Why you should try self-hosting and de-Google your life

Big American tech companies know way too much about us and are too intertwined with our personal lives, but they don’t have to be. Nearly everyone reading this article likely has Google, Facebook, or Apple accounts. Almost as many likely have Netflix or Spotify accounts. In many ways, it’s remarkable that anyone can use these... Continue Reading

Thousands Rally Against Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver

Thousands of people gathered on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery on May 31 to encourage taking action against anti-Black racism. Though the protest comes a week after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, many of the speakers emphasized that the racism experienced by people of colour in the United States also... Continue Reading
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Conservative Leadership Hopefuls Haven’t Learned From Harper

With the Conservative leadership race to replace Andrew Scheer ramping back up, members should be worried that their party hasn’t learned from either the 2019 election or from the leadership of Stephen Harper. If the membership and their leadership candidates don’t learn quickly, their movement could dissolve as it did in the 1990s. The current... Continue Reading

Going Global: The Oil Slump

In the biggest crash in oil prices that history had ever witnessed, oil, for a day, reached a value of -$35.00. That negative symbol is not a typo. While that number is no longer negative, prices nevertheless remain highly volatile. One thing that many casual observers have gotten wrong is the idea that oil as... Continue Reading

How to Spot Incorrect Information Online

The early hours of any major disaster, including pandemics, are often void of accurate reporting. Frustratingly for journalists and government officials, hearing, “We don’t know yet,” seldom provides comfort, even if it’s correct. And when there’s no information available, people tend to jump to conclusions. Robert Evans from the investigative journalist group Bellingcat has characterized... Continue Reading

Going Global: It’s No Longer Business as Usual

Three billion people around the world are living under a quarantine order although many of them simply can’t work from home. It’s not surprising that this has had a massive impact on the global economy. It was clear months ago that China shutting down much of its production was going to have an early impact.... Continue Reading

Classes Should Be Offered Both Online and On Campus After the Pandemic

I didn’t actually expect to enjoy the online-only version of my computer science class. Certainly, it came with some technical difficulties, but given the number of people who showed up and the fact we could all hear the prof and ask questions, it all worked out pretty well. The technology for holding online classes has... Continue Reading

The Effectiveness of Inconvenience Caused by Activism

With many streets in Vancouver being blocked or occupied over the past month, many have been decrying the methods behind actions taken in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en. Yes, it’s unfortunate to have to miss your appointments, but bad traffic in Vancouver isn’t considered big news unless it is being caused by protesters. And that’s the point.... Continue Reading

Hong Kong Political Action Reaches Canadian Campuses

As the Hong Kong protests continue, tension can be felt in Metro Vancouver, a city many Chinese-Canadians call home. In October, “pro-government” and “pro-democracy” protesters argued near the Aberdeen SkyTrain station. RCMP officers mediated. Last August, a Lennon Wall at SFU was vandalized, causing the Simon Fraser Student Society to vote on establishing a mobile... Continue Reading

Eat, Sleep, Protest

In March, the government of Hong Kong introduced an amendment to the law which would allow for extradition between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Mainland China. The bill was spurred by a murder which took place in Taiwan, when a man from Hong Kong killed his girlfriend, though a lack of extradition structure prevented the... Continue Reading

Going Global: The Impact of the Iran Crisis

Three days into the new year, U.S. President Donald Trump approved of an operation to assassinate the highest profile military general in Iran, Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Quds Force. Mere days afterwards, the Iranian army responded by firing rockets towards U.S. assets in Iraq. However, in the heat of the moment, a civilian airliner... Continue Reading

Supporters Decry Court Injunction, RCMP Raid in Wet’suwet’en Territory

Hundreds of people carried signs advocating for the government to respect Indigenous rights and take meaningful climate action through the streets of downtown Vancouver on Jan. 11. The aim of the march was to bring attention to the court’s late December decision to allow the RCMP to remove people who are preventing workers from entering... Continue Reading

Nuclear Energy Should Be Considered a Tool for Fighting Climate Change

While it seems that there’s limited consensus for the benefits of nuclear energy in the environmentalism movement, there isn’t much debate about the usefulness of nuclear power among scientists. Nuclear energy is safe and powerful, and it needs to be considered a viable option for fighting climate change while meeting our energy demands. Late last... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages

Knowing Multiple Languages Can Help You Grow, but Can Sometimes Get Confusing Dilpreet Kaur For me, being born in India and fluent in three languages brings a lot of benefits. In the very beginning, when children step into schools, they’re taught that they can’t survive without learning English. That’s the power of English language. It... Continue Reading

Thousands Gather for Climate Change March in Vancouver

Every square meter of the Georgia Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery was packed on Oct. 25, crammed full of people who were there to protest government and corporate inaction on climate change. The protest was headlined by the Sustainabiliteens, a group of high school-aged young people from across the country who are suing... Continue Reading