Opinion articles

‘Unlimited’ VIA Rail promotion a face-palm disappointment to youth

By: Javon Walker There are few things more aggravating than seeing a company completely botch a great idea. I’m not sure if the planning committees behind some of these PR stunts only think of the best case scenarios, but sometimes I’m just left face-palming at how unprepared companies are when everything backfires. That Kendall Jenner

E-waste disposal overseas a nightmare

By: Ruth Escarlan We’re at an age where newer is better – especially when it comes to technology. The want for the latest cellphone or laptop is a common desire and it doesn’t help that electronic companies take advantage of consumerism. Every year, new refrigerators, ovens, cellphones, laptops, computers and televisions come out, and disastrously,

Sometimes, cellphone ‘addiction’ is just a need to connect

By Neha Lobana In a recent study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, data revealed that one in five young adults show “problematic” use of electronic devices. Researchers discovered that 19 per cent of young adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of electronic devices, including smartphones, laptops,

Drake, the culture vulture

As a Jamaican, I love being from Toronto. I’ve been here almost all my life and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. The problem is, once you live in this city, any news about Drake instantly becomes breaking news.

‘World Earth Hour’ exemplifies passive activism

ETC Staff The World Wildlife Foundation is holding its annual “Earth Hour” this Saturday. In its 10th year, Earth Hour is meant to raise awareness for the amount of power unnecessarily used every day and steps that could be taken to lower the carbon impact. When first introduced, people nodded accordingly. Many pointed to board

Student government merits your vote

By Chris Besik Participation in a majority of campus events is lacking, and the annual Ignite student government election of officials receives a very weak voter turnout. The campus needs to better explain that the job of student president is serious and has serious responsibilities. When people think of school politics, chances are they don’t