned their masks and made their picket signs; a particularly poignant one read “Ça va bien brûler,” a take on the phrase made popular during stay-at-home mandates amid the pandemic: “Ça va bien…

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Immigration Nation Voices 

Immigration Nation

Netflix’s newest docuseries, Immigration Nation, gives a behind the scenes look into the secretive world of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency, most commonly known as the ICE. As Canadians, we are used to American-centric news and media.    You may be thinking, “What does this have to with me, a Canadian?” To which I respond, it may not affect you personally, but being silent and uninformed about this subject is complicity.    Despite being difficult to sit through, this docuseries is a necessary watch to anyone who even fathoms…

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Dead to Me, a Feminist Masterpiece Voices 

Dead to Me, a Feminist Masterpiece

“What kind of feminist am I?  I can’t picture a woman driving a car!” Normalize women casually calling themselves feminists in TV shows!   One of the issues with this line, spoken by Jen, one of the main characters, might be how this could encourage viewers to think “Oh she’s a feminist, no wonder she’s crazy”. (I wrote that in the voice of a certain anti-feminist Sagittarius I know, or knew rather).     This article will actually disprove that claim.   For starters, no one in the show attributes the…

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A Child’s Canvas Voices 

A Child’s Canvas

All too often, a picture is painted within educational institutions. This picture is at first draped in white; every student enters with a blank slate. With every passing month, thick, colourful paint is slathered onto each student’s canvas, as each one develops into a more intricate work of art. This work of art—an identity that is created during the most formative years—holds much importance to the meaning and image that it conveys to those around it. One’s sense of self should be fortified by those who are teaching them. Children…

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Properly wearing your mask means wearing it over your nose  Voices 

Properly wearing your mask means wearing it over your nose 

Montreal has now entered the orange zone* due to the growing number of daily Covid-19 cases. Things may quickly escalate from here with Montreal possibly entering the red zone very soon, which would mean another lockdown. These next few weeks are crucial, which is why it’s important, now more than ever, to not only wear a mask, but to wear one properly.    Lately, it is very common to see people wearing face coverings under their mouths, hanging from the ear, and, the most popular, wearing it under the nose….

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Loves and Laments from Self-Isolation Voices 

Loves and Laments from Self-Isolation

Cover: “Candid” Self-Portrait by Mel Spiridigliozzi It goes without saying that the past six months collectively make up the catalyst of a transformative experience, and I don’t mean this in that optimistic cliché-ed sense of “personal growth.” We’ve been, quite literally, changed by circumstance, as our very livelihoods, worldviews, and even some values, were inevitably altered to accommodate tHeSe UnPrEceDeNtEd tImEs. That being said, the purpose of this piece isn’t to harp on this all-too-common generalization of people’s trauma that has been floating around the media as of late, nor…

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Three Tips on How to Protect Mother Nature Vanier Alumni 

Three Tips on How to Protect Mother Nature

The current corona pandemic has not only caused all of us throughout this world inconvenience, troubled lives and misery, but it has also created pollution problems.  Have a look at the cover photo of this article. Many of us will realise that, before the coronavirus came about, we had never, or at least very seldom, seen unwanted facial masks on the ground.  Now, we see them everywhere, be it on hiking trails or on the pavement.  It has even been reported on news channels that there has been a rise…

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Those Who Do Nothing Voices 

Those Who Do Nothing

Poster promoting a conversational forum by Gonzalo Arango in the early 1950s. The poster says “Colombian poetry is dead: The Nadaism”   Waking up to another day of a pandemic means more time disappearing to everyday actions and new endeavours, all to avoid losing one’s mind in the midst of the chaos that the world seems to have fallen into.    In some countries, the pandemic has started to show its damage. In others, the pandemic has become an outbreak of hate and disdain. We are burning, and, in some…

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