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My saviour has four paws and fur

Max Denley | September 12, 2014

Dogs are wonderful creatures. They will greet you when you return home from work, keep you warm and safe at night, and are constant companions, always willing to play.  It’s no wonder they are called …

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The island before time: How Bermuda has not changed

Rebecca Pacheco | October 20, 2014

The island before time: How Bermuda has not changed

So, in case you did not know the details, Canada legalized same-sex marriage in all provinces in 2005.  Countries all over the world have been making similar steps in the same direction, and this is great!  However, I am not from Canada, nor am I from a country that has taken similar steps in the same direction.  I am from Bermuda – a place where the Human Rights Act was only just amended in 2013 to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation.  So what does that mean for us?

Well, basically, it means that when I had a crush on a girl when I was in grade 11, she freaked out and stopped talking to me.  It means that when people at my high school started talking about what it meant to be bisexual, everyone said that people who identified as bisexual were curious and undecided.  It means that when an ex-boyfriend of mine had a friend come out as transsexual, he was adamant about calling the transsexual by his or her birth name instead of his or her real name.  It means that “gay” is used as an insult between students in all of the schools, and nobody knows why.  It means that you cannot be yourself in the place that you call home.

Though the laws in Bermuda may not seem important to a resident of Canada or any other country, remember this: though separated by borders and oceans, we live in one world.  We cannot expect progress in our world if not every country is in it with us.  Just like group work – everyone needs to put work in if you are going to do well.

Leaving the violence on the field

Will Cann | October 20, 2014
Leaving the violence on the field

It is now over six months removed from the initial Ray Rice video being released.  This video showed the Baltimore Ravens running back pulling his unconscious fiancé (now wife), Janay Palmer, from an elevator in …

Fluidity of sexual identity

Anonymous | October 20, 2014
Fluidity of sexual identity

Sexual identity something that is different for everyone but it is often discussed as a binary or even as a singularity.  Sexuality, for many people, is a big, confusing and sometimes wonderful, grey area.  We …

LGBTPUNK

Christian Vail | October 20, 2014
LGBTPUNK

Forgive me, but I am going to be stepping away from hardcore for this one.  This is much bigger than hardcore.  It is definitely bigger than punk rock, but I have to confine myself somewhere, …

Canada’s conflicting sense of self

A. Citizen | October 10, 2014
Canada’s conflicting sense of self

Conventionally, Canada conducted its foreign policy based around general principles held by the vast majority of Canadians.  In its current state, Canada has taken the supposed moral high ground on the international issues regarding the …

Hardcore armour: Black Flag’s Damaged

Christian Vail | October 10, 2014
Hardcore armour: Black Flag’s Damaged

With my hardcore patch-laden denim vest and Black Flag tattoo, many people revel in how punk I am and seek my guidance on the best of hardcore.  Except no, that has never happened.  Someone in …

Music: helping and hindering

Riley MacKinnon | October 10, 2014
Music: helping and hindering

Music has always been a great help for me.  Whether the situation needed calming, reinforcing positivity and courage, or distracting, music has been the tool I have used.  I always found it amazing that something …

A fit body and a fit mind

Keegan Francis | October 9, 2014
A fit body and a fit mind

Within the avenue of University life, all students are familiar with stress in one form or another.  For a fourth year student, stress may not be an issue because you forced yourself to learn time …

A balancing act

sports | October 9, 2014
A balancing act

The transition from high school to university can be a tough one, athlete or not, but what if you have a team schedule that runs ten plus hours a week on top of your school …

How to host a dinner party: student-style

Andie Anderson (Quinn Mastromonaco) | October 9, 2014
How to host a dinner party: student-style

I have a feeling that when you think of a dinner party you probably think of a dozen of your closest friends gathered around the table, enjoying a beautifully complex meal, sipping on fine wine …

Watch your words

Samantha White | October 9, 2014
Watch your words

It is freshman year and I am hanging out with friends.  We have a few drinks and before long I am feeling a little tipsy.  I fall into my friend’s lap.  “Have I ever told …