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UWindsor Alum Promotes The Importance of Yoga

The new Toldo Lancer Centre (TLC) at the University of Windsor aims to enhance the student experience and promote campus spirit. Starting this semester, the Lancer Recreation centre has introduced various programs for students including dance, sports, and yoga. Nicole Daignault, a.k.a. Coco is one of the yoga instructors at the Lancer recreation centre.  Coco graduated from the University of Windsor with a Psychology honours with thesis degree in 1997. Her thesis focused on early detection of breast cancer in women.  She created a device to help women self-screen. After research, it was found that the device created by Coco

By |Mon, Jan 16th, 2023, 8:47PM|Feature|

UWindsor Students Share Their Favourite Spots to Study on Campus

The University of Windsor has a number of places to study. On-campus and off-campus choices, as well as individual study and group study, depending on what works best for you. From popular cafés to undiscovered corners of academic buildings. These students reveal the top study spots at the University in preparation for the fall semester final exams. Leddy Library Leddy Library offers a range of study spaces. “My favourite campus study spot is in Leddy library in the West Wing on those leather couches”, says Nawal Jasey, a fourth-year English Literature and Creative Writing student. “I like to be a

By |Wed, Dec 14th, 2022, 1:41PM|Opinions|

The ‘TikTok-ification’ of Literature: Exploring Online Anti-Intellectualism Discourse

It's happened to the best of us. You go on your phone with the intention to Google something, or maybe check your e-mail, and somehow you end up mindlessly scrolling through TikTok for the next hour. If you’ve ever had the displeasure of experiencing this, you’ve probably stumbled across #BookTok.  #BookTok is a corner of the Internet where creators post videos reviewing, discussing, and sharing books with the hashtag. It is credited with having changed the book industry, as the millions of videos posted with billions of likes are incredibly influential on book sales. Many authors, particularly within the romance

By |Thu, Nov 17th, 2022, 2:42PM|Opinions|

Opinion Piece: Supreme Court decides on the definition of consent, part II: The Ruling.

Last year, I wrote an article about a case before the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the definition of sexual consent. The question was: is consent to protected sex separate from consent to unprotected sex? On July 29, the court ruled, yes. The case is called R v. Kirkpatrick. Ross Kirkpatrick was accused of sexual assault because he didn’t wear a condom when his partner asked him to. Removing or not putting a condom on behind a partner’s back is known as 'stealthing'. The incident happened in March 2017, when the complainant (Jane Doe) met Kirkpatrick on Tinder and decided

By |Wed, Aug 31st, 2022, 11:47AM|Opinions|

Opinion Piece: Roe vs Morgentaler Part 1

(Image of the current justices on the US Supreme Court bench. Top row left to right: Brett Kavanaugh, Elene Kegan, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barett. Bottom: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor. Image credit to the New York Times) Roe v Morgentaler   You have likely heard the news: Roe vs Wade is about to be overturned  Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States had a draft ruling leaked to Politico magazine, regarding the constitutionality of abortion regulation in the state of Mississippi. This essay will have two parts: the first part will

By |Fri, Jun 10th, 2022, 10:38AM|Opinions|

NATO and the UN need to force a ceasefire around Kyiv- NOW

Opinion Piece by: Alexander Bishay The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Thursday and 36 hours later, their armies have entered the outskirts of Kyiv. The Ukrainian armed forces have been putting up a steady fight but as the war comes to the city of 3 million, a humanitarian catastrophe is looming.   The city of Kyiv is the 7th most populous city in Europe, with 2.9 million people. About 100,000 have evacuated the city so far, but the blitzkrieg nature of Russia’s invasion means that most civilians did not have the time or resources to evacuate the city before the tanks

By |Fri, Feb 25th, 2022, 9:56PM|Opinions|

Opinion: What 17th-Century Philosopher Thomas Hobbes can Teach us About Masks, Vaccine Mandates, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thomas Hobbes was a 17th-century English political philosopher. Among other intellectual achievements, Hobbes developed the theory of the social contract in a way that no philosopher before him had. In so doing, he essentially launched the field of modern political thought and laid the building blocks of liberalism and liberal philosophy. His theory of the social contract remains as relevant as ever in this age of mask-wearing, vaccine mandates, and COVID-19.  Hobbes’ theory goes something like this: before we had government, humanity lived in a state of nature. In this anarchical state, everyone had to fend for themselves. There was

By |Thu, Feb 3rd, 2022, 9:18AM|Opinions, Politics|

My Journey to UWindsor from Mexico City

I arrived in Canada to see Windsor and the campus for the first time, after studying remote from Mexico for my first semester. If you are an international student, just like me, I know it can feel overwhelming to move across the world alone, especially in the middle of a pandemic, and not knowing exactly when you can go back home. I would like to share my journey to the University of Windsor.

By |Tue, Jan 25th, 2022, 2:35PM|News, Opinions|

Numb to the News: How We Become Desensitized in Wake of Tragic Events

The news of the shooting at Oxford High School, a suburb of Detroit, Mi. flashed across headlines last month. Ethan Crumble, a 15-year-old sophomore had taken a gun to school and fired several rounds before being taken into custody by police. By then, he had already killed 3 students and injured 7 others. A fourth student would later die from injuries in the hospital. This was one of 48 U.S. school shootings that happened in 2021 and by now the cycle plays out like a well-rehearsed choreography. There is a violent attack. The news echoes into our cars and living rooms

By |Tue, Jan 25th, 2022, 10:49AM|News, Opinions, Politics|

Supreme Court decides on the definition of sexual consent

The Supreme Court will make a decision that will clarify the definition of sexual consent. If you consent to protected sex, and your partner removes the condom/fails to put it on behind your back, does this turn your otherwise consensual sexual encounter into sexual assault? This is the question being asked of the Supreme Court. There are five elements to sexual consent: Free, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, Specific (F.R.I.E.S.). The particular case before the Supreme Court concerns whether the consent given was informed and specific. From Tinder to the Supreme Court. The story began at an online dating site in March 2017.

By |Wed, Jan 12th, 2022, 9:15AM|Opinions|
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