Sunday, June 16, 2024

Op-Ed: Why did America invade Iraq?

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September 11, 2001, is a date that will be infamous for centuries to come.  On that date, four coordinated attacks against the United States were planned and carried out by a terrorist group known as Al Qaeda.  19 Terrorists hijacked four American Airliners in...

Op-Ed: Talking up Truth & Reconciliation Day

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Having only been federalized relatively recently on September 30, 2021, Truth & Reconciliation Day is a newcomer to Canada’s statutory holiday scene. What is Truth & Reconciliation Day? Born out of an Indigenous grassroots movement, known to some as Orange Shirt Day, this nascent holiday serves...

Op-Ed: Book banning comes to Canada

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Earlier this year, Canadians watched as a rampage of book banning occurred all over the US. Now it seems this practice may be coming to Canada as well. What’s happening: In a public high school library in Mississauga, Ontario, books such as Harry Potter, The Hunger...

Op-Ed: Why you should be happy H&M is closing

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As many of us have heard, the H&M in McAllister Place mall is closing. H&M is a very popular store for students, so your initial reaction to this news is most likely sadness. After some research, I have come to believe the closure of...

Op-Ed: What International Francophonie Day means to me

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I often reflect on how little people appreciate the Francophone culture not only in New Brunswick but across Canada. Today, on International Francophonie Day, I want to tell you about my experience as an Acadien in a predominantly Anglophone community and why I'm actively...

OP-ED: Stop teaching students to study Shakespeare

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As a future teacher and an English major with a propensity to take many Shakespeare courses, I often think about how, if given the opportunity, I would teach my future students to study Shakespeare. I have come to the simple conclusion that I will not. Many...

Op-Ed: The New Brunswick childcare crisis

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As a part-time childcare educator, I have witnessed the crucial role daycare plays in children’s life. Not only is it educational, but it also helps develop social skills. Beyond that, daycare in its most fundamental form is a place for parents to send their...

Op-Ed: “We knew we’d made the right decision by getting out”: Religious cult in Saint John

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The following Op-Ed was submitted anonymously. The contents of this article might be stressful. Discretion is advised.  Sussex, New Brunswick was previously plagued by the extremist church, Higher Life Christian Centre, which was organized and run by Reverend Philip Hutchings and his wife. If Rev. Hutchings'...

Op-Ed: Importing flavour – The growth of Toronto’s food scene in Saint John

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Saint John’s food scene has been traditionally dominated by a handful of familiar chains and family businesses. With an increase in population, the market is changing to accommodate our city’s new faces. So, what do the owners of one of the new chains here in...

Op-Ed: A conversation about Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Bell Let’s Talk Day has once again come and passed, and while the original mental health initiative was started in September 2010, the campaign was launched by Bell as a mental health initiative; 13 years later, does this hashtag still hold value or has corporate advertising overshadowed...