New Murder Mystery

“Welcome to Criminal Law 100 or, as I like to call it: “How to get away with murder!”.” Such is the main tagline for ABC’s extremely promising new show How to Get Away with Murder, created by producer Shona Grimes and starring actress Viola Davis in the main role.

Black Keys Concert Revitalizes Rock

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Last Thursday, I attended the Black Keys and Cage the Elephant concert at the Bell Centre. The show lasted about three hours and was great from beginning to end. The audience spent very little time in their seats during the concert, which speaks to the quality of the music and performance in general.

Anarchy: An Apology

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Social justice activists, as well as activists in general, often tend to point out how an injustice is caused because of a certain law or a certain legal procedure that most often oppresses people. They’ll most often work through the government to have those laws revoked or pass more beneficial laws.

Animal Testing

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Cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, and mice, these are animals that most of us own as pets in our homes, yet these same animals and many others can sometimes also call a lab their home. According to PETA.org (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) there are more than 100 million animals that are imprisoned for medical purposes, suffering large amounts of excruciating pain only to die soon after, each year. “Debates on the ethics of animal testing have raged since the seventeenth century” explains the U.S National Library of Medicine.

Art, Music, and Sexual Empowerment

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“Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Katharine Hepburn

Once in a while, we should let men know what the women can do in terms of power. Put in other words: if you take over the things a man sees every day, you’ve controlled his every move.

We Need to Talk About Depression

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How could a man as funny and as talented as Robin Williams take his own life? He had money, a family, and a glorious career. What more could he want? One can’t have everything and still be depressed.

The Votes Are In!

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Social media was buzzing on the night of September 18th as votes were counted in Scotland. The question “should Scotland become an independent country?” resulted in a 55% “No” vote and 45% “Yes” one and a turnout of 84% (BBC, The Week, The Guardian)! So, who exactly was involved in this, you might ask?

Beheading in Syria

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David Haines, a British aid worker who was abducted last year, was executed in a beheading by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) early this month, on September 13th. ISIS, an unrecognized caliphate, or Islamic sovereign state, has thus far beheaded at least three identified hostages, and several more unidentified soldiers. As per the organization’s modus operandi, the execution was recorded and shared online.

Montreal Canadiens Announce New Leadership

From left to right: Markov 79,  Plekanec 14,  Subban 76,  Pacioretty 67 			         Source: (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

The Montreal Canadiens will not have a captain this year. Instead, they will have four assistant captains, two of whom will wear the “A” every single game. The decision was announced on Monday of last week during the team’s annual charity golf tournament. The four players named as assistant captains are veteran defenceman Andrei Markov, longtime forward Thomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty, and rising star P.K Subban.

Ask Alice

How do I know how many classes I have to take to complete my DEC? Everyone seems to have a different amount.