YesAs Beatlemania and Watergate were products of their time, the WikiLeaks furor wouldn’t be possible at any other point in history. Besides the nihilistic hedonism our generation indulges in, we can also boast that our access to information is at an unprecedented high. However, it has been the common practice of the “establishment”– to use… Continue reading Mind fight: Is WikiLeaks a source of good?
YesPlayground zones are silent schedule killers. The seconds drivers waste going 20 kilometres per hour slower than they need to could be better spent doing other things: buying coffee, reading Twitter posts, making more children. It’s an outrage that we even consider slowing down with all these other useful things that could be taken care… Continue reading Mind Fight: Should playground zones be abolished?
Omg, wut r u doing 2nite?” is a common sight in both text and instant messages. To older generations this looks strange, even foreign, but to most students, this is now the English language. Long gone are the days of proper grammar, full sentences and punctuation, replaced in the modern age of speed and technology… Continue reading Mind Fight: Considering the English language s evolution
A woman goes swimming on a rough day just off the coast of California, in water about 10 feet deep. She is attacked by a shark, which bites her leg. Acting quickly, she stabs the shark in the head with the knife she is carrying. The shark dies, but her leg is caught in the… Continue reading A fishy question
YesJust over a year after saying no to amending their constitution, Venezuelans are once again being asked to vote. While the 2007 constitutional referendum had its sights on a total of 69 articles concerning a myriad of issues ranging from progressive socialist reforms, to what critics of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez would cite as a… Continue reading Mind Fight: Are presidential term limits a good idea?
YesAlthough most of us, as starving students, complain about feeling the bite of yet another fee in our everyday lives, we aren’t that bad off. If you can afford to drive a car to and from school every day and haven’t bought a parking pass for McMahon or the Arts Parkade, then you’ve been free… Continue reading Should the city raise park and ride prices?
YayI am not a psychic, nor a time traveler from the future. I don’t own a crystal ball or know anyone who does. And yet, I am 100 per cent certain in the prophecy I am about to share with you: on the morning after the temperature drops substantially and the first good dump of… Continue reading Mind Fights: Should winter tires be mandatory?
Yes: Banning them is not the solutionIn the days of our forefathers, peanut butter was regarded as a delicacy, served at high-end cafes to the elite. During the Great Depression, peanut butter sandwiches became one of the top children’s meals because of their low cost, high nutrition and easy assembly. When searched, the graves of… Continue reading Mind Fights: Should peanuts be allowed in schools?
Pro: Hypocrisy is your ticket to the best of both worldsImagine (in as Lennon a fashion as willing) a world without self deception or its delightfully useful sibling hypocrisy. This world- with the exception of the disappearance of non-conformist subcultures- would not be a better place. People who buy things to project an image they… Continue reading Mind Fights: Can hypocrisy be righteous?
By Jon Roe
Proportional RepresentationIn 1987, a New Brunswick government won 100 per cent of the legislature’s seats with just 57 per cent of the vote. This gross misrepresentation was allowed to happen under the first-past-the-post voting system, where the party that wins the most votes captures a riding completely. Consequently, votes that are not cast for the… Continue reading Mind Fights: How should we govern ourselves