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Cars

Is Vancouver Really Canada’s Most Congested City?

Posted July 18, 2012 by Abbas Virji

TomTom recently dubbed Vancouver as North America’s second-most congested city (after Los Angeles), and therefore Canada’s most congested city, in terms of vehicular traffic. I believe this conclusion is flawed. Read about why, and some ideas I have to reducing congestion within Metro Vancouver.

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Celebrities

Blurred Lines and Double Standards

Posted October 28, 2013 by Dalena Nguyen

Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs still has people talking weeks later, and not all of it is good. Does she deserve all the scrutiny? What did the public reaction say about society?

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Social and Cultural Issues

Transgender Contestant from Miss Universe Canada Disqualified

Posted March 25, 2012 by Ralph King

How do we define what’s male or female today? It is exactly this dilemma in society that disqualified 23-year old transgender Jenna Talackova from the Miss Universe Canada pageant.

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Books

One Reason to Never Read a Book

Posted October 15, 2014 by Dulce Rosales

There are so many reasons to read books! But let me tell you one reason you should never read a book, and let’s talk about why book-elitism should cease to exist.

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Politics

Asexuality – Redefining Love and Sexuality

Posted January 9, 2012 by Elaine Lin

The topic of ‘asexuality’ greatly intrigued me after reflecting on a guest lecture in my Sociology of Sexualities class (SOCI 369) about anti-homophobia and sex education in schools; the speaker mentioned that because sex and sexual desires are emphasized as the norm in sex education, discourse around asexuality (valuing romantic but not sexual relationships) is often ignored. I was [...]

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