Leave me alone, I’m lonely

I’ve always been terrified of talking on the phone. Just the sinister thought of a disembodied voice on the other end makes my heart pound in my throat and my…

Lost in the music and you

It’s no Earth-shattering discovery that when two things come together and they work, the results can be awesome. Whether it’s the composition of sounds in your new favorite song or…

Hispanic Studies encompasses more than Spanish

“What are you studying?” There is nothing inherently wrong with this line of questioning; however, the problem occurs when I answer. I usually begin with, “I am pursuing my Doctorate…

Scorsese flick is sin on film

The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated film of 2013, follows former stockbroker Jordan Belfort from the time he starts his career in 1987 until he is finally sentenced…

The irrelevant Generation-Y of celebrities

I love Jennifer Lawrence as much as the last fanboy who tweeted about how she’s so down-to-earth, or giving a new face to female representation in Hollywood, or that gif…

Merits of context

To begin with, I agree that reading the National Energy Board (NEB) document on the Enbridge pipeline proposal is a good idea.  However, I don’t agree with the way your…

Cutting the crap in Victoria’s sewage debate

Here in Victoria, the “City of Gardens,” we take pride in our spectacular natural surroundings and our environmental consciousness. It therefore comes as a disgraceful embarrassment to most that such…

CRTC clears up cellphone contract confusion

Fucking phone companies, right? If ever there were a group of companies with a firmer grasp on the wallets of this fine country, I haven’t heard of them (besides maybe…

Sexism and birthday parties

I had a most interesting experience today trying to book a party for my soon-to-be-four-year-old girl. It could have been simple. I knew where she wanted to have the party,…

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