Stress Less

Editorial Note: Karolina and Kendall were on such a roll after their Mock Trial review, he decided to join her as a co-writer for this issue’s editorial. So read on, Ozzies, for double the fun and none of the stress. Returning to school after a sumptuous break (or even worse, a dreadfully stressful one, replete …

Great Expectations

Managing the aspirational gap between what is and what you expect Many of us go through our lives setting what we like to label “goals” and “objectives” for ourselves. And for the most part this seems to be a healthy and productive thing to do. Though sometimes these aspirations morph into expectations, very high ones …

Some Thoughts on Some Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo

The recent terror attacks in France have, apparently, opened the floodgates for opinions from both sides of the political spectrum on the values and risks of freedom of speech. Across countries and continents, Twitter trolls and Facebook stalkers alike have begun to self-identify as either a French cartoonist, or not-a-French-cartoonist. I find the whole exercise …

Choking, slapping, and sexual assault.

It’s not about Jian Ghomeshi; it’s more about us. Chris Brown, War Machine, Ray Rice, and now, the most recent addition to such a disgraceful list, Jian Ghomeshi. It seems somewhat horrifying to acknowledge the increasing number of celebrity scandals involving physical abuse that have taken the spotlight within the past several months. What is …

Happy Halloween, Osgoode!

Because candy My relationship with Halloween is complicated. I like to compare it to eating half a pound of gummy bears in one sitting, or attempting the cinnamon challenge. They may seem like great ideas, but once I start to follow through on them, I abruptly regret my actions. Halloween should come together so much …

The Unreasonable Man gives you advice

I don’t take advice well. I think I’m naturally mistrustful of the presumptuous, despite being very presumptuous myself. When people give me well-intentioned guidance, I usually disregard it.  Thus, I have no expectation that any of you will consider the following seriously. In fact, I’ve never expected anyone to agree with anything I wrote here …