• Desensitization of Slurs

    Desensitization of Slurs

    Rihan Ali, Staff Writer

    June 12, 2014

    Many people in society are desensitized to slurs and derogatory comments, forming the false impression that the offensive words are justified to use. This offensive language has progressed to being socially acceptable for certain social groups. Part of the reason for this desensitization is ignorance, an...

  • Sacrificial Lambs

    Sacrificial Lambs

    Shelby Kwok, Writer

    June 3, 2014

    The laboratory is dark. Clean tables are lined with metal equipment, sharp points silhouetted against epoxy floors. A sickly light glows faintly from a doorframe, pulsating like a living heartbeat. The door opens smoothly, silent, unlike the humming coming from the rest of the room. Large tubes of glass...

    Dolly the Sheep

    Blue Square Thing

  • Hip-Hop Was Snubbed Again, But It’s Not Surprising

    Hip-Hop Was Snubbed Again, But It’s Not Surprising

    Alec Yu, Correspondent

    March 8, 2014

    It seems like Kendrick Lamar’s every move is now considered a spectacle. After releasing the best reviewed rap album of 2012, good kid, m.A.A.d city (GKMC), he’s taken both the mainstream and hip-hop community by storm. Opening for Kanye West’s The Yeezus Tour, various hit singles and impactful ...

    Justin Edwards/The Vine

  • Top 5 Controversial Songs of 2013

    Top 5 Controversial Songs of 2013

    Megan Vaillancourt, Professional Procrastinator

    March 7, 2014

      With 2013 in our past, it’s important to take a look at some of the music that made it memorable. 2013 birthed many songs that have inspired excitement, but more importantly, controversy. Ultra pop hits from the sounds of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus raided the airways and took annoying refuge ...

    Michael Wright/ Fayes Vision

  • Olympics at Sochi

    Olympics at Sochi

    chris thornton, writer

    March 7, 2014

    After the (mostly) astonishing success of the 2010 Whistler/ Vancouver Olympics, the next Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is a city in the black sea resort area of Russia, just beside the Caucasus Mountains. The games went from February 7-23, with the Paralympics games happening during the ...

    President Vladimir Putin

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The Ignorance and Glamorization of Mental Illness in Media and Fashion

The Ignorance and Glamorization of Mental Illness in Media and Fashion

Rihan Ali, Staff Writer

“#DEPRESSION.” “#OCD.” “#ANOREXIC.” Many teenagers both hyperbolize and glamorize their short-term feelings by labeling them with illnesses that are a serious...

June 10, 2014

New to the World of Bodybuilding

New to the World of Bodybuilding

March 10, 2014

As a bodybuilding beginner, I feel it is important to build a strong foundation before I begin tweaking the finer muscles.  By performing the basic mo...

The Cost of Graduating

June 22, 2013

As we all know it is graduation time for all seniors in British Columbia. It has come to the attention of me and my fellow classmates that graduating has...

Stress Management Tips for the High School Graduate

June 21, 2013

According to studies such as the latest Stress in America survey, the current generation that seems to be affected by stress the most would be young adu...

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Top Five Uniforms at Sochi

Ian Payette

Athletic competition, or fashion show? How about both? The Olympics have long been a platform for designers to capture what a country is all about, in cloth. Sochi 2014 was no exception. Many nations revealed their uniforms prior to the games, but you can only truly judge them by watching the Parade of Nations with the athletes wearing them with pride. Many designers have...

June 12, 2014

Racism in Sports

Racism in Sports

Maneesha Dhanda, Writer

The idea of ethnocentrism has been present within many different groups of people for many years and unfortunately it is still prominent today. Racism is an issue that many deal with ...

June 9, 2014

New to the World of Bodybuilding

New to the World of Bodybuilding

Chance Ramos, Writer

As a bodybuilding beginner, I feel it is important to build a strong foundation before I begin tweaking the finer muscles.  By performing the basic movements such as the ...

March 10, 2014

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Abortion: Women’s Bodies, Men’s Rules

Mariah Negrillo-Soor, Staff Writer

On Thursday May 8, CBC news reported an incident involving two women arrested for being topless at the annual March for Life rally held at parliament hill in Ottawa.  Neda Topalovski and Delphine Bergeron,...

June 2, 2014

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  • Beauty—Myth or Fact? March 7, 2014
  • The Death of Jaime Coots, and the Important Question it Leads us to Ask March 5, 2014

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Coachella 2014

Coachella 2014

Simran Sahota, Writer

Coachella is an annual music and arts festival. It is a three day event that occurs twice in a month located at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. Admission is expensive,...

June 10, 2014

  • Hello Kitty, Cultural Appropriation? June 2, 2014
  • Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl Performance Proves Critics Wrong March 5, 2014
  • Bieber Shows “Diva” Attitude June 14, 2013

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The Ignorance and Glamorization of Mental Illness in Media and Fashion

The Ignorance and Glamorization of Mental Illness in Media and Fashion

Rihan Ali, Staff Writer

“#DEPRESSION.” “#OCD.” “#ANOREXIC.” Many teenagers both hyperbolize and glamorize their short-term feelings by labeling them with illnesses that are a serious...

June 10, 2014

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  • Online Applications June 20, 2013

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Coachella 2014

Coachella 2014

Simran Sahota, Writer

Coachella is an annual music and arts festival. It is a three day event that occurs twice in a month located at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. Admission is expensive,...

June 10, 2014

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  • Hello Kitty, Cultural Appropriation? June 2, 2014
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