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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|

What It’s Like to Be in Your Last Year of College: UWindsor Seniors Reflect on their University Careers and Experiences with Senioritis

You’re lying in bed, peacefully asleep, when your alarm clock goes off. You stagger awake, trying to force your eyes open for your 10:00 a.m. class., which is about to start in precisely 2 minutes. You maniacally grab your laptop, open Blackboard, and sit through your first class, half-assedly taking notes while inhaling a cup of coffee. Class ends. You go to your other classes, do your readings, write your assignments, and go back to sleep.  Rinse and repeat. The days wear on, and your motivation wears out. By day 302, you’re skipping some classes, doing assignments at the last

By |Tue, Nov 23rd, 2021, 11:01AM|Opinions|

Online Learning from 3,624 km Away

University can be difficult to navigate at uncomplicated times. But when international students faced the need to learn from distances of 3,624 km because of COVID, the university became less about navigation and more about surviving the online learning experience. Here are some examples of how you can get the best university experience (and make your tuition worth it) even if you are far away.

By |Thu, Nov 4th, 2021, 10:30AM|News, Opinions|

Unpopular Opinions: Why I Prefer Online Learning to In-Person Learning

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in its official Return to Campus e-newsletter, the University of Windsor announced that most Winter 2022 courses would be delivered in person or include an in-person component. Courses at UWindsor have not been delivered mainly in person since March 19, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began gaining ground in Canada and it became necessary to transition courses to an entirely online format to ensure the community’s safety. In the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters, courses remained online for the most part. This semester, courses have also mostly remained online, but a few have been

By |Tue, Oct 12th, 2021, 4:52PM|News, Opinions|
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